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  • Swimmers, Divers Raise Bar Again This Fall

    Zach Gauvin, head coach of Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team, doesn’t shy away from pushing his teams to raise the bar higher than each previous season’s mark, with more practice laps in the pool, with the hope that the effort will lead to more success in the postseason.

    Gauvin says, given the good shape his swimmers were in when they came to the first preseason practices, he expects to squad to put in more yardage than ever before.

  • Field Hockey Team Hopes For Playoff Run

    A strong returning group is back in place as the Newtown High School field hockey team strives to build off of last year’s results and perhaps make a run at a South-West Conference championship.

    The team lost four players to graduation, but retains plenty of talent — including ten seniors — whom Coach Stephanie Paproski hopes can bring the Nighthawks to a title this fall.

  • Young Rider Makes Transition From Ponies To Horses Look Easy

    Growing up around horses and receiving riding and jumping training from a teacher who couldn’t possibly care any more about her success than any other (the instructor happens to be her mom), Newtown’s Ellie Ferrigno has quickly become an advanced rider for her age.

    Now 12, Ferrigno is competing against horse lovers who are two, three, four, five — sometimes as many as six — years older than her.

    And she’s still winning.

  • Peira Wins, Parker Fourth As Porsche Enthusiasts Shine In Historic Festival At Lime Rock

    Mike Peira won his 26-car group's four-race event at the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival during Labor Day Weekend.

  • Concussion Talk At NHS On September 9

    Dr. Neil Culligan, of Associated Neurologists in Danbury, will come to the Newtown High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 pm to speak to athletes and their parents about concussions. Newtown High Athletic Director Gregg Simon and Athletic Trainer Sabrina Byrne strongly encourage parents of athletes to attend.

  • Winterset Ski Club’s Annual Picnic, And Tag Sale, September 14

    The Winterset Ski Club will host its annual picnic and, new this year, Ski/Snowboard Tag Sale on Sunday, September 14, from 1 to 5 pm at Dickinson Memorial Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    Burgers, dogs, and drinks will be provided by the Winterset Ski Club, which asks that attendees bring along an appetizer, side dish, salads, or desserts to this wonderful opportunity to meet with old friends and new members of this family-friendly Newtown-based club.

  • Hardball Enthusiast Spiro, Who Has Toured Every Stadium, To Talk At Library

    He’s been to the Polo Grounds, the old Yankee Stadium, San Francisco’s AT&T Park — and every still-standing (and some no longer in existence) Major League Baseball stadium between New York and California. He’s met former star players and collects memorabilia and memories from his visits to ballparks and talks with National Baseball Hall Of Fame inductees.

  • Hoyt Leads The Pack In 9th Annual Newtown Road Race

    Kevin Hoyt won the Newtown Road Race on August 30, completing the 5K course at Dickinson Park in a time of 16:17.

  • Three Decades Later, Members Of The First Girls’ Soccer Team Reunite To March In Parade

    Since moving out of town after graduating from Newtown High School in 1985, Kelley Johnson has returned for the Labor Day Parade numerous times. Each visit has been special — Johnson had marched in the parade as a clown in fifth grade, and later as a member of the school band — but this year’s will have a different sort of significant meaning for Johnson.

  • Road Race This Saturday

    The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services. This year’s race will feature a new start time of 8 am. Parts of Route 302 will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 am.