- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:33 am
Following a third public hearing on a proposal to construct 74 condominium units on the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) on May 27 unanimously approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:32 am
The recently established Community Center Commission elected co-chairs and revised its vision statement Tuesday, May 26, at the group’s second meeting. In late April the Board of Selectmen chose members for the commission, who would fact-find, survey the community, and, after research and planning, render a recommendation on how to use a $15 million gift from the GE Foundation.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:23 am
In two different locations Thursday, May 28, the Board of Finance and the Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC) were scheduled to lay the groundwork for the earliest stages of a planned high school auditorium renovation, which may commence as early as July 1, the date funding becomes available for the project.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:22 am
Spectators make room along the bridge railing for the bucket to tip its load of bright yellow ducks into the Pootatuck for the 15th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.
- Friday, May 29, 2015
With the Board of Education set to review data on the possibility of closing a school during its meeting on Tuesday, June 2, parents voiced concerns on the topic during a Community Forum on Thursday, May 28.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Police report that at about 9:30 pm on May 22, they stopped motorist Suzanne Cinicolo, 61, of 111 Hanover Road on South Main Street, near its intersection with Sugar Street, to investigate.
Police said that after investigating, they charged Cinicolo with driving under the influence and with failure to illuminate headlamps.
After processing, police released Cinicolo on $100 bail for a June 9 appearance in Danbury Superior Court.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm
UPDATE (4:10 pm): The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.
“The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits ... and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” the weather service announced at 4:05 pm Thursday. “Therefore the warning has been cancelled.
“However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm,” the statement continued.
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- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:28 am
Two Newtown police officers have been honored by the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their DUI enforcement work.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:13 am
The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.
Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:47 am
On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.