• Council Hits Road Projects, Ordinances During First October Meeting

    The Legislative Council dug into a package of ordinances, and received a brief report on the status of town spending on major planned road and drainage projects during the first meeting of the month on October 7.

    On the request of a council member, Chair Mary Ann Jacob told The Newtown Bee that she requested Public Works Director Fred Hurley inform the full council on the status of Town road projects.

  • Third Community Center Forum Continues Discussion Among Residents

    What do residents want in a community center?

    The primary appeals during Tuesday’s public forum about a community center included space to house arts, senior activities, a pool, an ice rink, and a general gathering place. But with those interests came questions: could a center be all of those things, and how far will the $10 million gift for center construction from The GE Foundation be able to stretch?

  • Police Commission Delays Plans To Hire Officer

    The Police Commission’s plans to hire a person to fill vacancy for a police patrol officer position have been delayed, with that hiring now expected to occur in January.

    The person would fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Steven Santucci, 38, a sergeant who left town service after being arrested on multiple federal drug charges last April. Mr Santucci has pleaded not guilty to the eight charges, which are pending in US District Court in Hartford.

  • Conversation On Racial Justice Leads To Weekly Vigils At Trinity Episcopal Church

    Trinity Episcopal Church hosted a conversation on racial equality and racial justice on October 11. The speaker was Bishop John L. Selders Jr, the Organizing Pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, and a leader of the Moral Monday CT movement.

    It was the second such conversation hosted by the church in recent months.

  • Sandy Hook Resident Is Seymour In ‘Little Shop’ At Lauralton Hall

    MILFORD — Lauralton Hall will present Little Shop of Horrors, a delectable sci-fi horror musical based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay written by Charles Griffith, this month at Parsons Center Auditorium. The outlandish musical will be performed on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 24, at 7 pm; and Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm.

  • Police Commission Plans ‘Open Dialogue’ Session

    To promote open communications with members of the public, the Police Commission has scheduled a special meeting for later this month at which the only topic on the agenda will be “open public dialogue.”

    That session is slated for 7 pm on Monday, October 26, in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street (Route 25).

  • Theater Review: Campy Cult ‘Rocky Horror’ Is Incredibly Entertaining

    SHERMAN — The Sherman Players swung for the rafters, scoring huge with their raucous and racy (is there any other kind?) rendition of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Under the wickedly creative direction of Francis A. Daley this musical is nostalgic, evil and perverse, all while being incredibly entertaining.  It is the perfect Halloween treat for any adult with a sense of humor.

  • Commission Recommends Speed Limits For 18 Town Roads

    In an ongoing, phased traffic safety review of town roads, the Police Commission, in its role as the local traffic authority, has endorsed speed limits for 18 local residential roads and is seeking state Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for those speed limits on both sides of the affected streets.

    Police Commission members on October 6 approved submitting the data to DOT for its field review of the proposed speed limits.

  • Oakview Road Parking Ban To Be Posted

    In response to complaints about the hazards posed by motorists who park along Oakview Road, the Police Commission on October 6 approved having police post No Parking signs along that 3,000-foot-long north-south street, which lies west of the Newtown High School grounds.

    The narrow, curving, hilly Oakview Road links Wasserman Way to Berkshire Road. Oakview Road often is used by motorists as a cut-through or shortcut to avoid traffic congestion near Exit 11 of Interstate 84 and near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Berkshire Road.

  • Brownell’s Paintings On View This Month At Municipal Center

    The paintings of Lee Meredith Brownell, a realist and photorealist, are on view Newtown Municipal Center this month.

    A library media associate at Newtown High School and a freelance graphic designer, Ms Brownell earned a bachelor of fine arts with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has also studied art direction at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.