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  • Sheets From Home Collection Begins Today

    Girl Scout Troop 50166 and the Reed Intermediate School PTA has launched Sheets From Home: Sheets Drive 2014.

    The groups are collecting new sheets for children who are in hospitals for a lengthy period of time. Their hope is to bring a smile to their faces while they undergo some tough health situations.

    Donated sheets must be new.

  • Church Hill Road Redevelopment Project Gains Approval

    A Trumbull firm has gained Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) approval to construct a gas station/convenience store, including a food service area, at 67 Church Hill Road, at that street’s western corner with Edmond Road.

    Following two March 20 public hearings on the matter, P&Z members unanimously approved the project, which is known as Wheels, submitted by Consumers Petroleum of Connecticut, Inc (CPCI).

  • Council Approves Acquisition Of 37 Acres In Sandy Hook

    Following a closed session during its March 19 meeting, the Legislative Council reconvened in public and unanimously endorsed the acquisition of a 36.89-acre parcel off Chestnut Hill Road that will become permanently preserved for the community as open space.

    While the cost of the acquisition is $255,000, the town anticipates receiving a grant from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) that will offset about 60 percent of that purchase price.

  • Booth Library Focus Groups Scheduled

    As part of C.H Booth Library’s search for a new director, a series of focus groups have been scheduled, facilitated by the State of Connecticut Library Development office.

    Young adults are invited to participate in the first session, scheduled for Monday, March 31, at 3 pm.

    Adults are invited to either of the next two focus sessions, scheduled for Mondays, March 31 and April 7, at 7 pm.

  • A Day To Celebrate The Library

    The public is invited to celebrate the reopening of the C.H. Booth Library, Saturday, March 22, during regular library hours, 9:30 am to 5 pm. After remediation for flooding that occurred January 4, newly painted walls and woodwork, new carpet, and upgraded utilities, alarms, computers, and more mean that patrons of the C.H. Booth Library will find the library an even more welcoming space to visit.

  • Newtown Woods Condo Complex Construction Continues In Hawleyville

    Toll Brothers, Inc, a major Pennsylvania-based homebuilder, is well into the construction of Newtown Woods, an age-restricted 178-unit condominium complex at a 50-acre site off Mt Pleasant Road in Hawleyville.

    The project represents the fourth time since 1998 that various firms have sought to develop the site with a large-scale, high-density housing project for people over age 55. All three previously proposed projects, two of which gained approvals from the town, failed to materialize.

  • New Rating Saves Taxpayers $700,000 On Latest Bond Issue

    How much is Newtown’s latest bond rating increase worth to taxpayers? According to finance officials, almost a three quarters of a million dollars.

    Finance Director Robert Tait is touting the rock bottom 2.71 percent interest rate Newtown received March 12 on that bond sale as proof that seeking and achieving a AAA bond rating upgrade pays off.

  • Church Hill Road Commercial Redevelopment Project Expected To Start Soon

    The developer of a planned major commercial project in the borough said this week his firm soon plans to start site work at the 30-32 Church Hill Road property where more than 60,000 square feet of enclosed retail/office space would be built.

    Alan Weiner, president of Mesa General Contractors, Inc, of New Milford, said March 18 said that within the next month, the firm plans to start work at the property which formerly held Lexington Gardens, a plant nursery and gift shop which went out of business in January 2011.

  • Police Reports | March 3-17, 2014

    Mirror-To-Mirror

    Police said they are seeking information on the identity of a person who was driving a “blue truck” that was involved in a motor vehicle accident near 49 Hanover Road at about 4:40 pm on March 3 and then left the scene of the crash.

  • Fire Reports | March 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:

    Friday, March 14: 9:04 am, medical assist, Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded; 10:38 am, alarm, 3 Simm Lane, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded; 4:31 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 63 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded.