Letters to the Editor

  • Working Hard For All Newtown Residents

    To the Editor: Last month I wrote to introduce my candidacy for Board of Finance to your readership and to lay out my vision: make Newtown affordable for every resident and taxpayer. Through the campaigning proc-ess, I’ve met some wonderful people and learned a great deal about the t...

  • Raising Children With Core Values

    To the Editor: One chance… that is how many times our children will have to go through our school system. First grade, seventh grade, tenth grade – each and every grade level is impactful to a child’s intellectual and emotional development. As parents, educators, community members we have one chance to give our children the best education possible at every grade level. If elected to the Board of Education I will make it our challenge to get it right the first and only chance we have.

  • Hearing All The Voices In A Debate

    To the Editor: First, let me say thank you to those that have supported me at the polls the last three elections as a District 2 representative on the Legislative Council. I have been honored to serve and hope I have met or exceeded your expectations. I am writing to ask the voters in District 2 to support me once again as one of your representatives for the next two years on the Legislative Council.

  • Letters of Endorsement

    Local residents endorse candidates for the 2015 Newtown elections.

  • A Return To More Balance

    To the Editor: This letter is to introduce myself to those who have moved here after I had the honor of serving New-town for five terms as first selectman which ended in December of 2008 and who may not know me.

  • An Inappropriate Use Of Recovery Funds

    To the Editor: In the spirit of transparency, I need to highlight a vote that occurred at the October 7, 2015 meeting of the Legislative Council. The council considered and approved a proposal giving the NHS band $17,540 taken from 12/14 Recovery Funds to buy a truck to move band equipment. As a member of the New-town community for almost 26 years, a SHS teacher on the day of the tragedy and someone who con-tinues to teach at SHS, this completely baffled me in light of the continuing and future recovery needs of the Newtown community.

  • A Great Time At The Movies

    To the Editor: We had to wait a while for the start of the movie. It seemed that the free popcorn developed a line from the concession stand, across the lobby and down the side hall. The wait was well worth it.

  • Guiding Principles To Prosperity

    To the Editor: My name is Aaron Carlson, and I am excited for the opportunity to offer my services as a candidate for the Newtown Board of Finance. My wife and I moved to town 8.5 years ago for the excellent school sys-tem and we have since grown to a wonderful family of five. We are all so proud to call Newtown our home.

  • Dig Pink

    To the Editor: The NHS Girls’ Volleyball families would like to thank the Newtown Community for making our Dig Pink fundraiser a success! Together we raised more than $1,300 for the Side Out Foundation, an or-ganization committed to finding a cure for breast cancer. We greatly appreciate those who came out to contribute to this important cause and to support our athletes.

  • Fall Donations To The Library

    To the Editor: The volunteers from the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library held their usual Fall Donation Day event on Sunday October 18th. It was a pleasure to spend the day greeting those generous citizens bringing boxes, bags, and car loads of books, records, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles to donate.