• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Police Seize Five Pounds Of Marijuana At Sobriety Checkpoint

    During a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend at Fairfield Hills, police stopped a vehicle to check on whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and then found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk, resulting in the arrest of the vehicle’s five occupants on several drug charges, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.

    On the night of Saturday, November 22, police had set up the checkpoint on Wasserman Way at its intersection with Trades Lane.

  • 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.

  • Closings & Cancellations Piling Up

    In response to the snowstorm that has reached the area, businesses and organizations have begun announcing program cancellations and/or early closing plans.

    Readers who would like to have their closings or cancellations announced are invited to call 203-426-3141 or send an email to editor@thebee.com.