- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:14 am
Charter Revision Commission Chairman Jeff Capeci will consider it a success if a planned public hearing on the current revision — which includes a proposal to eliminate town meetings — will draw more public response than those poorly attended gatherings where millions of dollars is typically authorized by a handful of residents.
While not officially slated yet, Mr Capeci said he expects that hearing will occur ahead of a regular Legislative Council meeting on July 15.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:18 am
The town has gained federal approval for the Newtown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a planning document which the town will use in preparing to reduce the potential damage caused by natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has endorsed the plan, which has been six years in the making, said Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use. Mr Sibley also is a town deputy director of emergency management.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:12 am
Next Tuesday’s “topping off” ceremony, where the final steel construction beam at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School is signed by the entire construction team and hoisted into place, will mark a significant milestone in the critical local building project that one key official involved said is going extremely well.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:11 am
Preliminary designs for the new Sandy Hook School building’s playgrounds were presented by representatives of a design firm at the Tuesday, June 23, Public Building & Site Commission meeting.
The commission also heard a presentation on the artwork planned for the school during the meeting.
A number of meetings were held with a school playground committee, according to William Richter, a principal of Richter & Cegan of Avon, a landscape architecture and urban design firm.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:58 am
A large, loaded 12-wheel construction dump truck, which was traveling on Botsford Hill Road early on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, flipped over onto its right side and leaked diesel fuel.
The incident triggered an environmental cleanup project that caused a section of that street to close to through-traffic for more than six hours, resulting in detours, officials said.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:38 am
An accident involving four SUVs occurred at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street at about 7:07 pm on June 20.
Police said motorist Edward Monarch, 87, of Little Compton, R.I., who was driving a 2014 Buick Encore SUV westward on Church Hill Road, stopped at a stop sign, as motorist Eugene Kallivrousis, 23, of 52 Georges Hill Road was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano SUV northward on Main Street.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:19 am
MONROE — The section of Route 34 located on a bridge positioned atop the hydroelectric Stevenson Dam will be closed to traffic for an extended period to allow for maintenance on the dam’s floodgates.
The road closure is planned to last for a total of 90 hours. The Route 34 road section atop the dam will be closed starting at 6 am on Saturday, June 27, with the closure continuing for all of Sunday, June 28, Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:
- Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:01 amHawley Elementary School PTA President Kristen Bonacci, standing at left, spoke first, representing the SOS campaign, during public participation at the school board's special meeting on Wednesday, June 24.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
Police report that at about 6 pm on June 22, they received a report that a motorist who was driving a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV in a commercial parking lot on Queen Street, had backed into a parked unoccupied 2013 Lexus GS-350 sedan, damaging the Lexus, and then drove away from the scene.
Police said they investigated the complaint and then located the Jeep’s driver, Linda Sorensen, 67, of 40 Greenleaf Farms Road, at her home.