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Future of housing at Fairfield Hills in hands of voters

The town spends some $200,000 a year on maintenance of the 185-acre campus.

Newtown rebranding economic and community development as means of drawing businesses

First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says he is optimistic that Newtown could benefit from reports that thousands of people have relocated to Connecticut from New York.

Newtown’s NewSylum latest county microbrewery to sling suds

NewSylum is the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills, the former site of a state psychiatric hospital; First Selectman Dan Rosenthal is hoping that other businesses will follow.

Newtown seeks to maintain ‘life in balance’ image, says first selectman

Although Dan Rosenthal acknowledges outcry from some citizens over residential and commercial development, he says, "We generally all work together for the benefit of the community.”

Pair of Newtown breweries adding to county’s burgeoning beer-making scene

Reverie Brewing Co. is under construction on Church Hill Road, while Asylum Brewing Co. has received the town’s okay to become the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills.

Newtown looking to grow business outreach, commercial development

While the town continues to try and shore up its relations with the business community, "It’s the leadership in Hartford that has to do the heavy lifting," says First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.

Town hall in Newtown seeks new life as cultural center

The facility is hoping to attract businesses and visitors in part by expanding its programming.