Newtown Delegation Frustrated Over State Budget Announcement

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown's delegation of state lawmakers - Senator Tony Hwang, Rep Mitch Bolinsky, Rep J P Sredzinski and Rep Dan Carter - each expressed frustration, even exasperation after learning about an agreement on a biennium budget. That agreement reportedly emerged from a late night meeting that broke

IWC Approves 74-Condo River Walk

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Following a third public hearing on a proposal to construct 74 condominium units on the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, the Inland Wetlands Commission on May 27 unanimously approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project known as The Walk at Sandy Hook Village

Community Forum Airs School Closing Concerns

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
With the Board of Education set to review data on the possibility of closing a school during its meeting on Tuesday, June 2, parents voiced concerns on the topic during a Community Forum on Thursday, May 28. Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, explained near the start of the forum that

Residents Sought For Commission Posts

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving. Inquiries shou

Community Center Planning Resumes

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
The recently established Community Center Commission elected co-chairs and revised its vision statement Tuesday, May 26, at the group's second meeting. The group has begun the process of planning a community center. This week, the 14-member group reworked its vision statement, talked about their c

Charter Panel Drafts New Property Disposition, Acquisition Language

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown's latest Charter Revision Commission is heading into June with the end of a yearlong tunnel in sight. Following a May 27 meeting, ccommission Chairman Jeff Capeci said the group was more than two-thirds finished with what will amount to a complete review and refinement of the community's

Officials Laying Ground Work For High School Auditorium Renovations

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
In two different locations Thursday, May 28, the Board of Finance and the Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC) were scheduled to lay the groundwork for the earliest stages of a planned high school auditorium renovation, which may commence as early as July 1, the date funding becomes available

Sandy Hook Starts The Summer With Rubber Ducks

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Michael Porco, Jr, stepped onto the sidewalk where parents and children gathered to peer over bridge rails into the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook Center Saturday, May 23. He urged them to make room for a bucket loader that was rounding the corner from Glen Road onto Church Hill,

NWS: Strong Thunderstorm Approaching

Published: May 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning that went with this afternoon's storm has been cancelled. || The National Weather Service (NYC) is tracking a "strong thunderstorm [that] will affect eastern Putnam and Northern Fairfield counties" within the hour. A special Weather Statement has been issu

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