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  • What A Great Year!

    To the Editor:

    What a great year we had!

    I am once again so grateful of the way that Newtown has embraced the Great Pumpkin Challenge for its fourth year.

  • Vandals Strike During Halloween Period

    Police report they received nine calls from residents concerning cases of minor vandalism which they  had discovered at their properties on and after Halloween.

    The incidents reported to police were typical of the vandalism that occurs during the Halloween period, including cases such as intentionally damaged curbside mailboxes, according to police.

  • Halloween On Main Street

    Visitors of all ages visited Newtown's Main Street on Friday, October 31, for the biggest costume party of the year, an unofficial gathering that draws residents from across town as well as the region. A number of homeowners went all out with decorations and displays, which were enjoyed for a few hours even with the threat of rain. 

  • Halloween Festivities At The Newtown Senior Center

    A group of dancers fill the dance floor, led by Mary Hanlon, left, in a flowing purple cape and Louella Dwyer in a peacock-themed cape and mask. “Train Conductor” Maryann Zacchea and Sylvia Battista dance, to their right, and Marianne Muskus and Janice Garten can be seen in the background.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Please tell me you did not forget to celebrate National Cat Day, Wednesday, October 29, with your favorite feline…

  • Boo! Happy Halloween

    As if sensing the approaching All Hallow’s Eve, ghosts, goblins, and other monsters took their place this week in time for Friday, October 31. Halloween decorations — especially those along Main Street where several thousand parents and children trick-or-treat each year — kept vigil as Friday crept near. Ghosts circling a wooden sign post wait at the corner of Main Street and Church Hill Road near the flagpole. 

  • Running Down Some Halloween Treats

    Three young girls dressed as Elsa, one of the princesses in Disney's Frozen, run toward one of their candy destinations last weekend during the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Girls in the light blue gowns seemed to be everywhere for a few hours on October 25, as children dressed up to give their costumes a trial run (literally, in this case) in a daytime event in Sandy Hook Center. Nearly two dozen local businesses welcomed visitors through their doors.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Returning For Its Fourth Year

    For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.