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  • Blight And Firearms Ordinance Amendments Set For Public Hearing

    Both the draft amendments to the town’s firearms ordinance and an anti-blight ordinance will be part of a public hearing on August 7, beginning at 7 pm in Newtown High School’s lecture hall, the Legislative Council voted Wednesday, July 10.

    During the meeting’s initial public comment period, resident Barbara O’Connor expressed concerns with amendments to Newtown’s Firearms Ordinance, which have been the subject of subcommittee meetings for nearly a year.

  • Watering Down The Shooting Range Ordinance

    To the Editor:

  • Target Shooting Needs To Be About Safety

    To the Editor:

    Thank you for your investigation Mr. Barzetti.  [“An Improbably Shot On Split Rock Road,” Letter Hive, 5/15/13] I want to re-state what happened on that day in January. A person, who was working on the roof of our neighbors’ home, was hit with a stray bullet from a nearby shooting range.  Luckily, he was not injured.

  • No More Regulation For Target Shooting Ranges

    To the Editor:

  • Watering Down The Shooting Range Ordinance

    To the Editor:

    At its meeting last week, the [Legislative Council’s] Ordinance Committee reached four decisions about its draft in progress of a new ordinance to regulate residential target shooting. The committee decided:

    1) To exclude from further consideration any permitting process to be administered by the police chief. The unanimous straw poll was taken immediately after Chief Kehoe replied No when asked by the chair if he supported inclusion of a permitting process in the new ordinance.

  • An Improbable Shot On Split Rock Road

    To the Editor:

    We have a well-organized group from Split Rock Road using 12/14 to take away our right to target shoot on our own property.

     A roofer was allegedly shot in that neighborhood by a stray bullet. That sounded odd so I investigated.

    I quote the police report: