2012 was a busy year in Newtown. A presidential candidate visted, local emergency personnel responded to fires, new businesses opened and others closed.
Here's a look at some of the top stories that made headlines in 2012:
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Shady Brook Farm in early November.
Lightning caused a fire that destroyed a Wrightstown Township home in July.
Council Rock closed for a day due to a threat from a student.
Benjamin Wheeler died in the Sandy Hook school shootings.
Cameron Smithwick had recently returned to the area from Texas before he died in the accident.
Michael Naylon had been missing for weeks before his body was found in October.
The fire damaged a portion of the Village at Newtown Shopping Center that was formerly home to Sarcone's Deli. Primo Hoagies has since opened in the renovated spot.
The summer of 2013 will be the last summer for the Newtown Swim Club. Owner David Platt is seeking to build condos on the property.
Six teens were charged in conjunction with the incident in May.
The popular breakfast and sandwich shop went out of business.