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  • Closing Hawley Will Affect Us All

    To the Editor: The possible closing of Hawley Elementary School will affect us all!  As a local Newtown business owner for 15 years and now finally a resident of Newtown, I was ecstatic about entering my three young children into the Hawley Elementary School this fall, in 2017 and then again in 2018. With the threat of it closing, I am deeply saddened and fearful for my community.

  • 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.

  • Bob-o-link Paradise

    To the Editor: What is it about birds that we find so fascinating and awe-inspiring? Is it their ability to break the bonds of gravity and freely move in any direction, their ability to navigate across countries or even continents, their songs which captur...

  • More Traffic Engineering Or More Enforcement?

    To the Editor: The Police Commission has announced that it is considering hiring another traffic engineering firm to address the high number of accidents at the Flagpole intersection [

  • Homes For Our Troops

    To the Editor: Hillary Clinton wrote that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a nation of volunteer fundraisers, such as myself, to provide severely-wounded military with the handicap houses they need to live out the rest of their lives as comfor...

  • 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...

  • Gains Not Losses

    To the Editor: In response to Robert Hennessey’s letter in the May 29, 2015 Letter Hive [“A New Approac...

  • A Shared Mission

    To the Editor: Last week the Inland Wetlands Commission approved the River Walk Development in Sandy Hook. This project, brought forward by Michael Burton, will bring significant development to property abutting the banks of the Pootatuck River, a portion ...

  • A Chronology Of Falsehoods

    To the Editor: The chronology of outright falsehoods by Governor Malloy over the past year ought to be enough to disqualify him from ever being taken seriously again starting with last February’s announcement of a budget surplus and tax refund for al...