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  • Memories Of Newtown

    To the Editor: Newtown has become something I wouldn’t have imagined growing up here in the 50s and 60s, back when the discussions were about whether or not to have a traffic light at Church Hill Road and Queen Street. Until then, there was only the ...

  • How We Met

    To the Editor: I was not able to get to the party for Mae Schmidle and Julia Wasserman, but I have a story to tell about how I met them.  We moved here in 1968.  The day after we moved in, I needed to get some groceries.  I went to the old A...

  • Support Amid Uncertainty

    To the Editor: July 28, 2015 will mark the 2nd anniversary of the disappearance of my husband, Hoagy. Once again, I would like to express my most heartfelt gratitude to those of you who continued to ferry my boys and I through another year of milestones am...

  • Celebrating Two Remarkable Women

    To the Editor: I would like to thank our town for coming out to celebrate and honor Mae Schmidle and Julia Wasserman this past Sunday. Hearing all the wonderful stories everyone shared showed me how very much appreciated and loved these two women are! ...

  • Facing The Facts Of ‘Saving Our Schools’

    To the Editor: I have to chuckle when I’m driving through town and see the “save our schools” signs.  As sweet and innocuous as the rallying cry sounds at first blush, it’s just the old liberal trick: tug the heart strings, ign...

  • Dragon Lands At The Library

    To the Editor:  There is someone new at the Booth Library. He is in a lighted glass case in the children's section.  He is a dragon. Last fall, when the kids at the Middle School built their Halloween arrangements for the ...

  • Timeless Work For Newtown

    To the Editor: Chuck and I were so sorry not to be able to attend the event for Julia Wasserman and Mae Schmidle, but we did want to add our two cents about these outstanding and notable ladies for their timeless work for Newtown.  We are pleased Juli...

  • A Great Start For The Sunday Cinema Series

    To the Editor: Last Sunday at the Edmond Town Hall, I was so pleased to welcome enthusiastic audiences who turned out for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the first film in this year’s Sunday Cinema Series. As the host of these screenings, I look for...

  • School Board Made The Right Decision

    To the Editor: Thank you Board of Education for listening and hearing what many in Newtown had to say and unanimously voting to not close a school in the 2016-17 academic year.  At this meeting, the board agreed that more work needs to be don...

  • The Woeful State Of Sportsmanship In Newtown

    To the Editor: My 16-year-old son and his Norwalk Babe Ruth team had an extremely upsetting game yesterday at Newtown High School against a fellow Newtown Babe Ruth team. The game had started fine, and Newtown was winning at the bottom of the fourth inning...