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  • The Best Option For Sandy Hook School

    To the Editor: I would like to encourage all Newtown residents cast a ballot for the Sandy Hook School appropriation referendum being held this Saturday at the Newtown Middle School. For those who cannot vote Saturday, absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office.

  • Moving To A Red State

    To the Editor: Was the bankruptcy of Detroit the proverbial canary in the coal mine? The city was swept away by a slow motion tsunami of pension fund debt. Main Street suffered greatly, but the politicians that spent the city into ruins will emerge unscathed. This is occurring at three levels of government; federal, state, and local. Your bar bill for the feds drunken sailor profligate spending binge is $136,260 per household. Including unfunded liabilities we are a staggering $90 trillion in the red. In three decades we morphed from the world’s richest nation to the most indebted. That’s our pathetic legacy to our children.

  • Giving Seniors A Voice

    To the Editor: The newly formed Newtown League of Senior Voters is scheduled to meet with town officials at 7 pm on October 15th at the high school in order to bring greater awareness and discussion related to the property valuations and sharp increase in real estate taxes imposed on the senior condo owners. These 400 families will ask the town to provide an equitable tax reduction as do other neighboring towns like Redding, Easton, Trumbull etc.

  • Feeding Cats

    To the Editor: On behalf of The Animal Center of Newtown, we wish to thank Caraluzzi's management for generously holding an extended cat food drive during September. The event was a success due to the many donations of canned and dry food from Caraluzzi's customers.

  • A Perfect Venue

    To the Editor: The Garden Club of Newtown would like to thank McLaughlin Vineyards and staff for hosting our Fall Luncheon.

  • No Such Thing As Free

    To the Editor: In reading Ms. LeRow’s letter [“Accepting A Gift,” Letter Hive, 9/27/13] I was amused by her statement that the $50 million grant to the town of Newtown was a “free gift with no strings attached.” I am sorry to inform you that there are strings attached in the form of higher taxes and fees to every resident and business in the State of Connecticut.

  • Sandy Hook’s Show Of Strength And Unity

    To the Editor: So much has changed about our quaint Sandy Hook village since last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook event – it is evident in the “We Are Sandy Hook. We Choose Love” signs in shop windows and the green ribbons and magnets on cars driving through. Sandy Hook looks different this year too – with new sidewalks, crosswalks, lights and landscaping. It has truly been a year of change for our community.

  • Vote Yes for SHS and Newtown

    To the Editor: Please be sure to vote in the town-wide referendum on Saturday to accept the grant that will fund rebuilding of Sandy Hook Elementary School. We fully support the unanimous decision made by all 28 town officials from all three parties representing the Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Legislative Council and the Board of Finance.

  • Show What We Are Made Of

    To the Editor: In Sandy Hook, like in other areas, our elementary school is the center of our community. Our children learned to ride their bikes in the parking lot. They learned to read and write in the classrooms alongside their friends and neighbors. They played baseball on hot summer days and took their first driving lesson in the big open parking lot on a quiet Saturday afternoon. On December 14, 2012 many things were taken from us. Six women gave their lives, and 20, yes 20 children will never have the chance to grow up.

  • Newtown Needs Four Elementary Schools

    To the Editor: I am writing in support of the Sandy Hook School referendum being held this Saturday, October 5, at the Newtown Middle School from 6 am to 8 pm.