- Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am
Unassembled new balcony theater seating sat waiting in an upper lobby at the Edmond Town Hall Wednesday, May 13. There for its delivery that morning was Board of Managers Chairman Jim Juliano, who noted the many parts that would require assembly. Moving those parts that will soon add up to 158 new seats for the balcony was building staff member Joe Collins, who will put them together.
- Monday, May 18, 2015
13-year-old Ethan Hanna carries a box of American flags, ready to visit Zoar Cemetery and decorate the graves of veterans there. Ethan was one of many volunteers placing flags on veterans’ gravesites, Thursday afternoon, May 14.
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm
Emoticons, Braille, and Morse code are among the various forms of language featured in the Boy Scouts of America’s newest merit badge, Signs, Signals, and Codes. Introduced in February by Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the badge is the 135th addition to the merit badge program.
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm
Newtown Boy Scouts have been serving coffee and donuts to holiday travelers for about three decades. While coffee stops used to be set up for most major holidays, the program has dwindled down to Boy Scout Troop 370, who continue to offer free coffee and baked goods to travelers over Memorial Day weekend.
- Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:55 am
The seeds I try to get into the ground earliest in the spring, are my peas. Even when the ground is too cold for other crops, a little digging around loosens the soil enough so that peas can be dropped into the holes, with visions of pea plants and the coming harvest dancing in my head.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm
Police said that while near Walgreens Pharmacy at 49 South Main Street about 6 pm on Saturday, May 9, a police officer noticed what he considered to be suspicious activity outside, resulting in the arrest of three people in connection with an incident in which $1,200 of counterfeit money was allegedly used to make purchases inside the store.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm
BRIDGEPORT — A Wallingford man has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to two criminal charges stemming from his having placed multiple telephone calls on April 7 to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Fan Hill Road in Monroe. In those calls, the man claimed that events of 12/14 had been fabricated.
In Bridgeport Superior Court on May 6, Timothy Rogalski, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree harassment and to one count of second-degree breach of peace.
The judge accepted both guilty pleas.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm
Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 16, for residents of Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Redding, and Ridgefield.
Residents of these towns can drop off items that are not accepted at landfills and transfer stations between 9 am and 2 pm at Newtown Public Works Garage, 4 Turkey Hill Road.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm
It has been a long time coming, but a veteran police officer has been elevated from patrolman to supervisor, with the promotion of Scott Ruszczyk to the rank of sergeant.
Sgt Ruszczyk, 46, was sworn into his new rank in May 1 ceremonies at Town Hall South attended by family, friends, and police staffers.
A 22-year veteran of the police department, Sgt Ruszczyk was hired by the town in June 1993, when former police chief Michael DeJoseph headed the police department.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:06 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are continuing their review of the environmental aspects of The River Walk At Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River.
IWC members held the second installment of a public hearing on the application on May 13. The applicant is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit from the IWC.