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  • Greening The Holidays

    To the Editor: The Garden Club of Newtown would like to thank all our friends and neighbors who came out on a rainy Saturday to support our annual Holiday Greens Sale fundraiser held on December 6th.  We would also like to thank Sherril Paisley, manag...

  • The Agenda That Threatens Our Institutions

    To the Editor: Words are inadequate for crafting an expression of debt and gratitude communities owe their first responders, cops in particular. This is especially true here in Newtown. Though they never claim credit, the men and women who have voluntarily...

  • Housing Is Neither Needed Nor Wanted At FHH

    To the Editor: This Saturday’s upcoming “discussion” about residential development at Fairfield Hills (2 pm at RIS) has nothing to do with economic development or the need for local rental units for Newtown. Many residents already know th...

  • Apartments Are Not Economic Development

    To the Editor: Apartments are not economic development. In fact they can cost the taxpayers far more than the tax revenue received. Apartments are not allowed to discriminate  based on such things as children. The plan  be...

  • Say No Again To Residences At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: In the history of towns, cities, and parks, nothing could be clearer than that building “residences” inside a beautiful community outdoor space does not create taxpayer value; it destroys it. Overnight, irreversibly. The joy, fre...

  • Housing at FFH Without Voter Consent

    To the Editor: I have recently learned that there is an effort underway by the town to allow housing on the campus at Fairfield Hills.  Is it true that the authority to do this is either already in place or very close to becoming a reality?  I do...

  • A Fabulous Group

    (The following letter to Newtown Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, has been received for publication.) Dear Dr. Erardi, I feel compelled to write this letter to you in reference to a wonderful experience I had wi...

  • Hold Off On Housing At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: Firstly, please note that I am writing as an individual and not on behalf of the Legislative Council. I would like to echo the comments of Rita Willie, someone I have known and respected my entire life, that we should...

  • The Greatest Town On Earth

    To the Editor: Just before the November 22nd food drive in front of Big Y supermarket, I must admit I was nervous.  We only had two turkeys in our freezer!  The Bee printed my concern in a letter to the editor a couple of days before the drive.

  • A Development Opportunity At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown is pleased that the Fairfield Hills Design District Zoning Regulations are under review for considering mixed-use. Your Chamber of Commerce supports regulations that would expand the use of newly constructe...