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    December 23, 1988

    The Christmas Tree on the Ram Pasture was vandalized last weekend, as somebody unplugged many of the strings of lights. Mike Siedman, president of the Chamber of Commerce, said the problem was discovered on the morning of Monday, December 19. Tom Pasternoster plugged most of the lights back in, but because of the height of his ladder, he couldn’t reach the wire which controls the star on top.

     

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    December 16, 1988

    Flurries were predicted. But by the time Tuesday’s snowstorm ended, there were eight inches of snow. Although there were no major problems reported during the storm, numerous minor accidents occurred in the afternoon and evening. Tuesday’s snowstorm canceled school on Wednesday, and that meant the sledding season was open for youngsters.

     

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    December 9, 1988

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    December 2, 1988

    The new “no right on red” sign at the intersection of Church Hill Road and Queen Street has apparently alleviated some of the traffic congestion on Church Hill Road, while creating a new problem: backed up traffic on Queen Street. Newtown Police Captain Michael Fekete said that it is too early to make any assessment about the situation, as the sign was put in place less than a month ago.

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    October 14, 1988

    It seemed an unusual time for a power outage. There were no storms or accidents. But at 3:30 pm, on Tuesday, October 31, a tree limb fell on a wire on Church Hill Road, shutting down power in the center of Newtown. Major streets affected included not only Church Hill Road in the center of town, but also Queen Street, Commerce Road, The Boulevard, and Wire Road, as well as other residential streets. Power was not restored until 4:12 pm.