- Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:46 am
After working closely with Deputy Director of Planning & Land Use Rob Sibley and making a courtesy visit to share details with the Newtown Conservation Commission November 9, the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission told The Newtown Bee this week that a three- to four-acre-site tucked into a corner of the High Meadow at Fairfield Hills provides the optimal location for a 12/14 memorial.
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
To the Editor:
I wanted to share the work the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) is doing to establish a memorial for the victims of 12/14/12. At the last Conservation Commission meeting, mem-bers of the SHPMC shared that out of 30 open space properties that the Land Use Agency provided for their review, they have determined that at this time, the High Meadow at Fairfield Hills is the best place for the memorial. (For those unfamiliar, the High Meadow is the large meadow adjacent to the paved walkway that leads up to the water towers.)
- Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:01 am
With just eight of the 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) present — chairman Kyle Lyddy, JoAnn Bacon, Steffan Burns, Brian Engel, Alan Martin, Tricia Pinto, Donna Van Waalwijk, and latecomer Dan Krauss — community members were still outnumbered, Thursday evening, January 29, at the second of two scheduled public hearings for input on a permanent memorial to honor the lives lost on 12/14.
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sharing a short story with the Fairfield Hills Authority Monday, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold offered a glimpse of what “makes me feel good” about her job: A woman stopped her recently while on the Fairfield Hills grounds, saying she had to leave her child’s bike behind as they walked through a meadow, which the bike couldn’t cross. The woman had said to Ms Mangold, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a trail going all the way around the campus?”
- Sunday, August 10, 2014
Bird habitat is dwindling, according to the Connecticut Audubon Society, and locally, town and private officials are aware of the need for its protection.
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Preserved as open space, the High Meadow in Fairfield Hills will also be protected by a management plan, which the Conservation Commission members are finalizing, according to commission Chairman Mary Gaudet-Wilson.
“Meadows habitat is what we have the least of in Connecticut and it’s valuable for certain species and biodiversity,” she said. The plan being drafted, which must then be approved by other town officials, will be based on a habitat management plan already written for both the High and West Meadows at Fairfield Hills.
- Monday, December 9, 2013
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has designated as permanent open space an undeveloped area at Fairfield Hills near Wasserman Way.
Following discussion at a recent session, P&Z members unanimously decided to protect as designated open space the areas known as the High Meadow and the East Meadow. The area sometimes is known only as the High Meadow.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
After a three-year process, the Board of Selectmen received the latest update to the Fairfield Hills Master Plan during its September 16 meeting.
The relatively brief presentation by Land Use Director George Benson and Master Plan Review Committee member Deborra Zukowski elicited a couple of tense interactions with Selectmen Will Rodgers and James Gaston over the reintroduction of housing as a possible development consideration.