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  • Selectmen OK, Move $40.2 Million Budget To BOF Review

    After meeting with members of the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers, representatives of the Booth Library and its board, the Board of Fire Commission, and the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps chief February 5, the Board of Selectmen completed its departmental review and unanimously approved a 2015-16 budget request of $40,203,958.

  • Fitness For Kindness: Gyms Across The Country To Honor Charlotte Bacon With Special Workout

    Gyms across the country will this week be honoring Charlotte Bacon, a young victim of 12/14, with an event called Fitness for Kindness to commemorate her birthday. The Fitness For Kindness fundraiser event can occur any time during the week leading up to what would have been Charlotte’s ninth birthday on February 22.

  • Pancake Supper For Shrove Tuesday

    St John’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, will hold its 58th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 17.

    From 5 to 7 pm in the church hall, members of the church will be serving all-you-can-eat dinners of pancakes, applesauce, and beverages. After a one year hiatus, Bruce Moulthrop’s home-style corned beef hash will return to the menu. Diners can opt for the hash or sausage as their side.

  • Congregational Church Reaches Across The Country To Find A New Associate

    Caroline Hamilton-Arnold enjoys rock climbing, reading, camping and dreaming. She also loves myriad forms of music, from electronic to folk, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s pre-Sherlock show The Last Enemy.

    She is not a fan of cold weather, however, which would be an issue for the newest staff member at Newtown Congregational Church if she had not already fallen in love with the town where she now spends much of her time.

  • Community Center Phase I Info Sessions Announced

    Through the generosity of The GE Foundation, which has granted $15 million to the Town of Newtown for the design, construction, and operations of a new community center, Newtown is moving forward on the planning for an expanded senior center and a new aquatic center for community use.

    Newtown Parks & Recreation will host a pair of public information sessions, which will include meeting the members of the design and construction team chosen by the town for this project.

  • WSA Approves Final Design Phase For Hawleyville Sewer Expansion

    Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members have unanimously approved having their consulting engineering firm start final design work on the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system extension, a municipal project intended to stimulate economic development.

    At a February 5 meeting, WSA member Richard Zang made a motion to have Fuss & O’Neill, Inc, start the final design project, with successive stages of that design to be sequentially approved by the WSA as the project progresses.

  • P&Z Approves Medical Office Building In Hawleyville

    Following a review of plans, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members on February 5 unanimously approved construction of a two-story, 30,000-square-foot medical office building at a 4.7-acre site at 168-170 Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville.

    The P&Z approved the project for applicant Newtown Medical Office Two, LLC of Westport.

    The project would be similar in appearance to another medical office building that was recently constructed at 164 Mt Pleasant Road.

  • Size Of Proposed Multifamily Complex Still Unclear

    Local officials realize that a Trumbull developer is proposing a “big” multifamily housing project for a 35-acre site in Sandy Hook, near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84. The problem is, it remains unclear just how big the controversial project proposed by 79 Church Hill Road, LLC, would be.

  • Measles Spread Highlights Vaccine Exemptions; Veteran Physician Offers Historical Perspective

    As of Monday, February 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of measles cases in the nation is up to 121 so far this year. All but 18 of those recent cases are tied to an outbreak that started at the Disneyland amusement park in California.

  • Draft Of Sandy Hook Commission Report Released Ahead Of Friday Meeting

    The February 12 release of a draft report of Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has come one day ahead of a meeting where the panel was scheduled to vote on its formal release.