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  • Economic Development Update Reveals What’s Going Up, What’s Coming Down

    The Board of Selectmen heard presentations by two key town staffers June 1, detailing a number of comings and goings.

    Brief presentations by Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter and Planning Director George Benson revealed a number of new commercial projects going up or being planned for development, as well as buildings that have or will be coming down after being cited under Newtown’s Blight Ordinance.

  • 'Grow Your Business' Event To Launch New Resource At Booth Library

    Connecticut public libraries are proving to be a vital player in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is another good reason for local small business professionals to stop by the local library.

    On Tuesday, June 23, C.H. Booth Library will launch its Virtual Small Business Development Center with a special business open house, “Grow Your Business.”

    The event will run from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street. 

  • Newest Development On Hawleyville’s ‘Medical Mile’ Seeks Tax Break

    There are so many medical and health care-related projects planned for, or already operating, along Mt Pleasant Road just east of the Bethel town line that Newtown’s Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter has nicknamed the stretch “Medical Mile.”

  • Free Seminars For Business Owners

    The Newtown Economic Development Commission and the Newtown Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Connecticut District Office to offer free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship.

    All seminars will be held in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, from 8 to 9:30 am. Coffee and bagels will be served.

    The following workshops are scheduled:

  • A Fall Festival In The Village

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  • Council OKs Tax Break For Planned Gas Station

    Legislative Council members have unanimously approved providing a property tax break to a firm which plans to construct a gas station/convenience store on Church Hill Road at its intersection with Edmond Road.

    The site at 67 Church Hill Road formerly held a vacant Shell gas station/convenience store, which was long considered an eyesore and was recently demolished in preparation for the new construction.

  • New Mini Mart Owner Requests Modest Tax Abatement

    From the barren, pocked lot where a boxy Shell station once stood greeting residents and visitors exiting Interstate 84 onto Church Hill Road, a new, more aesthetically pleasing Colonial-looking mini mart is about to take shape according to its developers. But to achieve that aesthetic improvement amid a state roadway realignment project, the newest addition to Church Hill Road’s commercial strip is coming with some additional costs.

  • Government Resources For Small Business At WWF, April 9

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature  “An Overview of Local, State and Federal Government Resources for Small Business” on Wednesday, April 9, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. 

    Networking and light dinner begin at 6 pm followed by guest speakers Betsy Paynter, Jean Leonard, and Nelson Merchan. 

  • Breakfast With The EDC

    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.