- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
To the Editor:
The Board of Selectman appears to continue having problems making appointments to boards and commission. When the Economic Development Commission was created by the Legislative Council, they specified that there would be term limits of two consecutive three-year appointments. Clearly the Legislative Council felt that more than six years on the commission was not in the best interest of the town.
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Board of Selectmen moved quickly to reorganize Newtown’s Land Use, Planning, and Economic Development functions following the recent departure of Director of Economic and Community Development Director Elizabeth Stocker, who has taken a new job with similar responsibilities in Norwalk.
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has endorsed a zoning rule proposal that would allow the creation of rental apartments located above commercial uses at future development projects at the town-owned Fairfield Hills core campus.
Following discussion at a June 10 session, EDC members endorsed a proposed zoning rule that would allow residential uses at Fairfield Hills under certain conditions, and provided that the applicants met the terms of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) special permit review process.
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
Are you prepared for the next storm or potential emergency? The Newtown Economic Development Commission (EDC) will offer “Community Preparedness: Small Businesses and Families Leading the Way by Preparing Themselves,” a free seminar, on Tuesday, August 13.
The program will be presented in Newtown Municipal Center Council Chambers, 3 Primrose Street, from 8:30 to 10 am.
Attendees will learn how to prepare and protect themselves and their businesses in case of an emergency.
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
A core group of about 20 local business leaders and town officials gathered March 20 to hear about the next phase of a multistep plan to help boost business and the economic status of many local businesses that have suffered under the combination of a general economic downturn and the 12/14 tragedy.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Breakfast with The EDC, 7:30-9 am, Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road, $5, special event co-hosted by Flagpole BNI will feature guest speakers Elana Bertram, Betsy Paynter and Elizabeth Stocker, all of Newtown Economic Development Commission, continental breakfast served; 203-304-9050, info@FlagpoleBNI.org.
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The local Economic Development Commission is retooling the language and is seeking changes to Newtown’s Business Incentive benefits to accommodate more of the types of new enterprises the town expects to see developing in the coming years. First Selectman Pat Llodra has mentioned the EDC’s desire to improve and enhance the program during several meetings in recent weeks.