- Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:30 am
Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico said this week that the town’s search for a person to replace Michael Kehoe as police chief is proceeding well.
“It’s going very well,” Mr Mangiafico said at a September 1 Police Commission session.
An executive-level personnel search committee has reviewed the ten applications for the job that were submitted, he said. Applications closed on August 14.
- Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:23 am
Following lengthy discussion at a September 1 session, Police Commission members, serving as the local traffic authority, rejected a request from Newtown High School officials to allow limited staff access to the school in the morning via a gated emergency accessway extending from Oakview Road.
- Friday, September 4, 2015
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, responded to the state’s release of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam results on August 28, by calling the results “baseline data.”
The superintendent said on Monday that the new exam has no correlation with the Connecticut Mastery Test and the Connecticut Academic Performance test, which were administered in previous years.
“The SBAC test is a different assessment. It just is,” said Dr Erardi.
- Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm
Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.
- Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm
The 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade will start at 10 am on Monday, September 7.
The parade forms on Main Street, near its intersection with Currituck Road. The parade proceeds southward on Main Street, turns left onto eastbound Glover Avenue, and then turns left onto northbound Queen Street, where it ends.
Staging the parade will require that all roads leading to the center of town be closed to traffic from approximately 9:40 am to approximately 1:15 pm, police said.
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
While traveling east on Interstate 84 at about 6:35 pm on August 27, motorist Roger Mavrides, 59, of Canton, Mass., who was driving a 2010 BMW, struck the rear end of a 2005 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lauren Henson, 27, of Southbury, state police said. There were no injuries. Mavrides received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, state police said.
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- Thursday, September 3, 2015
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:25 am
Among the hundreds of riders passing through several Fairfield County towns including Newtown on Sunday was one man with a fist raised as he passed under the raised flag on South Main Street.
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:16 am
After several months of meetings, the Community Center Commission is “still being very cautious and not voicing too much of an opinion” about specific ideas for the facility’s use, said Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure.
The group awaits feedback from the public, for which there are several upcoming opportunities, including a survey, and open forums, he said.
- Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:41 am
A local builder/developer is proposing a new set of zoning regulations for “elderly housing,” which would allow detached single-family houses on relatively small lots in a subdivision, with each lot having its own water well and septic system.
Kim Danziger of Danziger Homes, Inc, presented his regulatory proposal for elderly housing to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at an August 20 public hearing.