To the Editor:
It is now only possible to navigate Queen Street, from Glover Avenue to Wasserman Way, by slowing to between 10-15 mph and exposing your vehicles suspension to a constant test of strength, thanks to the addition of even more bumps, humps and obstacles. Queen Street residents between Glover and Wasserman are one step closer to the private, controlled street they apparently desire. I only wonder, half in jest, when the town will add entry gates at either end of Queen Street, with only residents of the area permitted to scan their ID Cards to gain entry, and create a “gated community”? Think it far fetched? Did you ever expect that so many bumps, humps and obstacles would be imposed upon you, each trip you make on Queen Street?
Unfortunately, we have endured, and continue to endure, many serious and tragic bumps, humps and obstacles this year in Newtown. In but a “Simple Twist of Fate” (apologies to Bob Dylan), a national special interest group, that has filed a federal lawsuit using legislative procedural grounds to attack the lawfulness of the Connecticut gun-control law passed in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, is housed in Newtown at the corner of Queen Street and Wasserman Way.
Ironically, when traveling Queen Street, from Glover to Wasserman, and after enduring bumps, humps and obstacles, you end up at the doorstep of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the organization that seeks to reverse the gun control laws. Both the practical and emotional roads are bumpy in Newtown these days ... just journey down Queen Street, and look right at the corner of Wasserman Way.
Richard A. English
3 Curry Drive, Newtown July 12, 2013