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  • Newtown Hikers Announce Fall Schedule

    Newtown Hikers does not have a formal hike scheduled for Saturday, September 7, but anyone who would like to join the group for an informal gathering is invited to meet at the lower/rear parking lot of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, by 9 am that morning.

    The group will officially begin its new season of weekend events on Saturday, September 14, with a hike at Wadsworth Falls in Middletown.

  • Hoyt Leads Record Crowd At Annual Road Race

    Kevin Hoyt led a course record number of participants to claim top honors at the 8th Annual Newtown Road Race on a humid August 31 morning. The 5K race, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, featured 687 registered runners, according to Steve Meeker, director of the 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike and to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.

  • Calandro, Feinstein Soar To New Heights, Go The Extra Mile

    Jenna Calandro and Jake Feinstein are two very different yet, in many ways, similar athletes. Both are track and field standouts — Calandro a pole vaulter and Feinstein a distance runner. Calandro is starting her senior year at Newtown High School, and Feinstein is about to begin a new chapter in his student-athlete career at Providence College.

  • Golf Outing To Benefit Possible Memorial

    Shemin, The Landscape Supply Company will hold the 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic, set for 9 am on Tuesday, September 10, at the River Oaks course in Sherman.

    Money will be raised with the objective of it going toward a potential permanent Sandy Hook memorial. Cost to play is is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.

  • Local Attorney Represents Newtown, USA At 2013 World Maccabiah Games In Israel

    Monte Frank, far right, celebrates with Team USA during Jukly's World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Mr Frank, a Category 2 Masters Class cyclist, captured a bronze medal for his 25km time trial, an individual silver in his age class for the 80km road race, and helped propel his cycling team to a silver medal as well.

  • NHS Fall Sports Tryouts

    Tryouts for most Newtown High School fall sports teams will be held on Saturday, August 24. The schedule is subject to change; follow NHS athletics on Twitter@NHS Athletics for up to date information.

     All students who are trying out for a sports team must bring the following items on the first day of practice:

  • Fireside Denies Black Swan In Close Title Game

    The Fireside-sponsored Newtown Women’s Softball League team defeated Black Swan 6-5 in the Ruth Rowe Memorial Championship Game at Treadwell Park on August 16. This was a rematch of last year’s pinnacle game, also won by Fireside, which has claimed four consecutive league titles. Fireside was the top-seeded team and Black Swan was No. 2 this summer.

  • Newtown Road Race Set For August 31

    The Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

  • Youth Travel Basketball Informational Nights And Registration

    The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold travel basketball informational nights for girls on Tuesday, September 3 and boys on Wednesday, September 4. Both meetings will be held at 7:30 pm in the Newtown Middle School cafeteria (enter via the main entrance on the side of the building).

    The girls’ program is looking to roster players on teams for grades 5-6 and 7-8. A and B teams will be offered for each grade level. The structure of these teams will be discussed at the informational night.