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Zeller Earns Heavyweight Title As Nighthawks Grapple In State Competition

Published: February 16, 2019 at 11:32 pm
Newtown High School’s wrestling team, led by Joe Zeller’s run the title in the heavyweight division, tied East Hartford for 12th in the Class LL state wrestling championships, at Trumbull High, on February 16.

Girls’ Basketball Team Advances To SWC Semis

Published: February 15, 2019 at 10:55 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team replicated a dominant performance against New Fairfield, defeating the Rebels — whom they trounced in the last game of the regular season — with an even more convincing triumph in the playoff opener.

Carolyn Downing

Published: February 15, 2019 at 04:10 pm
Carolyn Hawley Downing, age 91, of Southbury, died on February 6, 2019. She was a resident of Pomperaug Woods. Carolyn was born to Howard and Eleanor Hawley on October 27, 1927. She grew up in Nahant, Mass., and graduated from

Former Hawk, CFL’s Will Arndt Shares His Knowledge

Published: February 17, 2019 at 07:00 am
Will Arndt, former Newtown High School quarterback, went on to have a record-setting career at Western Connecticut State University and continues his career at the professional level — playing for Ottawa in the Canadian Football League. Arndt was back in town this winter, and along with teammate and former Detroit Lions player Noel Thomas, he hosted the Football Passing Academy at NYA Sports & Fitness.

Hockey Team Wins Behind Makris Hat-Trick, Then Drops A Pair Of Controversial Heart-Breakers

Published: February 15, 2019 at 07:00 am
What a weird and, for the Nighthawks, frustrating pair of outcomes following a rewarding streak-snapping triumph.

Girls’ Basketball Team Earns Second Seed For Playoffs

Published: February 14, 2019 at 04:30 pm
South-West Conference playoffs action for Newtown High School's girls' basketball team begins on February 15, when New Fairfield visits for a 7 pm quarterfinal-round game.

Police Commission Revises Policy On Domestic Violence Calls

Published: February 19, 2019 at 07:15 am
In response to a change in state law, the Police Commission has revised a town police policy concerning how certain domestic violence calls are handled.

Police Policy On Vehicle Searches Modified

Published: February 18, 2019 at 07:00 am
The Police Commission has modified the Newtown Police Department’s policy on police obtaining permission to conduct motor vehicle searches.

Wetlands Play Critical Role In Preserving Environmental Health

Published: February 15, 2019 at 07:15 am
There was a time long ago when people widely considered areas with saturated soils, such as swamps, marshes, bogs, and fens, collectively known as wetlands, to be wastelands, places where encroachment simply happened and dumping was okay.

Modified Hawleyville Industrial Mega-Project Under Wetlands Review

Published: February 15, 2019 at 07:00 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are continuing their review of a now-modified proposal to construct in Hawleyville what would be the largest industrial/office complex ever built locally.

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