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Letters to the Editor

  • Questioning Community Center Priorities

    To the Editor: The question that keeps me up at night is: Will the graduating classes of Newtown High School from 2021 to 2025 be okay?  Major events tend to shape an individual’s life and influence the decisions they will make.  What life ...

  • Seniors Aren’t Separate From The Community

    To the Editor: Historically, whenever a facility to host senior programming has been proposed, they called it a senior center, and seniors have been opposed to the idea of sharing that space. So using the term “Senior Center” to describe part o...

  • A Community Center That Is Dividing The Community

    To the Editor: In October 2013 GE and the town announced a gift to develop a stand-alone Community Center because ”Newtown lacked a central meeting place for the whole community.” Fast forward and the current plan as pre...

  • Community Center or Senior Center?

    To the Editor: I am concerned about the town’s plan to require voters at next month’s budget referendum to approve using GE’s $15 million gift to finance the construction of a Senior Center and Aquatic Center, rather than a Community Cent...

  • It’s No Longer ‘The Good Old Days’

    To the Editor: After attending the WSA meeting last week and hearing the comments and complaints about multifamily residences in Newtown, I started to reflect on the general mood and atmosphere when the decision to install a “sewer system” in N...

  • Education By A Thousand Cuts

    To the Editor: At this late stage of the education budget review process, everyone is focused on the cost of transportation, gasoline, heating oil, medical plan savings, etc. Long forgotten by the Superintendent and the BOE is the $2.6M of resources reques...

  • A True Hometown Hero

    To the Editor: Last Saturday, March 7th the United Way of Western Connecticut hosted its Hometown Hero Benefit Dinner.  Among the 14 recipients of this honor was Newtown’s own Robert Geckle. We have known Bob Geckle for many years – both a...

  • GE Envisioned A Facility For The Entire Community

    To the Editor: I work for GE.  The proudest moment of my career was when our CEO brought the Newtown GE residents together to express his sorrow and his commitment to help our town heal after the tragic events. In a one day wor...

  • Honk. We’re Home!

    To the Editor: I was a lifelong resident of Newtown until we moved South.  The South is interesting in that they never honk.  And, I mean never. So, when we came back North to Newtown for a funeral we went by our old stomp...

  • Watershed Association Welcomes Support

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing an article last week on the Pootatuck Watershed Association and our work on water quality sampling throughout town. The article described new software that was developed for our use, to help us analyze the data we co...