As 2014 opened, members of Newtown Hook & Ladder Company were looking forward hopefully, as their plans for a new firehouse in the borough finally were starting to take shape. The project will enable the fire company to own its facility rather than to continue as a tenant of the Town of Newtown.

The group, which has served as a local firefighting organization since 1883, has sought new quarters that would suitably provide shelter and storage for its equipment for more than 25 years.

Read more in the Newtown Bee article