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  • Town Hall South Phone System Still Being Worked On

    A changeover for the phone system at Town Hall South is complete this evening, but there are still a few technical issues being worked on, according to Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.

    “Voicemail is still being worked on, so there may be an issue if anyone calls the police department, Social Services or Parks & Rec tonight,” Ms Will said Wednesday evening.

  • Public Comments Sought On Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Town of Newtown will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 pm, in the Newtown Municipal Center to discuss the preparation of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the town.

    The purpose of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify potential natural hazards and associated risks, such as flooding, existing capabilities to address risks, and activities that can be undertaken by the community to prevent potential injury and property damage associated with identified natural hazards.

  • Library Director Search This Time Is Deliberate And Comprehensive

    Thoughtful, diligent, thorough, and complete are a few of the words Michael Talluto chose to describe the work being done by the New Director Search Committee of the Board of Trustees of C.H. Booth Library. Mr Talluto, a member of the board, is the chairman of the committee, and has been selected by the group to serve as spokesperson.

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system is scheduled for Thursday, May 8.

    The meeting, which is sponsored by the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), is slated for 7 pm in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street. A regular meeting of the WSA will immediately follow.

  • Dedication Of National Memorial To Fallen Educators Scheduled

    EMPORIA, KAN. — The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) will dedicate the Memorial to Fallen Educators on June 12, at 2 pm, on the Emporia State University campus. This memorial and dedication ceremony will honor fallen educators and provide a permanent tribute to their sacrifice.

  • Grant Will Cover Abatement Of Single-Family Homes In FFH

    Thanks to $200,000 in grant funds, hazardous materials abatement in the single-family houses at Fairfield Hills has begun, with abatement and demolition of Danbury Hall to follow. An additional $200,000 in Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds through the town will cover any additional costs incurred when Danbury is demolished.

  • Supermarket Seeks Approval For Grocery Pickup Service

    The town will be reviewing a proposal from the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, to allow the firm to position several storage lockers outdoors near the front entrance to its Botsford store as part of the Peapod grocery-pickup service.

  • Council Releases Draft Of Proposed Senior Tax Relief Changes; Hearing May 7

    Legislative Council Ordinance Committee Chair Ryan Knapp has released a draft of the revised senior tax relief proposals going to a planned public hearing May 7 before the regularly scheduled council meeting. Officials could deliberate and act on those changes and endorse the revised ordinance following the hearing.

    According to the draft provided to The Bee, one significant change is the proposed addition of a fourth tier of benefit, which is already being funded at $150,000 as a result of the 2014-15 budget passage earlier this week.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Info Session For Young Adult Mission Trip To Colorado

    For the second consecutive summer, Ben’s Lighthouse will bring about 20 Newtown high schoolers across the country to assist the victims of a massive natural disaster. From July 27 to August 2, this volunteer group of teens and chaperones will participate in projects to clean up and rebuild from the unprecedented flooding that took at least eight lives and destroyed 2,000 homes last September.

  • The Spring Construction Season Sprouts Several Commercial Projects

    As with the spring flowers that emerge in April, construction projects often also start this time of year. Four notable examples of commercial construction projects that are starting, or are about to begin, can be found on Mt Pleasant Road, South Main Street, and Church Hill Road.

    George Benson, town director of planning and land use, notes that the coming construction season promises to be a busy one with those projects commencing.