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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid To Southbury During Factory Fire

    As viewed from South Main Street, the factory building at the corner of 1200 South Main Street and Hollow Swamp Road had fire burning through a section of its roof and showing through part of its eaves when Newtown firefighters arrived on scene this morning.

  • GE’s Alzapiedi Departing After A Very Full Year Of Post-12/14 Service

    Even on the occasion of her final report to the Board of Selectmen ahead of her departure as Newtown’s Recovery Program leader, General Electric’s Anne Alzapiedi chose to promote her work and her colleagues along with many other officials, town staffers, and residents who inspired her to return to the community day after day.

  • Forest Fire Danger Level Very High, No Open Burning

    The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has put the Forest Fire Danger Level for Thursday, April 24, at Very High.

    Forest fire danger levels are classified as Low, Moderate, High, Very High or Extreme. In an average year approximately 1,300 acres of Connecticut woodland are scorched by forest fires.

    In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Connecticut today. The NWS warning is in effect from 10 am until 8 pm.