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  • A Night Of Jazz

    To the Editor: Once a year, all of the jazz bands in the Newtown Schools come together to hold the Newtown Night of Jazz. This year, it will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00pm in the Newtown High School auditorium.  This is ...

  • The Soul Of New Orleans

    To the Editor: The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as we presented our spring concert, The Soul of New Orleans laissez, les bons temps rouler, Sunday, April 26 at The Meeting House. Tracing the evolut...

  • Don’t Dilute Minority Representation

    To the Editor: I am writing about a specific change that the Charter Revision Commission (“CRC”) is considering with regards to the Board of Education. They are proposing to drop from Section 2-30(c) of the Town Charter the following language:&...

  • A Smart Choice

    To the Editor: Yesterday, I made a very smart choice. I went to The Meeting House at 3:30 pm and became one of the audience members, listening to the Newtown Choral Society's concert, “The Soul of New Orleans.” What a fantastic, happy, joyous e...

  • I’m Looking Forward To The Day

    To the Editor: I had the opportunity to read your latest Editorial Ink Drops titled “The Budget an...

  • Don’t Rely On Others To Pass The Budget

    To the Editor: I am writing in support of the proposed budget and to encourage all eligible voters to come out on April 28 and vote Yes. The proposed budget will result in an effective tax rate (decrease) equal to –0.71 percent. The education budget ...

  • Time To Slip The Noose

    To the Editor: With another year of declining enrollment and another school budget increase, it's time to say no more increases!  Otherwise the noose of the MRB gets tighter around our necks.  What is the MRB?  It's the state law th...

  • Support Our Children, Vote Yes

    To the Editor: Please vote Yes on Tuesday, April 28th!  As co-chairs of the Newtown Education Advocacy Group (NEAG), we would like to encourage you to come out and vote – in support of Newtown’s education budget. Th...

  • Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s’ Clothing

    To the Editor: This is the time during budget season when the “Yes at any cost” party pulls out all the stops to pass a budget on the first try.  Not a difficult task considering their videos, articles, letters and “guidance” a...

  • A Success By Every Measure

    To the Editor: This past Saturday, April 18th, the “Modeling for Makers” Fashion Show event to support maker space programming at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library was held at the Rock Ridge Country Club. The evening was a success by every measure....