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District Announces 2014-15 Profiles In Professionalism Honorees

Published: April 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
The school district announced on Thursday, April 30, the honorees who have been chosen for the district's 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism award. This is the first year the award will honor local educators, school personnel, and parents. Nominations for the award were submitted to the district

Linda Gejda Selected As New Assistant Superintendent In Stratford

Published: April 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Stratford Board of Education appointed Newtown's Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda for its new assistant superintendent during a meeting on Monday, April 27. Dr Gejda responded to the news on Wednesday, April 29, saying the decision, "was a very difficult one for me. Newtown is

2015-16 Town, School Budgets Pass With Overwhelming Support

Published: April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
The school district and town budget proposals both passed with overwhelming support on April 28, thanks to the 3,207 voters who turned out including 75 who opted to cast absentee ballots. The final vote counts are as follows: Town budget request: 2,379 Yes vs 814 No; and School budget request: 2,246

Budget Polls Quiet; Only 522 Votes Logged Four Hours Into Referendum

Published: April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
Four hours into today's budget balloting at Newtown Middle School, Republican Registrar JoAnne Albanesi had logged only 522 votes. Any registered voter or Newtown resident with at least $1,000 in taxable property on the current Grand List is eligible to vote on today's split budget proposal. Polls r

Dinner To Benefit Resident Recovering From Cancer

Published: April 27, 2015 at 12:00 am
Friends of Newtown resident and American Legion Auxiliary Third District President Alice Saxton are planning a benefit dinner to help Ms Saxton with medical expenses. Ms Saxton is recovering from esophageal cancer treatments and now needs surgery. A pasta dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, from

Route 34 Bridge Atop Stevenson Dam To Close For 90 Hours; Detours Planned

Published: April 27, 2015 at 12:00 am
The antiquated Route 34 bridge positioned atop Stevenson Dam, which links Monroe to Oxford, will be closed to traffic for a 90-hour period to allow for maintenance work on the hydroelectric dam at the Housatonic River, which has been in service for nearly a century. The bridge's closure will requ

IWC Reviewing River Walk Multifamily Housing Proposal

Published: April 24, 2015 at 12:00 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are reviewing 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. The IWC

Superintendent Drafting Transportation Survey For Parents

Published: April 24, 2015 at 12:00 am
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, told the Board of Education during its Tuesday, April 21, meeting the district administration would like to launch a transportation survey. The first draft of the survey was presented to the school board during the meeting, and by the end of the meet

Accidental Fire Heavily Damages Castle Hill Road House

Published: April 24, 2015 at 12:00 am
Volunteer firefighters from all five local fire companies responded at about 6 pm on Thursday, April 23, to a raised-ranch house at 101 Castle Hill Road, where a fire had broken out, heavily damaging the structure. There were no injuries in the accidental blaze, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halste

Residents Sought For Commission Posts

Published: April 24, 2015 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.
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