- Friday, December 19, 2014
Although the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) last week unanimously approved Newtown Hook & Ladder’s proposal to build a firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road without a traffic study having been performed, the Police Commission this week, in its role as the local traffic authority, told the volunteer fire company that it wants a traffic study done before it would review and make a recommendation on th
- Tuesday, December 9, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the town held the first of two public forums on the advisability of allowing rental apartments by special zoning permit at the Fairfield Hills campus.
A second forum on the controversial topic was slated for 7 pm on Thursday, December 11, also in the library of Reed Intermediate School.
- Tuesday, December 9, 2014
To the Editor:
The “forum,” held last Saturday in the Reed Intermediate School library, about the now all-but-inevitable housing at Fairfield Hills, was not a forum at all.
- Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sediment, possibly from Fairfield Hills, may have washed into a Deep Brook tributary, Land Use officials learned Monday, October 20.
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
A Danbury firm hired by the town has demolished a Great Hill Road house that was heavily damaged by a June 2011 fire of undetermined origin.
The demolition eliminates the previously hazardous conditions at the property. The presence of the wreckage had drawn concerns from people living in the neighborhood.
- Monday, September 29, 2014
A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations.
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Victoria Boshell pushed her 20-month-old daughter, Emma, in a bright pink carriage up Church Hill Road near Main Street, Wednesday morning, September 10, as traffic whizzed past.
“We live on Academy Lane, and run out of sidewalks we can walk on in a couple of places,” said Ms Boshell. So she was delighted to hear that just moments before, the official dedication of the Memorial Sidewalk connecting Main Street to, ultimately, Sandy Hook Village, had taken place at the corner of Main Street and Church Hill Road.
- Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Last fall, 250 grass carp were placed in the waters of Taunton Lake, a scenic 124-acre spring-fed, glacial lake in the Taunton District whose waters drain into Pond Brook and eventually to the Housatonic River.
The grass carp, which are not native to the lake, were released into it as part of a project designed to curb the growth of the weed known as aquatic milfoil. Grass carp eat milfoil.
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On May 21, dozens of town officials, business leaders and interested potential tenants gathered at Fusion 25 for an “open house” promoting a planned commercial/office development at 146 South Main Street called the Summit @ Newtown. But the use of that development recently shifted to a somewhat precedent-setting mixed commercial/residential use after a zoning regulation was changed permitting limited residential uses in certain commercial zones.
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are slated to continue a public hearing on June 5 on a proposal to create new zoning regulations that would allow the agency to place a “moratorium” on certain land use applications.
Also, P&Z members are proposing applying such a one-year moratorium on the local growing and/or dispensing of “medical marijuana.”