“The history of the Great Danbury State Fair is so long and takes so many unexpected turns that writing about it was like tracking a lightning bug at dusk,” writes Newtown author Andrea Zimmermann in the introduction to her recently published book, The Great Danbury State Fair.
Following lengthy discussion at a heavily attended November 5 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved a controversial change of zone for an eight-acre site at 116 South Main Street, thus allowing a commercial real estate firm to formulate a development proposal for a Tractor Supply Co. store there.
MONROE — Monroe police have arrested two Newtown men on robbery charges, alleging that they robbed a gas station/convenience store there early on the morning of September 6.
Police said they have arrested Wesley Steinfeld, 29, of 16 Pine Tree Hill Road, and Christopher Basso, 25, of 21 Taunton Lake Drive in connection with the robbery at Monroe Buck Stop at 456 Main Street (Route 25).
After their arrests on warrants, each man was held on $250,000 bail for court arraignments.
A heavy dump truck traveling northward on South Main Street (State Route 25), just north of its intersection with Cold Spring Road, drove off the right side of the road and shattered a utility pole at its base Wednesday morning.
Police then closed a half-mile section of South Main Street to through-traffic for about eight hours while utility repairs were underway. Initially, officials had thought that the road could be reopened to traffic much sooner.
UPDATED November 17, 2015: This story has been updated to include details about December 11 reiki sessions.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has announced a number of upcoming programs.
All events will take place at RCN, on the lower level of the SCB Building, 153 South Main Street; guests should use the lower rear parking lot to access the center. Programs are free, although some do require registration. Details follow:
Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are continuing their long-running review of a major mixed-use complex proposed for a 42-acre site in Hawleyville, which would include a 180-unit rental apartment complex on 21 acres, a diner on four acres, and a church on 17 acres.
P&Z members on November 5 reviewed certain developmental details during dual public hearings on the complex, which is proposed by two developers for the site that lies south of the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84 and west of Hawleyville Road (State Route 25).