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Letters to the Editor

  • Newtown’s Best Interest

    To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to all the voters in Newtown that came to the polls to vote, especially the voters in District 3 for reelecting me to serve as your representative.

  • Meeting The Needs Of District 3

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters in District 3 for allowing me the privilege of representing their interests on the Legislative Council.

  • Thanks To The Voters

    To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to all of the voters who came out to the polls on Election Day, November 5th. I am especially honored to be elected to the Planning & Zoning Commission as an alternate and look forward to working with all of the commission members.

  • The Importance Of Facts And Common Sense

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Newtown for granting me the opportunity to continue serving on our Legislative Council. I appreciate the support from the District 3 voters, and I look forward to helping our town prosper and grow. Whereas serving as an un-elected official this past year has been a challenging experience, it has primarily been immensely rewarding. I am grateful to be able continue in this role as an elected official.

  • Library Board Needs To Come Out In The Open

    To the Editor: I am writing this letter to let the C.H. Booth Board of Trustees know that we are still watching and to encourage others in town to continue to do just that. Since September 16th, we've heard little or nothing about the plans of the board to create a search committee and hopefully to use an inclusive search process to find a new library director. I believe that to regain the trust of the community, the board will need to break their habit of secrecy and be more forthcoming with information. I recommend that updates be regularly posted in The Newtown Bee and on the Booth webpage and that minutes be more accurate and detailed.

  • 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. To those who didn’t vote for me, I promise do my best to earn your respect and see if maybe next time around I can earn your vote too.

  • Where I Am From

    To the Editor: While traveling, we went to dinner with a group of colleagues from around the world. As we all started to share our stories I was asked where I grew up, and a sudden sinking feeling came over me as I knew as I answered what would follow and how the energy of the conversation would change. And sure enough I was greeted with the “Wow, what happened there was just tragic, you must really have been impacted by it.”

  • 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.