Police report an accident involving a school bus in Sandy Hook Center at about 7:15 am on Thursday, August 27, which was the first day of school.
Police said motorist Jared Fiala, 18, of 49 Main Street was driving a 1995 Mazda Miata two-seat convertible sports car eastward on Church Hill Road near the Sandy Hook Diner, when the right side of the Mazda struck the left rear section of a parked All-Star Transportation school bus. The school bus was unoccupied, police said.
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:
Thursday, August 6: 11:24 am, motor vehicle accident, South Main Street near Elm Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:57 pm, vehicle fire, Wasserman Way commuter parking lot, Sandy Hook responded; 8:07 pm, wires down, near intersection of Hattertown Road and Hi Barlow Road, Dodgingtown responded.
The fight of our life is on, and it is against high density housing – not just in our town, but everywhere! As a homeowner in Sandy Hook, it was my decision to locate here due to the bucolic and picturesque nature of the town. Well that is about to change, according to what’s going on now. We as a community must take note that this won’t be the first, or the last, of these large tract developments that create blight and traffic woes for everyone who live here.
Please do not allow the proposed 74-condo unit on Washington Street in Sandy Hook to go forward. The size is far too large — it needs to be reduced.
If approved, the lives of those 10,000 residents living in Sandy Hook will be forever changed. The traffic created by this complex will only worsen the congestion that we already have at the four-corner intersection in Sandy Hook.
The proposed 74-unit condominium project on Washington Street in Sandy Hook is much too large for our village.
The traffic congestion that already exists at the intersection of Washington Street, Riverside Road, Church Hill Road, and Glen Road will only dramatically increase if such a large and unsightly development is approved.
As residents of Sandy Hook, we sought and have valued the rural-suburban community that we moved to 40 years ago. Recognizing that change is both necessary and inevitable, we have tried to maintain as best we can the neighborhood character that we have always enjoyed. Unfortunately, it seems as if this small area, between Exit 10 and Sandy Hook Center, has been beset with an over-abundance of development that is clearly uncharacteristic of our community.