Falbo Claims National Title; Teammates Perform Well

Newtown High School sophomore wrestler Anthony Falbo won a national championship during the weekend of March 27–29. Falbo claimed the 160 pound weight division title in the Sophomore Division of the 26th Annual National High School Coaches Association High School National Wrestling Championships, held at the Virginia Beach (Va.) Convention Center. Falbo won a 6-4 decision over Brandon Kui of New Jersey in the finals after a 10-3 decision over Angel Solis of California in the semifinal round. Teammate Ed Lovely garnered All-American status by placing eighth at 126 pounds, also in the sophomore division.

River Walk Sewer Hearing Rescheduled To April 9

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 sanitary sewer service for the project known at The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village has been rescheduled to 7 pm on Thursday, April 9, at the sewage treatment plant office building on Commerce Road. Town Director of Public Works Fred Hurley that the hearing has been rescheduled to allow the applicant time to provide all required technical information to the WSA on the sewering request.

Borough Warden Suggests Townwide Traffic Study

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 Gaston, Sr, urged the Police Commission on March 24 to broaden its review of local traffic issues and to support having a traffic study performed on town roads. Police Commission members have been reviewing traffic data which indicate that during a six-year period, representing calendar years 2009 through 2014 inclusive, there were 94 reported traffic accidents in the area of the five-legged flagpole intersection, reflecting a high accident rate. Some of the collisions there involve vehicles striking the flagpole itself, as the 100-foot-tall steel structure is not shielded by protective barriers.

Cold, Snow Doesn't Deter Team 26 Departure To Washington, DC

With their 400 mile route displayed on a huge banner, a Ben's Bell dangling from the podium, spiritual blessings, encouragement from political leaders, nonprofit founders, a 12/14 victim's parent and the staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Team 26 departed for its third ride to Washington, DC Saturday morning, March 28. Amid swirling snow and decidedly un-springlike cold, approximately 150 residents and supporters gathered for a brief ceremony on the steps of Edmond Town Hall to bid farewell and Godspeed to the 26 cyclists and support staff accompanying them on their four-day trek.

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