ZBA Backs Location For Second Hawleyville Gas Station

Published: March 18, 2019 at 07:00 am
Although several Hawleyville residents expressed public safety concerns about allowing a proposed gas station/convenience store to operate at 13 Hawleyville Road (State Route 25), Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) members have unanimously endorsed having such a facility at the 3.7-acre site within the Hawleyville Center Design District (HCDD) zone.

A Reminder From Food Pantry Volunteers: FAITH Available To All Residents

Published: March 18, 2019 at 07:00 am
FAITH Food Pantry is not a ministry of St Rose of Lima Church. The nonecumenical pantry is open to everyone in town, not just St Rose parishioners. Those were two of the points Lee Paulsen and Bill Manfredonia made to members of Newtown Interfaith Council during the council’s March 6 meeting.

Sandy Hook Residential Subdivision Gains P&Z Approval

Published: March 17, 2019 at 07:00 am
After reviewing design plans for the project, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved a residential subdivision for land at 77 Bennetts Bridge Road, near that street’s intersection with Lakeview Terrace and Gelding Hill Road.

Former Resiliency Agency Leader Pens Community Response Guide

Published: March 16, 2019 at 07:00 am
Newtown's horrific 12/14 tragedy inspired Melissa Glaser, MS LPC, the former coordinator of Newtown’s Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team (NRRT) to pen what could be the first-ever response handbook for newly affected communities to reach for when or if they become involved in a mass casualty tragedy.

Senior Paw Project To Be Subject Of Free Lunch And Learn

Published: March 15, 2019 at 03:00 pm
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary invites local residents to learn about its Senior Paw Project at a special Lunch and Learn on Friday, March 29. The project addresses the critical and growing needs of aging Americans who are unable to keep or care for their beloved dogs or cats.

Police Arrest Two Men In Fairfield Hills Burglary/Theft

Published: March 15, 2019 at 07:30 am
Police on Wednesday, March 13, arrested two Shelton men in connection with their alleged theft of scrap copper piping from the vacant but secured Cochran House, a decaying multistory 188,000-square-foot building at the town-owned Fairfield Hills complex, a former state psychiatric hospital.

Volunteers Sought For Labor Day Parade Committee

Published: March 15, 2019 at 07:15 am
Labor Day Parade Committee President Nick Kopcik has issued a call for help for the 2019 Labor Day Parade. “The more people who show up, the less work there is for everyone,” Mr Kopcik said recently.

Deterring Auto Theft Focus Of Police Conference

Published: March 15, 2019 at 07:00 am
Newtown Police Chief James Viadero recently attended a Bridgeport conference at which six other municipal police chiefs and the state’s Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) discussed possible solutions to an ongoing rash of juvenile crime, especially auto theft.

Town Attorney Calls For CHRO Complaint’s Dismissal

Published: March 15, 2019 at 07:00 am
A town attorney is challenging a Seymour man’s complaint to the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities that Newtown police discriminated against the man and is calling for the CHRO to dismiss the man’s complaint.

Final Public Hearing On Town, School Budget Requests Is March 20

Published: March 15, 2019 at 06:00 am
The final public hearing on proposed 2019-20 municipal and school district budgets is slated for 7 pm on Wednesday, March 20, ahead of the Legislative Council taking up deliberations and eventually sending the spending plans for taxpayers’ endorsement or rejection to referendum April 23.

March 2019


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