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  • Newtown Getting Piece Of Governor's $7 Million In Brownfields Grants

    Newtown is slated to receive a $150,000 grant for investigation of the 30-acre former Batchelder site at 44 and 46a Swamp Road. The former industrial site is rife with a variety of environmental contaminants caused by past industrial activity and resulting contamination.

    Such properties are known as “brownfields.”

  • 12th Man Arrested In Ongoing Federal Drug Ring Probe

    NEW HAVEN — A member of the Easton Police Commission has been charged in an ongoing federal steroid and prescription narcotics distribution investigation.

    In a statement, Deirdre M. Daly, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that Raymond J. Martin, 48, was arrested on July 14. Mr Martin appeared before US Magistrate Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam in New Haven and was released on bond.

    Mr Martin’s arrest brings to 12 the number of men charged in the drug ring.

  • In Lawsuit, Former Sergeant Alleges Discrimination At Police Department

    In a lawsuit filed in federal court, a former Newtown police sergeant is seeking money damages, charging that she was the victim of a pervasive pattern of sexual harassment by members of the Newtown Police Department.

  • Hawleyville Retail Center Under IWC Review

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) is reviewing the environmental protection aspects of a proposal to construct an approximately 4,400-square-foot retail center on an undeveloped 1.12-acre site at 149 Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville.

    Applicant Walter Kilcourse of New Milford is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project from the IWC.

    The project, known as Pogond Brook Plaza, would be built on the south side of Mt Pleasant Road, just east of Newtown Power Equipment, Inc.

  • 40th Anniversary Annual Book Sale Continues Through Wednesday

    The cafetorium of Reed Intermediate School on Saturday, July 11, the first day of the book sale, was teeming with volunteers and customers, the latter in the air-conditioned building for first dibs at the annual fundraiser.

  • Hawleyville Retail Center Under IWC Review

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) is reviewing the environmental protection aspects of a proposal to construct an approximately 4,400-square-foot retail center on an undeveloped 1.12-acre site at 149 Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville.

    Applicant Walter Kilcourse of New Milford is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project from the IWC.

    The project, known as Pogond Brook Plaza, would be built on the south side of Mt Pleasant Road, just east of Newtown Power Equipment, Inc.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Conservation Commission, with one vacancy for a Democrat or unaffiliated voter and one open position available to any registered voter.

  • Selectmen Consider Charging Station, OK Van For NHS Band & Guard

    It may be a while before electric vehicles can pull off the road in Newtown for a free “top-off” at a public charging station. But the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard will be shuttling its equipment much more easily and economically thanks to a decision by the Board of Selectmen July 6 to help purchase and maintain a custom cargo van on behalf of the award-winning ensemble.

  • Annual Newtown Rabies Vaccine Clinic

    The Canine Advocates of Newtown and Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals held the annual vaccination clinic in Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, June 20.

    “Today we are having our annual rabies clinic for the town of Newtown,” said Mary Simpson, a veterinary technician at Mt Pleasant.

  • Sandy Hook School ‘Topping Off’ Completed, Architects Short Listed For NHS Auditorium

    The design and construction team for Sandy Hook Elementary School released the next series of images from the building site to The Bee July 8, including images from the “topping off” ceremony that was conducted June 30. On that morning, crew members on site were joined by several town officials to see the final steel construction beam at the new school being signed by the entire construction team and then hoisted into place.