- Friday, August 14, 2015 at 9:39 am
The town has received for regulatory review applications detailing a development project for Hawleyville that proposes the construction of a large church, a major multifamily housing complex, and a diner.
The mixed-use project is proposed for approximately 42 acres that lie generally west of Hawleyville Road (Route 25) and generally south of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84, near the Exit 9 off-ramp.
- Friday, August 14, 2015 at 9:18 am
With varied economic development as a goal, an engineering firm is proposing adding flexibility to the commercial/industrial zoning regulations by creating a zoning “design district” near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84.
Solli Engineering, LLC, of Monroe is proposing the creation of the Exit 10 Commercial Design District (CDD) for land nearby that currently has B-2 (Business) and M-4 (Industrial) zoning.
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Police report that they received numerous complaints regarding a motorist driving erratically on Interstate 84, who later got off I-84 at Exit 11 and was then seen driving erratically on local roads at about 10 pm on August 8.
Police said they found the motorist in question and stopped him on Mile Hill Road to investigate.
- Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 9:57 am
While members of the local business community are voicing strong support for the construction of a condominium complex proposed for Sandy Hook Center, some Sandy Hook residents continue to urge that the developer significantly cut the number of dwellings proposed, although he has already scaled down the project.
- Thursday, August 13, 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, August 6: 11:24 am, motor vehicle accident, South Main Street near Elm Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:57 pm, vehicle fire, Wasserman Way commuter parking lot, Sandy Hook responded; 8:07 pm, wires down, near intersection of Hattertown Road and Hi Barlow Road, Dodgingtown responded.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:58 am
Police have provided information concerning an unusual multiple-impact motor vehicle accident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 1, at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25) in Botsford. Those accident details became available on August 7.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:44 am
“Hey, come out,” shouted Newtown Police Officer Felicia Figol.
“I would rather not,” answered Officer Matthew Hayes from a hiding spot behind shrubs on a landscaped lawn next to the police station Saturday, August 8.
“What’s behind your back?” Officer Figol asked.
“Nothing; I have a right to be here,” he said. “Don’t harass the public.”
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am
A “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” community forum has been set by the school district for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.
According to a release for the event, the one-hour community forum is designed for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents, and will be interactive for those in attendance.
Discussion topics will include instruction, enrichment, assessment, safety, and personalized learning.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:36 am
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) this week granted a local industrial firm two zoning variances which the company sought toward its goal of expanding its corrugated cardboard container factory located on the corner of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:20 am
Police report that relatively few vehicles passed through a sobriety checkpoint, which they held on the night of Friday, July 31, and early morning hours of Saturday, August 1, on Wasserman Way, near its intersection with Trades Lane at Fairfield Hills.
Police checked about 350 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint. No arrests were made.
The enforcement consisted of eight seatbelt warnings, one cellphone warning, and 27 warnings for sundry other motor vehicle violations, according to police.