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Public hearing in Newtown tonight on proposed animal sanctuary

The Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission is holding a public hearing tonight about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation's proposal to build an animal sanctuary off Old Farm Road.  The foundation, named for a girl killed on 12-14, is looking to develop the 34 acre property at Fairfield Hills. 


Plans call for a water course crossing via a driveway, altering about 750-feet of wetlands.  Tonight's presentation and discussion is set for 7:30pm at the Newtown Municipal Center. 


An environmental review is being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 


The sanctuary would includes a community garden, with a farm-to-table cafe.  Hiking and dog walking trails would also be included at the site.  Two barns, paddocks, an amphitheater and educational facilities have also been proposed.  The project also includes a veterinary center.