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Labor Day Parade

  • 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:

  • 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!”

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • A Parade For One And All

    For more than 50 years, townspeople have swarmed to the center of town to watch the Newtown Labor Day Parade. Entertaining, free, and educational at times, the floats, bands, horses, dogs, music and more work an end-of-summer magic on the people that line the streets, from the top of Main Street to the judging stand on Queen Street. It is a tradition that pulls the entire town together, erasing the divisions that make people exult in their Dodgingtown, Botsford, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, or borough residencies.

  • Congregational Church To Host Annual Labor Day Pancakes & Parking

    Those planning to attend Monday’s Labor Day Parade are invited to start their day at 14 West Street, where for convenient and ample parking will be available along with a pancake breakfast before the big event.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I’m a pro at stretching and relaxing, but even if you’re not, you can be a part of the Newtown Yoga Festival. The all-day yoga extravaganza takes place this Saturday, August 23, from 9 am to 4 pm, at NYA. A “Yoga Buffet” served up by local yoga instructors provides the chance to try out several yoga practices in approximately 20-minute segments during the morning. Then, in the afternoon, join internationally and nationally recognized yoga teachers Ray Crist, Tiffany Maloney, and Jennifer Reis for some really special sessions.