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  • Opponents Charge Proposed Multifamily Complex Poses Environmental Threat

    Opponents of a large multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site near Exit 10 of Interstate 84 are urging the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to reject a developer’s dual requests to provide the project with sewer service and to designate certain wastewater treatment capacity for its use.

    The WSA conducted a public hearing on Thursday, March 12, on 79 Church Hill Road, LLC’s, application submitted on behalf of developer Sirjohn Papageorge of Trumbull. About 30 members of the public attended the lengthy session. 

  • Four-Vehicle Crash Sends Three To Hospital, Snarls Traffic

    Police report that a four-vehicle accident occurred about 4 pm on March 11 at the four-way intersection of Berkshire Road (Route 34), Bennetts Bridge Road, and Grays Plain Road in Sandy Hook.

    The collision resulted in three people being transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Also, the incident created extensive travel delays during the evening rush period.

    The driver of one vehicle involved in the accident needed to be extricated from the wreckage by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.

  • Robert Geckle Honored As United Way Hometown Hero

    DANBURY — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) hosted its second annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Saturday, March 7. The event honored local businesses and community individuals who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism, and make a difference in the lives of others.

    Among this year’s 14 Hometown Hero honorees was Newtown’s Robert Geckle.

  • Proposed School Budget Discussed At Community Forum

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., offered an overview of the proposed 2015-16 budget during an evening Community Forum on Tuesday, March 10.

    Others, including Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, also spoke at the event, and time was set aside for parents to ask questions regarding the proposed budget.

    The community forum was hosted by the districts PTAs and the high school’s PTSA.

  • Sandy Hook Cyclists Ready For Another Ride To Washington

    For the third consecutive year, a group of 26 hearty cyclists will pedal their way from Edmond Town Hall to the US Capital in Washington, DC, to support a number of what the team describes as “common sense legislation to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation.”

  • Police Reports, February 20-March 9, 2015

    Identity Theft

    Police report they arrested Franklin Reyes, 25, of Danbury on a warrant on the morning of March 8, lodging charges of second-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.

    The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Reyes allegedly fraudulently used the personal information of a Newtown resident to obtain a store credit card at an area furniture store, police said. About $3,000 worth of goods were then fraudulently billed to the victim of the crime, police said.

  • Fire Reports, March 5-11, 2015

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, March 5: 8:32 am, investigation, 6 St George Place, Sandy Hook responded; 4:36 pm, hazardous condition, near 24 Great Quarter Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Newtown Parks Lit With New LED Installation

    Newtown’s park lights have been upgraded to new LED fixtures thanks to a $10,000 grant earned through Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program, administered by Eversource. 

    A total of 31 light post fixtures have been replaced with new high efficiency LEDs, which will save the town roughly $4,000 and reduce its energy usage by more than 21,000 kilowatt-hours every year.

  • PWA Seeking New Members

    The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.

    The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.

  • Practically Like New

    Boxes of books are being replaced on shelves, in preparation for the reopening of the Children's Department at C.H. Booth Library.