- Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10:05 am
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.
- Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:30 am
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.
- Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:35 am
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.”
- Monday, January 19, 2015
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:
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014
To the Editor:
- Friday, September 19, 2014
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.
- Saturday, September 6, 2014
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.
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
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.
- 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.