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Letters to the Editor

  • A Short Note Of Thanks

    To the Editor: Just a short note of thanks to all off the voters who came out to vote in this week's election and especially for the voters of District 1 who elected me to serve as their representative for a third term on the Legislative Council.

  • Continuing The Discussion

    To the Editor: Upon waking the morning after the election, I was glad that the campaign for the Board of Education was behind me, but that is only because I know that working to secure the best opportunities for Newtown’s students is ahead.

  • It Is Unclear What The Voters Want

    To the Editor: I would like to congratulate everyone elected to serve Newtown, and I applaud District Two voters for electing Democratic candidate Lisa Romano to attempt to restore some balance on the Legislative Council. Lisa was the only candidate elected above and beyond the minimum party representation. The majority of the seats on the ballot were uncontested and the minority party representation rules ensure that a few Democrats will win a seat on the various boards no matter what. I hope that in the future, the voters in other districts will look beyond the party line and elect some new faces.

  • No Relief For Newtown’s Struggling Seniors

    To the Editor: At the senior coalition October meeting with the town officials, it was clear they do not have the slightest interest in their seniors – a group who comprises 33 percent of the community. The formula used to calculate taxes on senior condominiums is a sham. They have come up with a formula that in no way justifies the results! The current value of the senior condo should be used to result in a fair tax. Previous valuations should have nothing to do with the current tax calculation. No consideration has been given to the fact that the senior condo communities pay for all of their own services such as road maintenance and snow removal but do not even own the condo property.

  • Looking Forward To Serving Newtown

    To the Editor: Thank you to the voters of Newtown and Sandy Hook's District 2, and to everyone who supported me from all parts of town. I am honored to be elected to the Legislative Council in District 2.

  • Special Needs Kids Are Pretty Special To Many People

    To the Editor: I want to thak Linda Jones for all that she does to make the FUN support groups happen. We took our son Daniel to a Halloween Party at the High School on November 2, 2013 and the Best Buddies club were there to play with and encourage the special needs children. I joined one of the children to judge the Halloween costumes, and it was a very special evening.

  • Does Solar Make Sense For You?

    To the Editor: There has never been a better time to invest in solar. Solarize Newtown is a state and town-sponsored program that makes solar more affordable for Newtown homeowners by aggregating installations in our community with a pre-selected installer, who is discounting solar in exchange for our community’s outreach and education efforts.

  • Letters of Endorsement

    Letters endorsing candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections.

  • Protecting Local Educational Data

    To the Editor: I want to thank The Newtown Bee for hosting the BOE candidates’ forum providing townspeople with the opportunity to hear their thoughts and positions on education matters. I was, however, disappointed that – in your newspaper’s write-up of the event – you neglected to provide the candidate’s responses to the last question of the evening having to do with data storage and the dissemination of confidential student test results. As I remember, each candidate considered the question thoughtfully and, I believe, came down on the side of protecting a student’s privacy.

  • Funding On Foot

    To the Editor: I’d like to extend my thanks to my fellow Sandy Hook Sole Sisters – Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – NYC team and everyone who helped us! Last week, 18 of your friends and neighbors joined another 50 women from Rye, NY. Together, we laced up our sneakers and donned high-tech “anti-blister” socks and spent two days walking to help fund breast cancer research, awareness and support. Many of you furthered our efforts by helping with or attending fundraising events or donating to our personal or team funds to raise the required $1,800 per participant. In total, the NYC event raised over $6 million!