• Free Aquarion Fishing Permits For Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    EASTON — For the seventh year, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members may also receive free permits this year.

    On Wednesdays, April 22 and May 6, between 8 am to 3:30 pm, qualified anglers can obtain a free fishing permit by going to Aquarion’s Aspetuck Environmental Center at 714 Black Rock Road in Easton.

    Anglers should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment or a military ID/DD Form 214.

  • Hearing Slated on Aquarion Water Rate Hike Proposal

    State public utility regulators have scheduled a public hearing for this week on the Aquarion Water Company’s proposal to increase its water rates across the next three years, which if approved, would result in an overall 22.7 percent water rate hike.

    Aquarion owns the public water supply which serves central Newtown, Sandy Hook Center, and the Mt Pleasant Road, Main Street, and South Main Street areas. The water supply system formerly was owned by United Water.

  • Land Trust Pursuing Purchase Of Castle Hill Open Space

    The Newtown Forest Association (NFA), a private, nonprofit land trust, is spearheading a fundraising drive to buy 136 acres off Castle Hill Road, near Taunton Lake, to preserve that property as open space land.

    The NFA drive to buy the land is in competition with a local development firm’s proposal to purchase the land for the construction of up to 136 single-family houses in a cluster-style residential complex.