Letters to the Editor

  • Securing The Future Of A Pristine Deep Brook

    To the Editor: The Candlewood Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been working with town, state and federal agencies to protect the waters of Newtown for more than a decade. During that time we have raised over $250,000 for this work and community member...

  • A Successful Food Drive

    To the Editor: On behalf of Newtown Social Services and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, we would like to thank all the volunteers that donated their time to organizing and manning the annual Postal Workers’ Food Drive this past Saturday.  A spec...

  • A Change Of Heart At FFH With No Public Debate

    To the Editor: The Fairfield Hills Master Plan Review commission was very explicit that the Master Plan does not allow apartments. They did their research and determined that support was not there for apartments. A member of the review group who presented ...

  • Redeveloping Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: Like many Newtown residents, I've enjoyed taking walks through our Fairfield Hills campus. I've also been saddened to see so many beautifully crafted buildings fall slowly into ruin. How can we rescue, restore and reuse these architectural a...

  • A Job Well Done

    To the Editor: I want to publicity thank the Newtown Public Works management and site personnel for the great job they did in removing dead limbs from trees on Adahi Trail. The professional atmosphere and attitude was noted. Thank you for a job well done.

  • Finding A Place On The Gun Issue

    To The Editor: I have been sitting on the sidelines since 12/14 trying to figure out where my place is regarding the gun issue. On May 8th I attended a meeting for Moms Demand Action which is working in partnership with Mayors Against Illegal Guns under th...

  • In Appreciation Of Jazz Band Directors

    To the Editor, On behalf of all students in any of the four Newtown Public Schools Jazz Bands, I would like to thank all of our Jazz Band Directors. The directors of the Reed Jazz Ensemble are Phillip Beierle and Robert Nolte. The director of the Newtown M...

  • The Embodiment Of A Volunteer

    To the Editor: “The heart of a volunteer is not measured in the size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” —DeAnn Hollis Surely, Anna Wiedemann embodies that definition. Anna is to be the recipient of the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Award on May 15. I am unable to attend so I would like to offer my congratulations and say a bit about the Anna I know.

  • An Overwhelming Response For Spring Donation Day

    To the Editor: The volunteers from the Friends of C.H. Booth Library held their usual Spring Donation Day event on Sunday, May 4. It was a pleasure to spend the gorgeous spring day greeting so many generous townspeople bringing boxes, bags, and trunk loads of books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD, records, and puzzles for donation.

  • A State Budget That Lacks Credibility

    To the Editor: I am more than a little disappointed by the just passed, revised state budget and can’t wait to get back out into the district to show Newtown’s taxpayers some of the gimmicks and landmines that worry me most. Ultimately, we’ve again managed to spend more than we will take in. In just the past few days, we have seen $462 million in anticipated surplus revenues “evaporate” because of a big shortfall in income tax and sales tax revenue. On Saturday, the majority party invented $75 million of unverifiable “miscellaneous” revenue (yes, that’s how it’s identified in the budget) to “balance” a shortfall all of us Connecticut residents are left with.