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  • It’s Foolhardy To Close A School

    To the Editor: Mary Hawley was not shortsighted.  We shouldn’t be either.  It seems to me that the powers that be are jumping the gun when it comes to closing any of  schools.  There are generations yet to be born in our ...

  • Elementary Schools Are The Heart Of The Community’s Identity

    To the Editor: We are Newtown. And I like to imagine a parade of students from all over town, walking together to celebrate the new Sandy Hook School on opening day in 2016. Not everyone will be able to join that march, for different reasons we all must re...

  • The Irreplaceable Hawley School

    To the Editor: Some things are irreplaceable. One horrific December day in 2012, 20 precious first graders and six educators were taken from us. Our lives were changed forever. We can do nothing to bring them back. We can only griev...

  • Community Connections Says Thanks

    To the Editor: On behalf of the planning team for the Community Connections event held on June 11th at the Newtown Congregational Church, I would like to thank several individuals and groups for their assistance in making the event a success. Thank you to ...

  • How A Simple Response Becomes Political Currency

    To the Editor: Why are some routine functions of some town departments performed only at the will of the first selectman? When a complaint was made to Land Use recently about violations in my neighborhood, a town employee told the c...

  • Finding Home At Hawley School

    To the Editor: In my view, the consideration to close Hawley School is misguided, at best. My wife and I moved here with three children in 1987 because of the school system and the proximity of Hawley to our home in the borough. We often express our apprec...

  • Beautifying The Meeting House

    To the Editor: The Board of Trustees of the Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc.—which administers the Newtown Meeting House—wishes to publicly thank the Horticulture Club of Newtown for its continued support in beautifying the Meeting ...

  • Not A Good Time To Lose An Elementary School

    To the Editor: We moved to this outstanding community in May 2013. For us, Newtown was home before it became home. In early December 2012, we were gearing up to put our starter home on the market in a neighboring community. We just had our second child and...

  • Newtown’s Super Power

    To the Editor: I moved with my family to Newtown in July of 2012, and enrolled both of my children in Hawley School.  We found a ready home there and in our neighborhood in Sandy Hook. My older son, a fourth grader who, because of difficulties in difficulties in finding a suitable elementary school in our previous South Carolina city, had attended three other elementary schools, knew that he was home when he came to Hawley. There has not been one day since we moved here that we have not been grateful to be in Newtown.

  • Don’t Close Historic Hawley School

    To the Editor: Closing any school in Newtown, especially the historic Hawley Elementary School, is not a good idea. Hawley turns 100 years old in six years and was one of the six gifts given to the town of Newtown by Elizabeth Hawley. Not many towns have history like that. We need to keep and preserve this historical resource and not let it fall into decay like the buildings at Fairfield Hills.