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  • Forums Slated On FFH Residential Uses Begin Saturday

    The possibility of incorporating a residential element into Fairfield Hills redevelopment has again entered conversations, which will be opened to the public this month.

  • Community Center, Mental Health Facility Enter FFH Discussions

    Plans for a community center and a proposed mental health facility filled conversation during the Fairfield Hills Authority’s meeting on Monday, November 24.

  • Officials Recommend Funds For Additional Demolition At Fairfield Hills

    What can the town do to generate activity for demolition at Fairfield Hills? First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday, November 24, that town officials recently have had “quite a bit of discussion” about the question.

    She soon handed members a draft of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations that include three $3.5 million requests over consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 for demolition.

  • Hawks Will Host Xavier In State Semis On Saturday

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Xavier of Middletown in the state playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 6. Kickoff at Blue & Gold Stadium is set for 2 pm.

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced the seedings and matchups today; visit casciac.org for complete tournament information.

  • Quiet Life To Headline Next ‘Live At The Edmond Town Hall’ Benefit

    On Saturday, December 20, at 7 pm, Quiet Life will headline the ninth show in Newtown’s Live at the Edmond Town Hall series.

    Sparks flew when Quiet Life formed in New London, where New England meets the Sound. From there, the group ran down a dream to the California coast, and then fled for the northwestern charm of Portland, Ore. Just a pair of brothers and a few good friends in a van that runs on waste veggie oil.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ Taking A Traditional Place In Holiday Festival

    The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice’s Malenkee Dance Company held a dress rehearsal Friday, November 21, preparing for the upcoming performances of Nutcracker Suite. Dancers will take the stage at Edmond Town Hall during the annual Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 7, at noon and 2 pm. From left in their rat costumes are Chelsea Fowler, Annie Fowler, and Taegan Smith, surrounding Clara (Elizabeth Delp).

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire Fundraiser

    Firefighters Tom Bernath, left, and Scott Allen check a tree as it is unloaded at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station at sunset on Friday, November 28. As they come off the truck, trees are measured for height, and then stacked so that all similar sizes and types are grouped together. Up on the truck, at left, is Sandy Hook Lieutenant Kevin Stoyak, preparing to drop another tree down for processing.

  • Concert Placed Hope, Love, And Healing ‘Within Our Reach’

    A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

  • Historical Society Seeking Artifacts Of Sandy Hook’s Irish Population

    Newtown Historical Society (NHS) is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit.

  • Multifamily Complexes: December 4 Hearing Set On Mixed-Income Housing

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on a proposed overlay zone intended for high-density, multifamily housing, which would include an “affordable housing” component.

    The proposed zone is known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income-10 (MUMI-10) zone, reflecting its provisions for mixed land uses, mixed income levels of its residents, and a 10-acre minimum site size.