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  • Sandy Hook Fund Seeks Proposals For Resiliency, Recovery Projects

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its second round of grant making from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Deadline for project applications is December 19.

  • Town Rejects Option On Fulton Parcel, ‘Viewshed’ Protections Stand

    Newtown taxpayers will not become stewards of an antique air strip complete with a small air control tower platform, nor will they become de facto landlords over several residential homes on a key Hattertown 17.7-acre parcel already partly owned by the community and reserved as open space.

  • Council To Consider Acquisition Of Lanza's Yoganada Street Property

    The possible acquisition of the former home of 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza at 36 Yogananda Street, pictured in the AP file photo, is up for discussion and consideration by Newtown's Legislative Council Wednesday evening.

  • Forums Slated On FFH Residential Uses Begin Saturday

    The possibility of incorporating a residential element into Fairfield Hills redevelopment has again entered conversations, which will be opened to the public this month.

  • Community Center, Mental Health Facility Enter FFH Discussions

    Plans for a community center and a proposed mental health facility filled conversation during the Fairfield Hills Authority’s meeting on Monday, November 24.

  • Officials Recommend Funds For Additional Demolition At Fairfield Hills

    What can the town do to generate activity for demolition at Fairfield Hills? First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday, November 24, that town officials recently have had “quite a bit of discussion” about the question.

    She soon handed members a draft of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations that include three $3.5 million requests over consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 for demolition.

  • Group Resumes Fundraising Drive For New Police Station

    A nonprofit group is resuming its fundraising drive to collect money that would be used to build a new police station for the 45-member town police department.

    Town police have long sought new quarters to replace their existing facilities at 3 Main Street in the building known as Town Hall South.

  • Multifamily Complexes: December 4 Hearing Set On Mixed-Income Housing

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on a proposed overlay zone intended for high-density, multifamily housing, which would include an “affordable housing” component.

    The proposed zone is known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income-10 (MUMI-10) zone, reflecting its provisions for mixed land uses, mixed income levels of its residents, and a 10-acre minimum site size.

  • Recreation Commission Makes Policy Changes For Field Use

    The balancing act of providing field space for youth and adult athletics and accommodating a combination of the most competitive of those children (and their parents), as well as out-of-town players on travel and premier squads, has been a tricky one for Newtown Parks & Recreation officials.

    Newtown Recreation officials now hope some changes to the field use procedures will make Newtown residents happy while not shutting out nonresidents altogether. They also hope to maximize use of the town’s field space in the process.

  • Water Issues On The Preserve Top Residents’ Subdivision Concerns

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing a range of concerns from residents who attended a November 20 public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for Dodgingtown.

    Those concerns include the potential for damage to existing domestic well-water supplies, increased traffic flow, and high construction densities.