• Girls’ Soccer Team Heads Into Postseason Hoping Layoff Proves Beneficial

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team, coming off a season-ending 3-3 tie on the road with Bethel on October 22, will enter into the postseason following a long, nine-day layoff. And the Nighthawks are hopeful that the rest and wait will help and not hinder as the sixth-seeded Hawks visit No. 3 Weston in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, October 31, beginning at 2 pm.

  • ‘Kindness’ Visitor Arrives For Ben’s Bells Opening In Bethel

    Ben’s Bells Connecticut, formerly Ben’s Bells Newtown, Assistant Studio Manager Sam Siess and volunteer Camryn Walsh sat inside the nonprofit’s new location on Saturday, August 22.

    It was the first day the new location was open to visitors. As people made their way to the new space, Ms Siess answered phone calls and directed people to the accommodations, at 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, at the back of the shopping plaza.

    Tables were set with paint brushes, and everything appeared in order to begin work.

  • Business Buss: Hamlin Cycles Of Bethel

    Jim Hamlin came close to opening his own motorcycle shop “two or three times” over the course of his 25-plus-year career. It was not until this May, however, that it all fell into place and Hamlin Cycles, owned by the Newtown native, opened its doors to the public.

    Located at 44 Grassy Plain Road (Route 53) in Bethel, the 5,700-square-foot space houses a small showroom, waiting area, parts center, and a service garage specializing in Triumph, Moto Guzzi, and all Japanese brands, as well as Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

  • Softball Team Gets Back On Winning Track, Falls In Playoff Preview

    BETHEL — Newtown High School’s softball team has found its offensive groove after consecutive setbacks at the hands of two of the South-West Conference’s top teams interrupted the Nighthawk’s winning ways.

    The Nighthawks outscored visiting New Milford 9-6 on May 10, topped the host Bethel Wildcats 9-3 on May 13, and went on the road and blanked Stratford 12-0 on May 14 to improve to 13-5 overall (11-3 in South-West Conference play).