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SAC Field Now Primary Site for Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial

The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) identified a 6-acre property at 28 Riverside Road as the preferred location for a memorial site for the 26 people who were killed in the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That property and an adjacent 0.85-acre property located at […]

“Climate Change’s Effects on Plants” 11/5 Seminar Well-Attended

Thanks to Nora Mitchell and to all who attended the November 5thm 2016 seminar on “Climate Change’s Effects on Plants” at 10 a.m. at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut. Organized by CPC, this free seminar was sponsored by the Cyrenius H. Booth Library and Newtown’s […]

High Meadow Remains on the Radar

Despite suggestion from the Board of Selectmen at their June 6 meeting that the “best site” based on the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission’s (SHPMC) matrix might not be best for town cohesiveness, the High Meadow Open Space (aka the “best site”) remains on the radar for development of a […]

Memorial Commission to Review Alternate Sites

Spurred by a letter from Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) at its 5/12/16 meeting made and approved a motion to consider alternate sites for the 12/14 memorial.  They added a caveat:  Should the commission not find anything appropriate, they “reserve the right” to […]

CT Meadows & Grasslands Seminar – Thanks for Attending!

Many thanks to our speakers and attendees of the CT Meadows & Grasslands Seminar! “If we don’t have habitat, we won’t have wildlife” said Peter Picone, Senior Wildlife Biologist at the Connecticut DEEP to a large crowd attending the free Connecticut Grasslands and Meadows seminar at the Cyrenius H. Booth […]

Restrictive Covenants, Guidance and an Eternal Flame

On February 23, 2016, Newtown’s First Selectman Pat Llodra signed a restrictive covenant protecting the High Meadow Open Space. This document, filed on the town land records, was part of what the Town Attorney reported was necessary to protect the 65-acre parcel. The 2-23-16 Restrictive Convenant Compared to a previous […]