• River Walk Sewer Hearing Rescheduled To April 9

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has postponed a public hearing on a 74-unit multifamily housing complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, which initially had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.

    The WSA public hearing on local developer/builder Michael Burton’s request for sanitary sewer service for the project has been rescheduled to 7 pm on Thursday, April 9, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.

  • Borough Warden Suggests Townwide Traffic Study

    Police Commission members conducted a special meeting last week to discuss the traffic problems posed by the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. They invited the chief elected official of the borough to discuss the matter with them.

    But Borough Warden James Gaston, Sr, urged the Police Commission on March 24 to broaden its review of local traffic issues and to support having a traffic study performed on town roads, generally. Mr Gaston also is a town selectman.

  • New Location For Next Community Center Info Session

    Organizers announced that the next Newtown Community Center Phase I Information Session will be held at an alternate venue on Tuesday, March 31.

    Originally scheduled to take place at Newtown Senior Center, the session will be in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

    Andy Clure, a member of the Community Center Advisory Committee, said the decision to move was made after the committee held a meeting late in the week.

  • Halstead Honored By Board Of Fire Commissioners

    Bill Halstead was honored by the Board of Fire Commissioners at the conclusion of the board’s meeting on March 23.

    Mr Halstead, who serves as chief of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company and is also the town’s fire marshal, celebrated his 50th anniversary as a firefighter in January. Once the business meeting was finished Monday night, the commissioners surprised Mr Halstead with the honor.

    Commissioner Kevin Cragin spoke on behalf of the board.

  • Cold, Snow Doesn't Deter Team 26 Departure To Washington, DC

    With their 400 mile route displayed on a huge banner, a Ben's Bell dangling from the podium, spiritual blessings, encouragement from political leaders, nonprofit founders, a 12/14 victim's parent and the staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Team 26 departed for its third ride to Washington, DC Saturday morning, March 28.

  • All Town Fields Closed

    All town fields remain closed, according to a reminder from Newtown Parks & Rec, which made the announcement via email Friday, March 27.

    Treadwell and Tilson artificial fields remain closed as well, due to snow cover and frozen sub-surface conditions.

    “Due to the potential for head impact injuries these fields will remain closed until at least Monday March 30, 2015,” the note continued. “These fields will be monitored early next week and opened as soon as safe playing conditions exist.”

  • Fire Reports | March 19-25, 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, March 19: 10:09 am, investigation, 59 Scudder Road, Dodgingtown responded; 3:35 pm, motor vehicle accident, 6 Queen Street, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Police Reports | March 13-25, 2015

    Multiple Charges

    After learning that police held three warrants for his arrest, John Dosky, 22, of 15 Jeremiah Road went to the police station on the morning of March 19 to surrender, police said.

    Police arrested Dosky on three separate counts of second-degree failure to appear in court in connection with six past motor vehicle charges that stem from three separate incidents in 2014 in Newtown and Danbury.

  • Residents Prompt Q&A On Community Center Planning

    After nearly three hours of responding to a room full of raised hands inquiring and commenting about a community center project, March 24, First Selectman Pat Llodra shared a few quiet words with resident Jenny Avari.

    Feeling “much better about the phased approach” to current concepts for a project to include senior, aquatic, and community center spaces, Ms Avari said she is “ready to promote it. Now I’m excited.”

  • Newtown Police Weighing Pros, Cons Of Body Cameras

    Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said the local department has nearly completed an elementary study on possible future deployment of patrol officer body cameras, which can be worn or affixed to various parts of officers’ uniforms including their collar, lapel and on eyewear frames.