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New gas station-convenience store heads toward approval at 846 Main St.

MONROE, CT — Planning and Zoning Commission members came to a consensus that the gas station-convenience store proposed at 846 Main St., on vacant property across from Tollgate Plaza, fulfills a need for a gas station near the Newtown town line, while offering diesel for trucks. “I like the location,” said Nicole Lupo, a commission alternate who served as an active member in Vice Chairman Bruno Maini’s absence Thursday night. “Once you pass the Route 59 intersection, there’s nothing.” Planning and Zoning Administrator Rick Schultz will draft a resolution for approval to be voted on at the commission’s next meeting.…

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After rave reviews, Aldi heads toward approval

MONROE, CT — Barbara Fahr says she has been a loyal shopper at Aldi grocery stores for over 40 years. “When we moved to town 16 years ago, I was disappointed there wasn’t an Aldi here — and the closest one was in Orange,” she told the Planning and Zoning Commission during a hearing Thursday night. Fahr and other residents who spoke may be pleased to hear Planning and Zoning Administrator Rick Schultz will draft a resolution to approve a new Aldi location at Town Line Plaza, 205 Monroe Turnpike, which commissioners will vote on next meeting. The plaza currently…

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Masuk’s baseball team rolls into quarterfinal-round clash with Brookfield

After a pair of upsets, the No. 29 Masuk High baseball team finds itself just two wins away from a Class L State Tournament championship game appearance. The Panthers went on the road and defeated No. 4 Woodstock Academy 5-0 in the first round on May 30, then toppled No. 13 Hillhouse 11-4 in the second round the next day. With the wins, the Panthers earn a trip to No. 5 Brookfield, a South-West Conference foe, in the quarterfinals this Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. Masuk beat Brookfield 4-0 earlier this season. Brookfield went on to finish runner-up in…

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