Richard M. Liska, Sr.

Richard M. Liska

It is with deep regret that we we announce the death of life member Rich Liska, Sr.

Born in Stepney, Conn., Rich grew up in Newtown and became interested in firefighting in high school. As a Newtown Hook & Ladder member Rich held many positions, most notably as an engineer and then chief engineer. He retired from active membership in May 1998, after 50 years of service, and moved with his wife Ruth to South Thomaston, Maine.

A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 5 pm, in the Alexandria Room of the Edmond Town Hall, Main Street, Newtown, CT.

See the story in the Newtown Bee.

Photo courtesy of Newtown Bee.

Borough Approves Hook & Ladder Firehouse

Following a 90-minute public hearing attended by about 50 people, Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) members on Wednesday, December 10, unanimously approved issuing a special zoning permit to Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, for the construction of a firehouse at a 3.16-acre site at 12 Church Hill Road.

Read the Newtown Bee article here.

P&Z Endorses Hook & Ladder Firehouse Plan

Following discussion at a November 20 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) session, P&Z members unanimously endorsed Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company, No. 1’s proposal to build a firehouse on Church Hill Road to replace the town-owned firehouse at 45 Main Street which the fire company now uses.

Read the Newtown Bee article here.

Firehouse Plans Under Land Use Agency Review

Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company No. 1, the volunteer fire unit that serves the borough and adjacent areas, has filed plans for its proposed new firehouse for local land use review and action.

The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has submitted those plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) for review and comment. The P&Z serves as the borough’s planning agency.

Read the Newtown Bee article here.