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  • Traffic Study Sought By Police Commission For Firehouse Project

    Although the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) last week unanimously approved Newtown Hook & Ladder’s proposal to build a firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road without a traffic study having been performed, the Police Commission this week, in its role as the local traffic authority, told the volunteer fire company that it wants a traffic study done before it would review and make a recommendation on th

  • WSA Rejects Sewering Application As Incomplete For Proposed Church Hill Road Project

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has rejected, without prejudice, a developer’s application for preliminary approval to extend municipal sanitary sewer lines to serve a currently undeveloped 35-acre property near Exit 10 of Interstate 84, where the developer wants to construct a high-density, multifamily housing complex which has an “affordable housing” component.

  • Selectmen Receive Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee Update

    Geralyn Hoerauf, consultant to Newtown’s Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee, reviewed the panel’s plans for the coming weeks and months during her monthly reporting to the Board of Selectmen December 15.

    The committee, consisting of residents Bill Brimmer, Walt Motyka, Jay Maher, Paul Lundquist, Jim Filan, Scott Cicciari, Mike Marinaccio, Michelle Ku, Kathy Hamilton, and Rebekah Harriman, has met once since Ms Hoerauf’s last report to selectmen in mid-November.

  • Congregation Adath Israel Religious School To Host Hanukkah Program

    Congregation Adath Israel’s religious school will hold its annual Hanukkah program on Sunday, December 21, at 10:30 am, in the sanctuary at 115 Huntingtown Road.

    The Adath Israel religious school serves more than 30 children, kindergarten through seventh grade. Grades 4–7 meet twice a week, once on Sunday and once midweek. The preschool program meets once a month.

  • Fully Staged Musical ‘Scrooge!’ At The Palace This Weekend

    DANBURY — Get ready to deck the halls this holiday weekend when Musicals at Richter, Connecticut’s longest running outdoor theater, moves inside to The Palace Danbury with an enchanting version of “Scrooge!”  The Musical.

  • Final Push On To Support Memorial Bench Installations

    Anybody who sees and wants to display their own "WE ARE NEWTOWN" bumper sticker, or those wanting to acquire and distribute them as stocking stuffers this holiday season should plan to visit the organizer of a campaign to purchase and install 26 engraved memorial benches created in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

  • Fairfield Hills Housing Issues Reviewed At Forum

    About 50 people, including residents and town officials, gathered on December 11 at a second forum held to discuss the advisability of allowing housing by special zoning permit at the Fairfield Hills campus.

  • Ten Plaintiffs: 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • Final Sunday Cinema Series Program: Two Films, December 28

    On Sunday, December 28, Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host the final screenings of the films in 1939: The Greatest Year in Film — A 75th Anniversary Celebration Sunday Cinema Series.

    At the Circus will be offered at 1 pm, featuring the willful mayhem of Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx; and at 4 and 7 pm, Babes in Arms, starring the beloved child stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, will be screened.

  • Children’s Museum Seeks Support, Finds New Home

    Now in storage, but ready to visit businesses in town is R. Hero, a 6-foot tall puppy Dalmatian sculpture. Its purpose is to celebrate local heroes, serve as a visual reminder of the traits of a hero such as courage, respect, honor and compassion for others, and encourage children to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them.