With fewer than 17 out of every 100 eligible residents casting ballots in the April 23 referendum at Newtown Middle School's polling location today, voters authorized the requested $78,104,410 for the school district 1,527 to 1,351 — and $42,179,503 for the municipal operating budget proposals 1,763 to 1,107.
Newtown High School’s softball team got back into the win column with an offensive outburst — two dozen runs to be exact — against visiting Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport on April 18. The Nighthawks swung heavy bats en route to a 24-2 triumph over the Cougars, putting the skids on a three-game losing streak.
It doesn’t seem to matter who Newtown High School’s volleyball team plays. The Nighthawks improved to 9-0 overall, posting their sixth and seventh 3-0 triumphs with wins over FCIAC teams, host Danbury on April 17 and visiting Trumbull the next day.
WATERBURY — The newspaper industry and Connecticut lost a titan of the free press and devoted patron of the community Saturday with the death of William J. Pape II. The longtime editor, former publisher, president, and chairman of the board
David Nelson Byrne, Sr, passed away peacefully at his home in El Segundo, Calif., on Saturday, March 30, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. David was born in Patterson, N.J., on September 24, 1941, to Roy and Mary Byrne.
On Friday, April 26, Team 26 will depart from Newtown for its seventh annual ride to remember those killed on 12/14 and unite fellow Americans and elected leaders at state and federal levels around their mission of commonsense gun laws. This year's ride, which comes with a few changes, will depart from Trinity Episcopal Church following a send-off event scheduled for 8 am.
Union staff of Stop & Shop in Newtown, as well as employees of the supermarket chain across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, who had been picketing outside the stores starting early on the afternoon of April 11, were back to work Monday morning, April 22.