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Mud, Sweat, And Cheers: Mad Dash Obstacles Push Athletes

Published: June 29, 2019 at 03:46 pm
Competitors plodded through the mud, climbed up and over, or crawled through obstacles, and had a blast – of water from the firefighters on hand to knock them off of the wood log balance beams. This was all part of the challenge in the annual Newtown Parks and Recreation sponsored Mad Dash, at Fairfield Hills on June 29.

Record-Shattering Sprinter Swierbut, Golf Champ Brestovansky Earn Athlete Of Year Accolades

Published: June 28, 2019 at 03:23 pm
Among the many talented and hard-working athletes who completed ultra successful high school careers this spring are Carly Swierbut and David Brestovansky who, for their performances on the track, ice surface, and golf course, have been selected as The Newtown Bee’s Newtown High School Athletes of the Year.

Champions Are Crowned, Fun Had By All In Revived Tennis Open

Published: June 28, 2019 at 02:51 pm
Competitive matches unfolded in the once-annual, back-again Newtown Tennis Open at Dickinson Park and Newtown High School during a pair of perfect weather days, June 22 and 23.

Highway Rest Areas Scheduled To Reopen July 1

Published: June 29, 2019 at 07:00 am
Governor Ned Lamont announced Friday, June 28, that all seven of the state-operated highway rest area buildings, including indoor restroom facilities, would be opened to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as of July 1, 2019.

P&Z Approves Solar/Electric Array For Health Care Complex

Published: July 01, 2019 at 07:00 am
On June 20, following a second public hearing, Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) members unanimously approved the installation of a solar/electric array at a 139 Toddy Hill Road healthcare facility, a project that is expected to produce a large majority of the electricity that the complex uses.

Woman Charged With Risk Of Injury

Published: June 28, 2019 at 07:45 am
Police report that at 10:44 am on June 24, they were dispatched to a residence on Underhill Road for a health and welfare check regarding multiple children who were allegedly left alone in that home.

Commercial Design District For Exit 11 Rejected

Published: June 28, 2019 at 07:30 am
Following a June 20 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members voted four-to-one to reject proposed zoning regulations that would have allowed an applicant to seek a special zoning permit to build a retail center holding a restaurant with drive-through window service near Exit 11 of Interstate 84.

Sixth Grade Constitutional Quill Award Winners Named And Celebrated

Published: July 02, 2019 at 07:00 am
Students in two sixth grade classes at Reed Intermediate School celebrated the writing skills of three of their own this spring, when two of three judges visited to announce the winners of the 2019 Constitutional Quill Awards.

A Caring Community Raises Funds, And Hope, For Hawleyville Family

Published: June 28, 2019 at 11:55 am
Dozens of people poured into Reverie Brewing Co. last Sunday afternoon to help raise funds for a Hawleyville family whose home was lost to fire in early May.

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