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Labor Day Parade

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There is a big hungry cat right around here that is not afraid of an afternoon raid on small animals in bright daylight, I’m told by Ann Ziluck. Ann lives in the Aunt Park Lane area of town, near the bridle trails, and a large bobcat had a smackdown with a squirrel, right off of her deck, this past Saturday evening.

  • Native American Musician Added To Parade Line-Up

    The Newtown Labor Day Parade always kicks off with the rat-a-tat-tat of the drums and the flash of brass instruments as the Newtown High School Marching Band comes down the street. Salsa dancers, pipe and drum corps, the skirling of bagpipes, and banjo music have also been regular parts of the entertainment over the years. Parade-goers will experience a new kind of music this September, though, when Joseph FireCrow, of the North Cheyenne tribe of Native Americans, and an acclaimed Native American flutist, brings his indigenous music to town.

  • Support The Newtown Labor Day Parade

    The Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee invites the community to “Celebrate the Fine Arts of Newtown,” honoring the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown with Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist at this year’s Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 7.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.

  • An Incredible Annual Gift

    To the Editor:

  • Are You Sitting Down?

    To the Editor:

    The Labor Day parade was fantastic. We enjoyed every bit of it from the beginning to the very, very end. My congratulations to the Labor Day committee for doing such a bang up job.

    However, when we returned to pick up our chairs they had been taken. I am disappointed. They had been left alone overnight the previous night yet after the parade someone decided to help themselves to them.

  • ‘Write On, Newtown!’ Is ‘Right On’ For Labor Day Parade

    Grand Marshal Sydney Eddison prepares to throw a flower toward bystanders during Monday’s parade.  

  • What A Parade!

    To the Editor:

    Wow…what a day, what a parade, what a town! To Newtown’s own Sydney Eddison, we say a special thank you. You have brought a beautiful spotlight to Newtown through your gifts of writing and gardening. You truly are a town treasure and a wonderful representation of what it means to continue to “write on!”

  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    Newtown Police Department has announced temporary road closures, detours and No Parking zones that will be in effect on Monday, September 1, before, during and immediately following the 53rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 53rd Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Write On, Newtown!”

    Step-off is at 10 am from the corner of Currituck Road and Main Street, and marchers will follow Main Street to its end, then turn left onto Glover Avenue, and then turn left onto and follow to the end of Queen Street. Participants are asked to be at their lineup position by 9:15.