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  • Prevention Council Begins New Year Looking At ‘New Ground’

    Near the start of the Newtown Prevention Council’s first meeting of the new school year, held on Thursday, September 18, Co-Chair Judy Blanchard announced, “We’re moving ahead on some new ground, and we’re going to need everybody on board.”

  • Firm Seeks Tire Recycling Operation For High Bridge Road

    A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations.

  • Fire Company Buys Former Hawleyville Post Office

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1 has purchased the vacant former Hawleyville post office and adjacent land at 30 Hawleyville Road (Route 25) from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc.

    Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said last week that the sale occurred on September 12.

  • Crews Begin Danbury Hall Demolition

    Crews began the demolition of Danbury Hall at Fairfield Hills at approximately 10 am on Monday, September 29.

    The long-awaited final steps in removing the structure and opening up sightlines of the campus from Wasserman Way, officials were told, would take hours.

  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.

    DOT is reviewing five bids submitted for the bridge renovation project, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick.

  • Razing A Relic At Fairfield Hills

    Danbury Hall’s days are dwindling. With big machines at rest around its perimeter, demolition could begin as soon as Monday, September 29, confirmed Christal Preszler with the Newtown Planning Department. This week, the wood was being stripped from the building, she said. Bestech is the demolition contractor.

    Soon, the corner of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way at the Fairfield Hills main entrance will offer a clear view of soccer fields and a waking path now blocked by the 1930s brick structure.

  • NFA Benefits From A Day Of Service

    Volunteers recently made a day’s work of clearing trails, cutting fallen tree limbs, and pulling invasives from the home of one of Newtown’s most iconic views.

    A team of roughly 50 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members Saturday, September 20, spent time during their annual service day working outdoors at the Nettleton Preserve off of Castle Hill Road.

    “We serve Christ by serving the community,” said church member Michael Petersen. The church is located on Saw Mill Road in Newtown.

  • CEO Proposes Psychiatric Hospital For Fairfield Hills

    A new proposal for reuse that echoes Fairfield Hills’s origins has come before the authority overseeing that property.

    On Monday, September 22, Fairfield Hills Authority members and several town officials heard from HealthVest facility CEO Richard Kresch, MD, who discussed plans for a psychiatric hospital. He told authority members that his company acquires distressed facilities or develops new ones.

  • Poverty Hollow Road Bridge Project Continues

    Three box culverts have been positioned in the Aspetuck River creating the foundation for the new bridge that will carry Poverty Hollow Road across that watercourse near the Redding town line.

    Town Engineer Ronald Bolmer said September 24 that workers are getting ready to pave the span, as well as install guardrailing and do landscaping work nearby.

    Mr Bolmer said he hopes that the project is completed “within the next couple of weeks.”

  • Second Man Arrested On 45 Counts For Alleged Copper Thefts

    Police report that they have arrested a second man on 45 criminal charges stemming from a recent string of 15 local burglaries, in which he and another man allegedly stole copper piping from unoccupied buildings so they could sell the metal for its scrap value.

    Police said that on September 18, they arrested Besmir Redzepi, 21, of Waterbury on a warrant, charging him with 15 counts of third-degree burglary, 15 counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, and 15 counts of third-degree criminal mischief.