Council Passes Anti-Blight Ordinance; Vote Delayed On Shooting Rules

Published: August 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown now has its first anti-blight ordinance, but proposed amendments to a firearms ordinance "are still in play," Legislative Council member George Ferguson said following an August 7 public hearing. After a lengthy evening for residents to address both ordinances, Legislative Council member

P&Z Reviews Controversial Zoning Proposals For Hawleyville

Published: August 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
A development firm has withdrawn from Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) consideration its controversial proposal for a time extension on the use of temporary office space on Mt Pleasant Road in Hawleyville. However, still pending before the P&Z are three other controversial zoning proposals that

Make A Home: Heading Toward Homelessness?

Published: August 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
Depending on who is speaking, the matter of Make A Home Foundation's future is either a "contentious thing" or "a very political situation."Anita Pettengill and her husband Dan Telesco founded Make A Home Foundation in Sandy Hook in 2010. The nonprofit organization devoted to providing fre

Monument From Maine: Sandy Hook Church Field Will Host 'Rock Of Angels'

Published: August 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
Rock of Angels was loaded onto a 63-foot flatbed truck last week and driven to Sullivan, Me. It will begin its trip south on Saturday, stopping in Hartford on Sunday for a special event, and will arrive in Newtown on Monday, August 12. The monument's placement in a small field behind St John's Epi

Fire Reports August 1 - 8, 2013

Published: August 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, August 1: 2:45 pm, wires down, near intersection of Hanover Road a...

Queen St. Residents Applaud Speed Tables For Traffic Control

Published: August 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
A small group of Queen Street residents attended a Police Commission session this week to thank that agency, which serves as the local traffic authority, for having had five permanent speed tables installed on the southern section of the mile-long street that links Church Hill Road to Mile Hill Road

Police reports July 31 - August 5, 2013

Published: August 08, 2013 at 12:00 am
Four MV Charges After learning that Newtown Police held a warrant against him, Robert Zielinski, 26, of Waterbury went to the police station at about 4:20 pm on August 1 and was then charged with making a restricted turn, mi...

AG: Donor Intent Was Honored In Sandy Hook Fund Distribution

Published: August 07, 2013 at 12:00 am
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen issued a notice to the United Way of Western Connecticut and The Newtown-Sandy Hook Foundation on August 7 indicating the agency and foundation honored donor intent in its decision to distribute $7.7 million of the more than $11 million collected in the wak

Finance Board Adds Sandy Hook School To CIP

Published: August 07, 2013 at 12:00 am
During a brief special meeting August 5, the Board of Finance unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the town to appropriate $49,250,000 for the planning, design and construction of a new Sandy Hook School. The finance board also voted to add that construction project - which will be underw

Firm Selected For Superintendent Search

Published: August 07, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Board of Education moved one step further in its search for a superintendent during a special meeting on Tuesday, August 6, when it unanimously voted to hire the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) to act as a consultant. Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein said, followin

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