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  • Rental Apartments: Fairfield Hills ‘Mixed-Use’ Zoning Slated For Discussion

    To foster discussion on the wisdom of creating “mixed-use” zoning covering a section of the town-owned Fairfield Hills campus, the town plans to soon hold two public sessions to explore the controversial topic.

    The two sessions will be sponsored by three town agencies: the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), the Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA), and the Economic Development Commission (EDC).

  • Authority Reviews Proposals For Fairfield Hills

    Proposals for a psychiatric hospital, ice arena, and children’s museum have all come before the Fairfield Hills Authority in the past, but just one appears to be moving forward with plans to make a home at the former state hospital campus.

  • Additional Trail Slated For Fairfield Hills

    Sharing a short story with the Fairfield Hills Authority Monday, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold offered a glimpse of what “makes me feel good” about her job: A woman stopped her recently while on the Fairfield Hills grounds, saying she had to leave her child’s bike behind as they walked through a meadow, which the bike couldn’t cross. The woman had said to Ms Mangold, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a trail going all the way around the campus?”

  • CEO Proposes Psychiatric Hospital For Fairfield Hills

    A new proposal for reuse that echoes Fairfield Hills’s origins has come before the authority overseeing that property.

    On Monday, September 22, Fairfield Hills Authority members and several town officials heard from HealthVest facility CEO Richard Kresch, MD, who discussed plans for a psychiatric hospital. He told authority members that his company acquires distressed facilities or develops new ones.

  • ‘Prostituting’ Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor:

    The verb prostitute, according to Collins Thesaurus, means to  “cheapen, sell out, pervert, devalue, squander, demean, debase, profane, or misapply.”

    This is exactly what seems to be evolving at Fairfield Hills. Our first selectman told the Board of Selectman at their most recent meeting that “those interested in projects at Fairfield Hills have said retail or commercial enterprises cannot survive without a residential component.”

  • Public Participation At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor:

  • FHA Members Discuss 12/14 Memorial, Plymouth Hall Reuse, Expenses

    From prospective tenants to memorial bench locations, Fairfield Hills Authority members this month discussed a grab bag of topics.

    FHA Chair Thomas Connors first noted the several parties interested in reusing the Plymouth Hall building — among them The 12/14 Foundation, The News-Times, and an advertising agency.

  • Hockey Coaches Receive FHA Encouragement Following Ice Arena Proposal

    Ice hockey, figure skating, theaters on ice, skating programs, and skate clubs are on the list of possibilities Newtown Nighthawks high school hockey coaches are working to make a reality.

    Head hockey coach Paul Esposito and goaltender coach Kris Kenny introduced the idea of a Newtown Ice Arena, a project that will cost an estimated $10 million or more, to Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday night.

  • FFH Authority Elects New Chair, Reflects On 2013

    The final Fairfield Hills Authority meeting of 2013 indicated changes to come for 2014.

    The role of chairman has passed from James Bernardi to authority member Thomas Connors.

    Noting his “last night as chair” at the December 18 meeting, Mr Bernardi said, “I’ve got to thank you all for being volunteers dedicated to making the campus better for our town. You do it because you are dedicated, you donate your time, and I am proud of the work you all do.”

  • Chinese Nursing School Interested In Fairfield Hills

    Chinese delegates wish to “start right away” with plans for a nursing school to occupy several Fairfield Hills buildings, said Liping Wang, a realtor from Property World in Milford, and speaking on their behalf.

    After listening to the brief presentation, Fairfield Hills Authority Chairman James Bernardi called it an “intriguing proposal.” Authority member Renata Adler said, “This sounds outstanding.”