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  • Economic Development Update Reveals What’s Going Up, What’s Coming Down

    The Board of Selectmen heard presentations by two key town staffers June 1, detailing a number of comings and goings.

    Brief presentations by Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter and Planning Director George Benson revealed a number of new commercial projects going up or being planned for development, as well as buildings that have or will be coming down after being cited under Newtown’s Blight Ordinance.

  • Blight Ordinance In Action: A Church Hill Road Eyesore Comes Down

    A vacant, deteriorated building on Church Hill Road that town officials have long considered to be an eyesore was demolished this week following the town’s pursuit of its removal through the provisions of the recently enacted municipal anti-blight ordinance.

    Workers using heavy equipment demolished the decayed 2,840-square-foot wood-frame structure at 57 Church Hill Road, which formerly was the location of Apex Glass. The glass firm is now located on Riverside Road.