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Spring Project Will See Extended Trail At FFH

Published: April 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Trails at Fairfield Hills will be extended this spring, adding nearly another paved mile through the sprawling, scenic campus. Addressing the Fairfield Hills Authority earlier this month, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold explained the trails project, which will extend the existing paved pas

Realtors See Steady Improvement In Local Market

Published: April 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Board of Realtors president Barbara Frey is pleased with the direction the housing market in Newtown is headed this year. "There's a real positive feeling in the air," she said. Despite year-to-date sales slightly off from this time one year ago (60 homes sold since January 2015 versus

Town Turf Fields Still Closed

Published: April 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that the turf fields at Treadwell Park and Tilson Field will once again remain closed for at least another 24 hours, if not longer. The fields have not yet been opened for the season.

Police Department Receives Reaccreditation By State Council

Published: April 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Newtown Police Department has received reaccreditation from the state's Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC), signifying the department's continuing compliance with a broad range of law enforcement standards. The recognition provides the department with certain credentials i

Llodra: Pause Will Help Town To Find A Way Forward With Community Center

Published: April 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Only two men attempted to attend a community center information session Tuesday evening, March 31. They didn't get word that it had been canceled several hours earlier. The cancelation followed the day's news that First Selectman Pat Llodra, in a brief statement, had recommended to the Board of Se

Llodra Recommends Delay On Community Center Project Vote

Published: March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra is recommending to the Board of Selectman that action on the community center project "not go forward as planned" on April 28, in a statement released Tuesday, March 31. "It is my belief that our community is best served if we allow ourselves and the community the ti

VFW Seeking Assistance In Placing Gravesite Flags

Published: March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, members of Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 place new flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Newtown, a way of honoring departed service members each May. This year, said Donna Monteleone Randle, Chaplain for Post 308 and District 1, the VFW is

Open Burning Season Extended To May 15

Published: March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has announced that the open burning season is extended to May 15 to allow residents sufficient time to burn small brush for its disposal. Open burning season normally starts on November 1 and extends to April 1, but the season is being extended by more than six weeks in vi

River Walk Sewer Hearing Rescheduled To April 9

Published: March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Water & Sewer Authority has postponed a public hearing on a 74-unit multifamily housing complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, which initially had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1. The WSA public hearing on local local developer/builder Michael Burton's request for s

Borough Warden Suggests Townwide Traffic Study

Published: March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Police Commission members conducted a special meeting last week to discuss the traffic problems posed by the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. They invited the chief elected official of the borough to discuss the matter with them. But Borough Warden James Gasto
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Toilet Paper: Under (opening under/against the wall) or Over (opening over/away from the wall)?

Over
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Under
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