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  • 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.

  • A School Of Their Own

    To the Editor: Back in April and May when I was serving on the Sandy Hook School Task Force, the number one message I got from the public was that Sandy Hook School students need to get back their own school in Sandy Hook as soon as possible.

  • Give Sandy Hook Students A Fresh Start

    To the Editor: I would just like to voice my support for the building of a new school for the Sandy Hook students. Thanks to the State of Connecticut, which is paying for all the work; it will have no impact on our local taxes. In the long run it will save us money because we will not have to update an aging facility.

  • Don’t Forget To Vote

    To the Editor: Please take a few minutes this Saturday to cast your vote regarding the building of a new Sandy Hook School. In our busy lives it is easy to miss, especially on a Saturday, but this referendum is critical for so many people and for many reasons.

  • Finding The Right Words

    To the Editor: Sitting at a desk and starring at a keyboard with an intense desire to write a letter of support for the SHS vote this Saturday is the easy part. Finding the right words to express how important you believe it is to vote Yes and attempting to appropriately encourage others to do the same is difficult.

  • Deciding Not To Vote

    To the Editor: The vote on the upcoming referendum has weighed very heavily on me as it has, I’m sure, on others. I understand our elected officials have united in their support of accepting state money to build a new school and tear done the current Sandy Hook School. My dilemma is that I know Newtown would not spend our own money to do this. I also know that the State of Connecticut is not in a fiscal position to fund $50 million.

  • 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.

  • 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.