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  • Something Is Definitely Wrong With This Picture

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we sought and have valued the rural-suburban community that we moved to 40 years ago.  Recognizing that change is both necessary and inevitable, we have tried to maintain as best we can the neighborhood chara...

  • A Very Special Year For The Book Sale

    To the Editor:  This year has been a very special one for the annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in style with the support of thousands of patrons who made the event a roaring success. The substantia...

  • Overdevelopment In Sandy Hook Center

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we oppose the high density River Walk condominium proposal currently under review with Planning and Zoning. While no protest was raised over the original 24-unit proposal (and subsequently approved), the new petition for 74 housing units (three levels) with 15 units set aside for affordable housing, will not only set a dangerous precedent for the Sandy Hook area, but will also negatively impact the already overburdened traffic flow, property values, parking, pose potential environmental concerns (that are never recognized until it’s too late)… the list goes on and on.

  • So Much Kindness And Love

    To the Editor: When our granddaughter Rebecca Townsend was killed in an accident on July 2, our whole family was overwhelmed with shock and grief. But we could not and did not anticipate the incredible sympathy and support that we would receive from so many in the extended community. Now that the darkness of those first days has been followed by so much kindness and love, we would like to thank the people and organizations responsible for guiding us through those days.

  • Many Made House And Garden Tour A Success

    To the Editor: I would like to take a moment to thank  the many people who made our 19th Annual Newtown Historical Society House and Garden Tour on June 28th so successful.  Despite the rain which did, in fact, cut down attendance, it was a good ...

  • Kids Today

    To the Editor: Many times during the year as I loaded books on my truck to bring to storage for the book sale, any young person within sight would run over and offer to help push a cart, carry and load. This of course was always appreciated and tells me a ...

  • Republicans Come Around On The Charter

    To the Editor: While I question dragging out the charter revision final approval process for another 15 months until November of 2016, I was pleased to see that First Selectman Llodra and the Republican Chair of the Legislative Council have finally come ar...

  • The Way It’s Meant To Be

    To the Editor: We watched one of the world’s great movies at the Edmond Town Hall on Sunday.  We were absolutely amazed at how Casablanca changed on the big screen.  Not just size, although we could see details that we never saw be...

  • Should Supreme Court Members Be Elected?

    To the Editor: While the original spirit of the “for-life” appointment of Supreme Court justices is understandable given the early political desire for independence in court rulings, however, and unfortunately, the Supreme Court, today, has jus...

  • Diversity For All

    To the Editor: My family and I recently moved from Westchester County in New York State to Norwalk, CT. In Norwalk, my 16 year-old son has been treated with respect from all, like he's been in the past. He has played baseball since he was four years old. W...