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  • River Walk Wetlands Hearing Set For April 22; Sewer Service Application To Be Reviewed April 9

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has scheduled a public hearing for later this month on a developer’s application to construct a 74-unit housing complex on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

    At a March 30 meeting, IWC members agreed to hold a hearing on the proposal known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village at 7:30 pm, on Wednesday, April 22, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • WSA Rejects Sewers For Proposed Multifamily Complex

    Following the conclusion of an April 1 public hearing, Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members unanimously rejected a Trumbull developer’s controversial request for sanitary sewer service for 79 Church Hill Road. That 35-acre site, near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84, is where the developer has proposed the construction of a large multifamily complex, with an affordable housing component.

  • Queen Street Speed Table Issue Resurfaces

    The chief elected official of the borough told Police Commission members March 24 that although the commission, acting as the local traffic authority, in the past had decided to install broad speed bumps, known as speed tables, on Queen Street, the commission had not notified the Borough Board of Burgesses of those plans.

  • Children’s Museum Reopens April 4

    The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen on Saturday, April 4, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location.

    Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; and, beginning April 12, Sundays from noon to 5.

    Guests can view the newest exhibit, Flight Lab, and returning favorites like the Ball Run and the Imagination Playground.

  • Annual Spring Egg Hunt Becomes Snowy Scramble

    A happy Easter Bunny led a group of about 200 parents and children across a snowy field at Dickinson Park on Saturday, March 28, to the new playground, known as FunSpace II, where about 4,000 Easter eggs were scattered on the ground at the town’s annual Spring Egg Hunt. 

  • Birth Certificates Available Locally

    With kindergarten registrations happening locally in the coming weeks, Town Clerk Debbie Halstead is reminding parents that if they resided in Newtown at the birth of their child they do not have to go to the hospital or town where the child was delivered to obtain a required birth certificate for registration.

    Parents can request the document during weekday business hours at the Town Clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose Street.

    The cost is $20 per certified copy.

  • Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Christensen

    Elizabeth “Betty” Christensen died March 30, 12 days before her 100th birthday. She was born in Collingdale, Penn., on April 11, 1915, and had been a resident of Newtown since 1953.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Willard L. Christensen, who was warden of the Borough of Newtown at the time of his death in 1980.

  • NBA Pro To Share Recovery Experience

    Newtown High School, Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Board of Realtors invite the public to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle with substance abuse and his road to recovery on Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm. This presentation is intended for parents and their children (11 years and older), friends and neighbors, and will be held at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road. 

  • Widower Celebrates His Beloved 64 Years After Meeting At ‘Fairfield Hospital’

    Sixty-four years ago, former Fairfield Hills worker Joe Howard was at his regular post on the second floor of Shelton House. His job was to monitor the facility’s newly hired student nurses as they arrived for their first day of work.

    He remembers it as though it were yesterday.

  • A Subject Near And Dear To The Hearts Of Gardeners Everywhere

    On Wednesday, April 8, The Town and Country Garden Club will host a program by club member Marilynn Klepfer on composting, a subject near and dear to the hearts of gardeners. The program will be held at Newtown Senior Center, within the multi-purpose building at 14 Riverside Road. It will begin at 7 pm and is open to the public, free of charge.