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August 30, 1996

Thursday morning noticed roughly 4,500 college students returning to Newtown public elementary, center and highschool lecture rooms for his or her first full day of instruction. Opening day additionally marked a brand new starting for one new faculty principal and a number of other veteran directors who have been assuming new jobs throughout the system because of latest shuffling of positions.

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Investigators from the US Environmental Safety Company visiting the 30-acre website of the bankrupt Charles Batchelder Firm on Swamp Highway Thursday morning to judge the extent of air pollution that has saved the previous aluminum smelting manufacturing unit on federal/state hazardous waste website lists.

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A late season storm swept by Newtown shortly after 9 am final Saturday, knocking bushes and limbs onto wires and onto a home on Pine Avenue in Sandy Hook. Nobody was injured within the storm. The rain was at its heaviest throughout The Bee’s annual 10K Highway Race.

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R. Scudder Smith, writer and editor of The Newtown Bee, has introduced that Kaaren Valenta has been named affiliate editor of the newspaper as a part of a shift of some assigned on The Bee’s editorial employees. She has been working for The Bee Publishing Firm for 11 years. In her new project, Mrs Valenta will tackle a broader vary of writing assignments and can help with modifying and the coordination of reports protection below the route of Managing Editor Curtiss Clark. Steve Bigham, who has been serving as schooling reporter for The Bee, will tackle city authorities and political assignments. Dorothy Evans has been employed to do academic reporting.

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Alexander “Sandy” Lerman, son of Laura and Kenneth Lerman of Predominant Avenue, has been awarded the rank of Shodan (first diploma black belt) at Aiki Budokai, the oldest faculty of martial arts in Danbury. Fourth diploma black belt Sensei Daniel Ustie of Aiki Budokai introduced the belt. In reaching this rank, Mr Lerman joined his father, who obtained his black belt in March.

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It was a cosmic free-for-all final Saturday within the twelfth working of the Bee 10K, as rains — for the primary time ever, it may be famous — drenched an already powerful course, and soaked and slowed up significantly a sparse subject of 168 runners. Sarah Zimmerman, the primary finisher within the Excessive College Feminine Division, referred to as it “one of the crucial fascinating races I’ve ever been in … I didn’t even see the hills coming as a result of there was all this water.”

September 3, 1971

The members of Teen Motion Newtown report that their final dance, Friday, August 27, was one in all their most profitable. It was the primary on the Italian Group Middle, now getting used as a youth middle. Panacea of Newtown supplied the music.

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On Wednesday, September 1, the Zoning Board of Appeals met at Edmond City Corridor for a listening to on the appliance of F.F. D’Addario and Campanella Company, who was interesting an alleged error on a stop and desist order from the Zoning Enforcement Officer. The listening to is now in abeyance till October 6 after an settlement was reached between Newtown’s City Counsel and the legal professional for Mr D’Addario and the Company.

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The Rev Francis E. Virgulak, assistant at St Rose Parish, has been transferred to Holy Household Parish in Fairfield. The Rev Bernard Dolan, assistant at Holy Household, has grow to be a full-time member of the college of Immaculate Excessive College, Danbury, with residence at St. Rose.

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A big group of buddies and wonderful desk with a pink centerpiece and superbly wrapped items greeted Mrs Orrin Burgess of Predominant Avenue as she stepped into Hawley Manor Inn on Saturday, August 28, to have a good time her 96th birthday with a gala social gathering. Mrs Burgess seemed as vivid and fairly because the present wrappings, and even tropical storm Dori payed [sic] her respects by leaving city earlier than the social gathering started.

August 30, 1946

Roland Wickson, of the Moo Juice Rascals 4-H Membership, Stepney, captured the Grand and Reserve Championships along with his breeding ewe within the Becoming and Exhibiting Contest on the County 4-H Truthful final Saturday in Newtown. His ram additionally took a Reserve Championship and the Blue Ribbon Award in its class.

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The closing of the summer season recreation program in Newtown was marked final week by a swimming exhibition at McLachlan’s pool on the Boulevard Thursday night and by a ultimate observe meet at Taylor Subject Friday afternoon. Throughout the change-over to the Fall schedule, swimming races will happen at Grubb’s pool, Mt Nice, Labor Day afternoon at 2:30, and there will probably be one other journey to the Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 7.

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On the Rotary Membership assembly Monday night, August twenty sixth, on the Parker Home, the speaker was Dr William F. Inexperienced, Superintendent of The Fairfield State Hospital and member of the Newtown Rotary Membership. Dr Inexperienced spoke with regards to prefrontal lobotomy, an operative process, which is new in state psychological hospital work and which reveals nice promise for sufferers who may in any other case be power hospital instances.

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Cpl Clifford Johnson, who’s stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., spent the week-end along with his dad and mom, Mr and Mrs Fred Johnson.

September 2, 1921

With woke up imaginative and prescient we start to understand what an exquisite factor is the curiosity lately manifested in our little “Metropolis of the Lifeless,” located within the village of Sandy Hook. To our disgrace be it mentioned no care has been given this spot for years. There isn’t a affiliation, relying fully upon particular person curiosity which definitely has not proved dependable. Now, nevertheless, we who’ve family members mendacity there are introduced nose to nose with the truth that some one cares if we don’t and with one accord prolong to Miss Jennie Roberts, the instigator of the work, warmest reward and our heartfelt appreciation for all she has completed within the matter of cleansing up and placing into higher situation this little plot of floor the place our expensive ones relaxation, and it has been no simple job to revive latent curiosity, to say nothing of the particular work carried out by her.

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Mrs Beatson of Dodgingtown returned, this week, from the Bridgeport hospital.

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W.A. Honan has leased the previous resort constructing of Mrs S.A. Blackman at Hawleyville. The partitions on the decrease flooring have been torn out and an addition is being constructed on to the east finish of the previous saloon. It will give Mr Honan a big and roomy retailer for his enterprise, whereas the opposite half will probably be used for a grain room and storehouse.

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Mrs and Mrs Eric Anderson of Southwick, Mass., have been calls, Monday, on Mrs Martin A. Moller.

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ARRIVALS AT THE PARKER HOUSE: H.L. Kneen, New Haven; Bernard Greenville, Meriden; Mr and Mrs Thomas Sheeken, Maryland; Mr and Mrs J.W. Graham, Miss M. Graham, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs Larrable, Mrs Wiving W. Davis, Sr., Miss E.P. Davis, Mrs Mary F. Davis, Mr and Mrs Irving Davis, Jr., New York; Mrs Belle B. Leonard, Brooklyn, N.Y.

September 4, 1896

An fascinating native society occasion is the wedding of Miss Nellie Caroline Hubbell and Harvey Willcox Wheeler, to happen on Tuesday afternoon, September 15, at 3, on the Congregational church. Miss Hubbell is the daughter of Mr and Mrs W.H. Hubbell, whereas the groom-elect is the one son of Mr and Mrs John H. Wheeler. Each are among the many hottest of our younger folks, and can have the honest needs of a large circle of buddies for a contented married life.

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The open air service on the Marshal Sears place in Huntingtown district on Sunday afternoon was largely attended. Addresses have been made by Rev O. W. Barker, M.C. Rodgers and Allison P. Smith. Frank Gilbert presided on the organ.

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Emory Sanford of Redding was on the town on Sunday, the visitor of his brother, Assistant Postmaster Ernest Sanford.

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Miss Hammond and Miss Sophia Hammond returned to Brooklyn, this week, for the winter. For the previous week, with their father, D.S. Hammond, they’ve been the visitors of Mrs Charles H. Northrop.

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THE EDITOR’S FAMILIAR CHAT: The Newtown honest will probably be successful, if solely the climate is sweet. There isn’t a doubt about it. The reveals will attain into the 1000’s. There’s nice desirous about our honest, we discover, within the adjoining cities.

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This picture has no notes on it, however we decipher from the clues in it that G.A. Raynor was both celebrating his fortieth anniversary with an employer or celebrating a retirement in September 1961 after 40 years… someplace. The tiny letters JC hooked up to the higher proper of the board in entrance of Mr Raynor may additionally present a clue, maybe to the photographer of this classic picture.

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