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  • Mawdsley Second Overall As Cross Country Team Places Third

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    October 31, 2015, Saturday

    Newtown High School’s girls’ cross country team placed third in the Class LL state championship meet, at Wickham Park, in Manchester, on October 31. The Nighthawks were led by Sarah Mawdsley, who was runner-up among 156 finishers, in a time of 19:17. The Nighthawks, who had a trio of runners amo...Read Full Article

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Advances And Field Hockey Squad Falls In Double OT

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 31, 2015, Saturday
    Megan Kelleher defends a Bethel player as teammates Katie Cappelli (No. 35) and Jaimy Fellin (No. 24) stand in position, during Newtown's 1-0 double overtime conference tourney playoff loss, in Danbury, on October 31.

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team advanced in the South-West Conference tournament, defeating host Weston 1-0 in the quarterfinal round, on October 31. Maddie Pirone one-timed a cross from Emma Curtis with just 2:08 remaining in the opening half, for what proved to be the decisive goal. T...Read Full Article

  • Voters Called The Local Polls November 3, Absentee Voting Saturday

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2015, Saturday
    Readers are invited to get to know each candidate running for office on the local ballot this year by accessing The Newtown Bee’s candidate profiles, available online here. Letters of endorsement can be reviewed at under the Opinions tab on The Bee's website. And voters can check their registration status online, download an application for an absentee ballot, and find where their polling place is by visiting myvote.ct.gov.

    Residents who are unsure of whether they can make it to the local polling places on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, can cast absentee ballots during a special voting session being held Saturday, October 31, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, from 9 am to noon. Secretary of the State...Read Full Article

  • Pre-Halloween Activities Abound, Along With Safety Advisories

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2015, Saturday

    From ghost stories on Main Street to hundreds of spooky goblins flitting around Sandy Hook, the ramp-up to Halloween 2015 is in full swing — with bubbling anticipation of Newtown’s main event on October 31 becoming palpable around the community. A heavy police presence is anticipated on Main Str...Read Full Article

  • Access Health CT Open Enrollment Begins Sunday

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 31, 2015, Saturday

    Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT (AHCT), has released a checklist for residents in preparation for Connecticut’s third open enrollment, which begins Sunday, November 1, and runs through Sunday, January 31, 2016. “With in-person navigators, online assisters, and other consumer tools, AHCT is...Read Full Article

  • Celebratory Snoopy Sculpture Wins NMS Scarecrows Contest

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    October 31, 2015, Saturday
    “WALL-E” (above), by Newtown Middle School students Eugene Hong, Sullivan Koekkoek and Constantine Kyprianou, finished in second place in the 2015 My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest. Below is “Cinderella’s Carriage,” by Abby Kelly, Margaret O’Sullivan, Jackie Tibolla and Alyssa Zajac, which rounded out the top three positions. This year’s contest presented the public with 31 options to choose from.

    Newtown Middle School art teachers Leigh Anne Coles and Kristen Ciarletto announced the top three winning My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest on Friday, October 30. "Snoopy Halloween with the Dog House," one of two of this year's entries to feature a Peanuts theme, was voted into the top spot at...Read Full Article

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Collection Gathers Supporters Ahead Of Halloween

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    October 31, 2015, Saturday
    Ali Manfredi, a member of the Newtown High School JV soccer team, looks for a place to add a pumpkin to the rack for The Great Pumpkin Challenge. She and other members of the team showed up with 19 carved pumpkins Friday afternoon. 

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge is gearing up to light up Main Street on Saturday, October 31.Representatives of the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and Life Is Good gathered at 14 Main Street, the home of the Great Pumpkin Challenge and its creator Mackenzie Page, on Friday, October 30, as many people were...Read Full Article

  • What Does Your Halloween Look Like?

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    October 31, 2015, Saturday

    What does Halloween look like in your household and/or neighborhood? What’s everyone dressing up as this year? Who has the best seasonal display? Email your photos to The Newtown Bee by 8 pm Sunday, November 1, and we will present those submissions in a slideshow to accompany our staff photos on M...Read Full Article

  • Nighthawk Football Team Tops Stratford

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    Ethan Carpenter gets tackled after making a catch along the sideline in Newtown's win over Stratford.

    Newtown High School’s football team defeated visiting Stratford 34-6 on Senior Night, also the Homecoming Game, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on October 30. The Nighthawk defense, coming off a shutout of Joel Barlow of Redding the week prior, held the Red Devils off the scoreboard until the final second...Read Full Article

  • Carney’s Trick (Plus One) Treats Booters To Playoff Win

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    Elliot Bennett and the Nighthawks advance to the conference tourney semifinals, set for Monday, November 2.

    A solid team effort led to a one-man offensive outburst. James Carney scored four goals and assisted on another as the third-seeded Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team crushed visiting New Fairfield, the sixth seed, 5-2 in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals, at Blue & Gold St...Read Full Article

  • Frost On The Pumpkin Hunter Pace Features Costumed Riders (And Horses)

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    Lina Pressmar, on Lady, left, and Sarah Block, riding Blue, take a break on their way toward the finish at the NBLA's annual pace.

    Riders and their horses, many of them dressed in costume for Halloween, participated in the Newtown Bridle Lands Association’s (NBLA) Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace, on the scenic grounds off Mt Nebo Road, on October 25. The NBLA dedicated the pace to the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard...Read Full Article

  • School Supporters Enlist Businesses To Reward Local Voters

    John Voket
    Business
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    Newtown and Sandy Hook businesses displaying this placard on Election Day, November 3, will be rewarding patrons who are displaying an “I Voted” sticker available at local polling places. The voter reward and get out the vote promotion was conceived by the Support Our Schools (SOS) advocacy group.

    Every Newtowner who exercises their privilege to vote at local polls on November 3 can pick up an “I Voted“ sticker and spend the rest of Election Day enjoying the fruits of a partnership between local businesses and Support Our Schools (SOS), an educational advocacy group.SOS supports the best...Read Full Article

  • Council Completes Charter Review, Ordinances Approved

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday

    After nearly eight hours of line-by-line scrutiny over the course of two meetings, the Legislative Council completed its administrative review of a draft charter revision during a special meeting October 28. The panel, with several members absent, also held a brief public hearing with no comments of...Read Full Article

  • Students And Parents Helped With ‘Empowering Smart Online Choices’

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts shared his "Empowering Smart Online Choices" presentation with Reed Intermediate School students on Tuesday, October 13.

    Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts gave the first of multiple presentations titled “Empowering Smart Online Choices” on Tuesday, October 13, at Reed Intermediate School for students. He later shared his presentation with Newtown Middle School students and with district parents during an...Read Full Article

  • Garner Inmate Charged With Assault In Prison Incident

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday

    State police said they received word on October 25 from officials at the state’s high-security Garner Correctional Institution at 50 Nunnawauk Road explaining that a correction officer had been assaulted by an inmate. State police responded to the prison to investigate and then charged inmate Adal...Read Full Article

  • Village At Lexington Gardens Taking Shape

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    A foundation for a branch office of the Newtown Savings Bank, foreground, has been poured at The Village at Lexington Gardens, a retail/office complex now under construction at 30-32 Church Hill Road. The multi-building complex will include 60,500 square feet of new commercial space, plus 16,000 square feet of renovated commercial space. A four-way traffic signal will control the intersection formed by the complex’s driveway, Church Hill Road, and The Boulevard. The Borough Zoning Commission approved the complex in 2012. The site formerly held a plant nursery and gift shop. 

    A foundation for a branch office of the Newtown Savings Bank, foreground, has been poured at The Village at Lexington Gardens, a retail/office complex now under construction at 30-32 Church Hill Road. The multi-building complex will include 60,500 square feet of new commercial space, plus 16,000 squ...Read Full Article

  • Animal Placement Drive Results In Five Cat Adoptions

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday

    The town’s drive to have residents adopt the many cats being held at its Fairfield Hills animal shelter has made some progress, with people adopting five cats from the facility after reading about the situation in a recent Newtown Bee article. Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde, who supervises munic...Read Full Article

  • Police To Monitor Traffic At Flagpole Intersection

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday
    As viewed from the northeast corner of Main Street and Church Hill Road, the flagpole intersection was a hectic place about 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 29, as motorists approaching the junction from multiple directions sought to thread their way through the congested area. 

    A police officer will be stationed inside a vehicle at the Main Street flagpole intersection during weekday morning and evening rush periods, as staffing permits, according to police Captain Joe Rios. The police officer would not direct traffic, but would monitor traffic flow. The new plan stems fro...Read Full Article

  • IWC Seeks To Soften Hawleyville Project’s Impact

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday

    Inland Wetlands Commission members are urging the developer of a multibuilding rental apartment complex, which is part of a major mixed-use project proposed for Hawleyville, to find some ways to reduce the physical impact of the apartments on the terrain. The mixed-use project, which is proposed by...Read Full Article

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday Morning

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 30, 2015, Friday

    Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1, at 2 am. Clocks should be set back one hour at 2 am... or before going to bed Saturday evening or first thing Sunday morning....Read Full Article