• Fairfield Hills Authority Declines Lease With Psychiatric Facility

    Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday argued procedure for more than 30 minutes before voting to decline to engage in negotiating a lease agreement with US HealthVest, a psychiatric health care facility.

    In past months US HealthVest President and CEO Richard A. Kresch, MD, had submited a letter of intent to occupy space on the Fairfield Hills campus and tear down Norwalk Hall, where the company hoped to build an approximately 100-bed hospital. Dr Kresch had attended Monday’s meeting on September 28.

  • Local Republicans Tout All Volunteers Coming Forward To Serve

    In their latest pre-election position paper, local Republicans recognize the “special kind of person” who steps up to volunteer and serve Newtown on a board or commission. The local GOP also takes the opportunity to affirm how many Republicans and unaffiliated voters the party has met, interviewed, and helped successfully transition into some area of local public service.

  • Drug Trafficking Trial For Santucci, Chickos Postponed

    HARTFORD — Jury selection in the federal drug trafficking trial of a former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown emergency communications dispatcher has been postponed from October 13 to January 12.

    Thomas Carson, spokesman for the US Attorney for Connecticut, said September 30 that on September 23 the defendants in the case attended a court conference to discuss the status of their cases.

  • Stories Elicit Laughter, Tears From Friends Gathered At Wasserman Celebration

    Knowing that the late state representative and longtime Newtowner was an animal lover and ardent supporter of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, the unit could not miss the celebration of Mrs Wasserman’s life that was held September 26 on the grounds of Fairfield Hills.

  • Police Reports, September 13-30, 2015

    Motorcycle Crash

    A two-vehicle accident involving a sedan and a motorcycle occurred about 7:45 pm on September 23 at the signalized intersection of Main Street, Sugar Street, South Main Street, and Glover Avenue.

  • SOS Campaign Conducts Informational Meeting

    Following the SOS (Support Our Schools) meeting on Monday, September 28, at Reed Intermediate School, campaign Co-Founder Kristen Bonacci said the event was an informational meeting and forum for the community to hear about upcoming events and ways to get involved.

    “It was also to help people know that SOS is no longer just about Hawley,” said Ms Bonacci. “It is about the entire town and being involved in the upcoming budget.”

  • WCSU Compassion Conference Postponed

    DANBURY — The Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western Connecticut State University has postponed its annual conference, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, because of a family emergency experienced by one of the speakers.

    Dr Chris Kukk, founder of the Center and a professor of Political Science at WCSU, said organizers regret having to postpone the conference. It will be held in the spring, however.

  • P&Z Conditionally Approves Rand-Whitney Factory Expansion

    Following a public hearing on a proposal to greatly expand the Rand-Whitney Container factory at 32 Schoolhouse Hill Road, P&Z members on September 17 conditionally approved the project for the 18.7-acre site.

    P&Z members agreed that the plans to increase the factory’s size from 127,500 square feet to 308,000 square feet meet the standards and criteria for site development plan approval.

  • PTAs And PTSA To Host BOE Candidate Informational Forum

    The Newtown PTAs and PTSA are scheduled to host an informational forum of Board of Education candidates running for election in November.

    The event is set for Wednesday, October 14, from 7 to 8 pm, in the Lecture Hall at Newtown High School.

    The session will provide each candidate an opportunity to answer two predetermined questions.

  • Newtown Education Foundation Slates Public Forum

    The Newtown Education Foundation (NEF) has scheduled an open public forum for Monday, October 5, from 7 pm to 8 pm at Reed Intermediate School for the entire community.

    According to a press release from the NEF, work is continuing to form the foundation, and the next step is community engagement.