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  • Boys’ Track Team Competes In SWC Meets And O’Gradys Relays In Danbury

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    Brenden Reeds competes in a relay race during Newtown's visit to Masuk of Monroe on April 27.

    Newtown High School’s boys’ track and field team competed in two regular-season meets, as well as the O’Gradys Relays at Danbury High, this past week. The Nighthawks had some strong performances in various events....Read Full Article

  • Girls’ Track Team Defeats New Fairfield And Masuk

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    April 30, 2015, Thursday

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team defeated host New Fairfield 119-31, and Masuk of Monroe 110-40, on April 28, to improve to 4-0 this spring. The Nighthawks also placed fifth at the O’Grady’s Relays in Danbury, on April 25....Read Full Article

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Follows Win Streak With Battles Against SWC’s Best

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    Joey Conrod hits a return during a match at the high school.

    It’s hard to say which block of matches is most significant for Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team: A four-match winning streak that unfolded April 13–21, or back-to-back hard-fought setbacks to tough South-West Conference foes Weston and Pomperaug of Southbury, April 25 and 27, respect...Read Full Article

  • Aces On The Courts: Girls’ Tennis Squad Has Winning Streak

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    April 30, 2015, Thursday

    Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team won four matches in five days to carry a 5-4 record into a scheduled visit to Bethel on April 30. The Nighthawks defeated host Weston 5-2 on April 25, edged host Pomperaug of Southbury 4-3 on April 27, got past visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-3 the next d...Read Full Article

  • Training Day May 30 For LOF Adaptive Skiers; Registration Required By May 15

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    Training for volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Sandy Hook-based group LOF Adaptive Skiers will take place at the end of May. Registration is required before the middle of the month, however.

    The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its annual Adaptive Water Sports Training Day for volunteers on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at 90 Housatonic Drive on Lake Zoar. Individuals 16 years of age or older are welcome to join the event, which will provide instruction on new ad...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Doctors Join To Provide A Week Of Healing, A Lifetime Of Health

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    Previous years’ trips to Opatoro, Honduras, by medical teams from America have resulted in lines, hours long, as villagers wait for what could be their only doctor examination in years.

    A rooster crows. The sun shimmies up behind still dark hills. Cups of coffee in hand, Drs Dan Federman and Eric Chanko step out of rustic quarters and breathe in the calm morning air lying over the village of Opataro, Honduras. It is a calm they know will soon dissipate, as dozens of villagers from...Read Full Article

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    April 30, 2015, Thursday
  • District Announces 2014-15 Profiles In Professionalism Honorees

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 30, 2015, Thursday

    The school district announced on Thursday, April 30, the honorees who have been chosen for the district’s 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism award. This is the first year the award will honor local educators, school personnel, and parents. Nominations for the award were submitted to the district...Read Full Article

  • NHS Senior Prom 2015

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    A number of 2015 NHS Senior Prom attendees huddled together on Friday, April 24, to take a group “selfie.”

    Newtown High School seniors and their dates attended this year’s Senior Prom on Friday, April 24, at The Matrix Conference & Banquet Center in Danbury. Before the more than 400 guests ventured to the Senior Prom, many gathered at houses and local parks and gardens. The venue was decorated with...Read Full Article

  • Majorities, Minorities, And The Board of Education

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    April 30, 2015, Thursday

    When the town voted in 2008 to increase the size of the Board of Education from six to seven members, the charter change that accomplished that goal stipulated that the existing 3-3 division of the six seats between Democrats and Republicans be changed to allow a 4-3 partisan bare majority. It is fr...Read Full Article

  • Special Night Held At Middle Gate

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
    Brother and sister AJ and Grace Zatulskis worked in Middle Gate Elementary School’s library/media center to complete a scavenger hunt on Tuesday, March 31, as part of the school’s Special Night, which highlighted lessons offered in the school’s special areas.

    In different rooms on Tuesday, March 31, Middle Gate Elementary School students and their parents experienced art, music, the library/media center, and Project Adventure lessons during the school’s Special Night. Middle Gate Principal Chris Geissler welcomed everyone to the evening event in the...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports, April 16-28, 2015

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 30, 2015, Thursday
  • Fire Reports, April 23-29, 2015

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    April 30, 2015, Thursday
  • NHS Sluggers Earn Wins

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday
    Jason Hebner throws a pitch during action at Newtown High. Hebner threw four strong innings in a 3-0 victory over Brookfield as part of Newtown's winning ways in late April.

    Newtown High School’s baseball team blanked host Brookfield 3-0 on April 23, then doubled up visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-2, at Fairfield Hills on April 27 before posting a 5-2 win at Immaculate of Danbury the next day. In the win at Brookfield, the Nighthawks scored all of their runs in the to...Read Full Article

  • Laxmen Topple Trojans After Battling Past Simsbury

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday
    David MacKinnon protects the ball as a Weston player goes for a knock-away.

    Clinging to a 4-2 lead as play began in the second half, Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team seized control and pulled away for a 10-3 win at South-West Conference rival Weston, on April 28. Goaltender Tommy Elliot made one of his eight saves moments into the third quarter to help the Nigh...Read Full Article

  • National Day of Prayer Event Returning To Edmond Town Hall

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday
    The local observance of National Day of Prayer will again be held in The Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall. 

    Thursday, May 7, will be the nation’s 64th observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme of this year’s event is “Lord Hear Our Cry,” based on the Scripture of 1 Kings 8:28, and a group of residents are again planning to host a local observance at Edmond Town Hall. All who would like t...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Autism Concert To Feature YouTube Phenom Jodi DiPiazza

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday
    YouTube phenomenon Jodi DiPiazza has accompanied Katy Perry and, shown here, “Weird Al” Yankovic during recent “Night of Too Many Stars” autism benefit concerts, and she will be coming to Newtown as the featured performer for the third annual Families Involved in Newtown (FUN) concert Saturday, May 16, at 6 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church. 

    Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present its third annual autism awareness-raising concert, “Celebrating Movie Music,” on Saturday, May 16, at 6 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. This year’s concert theme involves popular movie tunes spanning the decades, and will welc...Read Full Article

  • Pony Rides For A Purpose, Sunday

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will host the third annual Pony Rides For A Purpose at its Fairfield Hills headquarters, 4 Wildlife Drive, on Sunday, May 3, from 11 am to 4 pm. Join 2GHG for a festive day in remembrance of the life of Jessica Rekos with pony rides from 11 am to 3 pm, vis...Read Full Article

  • How to send letter to editor

    The Newtown Bee
    Uncategorized
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday
  • A Night Of Jazz

    Scott Reiss
    Letters To The Editor
    April 29, 2015, Wednesday