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:
- Romney Coming to Shady Brook Farm Sunday
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Shady Brook Farm in early November.
- Large Fire Destroys Home; Lightning Likely Culprit
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.
- Council Rock Alumni Loses Son in Sandy Hook Shooting
Benjamin Wheeler died in the Sandy Hook school shootings.
- Former Council Rock North Student Killed in Saturday Car Accident
Cameron Smithwick had recently returned to the area from Texas before he died in the accident.
- Missing Man Found Dead in Neshaminy Creek
Michael Naylon had been missing for weeks before his body was found in October.
- Strip Mall Heavily Damaged After Fire
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.
- Newtown Swim Club to Close after Next Summer
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.
- Raucous Food Fight Causes Stir at CR North
Six teens were charged in conjunction with the incident in May.
- Bagel Junction Closes its Doors
The popular breakfast and sandwich shop went out of business.