- Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:40 am
This photo, taken at 6:45 Friday evening in Sandy Hook — at the time of the Spring Equinox 2015 — shows accumulating snow in place of ground that had begun making an appearance as winter came to an end. By Saturday morning, Newtown had 4-5 inches of fresh snow on the ground.
- Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:42 am
The Newtown Education Advocacy Group (NEAG) has released an updated budget fact sheet to share information about the proposed 2015-16 school budget.
The fact sheet was prepared by NEAG in collaboration with the school district’s Central Office, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, and with Newtown’s PTAs and its PTSA.
- Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:36 am
Standing, from left, Kait Hinckley Wood and Scott Hinckley, and seated, Carolyn Tuft, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and NAA President Po Murray listen to a guest speak at a private luncheon held Monday, March 16. Ms Tuft, a survivor of a 2007 shooting in which her 15-year-old daughter was killed, and Ms Wood and Mr Hinckley, two of her three surviving children, are guests of Newtown residents Nicole and Richard Friedrich.
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.
WSA members agreed on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:34 am
Mother Nature is not letting go of winter easily today. She is hanging on to winter like a stubborn lion, not a gentle lamb.
Newtown, and the region, is expected to see a little more snow before the Vernal Equinox arrives at 6:45 this evening.
According to the National Weather Service (New York, NY Office), snow is expected to arrive in Newtown “mainly after 1 pm,” and will continue well into the overnight hours. Accumulation of up to 5 inches is possible.
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:03 am
Opponents of a controversial proposal to construct a large multifamily housing complex at a 35-acre site near Exit 10 of Interstate 84 are urging the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to reject a developer’s requests to provide the project with sanitary sewer service and to designate certain wastewater treatment capacity for its use.
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:35 am
With the snip of an oversized pair of shears, a group of about a dozen local and state officials, supporters, and local school staffers celebrated the opening of a new and independent health center at Newtown Middle School March 13.
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:31 am
HARTFORD — Freshman State Senator Tony Hwang, who represents Newtown, understands the long-term effects the Sandy Hook tragedy will have on the community.
Among his strongest initiatives in Hartford so far this first session is trying to ensure that posttraumatic fallout from 12/14 is not continually exacerbated by individuals who initiate threats resulting in lock-ins, evacuations, and other disruptive reactions at local schools, as well as in other school districts across the state.
- Friday, March 20, 2015
All Newtown Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Friday, March 20, due to the anticipated weather, as announced by the school district around 7 am on Friday.
- Friday, March 20, 2015
The Police Commission has scheduled a special meeting for next week to discuss the traffic safety issues that exist at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. The Police Commission is the local traffic authority.
The meeting is slated for 7 pm on Tuesday, March 24, at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street.