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Letters to the Editor

  • School Board Made The Right Decision

    To the Editor: Thank you Board of Education for listening and hearing what many in Newtown had to say and unanimously voting to not close a school in the 2016-17 academic year.  At this meeting, the board agreed that more work needs to be don...

  • The Woeful State Of Sportsmanship In Newtown

    To the Editor: My 16-year-old son and his Norwalk Babe Ruth team had an extremely upsetting game yesterday at Newtown High School against a fellow Newtown Babe Ruth team. The game had started fine, and Newtown was winning at the bottom of the fourth inning...

  • Affection, Admiration, and Gratitude

    To the Editor: Many words have been written and spoken about the achievements of Julia Wasserman and Mae Schmidle and of the contributions each has made to Newtown and to this state. But I’d like to add a personal perspective.

  • Make The Right Choices For Newtown

    To the Editor: Like others, I moved to Newtown with the hopes of starting a family in a closely-knit community with an excellent school system. I want to advocate for keeping our schools open especially when all the facts aren’t in. I stand with Jim Gaston the Newtown Parents, families and teacher...

  • Save Our Schools From Common Core

    To the Editor: SOS-squared, to the second power. It is extremely gratifying to see signs across Newtown calling on our local leaders to “save our schools.”  But, as we seek to maintain our neighborhood schools and protect our buildings fro...

  • Protecting Pets From Rabies

    To the Editor: On Saturday June 20th volunteers made it possible to offer Newtown its 30th annual Low Cost Anti-Rabies Clinic.  Local veterinarian Dr Kate Bakewell and assistant Mary Simpson of Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals...

  • Hawley School As Mary Hawley Intended It

    To the Editor: Mary Hawley gave us many gifts. The most notable one was Hawley School. It's not only a school but a great memorial in memory of her love and dedication to our town. Many children were educated in the school and still are.

  • Sell Our School

    To the Editor: At the heart of Newtown’s commercial area is the Middle School, a large lot, with an existing building with a large footprint, two driveways on Queen Street and the back of the lot which abuts the Caraluzzi and Villages at Lexington Ga...

  • Politics Or Transparency?

    Last week Mary Ann Jacob stated I made the school board’s internal process “political?” Sounds like the Karl Rove playbook, attempt to make your weakness your opponent’s.

  • Too Many Transitions Are Bad For Children

    To the Editor: The recommendation to close Hawley Elementary School has created great debate in Newtown for the past several weeks, but the issue at hand is much broader than the iconic schoolhouse in the center of town. Newtown has a reputation for mainta...