- Thursday, January 15, 2015
A state Department of Transportation (DOT) official is offering some ideas on how the Main Street flagpole intersection’s traffic problems can be alleviated through a redesign of the five-legged intersection.
William Britnell, principal engineer in DOT’s highway design unit, said that creating a “roundabout” at the flagpole intersection would improve traffic flow there, alleviating the vehicle-turning conflicts that occur at the intersection, which becomes congested at times.
- Friday, September 5, 2014
This curious kitty has heard back from another reader of our “Way We Were” column, regarding the photo of two boys near the edge of a body of water, which ran in the August 8 issue of The Newtown Bee. Jacquie Dachenhausen had contacted me last month, saying she felt fairly certain the boys were her son and his best friend. Gail and Chuck Luf, though, also believe that they know the boys. “I think it’s my son, Josh, and James Barrett, a Fresh Air guest we had many years,” says Gail.
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Police said that two pedestrians were injured in a motor vehicle accident about 6:17 pm on December 11 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
To the Editor:
In last week’s issue, The Bee took note of the short ceremony conducted August 15 to honor the keepers of our iconic flagpole, but failed to mention the extent of their decades of quiet and faithful service to our town. It is truly remarkable.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Paul Bastiaanse and Dan Hern of Valley Restoration in Torrington were above it all, Tuesday morning, April 16, as they repaired the stem and set a new gilded ball in place on the flagpole.
The gilded ball that formerly topped the flagpole was lost last August when a truck hit the pole, knocking the ball off its post. Despite a search in the area at that time, the 16-inch diameter ornament was never recovered.
Renovations to the flagpole are usually funded by efforts of retired Newtown Police lieutenant David Lydem.