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  • Making The Town Whole Again

    To The Editor:

    We are writing to urge all Newtown residents to vote “Yes” on the October 5th referendum. By accepting this generous grant from the state, we will be able to bring our children home to Sandy Hook and provide for the future children of Sandy Hook.  This money is a gift from the state and will not impact our local taxes. 

  • Support From the NMS PTA

    To the Editor:

    Newtown Middle School PTA has voted to advocate for a Yes vote for this weekend's town referendum regarding Sandy Hook School. Passing this referendum is a win-win for both our school district and our town government.  Accepting the $50 million grant from the state will not only bring the Sandy Hook students back to Newtown, but will also replace a valuable town asset.  Failure to accept this grant will have an impact on all Newtown families.

  • Reasons To Vote Yes

    To the Editor:

    As a member of the Sandy Hook Task Force, and also one of the representatives on the Legislative Council for the Sandy Hook district (2) I struggled to come to a decision as to what the best choice was for the future of Sandy Hook School. I believe and strongly support the decision, to build in the same location, for the following reasons.

  • Vote Yes for SHS and Newtown

    To the Editor:

    Please be sure to vote in the town-wide referendum on Saturday to accept the grant that will fund rebuilding of Sandy Hook Elementary School.  We fully support the unanimous decision made by all 28 town officials from all three parties representing the Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Legislative Council and the Board of Finance.

  • Show What We Are Made Of

    To the Editor:

    In Sandy Hook, like in other areas, our elementary school is the center of our community. Our children learned to ride their bikes in the parking lot. They learned to read and write in the classrooms alongside their friends and neighbors. They played baseball on hot summer days and took their first driving lesson in the big open parking lot on a quiet Saturday afternoon. On December 14, 2012 many things were taken from us. Six women gave their lives, and  20, yes 20 children will never have the chance to grow up.

  • Newtown Needs Four Elementary Schools

    To the Editor:

    I am writing in support of the Sandy Hook School referendum being held this Saturday, October 5, at the Newtown Middle School from 6 am to 8 pm.

    One hundred percent of the funding for this project is being provided by the State of Connecticut.  We are lucky to have a commission like Public Building and Site to manage the expenditures within the budget amount.

  • No Such Thing As Free

    To the Editor:

    In reading Ms. LeRow’s letter [“Accepting A Gift,” Letter Hive, 9/27/13] I was amused by her statement that the $50 million grant to the town of Newtown was a “free gift with no strings attached.”

  • School Grant Is State-Imposed Socialism

    To the Editor:

    Calling the $50 million a gift from the state to build us a new school (to replace our Sandy Hook School) is not really true. Government has no money unless they take it from us first. It has to come from somewhere, probably state income taxes and gas taxes or other fees. It will add to our state deficit.

  • A Gift The Giver Cannot Afford

    To the Editor:

    In the several letters which have appeared in The Bee urging the support of the almost-certain-to-be-passed October 5th referendum, a number of points are made and repeated with which reasonable people could take issue. But I believe that one comment, reiterated in several of the letters, is simply wrong.  That is the assertion that the demolition/re-building of Sandy Hook Elementary School is dependent on the approval of this referendum, and that there are “no second chances” should it fail.

  • The Utmost Integrity

    To the Editor:

    When John Reed was first hired as superintendent, I was the Middle Gate PTA liaison to the Board of Education and watched  closely as he worked his office. I also served on two of his committees charged with sizing the buildings out 10 years.

    In all my dealings with John, he conducted himself with the utmost transparency, honesty, and integrity. The children of Newtown always came first.