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  • Many Made The House and Garden Tour A Success

    To the Editor: The Newtown Historical Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the homeowners, committee members, volunteers, sponsors, and residents for their participation in our 18th annual House and Garden Tour T.his year’s ticketholders supported our hometown museum by touring the exquisite properties located in Newtown’s historic district. We are grateful for the community’s support of our organization by attending this annual fundraiser.

  • Guided By Kindness

    To the Editor: Thank you to the lovely young woman and her two patient children whom I asked for help. I drove down Hanover Road looking for a way to The Villa and ended at the shore of a lake. This Good Samaritan family led me to The Boulevard, Church Hil...

  • Cat Food Drive Support Appreciated

    To The Editor: The Animal Center of Newtown would like to thank Jeremiah Gentry, manager of Caraluzzi's, for hosting our recent cat food drive at the Newtown store. The need for food is ongoing, and we appreciate the generosity of C...

  • Helping NHS Students Explore Careers

    To the Editor: As summer 2014 gets into full swing, the College/Career Center at Newtown High School would like to express how grateful we are to all the individuals, businesses and community organizations that make it possible for high school students to explore careers. We acknowledge the time and effort it takes to provide quality career experiences for students and are thankful to live and work in a community that strives to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

  • Our Volunteers Are Protecting Us … Who’s Protecting Them?

    To the Editor: Our town is blessed with five volunteer fire departments, as well as a volunteer ambulance and a volunteer dive team. Some of you may not realize that these volunteers are on call 24/7 . When you need them, they are there at the scene of an accident, at your home, responding to fires, medical emergencies and water rescues, among other scenarios. At a time when you are most likely in the most vulnerable, stressed and emotional state, they are calmly and efficiently at your side.

  • Thanking Youth Summit Donors

    To the Editor: The Junior Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation would like thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the Connecticut Youth Leadership Summit for Gun Violence Prevention.  It was a successful even...

  • Newtown’s Fabulous and Caring Teachers

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, my oldest daughter graduated from Newtown High School. She has attended the Newtown public schools since our move to Sandy Hook in 2004. She started in 3rd grade at Sandy Hook School and moved through Reed Intermed...

  • Trout In The Classroom

    To the Editor: As the school season wraps up for students across town, thoughts rapidly turn to everything unrelated to academics. But before we get too deep in the bliss of summer, I'd like to take a moment to thank all the teachers in Newtown who helped ...

  • We Do Not Live In A City!

    To the Editor: I attended the public meeting on June 4th at the NHS lecture hall where Svigals + Partners unveiled their ostentatious plans for the new SHS. I was truly disheartened by the presentation, sitting for almost an hour while the project lead tried to explain how Sandy Hook got its’ name, how we are all part of the Earth and that we are all part of the water in her best attempt to sell us their next colossal boondoggle.

  • Carrying The Torch

    To the Editor:  I would like to thank the members of the Newtown Police Department and the Garner Correctional Institution who took the time to fund raise for the Special Olympics of Connecticut and to run in the torch relay. A...