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Letters to the Editor

  • Toward Greater Excellence

    To the Editor, I want to give my sincere thanks to the voters of Newtown for providing me a chance to continue to serve on the Board of Education. This is truly an honor for me. I also wanted to thank my children, Garrett and Maddie, my mom and all of my friends for their support – without them I could not have done this.

  • Welcoming Veterans At HOM

    To the Editor: Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Veterans Day celebration at Head O’Meadow a very meaningful one! Over 30 veterans attended our event (family members and family friends of current HOM students), representing service in times of both war and peace from all branches of our nation’s military.

  • Communication And Accessibility

    To the Editor: I’d like to take a moment to thank all the voters who cast their ballots to elect me as one of the four representatives from our district on the Legislative Council. It’s a tremendous honor, and I look forward to acting on your behalf in all the challenging decisions ahead. It has a deep personal meaning for me because my grandfather, James Knapp, Sr, who many of you may have known, also served Newtown on the Legislative Council. I know I have some big shoes to fill.

  • Thanks To The Voters

    To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to all of the voters who came out to the polls on Election Day, November 5th. I am especially honored to be elected to the Planning & Zoning Commission as an alternate and look forward to working with all of the commission members.

  • The Importance Of Facts And Common Sense

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Newtown for granting me the opportunity to continue serving on our Legislative Council. I appreciate the support from the District 3 voters, and I look forward to helping our town prosper and grow. Whereas serving as an un-elected official this past year has been a challenging experience, it has primarily been immensely rewarding. I am grateful to be able continue in this role as an elected official.

  • Honored To Serve

    To the Editor: I am writing to thank all of the voters of Newtown who voted for me last week. It will be a pleasure to serve all of you for the next two years. I believe we are at a critical time in our community where we have the ability to work closely together across party lines to be the leaders in our state and across the country by creating a model of fiscal responsibility, social communication and transparency.

  • Involvement Is Important

    To the Editor: I am writing to thank the voters of District 2 for their support in the election last week. I am grateful you have voted to have me represent you as one of the four people on the Legislative Council for your district. We have a particularly challenging two years ahead of us. Rising taxes, and decreasing revenue from the state and other sources are the biggest issues. How we deal with them will help shape the future of Newtown. Supporting our children and families as they continue to recover from last years shooting at Sandy Hook School must remain in the front of our minds. Finding a way to support our largest growing demographic, our seniors, must be addressed.

  • Newtown’s Best Interest

    To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to all the voters in Newtown that came to the polls to vote, especially the voters in District 3 for reelecting me to serve as your representative.

  • Meeting The Needs Of District 3

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters in District 3 for allowing me the privilege of representing their interests on the Legislative Council.

  • Library Board Needs To Come Out In The Open

    To the Editor: I am writing this letter to let the C.H. Booth Board of Trustees know that we are still watching and to encourage others in town to continue to do just that. Since September 16th, we've heard little or nothing about the plans of the board to create a search committee and hopefully to use an inclusive search process to find a new library director. I believe that to regain the trust of the community, the board will need to break their habit of secrecy and be more forthcoming with information. I recommend that updates be regularly posted in The Newtown Bee and on the Booth webpage and that minutes be more accurate and detailed.