19th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race Delights Onlookers

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At the 19th Annual Newtown Lions Club Great Pootatuck Duck Race, on May 25, yellow rubber ducks descended to the river below to begin the journey to the finish line. —Bee Photo, Silber

Presidential Candidate John Hickenlooper Visits Newtown

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Former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, pictured seated far left, speaks to members of the local community affected by gun violence on May 25 in the C.H. Booth Library’s Gathering Room. —Bee Photo, Silber

Flags Planted At Liberty And Peace Monument Continues Memorial Day Weekend Tradition

Approximately 100 flags were placed around the base of the Liberty and Peace Monument near the top of Main Street mid-afternoon Friday, May 24. In addition to American flags, Newtown Woman’s Club a few years ago added one flag to represent each branch of the Armed Forces and a pair of POW/MIA flags to the annual display; the flags for the US Army, US Navy, and US Marine Corps can be seen here, to the north of the sidewalk.  —Bee Photo, Hicks

The Gift Of Connection: How Two Residents Were Welcomed To Newtown With ‘Bee’ Subscriptions

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Newtown residents Michelle Brown and Thomas Philbrick stand on the front steps of The Newtown Bee’s office holding a recent print edition of the newspaper on May 21. Upon moving to town in 1993, Dr Philbrick was gifted a one-year subscription to The Newtown Bee and paid it forward by doing the same for Dr Brown when she moved to town in August 2018. —Bee Photo, Silber

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