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  • What We Like About Newtown

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  • Developer Proposes 74-Unit Housing Complex In Sandy Hook Center

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre  site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit  apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.

    WSA members decided on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.

  • Opponents Charge Proposed Multifamily Complex Poses Environmental Threat

    Opponents of a large multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site near Exit 10 of Interstate 84 are urging the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to reject a developer’s dual requests to provide the project with sewer service and to designate certain wastewater treatment capacity for its use.

    The WSA conducted a public hearing on Thursday, March 12, on 79 Church Hill Road, LLC’s, application submitted on behalf of developer Sirjohn Papageorge of Trumbull. About 30 members of the public attended the lengthy session. 

  • The Shifting Purpose Of Sewers

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  • Voters Approve Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    Following lengthy discussion at a special town meeting, voters by an 81-to-11 margin have approved borrowing $2.8 million to expand the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system to spur local economic development.

    Approximately 100 people attended the February 26 standing-room-only meeting held at Newtown Municipal Center.

  • The Long Game In Hawleyville

    Keeping a growing community on course toward a promising future requires our elected leaders to engage in both short-game tactics and long-game strategy. The short game draws our attention each year at this time as the Board of Education, Board of Finance, and the Legislative Council try to hold down the tax rate without gutting services in ways that amount to negligence. It is a matter of getting out information and then getting out the vote. The long game, however, may ultimately affect the overall vitality of the community in more profound and lasting ways.