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  • 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.

  • When The Traffic Returns In December

    To the Editor: As a longtime resident and business owner in Sandy Hook, I am proud of the way that the residents of this town dealt with the adversity of the past year. Our citizens have pulled together for each other, and made me proud to say I live in Newtown/Sandy Hook. However, as the one-year anniversary of December 14 approaches, there is a practical matter that concerns me. Last year, due to the traffic and congestion in the town because of media and visitors, and despite the efforts of police brought into town from throughout the state, Sandy Hook Center was effectively shut down for a month. Traffic was at a standstill, and people and signs extended out into the streets. I live less than two miles from my office, yet unless it was very early in the morning, or late at night, it took me over an hour to get there. Despite signs and repeated polite requests, parking spots which are supposed to be for the patrons of Sandy Hook businesses were filled with news vans and out-of-state cars from those who came to see the site of the tragedy. I am afraid that this December, the same thing will happen again.

  • Accepting A Gift

    To the Editor: If someone gives you a gift, the gracious thing to do is to accept it. The $50 million dollar grant that the state is willing to give to Newtown is no different. It should be accepted without question. If the grant is accepted, it does not have to be repaid, it is a free gift. This will provide us with a brand new state-of-the-art school for our children. There are no strings attached here, even though it seems almost too good to be true. A new school for us without an increase in taxes? Yes, that is what is occurring here.

  • Elegance And Beauty

    To the Editor: Yesterday, Sunday, September 22nd , I had the great pleasure of attending an extraordinary concert given by the Poulenc Trio, presented by the Newtown Friends of Music at Edmond Town Hall. While I have come to expect world-class artists giving stellar performances in this fabulous concert series, these three virtuosi displayed the most elegant, precise and beautiful phrasing that I have ever heard from a woodwind and piano ensemble.

  • Therapy Dogs Have Passports To Sandy Hook

    To the Editor: The Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs, a strictly-local group of certified therapy dogs and their handler/owners, are thrilled be among the honored guests of SHOP’s October 12th Passport To Sandy Hook day.

  • The Referendum Vote: Opportunities And Obligations

    To the Editor: On Saturday, October 5, Newtown voters have an opportunity to cast their ballot in the question of whether we should accept the state’s grant  for the purpose of building a new Sandy Hook School. I strongly encourage voters to act...

  • No Second Chance If Referendum Fails

    To the Editor: We write to urge all Newtown and Sandy Hook residents to vote Yes in the October 5 referendum regarding Sandy Hook School. There are many, many emotional reasons why we believe SHS belongs back in Sandy Hook, but frankly they are all completely irrelevant here. Sandy Hook School needs to be rebuilt in Sandy Hook for reasons that are all practical and sensible – here are just a few:

  • Parents’ Right To Know

    To the Editor: The people of Newtown have the right to know of the ongoing progress resulting the FOIA request Ablechild.org has pending in the court. A petition was signed by hundreds of Newtown residents and multiple amounts of Newtown and Sandy Hook business owners regarding the medical records and toxicology reports of Adam Lanza. One of the state's responses can be viewed from http://www.infowars.com/state-of-connecticut-refuses-to-release-adam-lan....

  • A Life-Changing Program

    To the Editor: To all those involved in the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) program: Hello! My name is Kevin Rovelli, and I am a Newtown High School Class of 2011 alumnus. I participated in the NICE program as a host for two Chinese students and as a member of NHS’s first student delegation to travel to Liaocheng. I am writing this email to all of the educators involved in the NICE program to express my gratitude for their dedication and hard work that make this program a success.

  • Vote Yes For Our Town

    To the Editor: On September 19, 2013, the Sandy Hook School PTA voted unanimously to advocate for a Yes vote in the October 5 referendum that authorizes the Town of Newtown to accept a grant from the State of Connecticut to rebuild Sandy Hook School. Why vote Yes? The reasons are many, but the overwhelming reason is to bring our kids home — together.