An industrial firm’s proposal for a zoning rule change, which would allow scrap tire storage and recycling in M-1 (Industrial) zones under the terms of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) special permit process, has drawn stiff opposition from some High Bridge Road area residents.
With the marching band season now ended, the Newtown Winter Guard program is gearing up for an exciting season. Currently 49 students in grades 5-12 are registered in the program. With the cost of attending the World Guard International Championships increasing to $900 per student on top of the season fees of $825 per person, The Varsity team is set for a season of fundraising, as the cost of the entire program is funded by the individual families who participate, with the exception of school buses used for local competitions.
Just two weeks shy of her first year in elected office, District 2 Legislative Council Representative Lisa Romano has tendered her resignation to Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead and Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob.
In her brief notice, Ms Romano states, “I have made the difficult decision to focus my energies on professional and career commitments as well as projects in the community where I can make an impact.
Monday, November 17, 2014: This post has been updated to indicate the correct station number for WMNR.
On Sunday afternoon, November 23, “Within Our Reach — A Celebration Of Our Commitment To Fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise,” will broadcast live from Newtown Congregational Church on WPKN (89.5 FM) and WXCI (91.7).
WMNR (88.1 FM) will rebroadcast the event at 9 pm that evening.
Following discussion at a November 12 session, Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members unanimously endorsed, after the fact, the recent construction of a 576-square-foot concrete pad at a 34-acre site at Fairfield Hills to be used as a pedestal for sculpture at a planned animal sanctuary.
Members of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) heard presentations from two area artists during the commission’s regular meeting on November 13, conducted at Newtown Municipal Center. The presentations were at the requests of the artists, said Kyle Lyddy, SHPMC chairman.
Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.
Help feed families in need through the Thanksgiving Basket Program, now in its 50th year.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) coordinates a program to feed families as identified by Newtown Social Services throughout the holiday season. WIN seeks individuals, organizations, and school groups to “adopt” each family and provide food, toiletries, and paper goods.