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  • VFW Holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

    A flag retirement ceremony took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Saturday, June 14, on Flag Day, where collections of tattered American flags were honorably retired.

    “A flag is retired when it has served its duty,” said VFW Men’s Auxiliary President Robert Arnold. “The ceremony is a respectful, solemn way to say goodbye to an old friend.”

  • From Newtown To The Brooklyn Bridge, These Moms Demand Action

    Two Newtown moms who were deeply affected by the 12/14 tragedy have transitioned from quietly hosting recent gatherings of several dozen common-sense gun law supporters to joining more than 1,000 like-minded families during a very high profile march across the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month.

  • Hawleyville Property Owners Seek Sewer Connections

    The owners of 15 Hawleyville properties have informed the town that they want their properties to connect to the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system, thus triggering the planning process for installation of the sewers, which are intended to spur local economic development.

    Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said June 17 that the 15 properties include existing residential and commercial uses, as well as currently undeveloped commercial properties.

  • Former NFL Player Arraigned On Drug Charges

    DANBURY — A Newtown man, who is a former National Football League player, pleaded not guilty on June 17 in Danbury Superior Court to two counts of illegal sale of narcotics. Those charges stem from a US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into the man’s alleged sale of potent prescription painkillers at his home in April and May.

  • Newly Appointed Commissioners Poised To Make Charter 'User Friendly'

    In two swift motions with minimal discussion, a new nine-member Charter Revision Commission was unanimously seated and charged by the Legislative Council June 18.

    The new charter panel consists of two former council members, Jeff Capeci and Dan Wiedemann, who both worked with previous charter initiatives in their elected capacities. George Guidera, Kevin Burns, Thomas Long, Eric Paradis, Deborra Zukowski, James Ritchie, and Robert Hall round out the list of appointees.

  • Democrat Jen Aguilar To Vie For 112th District Seat

    112th District Candidate Jen Aguilar

  • EDC Endorses Housing At Fairfield Hills

    The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has endorsed a zoning rule proposal that would allow the creation of rental apartments located above commercial uses at future development projects at the town-owned Fairfield Hills core campus.

    Following discussion at a June 10 session, EDC members endorsed a proposed zoning rule that would allow residential uses at Fairfield Hills under certain conditions, and provided that the applicants met the terms of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) special permit review process.

  • Sandy Hook School Proposal Starts Land Use Review

    The town Public Building & Site Commission (PBSC) has submitted a combined construction application for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School to the municipal land use agency, including an application to the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) and an application to the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z).

    The project proposed for 12 Dickinson Drive would be constructed at the site of the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished in 2013 after the December 2012 massacre at the school.

  • Pecks Lane Festival, Tag Sale To Benefit EverWonder Museum

    Two businesses in the 31 Pecks Lane commercial complex are teaming up to help raise funds to sustain a permanent interactive children’s museum in the community. The EverWonder Children’s Museum, temporarily housed in the complex, will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Pecks Lane Festival & Community Tag Sale.

    The event is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • Farmers Market Opens June 24 At Fairfield Hills

    Market Master Mary Fellows has announced that opening day for the 2014 Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills is Tuesday, June 24, from 2 to 6 pm.

    Shoppers will find approximately ten vendors selling organic and Connecticut grown spring produce, plants, flowers, and baked goods on the first day of the Market, with many more expected to join the Tuesday afternoon event “as the season grows,” quipped Ms Fellows.

    This is the twelfth year for the local Farmers Market.