- Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:30 am
The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30.
The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:55 am
The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is in the process of putting together an inventory of land possibilities in the Newtown community for where a permanent memorial, honoring the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, could call home.
- Monday, August 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm
The 16 plaintiffs in lawsuits that were filed earlier this year against the estate of Nancy Lanza would receive nearly $94,000 each in a proposed settlement of those legal claims.
The lawsuits stem from the December 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which Ms Lanza’s son, Adam Lanza, shot and killed 20 first grade students and six women.
- Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:16 am
As part of its community policing program, the police department has resumed its warm-weather bicycle patrols, with Officer Leonard Penna monitoring central sections of town while traveling on a mountain bike.
It is the seventh season that Officer Penna has handled his police patrol duties from the saddle of a specialized police bicycle.
- Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:43 am
A proposal to more than double the size of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company’s fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34) is scheduled for public discussion at a Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
The fire substation expansion proposal will be the subject of a site development plan review by the P&Z.
- Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:15 am
The Board of Education has appointed a Shelton woman as the assistant superintendent for the public school system.
Following a July 30 executive session, at which they discussed hiring a person to fill the position created by the recent resignation of Linda Gejda, school board members voted to hire Jean M. Evans Davila, who would leave her post as a Norwalk school administrator to become Newtown’s assistant schools superintendent.
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm
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, June 23: 5:14 pm, wires down, near 3 Todds Road, Sandy Hook responded.
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm
At about 1:23 am on July 24, police were called to the town-owned Eichler’s Cove Marina at 11 Old Bridge Road on Lake Zoar because a man there had become involved in an argument with a security guard at the marina, police said.
Police said they found motorist Daniel Ruggiero, 25, of Shelton parked in his vehicle near the guard’s quarters, after which they investigated and charged Ruggiero with driving under the influence and with possession of narcotics.
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:49 am
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 6, on a major retailer’s proposal for a change of zone for a 8.19-acre site at 116 South Main Street, toward the goal of building a 19,097-square-foot store, plus a 15,000-square-foot outdoor sales area.
The P&Z session is slated for 7:30 pm at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:28 am
A local firm that produces packaging materials is seeking two zoning variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as part of its proposal for a major expansion of its factory in a M-1 (Industrial) zone at 32 Schoolhouse Hill Road.
Rand-Whitney Container Newtown LLC’s requested variances will be the subject of a ZBA public hearing scheduled for 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 5, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.