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Nighthawk Skaters Beat Barlow In Warrior Cup Game

Published: January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's hockey team skated to a 2-1 victory over host Joel Barlow of Redding, at Danbury Ice Arena, in the third annual Warrior Cup Game, on January 30. The South-West Conference rivals join forces to raise funds in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, and honor military members e

Seen As An Emotional Tripwire For Some Students, NHS 12/14 Tribute Mural Covered Over

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown's school district recently covered up a student-created mural, painted roughly two years ago at Newtown High School, after reports of students being affected by the image's contents, a memorial of the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14. The mural was approved by the high s

District Representatives Report Reports On Mental Health, Security Issues To State Board

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Following a presentation to the State Board of Education at the beginning of this month, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said on Wednesday, January 27, that part of his role is to "develop best practice" with regard to mental health, safety, and security of the district. In tha

Prevention Council Approves Support For Decorating Town Vehicle

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown Prevention Council approved funding and plans at its Thursday, January 21, meeting for a design contest for a "traveling billboard" that will decorate a recently purchased town truck that will be, primarily, used by the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard.

Mawdsley Sets School Record As Track Teams Compete

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Members of Newtown High School's girls' and boys' track and field teams competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Last Chance Qualifier Meet at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center on January 29. Sarah Mawdsley set a school record and several Nighthawks had standout performances as

Dance Team Takes Home More SWC Titles

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's dance team won the South-West Conference jazz and hip hop division championships at New Milford High School on January 30. This marks the fourth year in a row the dancers have captured at least one conference crown. A year ago, the team placed first in the jazz category of t

Cheer Teams Earn First At Connecticut Classic Cheer Competition

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads both earned championships at the Connecticut Classic Cheer Competition at Wolcott High School on January 30. The Nighthawks now turn their attention to the South-West Conference championships, which they'll host, on Saturday, F

School Board Honors NHS Student Kira Flynn

Published: January 30, 2016 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School senior Kira Flynn was honored at the Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday, January 19, for her Junior/Senior Project. Kira presented her project at the start of January with the rest of the students in the first

Despite Increasing Call Volume, Ambulance Corps Strives For More Training, Better Service

Published: January 29, 2016 at 12:00 am
By John Voket About every three-and-a-half hours on average, every day over the course of 2015, pagers and radios held by several dozen local volunteers blurted out a long tone signaling that someone in Newtown needed emergency medical assistance. And

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