- Saturday, March 14, 2015
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 decided on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm
New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:06 am
Newtown residents Christine Rowan and Kerri Williams spoke before the state’s Appropriations Committee on Friday, March 6, sharing concerns, private stories, and fears regarding the proposed 2016 and 2017 state spending plan presented by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on February 18.
If proposed cuts to the state’s Department of Developmental Services Voluntary Services Program are approved in the budget, Ms Rowan and Ms Williams are fearful of the consequences for their families and others who use these services.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:44 am
Newtown’s two registrars of voters were unable to catch the “Checks and Balances Express,” a bus full of Fairfield County registrars and voting rights supporters, as it carried opponents of a proposal to eliminate elected registrars to a hearing on Monday, March 9, in Hartford.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:43 am
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to consider a range of topics at its March 19 meeting, including the planned Hawleyville sanitary sewer system expansion project. The panel also is slated to discuss some open space acquisition proposals, plus three sets of proposed changes to the zoning regulations.
The session is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Friday, March 13, 2015
Opponents of a large multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site near Exit 10 of Interstate 84 are urging the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to reject a developer’s dual requests to provide the project with sewer service and to designate certain wastewater treatment capacity for its use.
The WSA conducted a public hearing on Thursday, March 12, on 79 Church Hill Road, LLC’s, application submitted on behalf of developer Sirjohn Papageorge of Trumbull. About 30 members of the public attended the lengthy session.
- Friday, March 13, 2015
Plans for a community center, which would begin with a Phase I senior and aquatic center construction, are cause for concern to former Commission on Aging chairman Ross Carley.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm
Police report that a four-vehicle accident occurred about 4 pm on March 11 at the four-way intersection of Berkshire Road (Route 34), Bennetts Bridge Road, and Grays Plain Road in Sandy Hook.
The collision resulted in three people being transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Also, the incident created extensive travel delays during the evening rush period.
The driver of one vehicle involved in the accident needed to be extricated from the wreckage by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:09 am
DANBURY — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) hosted its second annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Saturday, March 7. The event honored local businesses and community individuals who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism, and make a difference in the lives of others.
Among this year’s 14 Hometown Hero honorees was Newtown’s Robert Geckle.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:01 am
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., offered an overview of the proposed 2015-16 budget during an evening Community Forum on Tuesday, March 10.
Others, including Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, also spoke at the event, and time was set aside for parents to ask questions regarding the proposed budget.
The community forum was hosted by the districts PTAs and the high school’s PTSA.