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Residents Oppose Sewage Plant, Trailer Park: 2013 in Review

A look at the top news in Newtown in 2013.

In 2013, plans for a sewer plant and a trailer park drummed up considerable opposition. Also, many new businesses came to town, while others, Lockheed Martin, announced plans to close.

Here's a look at some of the most memorable stories from 2013: 

Lockheed Martin to Close Newtown Facility, 800 Jobs to Be Cut

The Newtown facility will close by early 2015, impacting 800 employees.

De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies Eyeing Newtown Location
De Lorenzo’s famous tomato pies wants to open a new restaurant on Newtown-Yardley Road.

Employee Charged With Stealing $350,000 From Vet Hospital
Trisha Lynn McLaughlin, 36, of Warminster is facing first degree felony charges for the theft, which police say was carried out by forging checks and overpaying herself on payroll.

Proposed $68M Sewage Treatment Plant Infuriates Neighbors
A proposal to reopen a sewage treatment plant off the Newtown Bypass has residents of the Crown Pointe neighborhood fuming.

Two Shots Fired at Newtown Borough Home, Bucks DA Says
No one was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning in Newtown Borough. The Bucks County District Attorney has taken over the investigation.

Voters Reject Tax Shift Referendum
Council Rock School District voters rejected eliminating the occupation tax and replacing it with an increase in the earned income tax.

Anthropologie Coming to Sycamore Street
Anthropologie will open a store on Sycamore Street in a mixed-use development at the old Acme site.

Residents Oppose Trailer Park
Swim Club owner David Platt is working with County Builders to create a residential development on the 16-acre property on Newtown-Yardley Road once the club closes after this summer. Nearby residents launched an effort to oppose the plans for a trailer park.

Temperance House Closes
The State Street restaurant closed abruptly on Oct. 7.

Steeple View Plans Approved in Newtown Borough
The Newtown Borough Council on Tuesday approved plans for a mixed-use development on South State Street.

Newtown Theatre Closed Through 2013 
The theatre has closed for movie screenings until next year as it prepares to install a new digital projection system.

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