A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Newtown Historical Society (NHS) is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on a proposed overlay zone intended for high-density, multifamily housing, which would include an “affordable housing” component.
The proposed zone is known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income-10 (MUMI-10) zone, reflecting its provisions for mixed land uses, mixed income levels of its residents, and a 10-acre minimum site size.
During a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend at Fairfield Hills, police stopped a vehicle to check on whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and then found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk, resulting in the arrest of the vehicle’s five occupants on several drug charges, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.
On the night of Saturday, November 22, police had set up the checkpoint on Wasserman Way at its intersection with Trades Lane.
Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing a range of concerns from residents who attended a November 20 public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for Dodgingtown.
Those concerns include the potential for damage to existing domestic well-water supplies, increased traffic flow, and high construction densities.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will welcome the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Bruckmann, who will demonstrate his process of painting a landscape in oil on Wednesday, December 3.
Mr Bruckmann’s program will begin at 1:30 pm. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. The session is open to the public and admission is free.
The 2014 Newtown Savings Bank Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, to benefit the C. H. Booth Library, will take place Thursday morning. Travelers can expect brief delays and road closures Thursday, November 28, between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am, in and around the center of town.
The building that had served as Hawleyville’s post office for decades was swiftly torn down this week by a town crew wielding an excavator.
The structure fell to the ground in pieces at the site where the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company plans a redevelopment project starting next spring.
Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said that site improvements will start in the spring when area asphalt plants reopen. The fire company plans to pave the area where the post office stood, expanding an existing parking lot.
Following discussion at a November 20 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) session, P&Z members unanimously endorsed Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company, No. 1’s proposal to build a firehouse on Church Hill Road to replace the town-owned firehouse at 45 Main Street which the fire company now uses.
The fire company is seeking a special permit from the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) to build a firehouse at a 3.16-acre site, which would have the street address of 12 Church Hill Road.