Top Five Stories of the Week: April 1 through 7

A look at the top stories that made headlines this week in Newtown.



is hosting the second annual Dance for a Cure on April 14 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and benefits the American Cancer Society.


There's a new fundraiser in the effort to save the Barn and Maze Playground at . Newtown Township Supervisor Rob Ciervo, who has been working with the park to raise money to rebuild the play area, said benches are being sold to support the fundraising effort. 


Newtown Borough will have an new online look come May 1 at the latest, Mayor Dennis O’Brien announced Wednesday.


McDonald's has withdrawn its current application for a fast-food restaurant in Newtown. The lawyer for the applicant said McDonald's will be resubmitting a plan that does not require zoning relief.


A fire Wednesday at caused severe damage to a portion of the Newtown Villages Shopping Center, including adjacent businesses and .


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