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  • Close No Schools: Heal and Grow Newtown

    To the Editor: If you were fortunate enough to be on Church Hill Road Wednesday morning, you might have seen the best illustration of why we need Hawley School in the center of our town: 50 kindergartners joyously marched along the sidewalk from Hawley to Big Y on an annual field trip that has become one of the beloved traditions of the school. It was beautiful. It was educational. It was community. It was a visible sign of the heart of Newtown.

  • Heed The Voice Of The Community On Hawley’s Future

    To the Editor: We are writing to express our strong opposition to the recommendation of closing Hawley Elementary School and our deep concerns as members of the Newtown community.

  • Ranger’s Renaissance

    To the Editor: We are writing to express our profound thanks to the wonderful people at Newtown Animal Control for helping match us with Ranger, our new, two-year-old dog we adopted earlier this month.

  • It’s A Newtown Thing

    To the Editor: As a single mother who rushes home to make dinner for my kids, the first thing I do when I get in the door is to change into my favorite jogging pants that I have owned forever. They have the word Newtown running down the leg.

  • Another Successful Sandy Hook LobsterFest

    To the Editor: The officers and members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. would like to thank our family, friends, fellow firefighters, residents of Newtown and out-of-town guests for helping to make our 28th annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, a success. We served over 2,000 lobsters and 660 pounds of steak last weekend, along with hundreds of burger and hot dog dinners.

  • A Wonderful Life In A Wonderful Town

    To the Editor: Given the circumstances that have transpired over the last few months, I felt the need to write you to extend my appreciation to the members of our community. When my wife, Barbara, and I moved to Newtown in 1994, our goal was to find a pleasant town to live in and raise our three children. Our requirements were simple: we wanted a house, a yard, and good schools. What we got instead was far more than we bargained for.

  • Don’t Rush Into A Decision On Hawley School

    To the Editor: I'm not from Newtown. In fact I grew up over 3,000 miles away in London, England. However, over the last 13 years Newtown has become my home town, due in large part to the school communities that have warmly welcomed our family.

  • What Closing Hawley School Will Say About Newtown

    To the Editor: In January, 2014, our family moved to Newtown. The timing, we thought, was right. By the winter of 2013 we were outgrowing our modest starter home, and facing the prospects of sending our two bright and growing children into a school system that was consolidating schools, and we felt going forward wouldn’t bring out their full potential – it was time to move.

  • A Butterfly Party For All Creatures Great And Small

    To the Editor: There simply aren't enough words to express our gratitude to all who helped make Catherine's Butterfly Party a success on Saturday, June 6. Over 2,000 people attended along with a wonderful array of vendors, sponsors, rescue organizations and educational groups. We are so grateful to the community for supporting this event and helping us build a sanctuary of peace and compassion for all creatures, great and small.

  • Information Vital To Deep Brook’s Quality

    To the Editor: Candlewood Valley Trout Unlimited (CVTU) contacted the Newtown Conservation Commission (CC) last year asking to upgrade the Deep Brook Open Space kiosk with educational materials and a Plexiglas covering which would preserve materials placed...