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  • 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.

  • Seize The Opportunity, Yo

    To the Editor: My message today comes as a neighbor and friend, not as a member of the Legislative Council and Chair of its Finance Committee. While the words of eminent philosophers always abound, here’s a paraphrase of the one they call Eminem. It’s about the funding referendum scheduled for this Saturday, October 5, at the Middle School.

  • 2013’s Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor: I wish that I could take my friend Zoe’s cancer away, but that’s not how it works. What I can do is support her courage and strength. She inspires me and I am committed to making a difference in her life through celebrating friends, family, community and benefitting the lives of other kids going through difficult situations. I’m a sophomore at NHS and have lived in Newtown my whole life. I love the people here and I love our town’s traditions; one of my favorites being Halloween on Main Street. Two years ago, I created the Great Pumpkin Challenge to help support my 12-year-old friend and to have fun.

  • School Grant Is State-Imposed Socialism

    To the Editor: Calling the $50 million a gift from the state to build us a new school (to replace our Sandy Hook School) is not really true. Government has no money unless they take it from us first. It has to come from somewhere, probably state income taxes and gas taxes or other fees. It will add to our state deficit.

  • Vote Yes For Sandy Hook

    To the Editor: Please be sure to vote this Saturday, October 5th in the town referendum. My family and I will be voting Yes for Sandy Hook Elementary School. Whether one looks at the issue practically, heart-felt, or economically, to me, the answer is yes, yes, yes.

  • The Sky Is No Limit

    To the Editor: Citizens rejoice; once again our elected congress persons are looking out for us. The September 2013 issue of Civil Engineering (page 43) notes that representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Maryland) and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8th to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the (ready for this) Moon!