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  • Town Disaster Mitigation Plan Gains Federal Approval

    The town has gained federal approval for the Newtown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a planning document which the town will use in preparing to reduce the potential damage caused by natural disasters.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has endorsed the plan, which has been six years in the making, said Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use. Mr Sibley also is a town deputy director of emergency management.

  • Steel Framework At Sandy Hook Elementary To Be ‘Topped Off’ June 30

    Next Tuesday’s “topping off” ceremony, where the final steel construction beam at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School is signed by the entire construction team and hoisted into place, will mark a significant milestone in the critical local building project that one key official involved said is going extremely well.

  • Preliminary SHS Playground Designs Presented To PB&S

    Preliminary designs for the new Sandy Hook School building’s playgrounds were presented by representatives of a design firm at the Tuesday, June 23, Public Building & Site Commission meeting.

    The commission also heard a presentation on the artwork planned for the school during the meeting.

    A number of meetings were held with a school playground committee, according to William Richter, a principal of Richter & Cegan of Avon, a landscape architecture and urban design firm.

  • Rolled Dump Truck Closes Botsford Hill Road For Six Hours

    A large, loaded 12-wheel construction dump truck, which was traveling on Botsford Hill Road early on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, flipped over onto its right side and leaked diesel fuel.

    The incident triggered an environmental cleanup project that caused a section of that street to close to through-traffic for more than six hours, resulting in detours, officials said.

  • Four Vehicles Involved In Flagpole Intersection Crash

    An accident involving four SUVs occurred at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street at about 7:07 pm on June 20.

    Police said motorist Edward Monarch, 87, of Little Compton, R.I., who was driving a 2014 Buick Encore SUV westward on Church Hill Road, stopped at a stop sign, as motorist Eugene Kallivrousis, 23, of 52 Georges Hill Road was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano SUV northward on Main Street.

  • Route 34 Bridge Atop Stevenson Dam To Be Closed June 27-30

    MONROE — The section of Route 34 located on a bridge positioned atop the hydroelectric Stevenson Dam will be closed to traffic for an extended period to allow for maintenance on the dam’s floodgates.

    The road closure is planned to last for a total of 90 hours. The Route 34 road section atop the dam will be closed starting at 6 am on Saturday, June 27, with the closure continuing for all of Sunday, June 28, Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30.

  • ‘Out Of The Woods’: Kelley Roy Gallery Hosting Third Summer-Long Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition

    “Empty Boat” (55” H by 45” W), one of two massive works by Heriberto Mora on view at Kelley Roy Gallery that leads to what curator Susan Kelley calls “an infinite horizon.”

  • Sunday Cinema Series Returning June 28

    Witness for yourself the inspired lunacy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail like never before, when Edmond Town Hall Theatre hosts the return of the Sunday Cinema Series.

  • Julia Wasserman and Mae Schmidle

    We all know that feeling when the daily planner has filled up with obstacles, and e-mail and voice mail is overflowing with conundrums and impossible requests. Nothing is easy, and the day is too short. We really could use someone with the energy, the imagination, and the connections to get things done. Someone with the fresh and youthful approach. Someone like a couple of ageless women we know.

  • With Continuing Focus On Facilities, BOE Says No School Closure For 2016-17

    Hawley Elementary School PTA President Kristen Bonacci, standing at left, spoke first, representing the SOS campaign, during public participation at the school board's special meeting on Wednesday, June 24.