Demolition, political affiliation, future planning, and finances drove conversation Monday at Fairfield Hills Authority’s October meeting.
Opening the evening with good news, Grants Coordinator Christal Preszler said the eight single family houses once home to former state hospital doctors have been razed. A small greenhouse that stood between Plymouth Hall and Cochran House on Keating Farm Road is also down.
Whole Foods recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad, and Adolf's Meat Products is recalling about 200 pounds of meat this week after the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service found issues during routing sampling.
C.H. Booth Library’s driveway for handicapped drivers and guests will be inaccessible on Monday and Tuesday, November 2-3. Library Director Brenda McKinley is announcing this temporary closure due to driveway repaving.
Additionally, access to the driveway on Friday, October 30, may be limited due to preparation work, Ms McKinley announced October 26.
The full parking lot behind the library, at 25 Main Street, will be open for regular use. Limited on-street parking is also available in front of the library.
The local open burning season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 1.
Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, will start being issued on Monday, October 26, at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. Office hours for the fire marshal are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The permits cost $5.
Permits are issued for the burning of brush only, whose trunk size is a maximum three inches in diameter.
This year’s Great Pumpkin Challenge campaign has already started collecting donations, and this week challenge creator Mackenzie Page announced the Life is Good company will match each dollar donated, up to $10,000, for the cause. The annual fundrasier has primarily raised funds for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp since its inception in 2011.
Even before 2005, when 12-year-old Nick Faibish was mauled to death in San Francisco by a “pit bull,” these dogs were maligned, misunderstood, and made into media fodder. After this unfortunate death, Bill O’Reilly featured actress Linda Blair on his Fox News cable show The Factor in search of someone who wanted to stand up for the perilous pit bull. His argument at the time: stay as far away from these dangerous dogs as possible.
Among the programs author Velya Jancz-Urban has scheduled this season are two that Newtown Bee readers may want to note: the first will be Thursday, November 5, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown; while the other, on Tuesday, November 10, will be at her 1770 home in Woodbury, which served as the primary setting of her novel, Acquiescence.
In 2011, Velya Jancz-Urban and her family bought a foreclosed farmhouse in Woodbury, unaware of what the house would reveal. Behind the walls, surprises and secrets waited to be exposed.