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  • VFW Scholarship Award Winner Talks About A Veteran She Admired

    Standing before the veterans’ mural at the Newtown Municipal Center on August 19 was Alison Forger, who told a brief story about veteran Eugene Struzik, “rhymes with music,” she said. A Monroe resident and daughter of Newtown VFW Post 308 men’s auxiliary member Walter Forger, Alison entered the VFW’s annual essay scholarship program and won this year’s scholarship award. Her essay was about Mr Struzik, “the 95-year-old man” who shook her hand in church after mass, she wrote.

  • Charter Cable Customers Getting Ready For Digital Conversion

    Charter Communications customers in Newtown will receive more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality, and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014.

  • CT Pour Tour, With Stop In Newtown, Raises $50,000

    Todd Ruggere of Massachusetts made a stop at My Place Restaurant on August 15 during his fundraising Pour Tour of Connecticut last week.

    Stopping in each town in the state and donating a $1 from beer pints sold at particular establishments, he managed, with Newtown’s help, to raise more than $50,000 to put toward research to fight pediatric cancer during his second annual Pour Tour. His brief stop at the Queen Street tap room and restaurant raised more than $150, he said in an e-mail this week. He had reached his initial $50,000 goal.

  • Despite Opposition Selectmen Advised To Pursue Regional Dispatch Study

    There is enough compelling evidence that public safety could be improved and cost savings realized for a two-person advisory team to advise the Board of Selectmen to consider a formal study on turning local emergency communications over to a specialized regional dispatch organization.

  • Newtown Gets More Funding For Sidewalks After Bridgewater Declines Grant

    As local officials and volunteers are about to begin a “memorial sidewalk” project that will eventually link Sandy Hook School to Main Street at the flagpole, Newtown’s planning agency announced it will be receiving an unanticipated grant that will underwrite additional sidewalks between Glover Avenue and Mile Hill South.

  • Local Authority Approves 7 Percent Sewer-Use Rate Hike

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has approved a rate increase for users of the two municipal sewer systems, hiking by 7 percent both the quarterly gallonage rate and also the general administrative fee.

    The WSA held a two-minute public hearing on the rate increases before its regular August 14 meeting. There was no public comment.

    At their regular meeting, WSA members approved the increases.

  • WSA Endorses Car Wash For Church Hill Road

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has given preliminary approval to a firm’s proposal to install an automated car wash at the Newtown Mobil gas station/convenience store at 64 Church Hill Road, near Exit 10 of Interstate 84.

    At an August 14 WSA meeting, agency members endorsed an application from Satyam Sundaram, LLC, which is seeking to install a car wash on its property to increase the range of services that the firm offers customers at its one-acre site.

  • Dodgingtown Residential Subdivision Proposal Slated For Hearing

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a proposed 23-lot cluster-style residential subdivision in Dodgingtown.

    The hearing on The Preserve at Newtown is slated for 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 27, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    Two development firms are proposing the construction of the subdivision at a 167-acre tract. The project is proposed by developers KASL, LLC, and IBF, LLC. The firms are represented by local developer/builder George L. Trudell.

  • CIP Season: Finance Board Will Host Council, Selectmen, School Board

    Following Board of Selectmen action August 18 to send the town’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the Board of Finance, Chairman John Kortze has asked First Selectman Pat Llodra, School Superintendent Dr Joseph Erardi, as well as members of the Legislative Council and Board of Education to attend the August 28 finance board meeting.

  • Fire Reports | August 14-20, 2014

    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, August 14: 4:12 pm, alarm, 45 Flat Swamp Road, Dodgingtown and Hook & Ladder responded; 6:49 pm, investigation, near intersection of Castle Meadow Road and Castle Lane, Botsford responded.