Letters to the Editor

  • Appreciative And Hopeful

    To the Editor: I’m writing to say thank you to the voters of District 1 for allowing me to continue my role as your Democratic Legislative Council representative. I truly appreciate the opportunity.

  • Forward As A Community

    To the Editor: Thank you to the all of the Newtown residents who came out yesterday and voted. It was great to see and talk with many of you at the Reed School. Thank you especially to those who reelected me to the Legislative Council on behalf of District 2! The support and encouragement I received during my campaign was beyond anything I could have anticipated and is much appreciated.

  • Tip Of A Dangerous Iceberg

    To the Editor: For any of us who have served as elected officials, there have been times when we have borne witness to things that might call to question whether there is a public need to know that outweighs procedural protocols and safeguards. In the years of my service as an elected official, I sometimes found myself conflicted and sought guidance from Hartford and others with expertise in the applications of policy and procedure.

  • Keep Newtown's Halloween Authentic

    To the Editor: There is nothing quite as authentic as Halloween on Newtown's charmingly bucolic Main Street. The way residents spookily garland their homes, the care with which families conceive and construct their costumes, the generous dispatch of candy – all of it speaks of community. It is a genuine coming-together of a special town.

  • Local Officials Still Don’t Get FOI

    On Tuesday October 27th a meeting notice was posted on the Newtown web site and also distributed by email to residents. The email posted an agenda for a Board of Selectman special meeting to be held on October 28th at 7 pm. The agenda was: Executive Session – Legal Pending Litigation. The agenda was signed E. Patricia Llodra.

  • Squeezed Out Of A Wetlands Hearing

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the lovely space we had for the wetlands meeting [October 28].  This meet-ing was for the proposed development in Hawleyville for the church, diner and apartments. I guess the powers-that-be determined that this meeting would not be wel...

  • Looking At All The Angles

    To the Editor: At the last election the voters took a chance on a young candidate for the Legislative Council advocating for fresh perspective, an open-minded approach to problem solving, creative ways to look at costs and speaking to oversight and feed back as part of our responsibilities.

  • One Of Newtown’s Most Important Elections

    To the Editor: I’m Jim Gaston, Sr., a candidate for the Board of Finance. We are less than a week away from what I believe one of Newtown’s most important elections. Candidates have worked hard to get their messages heard. You’ve heard that I served as vice-chairperson of the Board of Finance for 10 years, and most recently as a selectman for the past four years.

  • Working Hard For All Newtown Residents

    To the Editor: Last month I wrote to introduce my candidacy for Board of Finance to your readership and to lay out my vision: make Newtown affordable for every resident and taxpayer. Through the campaigning proc-ess, I’ve met some wonderful people and learned a great deal about the t...

  • Raising Children With Core Values

    To the Editor: One chance… that is how many times our children will have to go through our school system. First grade, seventh grade, tenth grade – each and every grade level is impactful to a child’s intellectual and emotional development. As parents, educators, community members we have one chance to give our children the best education possible at every grade level. If elected to the Board of Education I will make it our challenge to get it right the first and only chance we have.