Proposals for a psychiatric hospital, ice arena, and children’s museum have all come before the Fairfield Hills Authority in the past, but just one appears to be moving forward with plans to make a home at the former state hospital campus.
Police are investigating a recent crime in which an elderly man was lured out of his Appleblossom Lane home and into his backyard, during which time a burglar or burglars secretly entered his house and swiftly stole an estimated $4,500 worth of valuables from within, escaping without the man realizing that crimes had occurred.
Police Detective Jason Frank said November 3 that the crime took place at about 3 pm on Friday, October 17.
Splattered with multicolored paints that in some spots took days to dry, the many pieces of a large, handmade flower — each petal the size of a skateboard — are waiting for assembly and public display.
Artist Dave Brooker coordinated the public art project, completed during the Newtown Arts Festival. The helping hands of nearly 400 children and adults all added their dashes of paint to the roughly 14-foot, 34-part artwork, which is now looking for a home.
Several dozen firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies mobilized midday on Wednesday, November 5, in response to an extensive brush fire of suspicious origin in Sandy Hook, which spread across about five acres of rugged terrain, blackening the forest floor near Sugarloaf Road and Sherman Street.
With just over five weeks left before the second anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra and School Superintendent Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr have co-written a letter that is directed as much to immediate members of the Newtown and Sandy Hook communities as it is to the state and nation.
Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.
In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the Greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.
The next event will be at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, November 12, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is George Herring, vice president of Savings Bank of Danbury.
ROXBURY — “Familiar Paths,” an exhibit of mixed media sculpture by Liz Alpert Fay and photographs and paintings by Kimberly Day Proctor, will open with a reception at Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street in Roxbury, on Saturday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm.
The show will continue during regular library hours, when the Community Room is not in use for a special program, through January 3.
RIDGEFIELD — The November meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held at Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road (Route 35) in Ridgefield, on Sunday, November 9. The program will begin at 1:30 pm.
For more than 50 years, The Newtown Fund has helped Newtown’s residents in need around the holidays in December. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. It is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which makes all donations tax deductible.