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  • Commercial Design District Proposed For Exit 10

    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.

  • Police Reports, July 30-August 10, 2015

    DUI Incident

    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.

  • River Walk Condo Proposal Draws Mixed Response

    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.

  • Fire Reports, August 6 - 12, 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.

  • Sedan Collides With Multiple Pillars At Shopping Center

    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.

  • Car Show Partial Proceeds Benefit PD Canine Unit

    “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.”

  • ‘Parent Partnership’ Community Forum Set

    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.

  • ZBA Approves Two Zoning Variances For Rand-Whitney Factory Expansion

    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.

  • No Arrests Made During Sobriety Checkpoint At Fairfield Hills

    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.

  • Reminder: DMV Closing For Upgrades, August 11-15

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Andres Ayala, Jr, recently announced that major customer service improvements, including the addition of new online services, will require DMV to close its offices — except for licensing services — from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15.