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  • Pack 170 Memories

    To the Editor: My son and I have been lucky enough for the last five years to be a part of Pack 170, here in Sandy Hook.  I volunteered to be a den leader when I signed my son up back in first grade thinking this will be easy enough.  As with mos...

  • Rename Yogananda Street?

    To the Editor: I have been following the news stories about the Lanza home, which has been given to the town and is scheduled for demolition. As a former 35 year resident of Sandy Hook and Newtown, I’m thinking it would be a wonderful and healing ide...

  • Is It ‘Just An Accident’ When It’s Avoidable?

    To the Editor: In February 1996, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.com) issued guidelines to help prevent children from injury and death due to drawstrings becoming entangled. In May 2006, CPSC sent letters to manufac...

  • Picking Up The Tab

    To the Editor: Last night about 10 of us wrestlers went to Cover Two in Sandy Hook after a great win. We all ordered food and had a great time chatting together.  At the end of dinner, we asked our waitress for our bills. Turns out a nice couple sitti...

  • Developers Gone Wild

    To the Editor: Do you know who is crafting the most radical change to Newtown’s zoning regulations? A developer! That’s right. The lawyer for Mr Papageorge (a developer actively seeking to change zoning regulations on Newtown land parcels he wa...

  • Gifts Of The Holidays

    To the Editor: The annual Newtown Junior Women’s Club, Inc.’s annual Tag-A-Gift program was another great success.  Tags for 200 wished-for holiday gifts for a list of Newtown’s less fortunate kids were hung on trees/wreaths at seven...

  • Reaching Across Generations

    To the Editor: I am writing on behalf of the management and residents of Nunnawauk Meadows to express our sincere thanks to Girl Scout Troop # 50999, Brownie Scout Troop #50634, Cub Scouts Pack #170 and the middle school club known as “Elder Cubs.&rd...

  • Let Your Old Shoes Travel A Path Of Caring

    To the Editor: I attend Newtown Middle School and am conducting a shoe drive to collect and deliver gently used shoes to third-world countries. Did you know almost 600 million shoes end up in landfills every year? With your help, we can change that.

  • Destroying Newtown’s Rural Quality

    To the Editor: Our town is about to possibly change the zoning of the 35 acres at the beginning of Walnut Tree Hill Road to allow between 180 to 240 units, plus commercial usage in this area that are 36 feet high and close to the road. This neighborhood al...

  • Regulations That Don’t Respect Neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The state’s “affordable housing regulations” have provided developers with free reign over communities that have strived to maintain their country living character. Clearly, our elected P&Z members and their land-use officials think they will mitigate the impact of such rampant development by reaching compromise agreements with potential developers who will (if necessary) bully our agencies by threatening affordable housing.