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  • A School Of Their Own

    To the Editor:

    Back in April and May when I was serving on the Sandy Hook School Task Force, the number one message I got from the public was that Sandy Hook School students need to get back their own school in Sandy Hook as soon as possible.

    I strongly urge a yes vote on the referendum to expedite this process.

    Daniel T. Honan

    Newtown Legislative Council 2nd District

  • Don’t Forget To Vote

    To the Editor:

    Please take a few minutes this Saturday to cast your vote regarding the building of a new Sandy Hook School. In our busy lives it is easy to miss, especially on a Saturday, but this referendum is critical for so many people and for many reasons.

  • Finding The Right Words

    To the Editor:

    Sitting at a desk and starring at a keyboard with an intense desire to write a letter of support for the SHS vote this Saturday is the easy part. Finding the right words to express how important you believe it is to vote Yes and attempting to appropriately encourage others to do the same is difficult.

  • Deciding Not To Vote

    To the Editor:

    The vote on the upcoming referendum has weighed very heavily on me as it has, I’m sure, on others. I understand our elected officials have united in their support of accepting state money to build a new school and tear done the current Sandy Hook School. 

  • Moving Forward

    To the Editor:

    Newtown residents, accept the state’s grant for the purpose of building a new Sandy Hook School. This one-time opportunity will allow Newtown to continue moving forward. Resultant positives by passing this referendum include:

    Returning the children, faculty and staff to the Sandy Hook community

    No local tax increase due to building Sandy Hook School

    A fully funded state grant with no repayment requirement

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Seize The Opportunity, Yo

    To the Editor:

    My message today comes as a neighbor and friend, not as a member of the Legislative Council and Chair of its Finance Committee.   While the words of eminent philosophers always abound, here’s a paraphrase of the one they call Eminem.  It’s about the funding referendum scheduled for this Saturday, October 5, at the Middle School.

    Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity

    To seize something you need. One moment