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Newtown's Strong Showing In Winter Percussion/Guard Show

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
In the Winter Percussion's first competition of the season, Newtown High School scored a 78.45 and walked away with the first place trophy in the Marching Percussion 2A division, defeating host New Milford High School on Saturday, February 21 in a USBands event. The 28-member NHS Winter Percussi

NHS Prepping For 'City Of Angels'

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School students were busy working after school on Wednesday, February 18, to prepare for the upcoming musical production of City of Angels. City of Angels is a musical about a novelist trying to turn a book into a screenplay, and it shows both the plot of the writer's attempt to cre

National ChildSafe Program Hits Milestone

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry based in Newtown, announced recently that 1,000 manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, ranges, hunter safety instructors, and conservation groups have joined in promoting Project ChildSafe, a national program to encou

Hershey's/LBB Settlement Means Cadbury Fans Settle For Less

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
It is the little nuances that make the difference when biting into a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar made in the United Kingdom versus one made by Hershey's in the United States, said Lisa Whitmore, who owns UK Gourmet in Newtown, along with husband Nigel, a native of England. Hershey's has owned the rig

Town IT Director Pitches Finance Board For New Staffer

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
One of the graphics Newtown's recently hired technology director Al Miles projected during a February 24 Board of Finance meeting illustrated why he was advocating for the quick hire of an additional full-time staffer for his department.In the months before Mr Miles was hired to replace departing

Water Lines Fail Amid Extremely Cold Conditions

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
The extended period of extremely cold weather is believed to have caused several water main breaks in town, the most recent one occurring this week on Church Hill Road, just east of its intersection with Wendover Road. Water lines on Queen Street and Pine Tree Hill Road have also failed within recen

Three Arrests, One Infraction Issued After NHS Drug 'Sniff' Friday

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
A 40 minute drug sweep at Newtown High School the morning of February 27 resulted in the arrest of three students and the issuing of an infraction to a fourth, according to a release from the Newtown Police Department. Police say a "drug sniff" involving 12 passively trained K-9 narcotics teams was

Hawk Wrestlers Capture State Open Title

Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
There wasn't much, if any, question as to which team was the best in all of the state. But Newtown High School's wrestling team put to rest any doubts there may have been by earning the State Open championship, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, on February 28. The Nighthawks had

Time To Form Teams: Annual Battle Of The Books Scheduled For April 25

Published: February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am
The C.H. Booth Library invites young adults in grades 5-8 to test their knowledge of four great books, at the 11th Annual Battle of the Books Trivia Contest. The game is played in a Jeopardy® style format, similar to the television show. All teams hear the same question together, write their answer

Community Forum On 2015-16 Spending Plan Set For March 10

Published: February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., in partnership with the district's PTA presidents, is set to hold a community forum, "An All-School Parent Conversation Focused On Teaching, Learning, and the Proposed 2015-16 Spending Plan," on Tuesday, March 10.

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