- Friday, February 14, 2014
Snow and ice have been repeatedly blanketing Newtown since late fall, pushing the Public Works Department’s winter maintenance budgets into the red in recent weeks. But a transfer of $116,106 that is expected to be approved by the Legislative Council February 19 will put those well-tapped budget lines back in the black according to Public Works Director Fred Hurley.
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Dayton Street, a 1,400-foot-long residential dead-end road extending northward from Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center, offers an impressive view of the Pootatuck River.
However, motorists who happen to drive on the street during the next several days should take care because the road currently has no protective barriers along its eastern edge, which is adjacent to a steep slope leading down to the river.
- Monday, October 7, 2013
To the Editor:
We pay at least $8,000 in taxes every year to this town, as I'm sure many others do. We are not getting our money's worth. Some of the roads in this town are deplorable. I go to tag sales every week-end and at least three paved roads are disgusting. Platt's Hill Road looks like it hasn't been done in the 45 years I've lived here. Parts of Brushy Hill Road and all of Shut Road are terrible.
- Friday, September 6, 2013
I craned my neck as best I could, trying to see through the cloud cover during Monday’s Labor Day Parade, but I did not see a single vintage airplane or B-17 flying overhead. Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell cleared up the mystery for me, saying that last minute paperwork due to increased security could not be filed in time to schedule the planes this year, after all. Fortunately, there were plenty of wonderful distractions at ground level to alleviate any brief disappointment over the unexpected cancellation.