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  • Officials Say Firearms, Blight Ordinances Are Working

    The Legislative Council heard from police and land use officials during its December 3 meeting, as the one-year mark passed on implementing local firearms and blight ordinances.

    Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios and Director of Planning George Benson each spent a few minutes reporting to the council on how the ordinances are working, and responding to whether either or both ordinances need further refining by council members.

  • Legislative Council Unanimously Approves Firearms Ordinance

    Closing out a process that began months before the 12/14 tragedy, the Legislative Council on September 4 unanimously approved a local firearms ordinance.

  • Council Passes Anti-Blight Ordinance; Vote Delayed On Shooting Rules

    Newtown now has its first anti-blight ordinance, but proposed amendments to a firearms ordinance “are still in play,” said Legislative Council member George Ferguson.

    After a lengthy public hearing on August 7 for residents to address both ordinances, Legislative Council members then held their own, nearly 2½-hour discussion, including questions posed to town legal counsel David Grogins, Land Use Director George Benson, and Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • Firearms Ordinance Heads For Public Hearing, Possibly By Month's End

    Thirteen months ago, the Newtown Police Commission called for the Legislative Council to address a proliferation of complaints about private property shooting ranges and gun noise, mostly on weekends, sometimes extending from early mornings until well into the night.