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  • Newtown Rises To The Occasion

    To the Editor: Women Involved in Newtown held the annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive in collaboration with Newtown Social Services on Friday November 22nd. The number of families in need this year increased significantly from previous years, but Newtown rose to the occasion as it always does!

  • A Great Day For Pancakes

    To the Editor: The Newtown Rotary Club would like to thank all the people who came out to support our 53rd Annual Pancake Day. It was a wonderful event to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends enjoying the best pancakes and sausages in town!

  • Many Supported The Library Holiday Sale

    To the Editor: Last weekend the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library sponsored the annual Holiday Sale, making gift-quality books, media and other items available at reasonable cost in time for holiday giving. Our thanks go the patrons of the sale and to the ...

  • Newtown And The Media

    To the Editor:Many colleagues in the national and global media have been asking: “What will happen if a reporter has to come to Newtown on Saturday?” My response is simple: be creative, don't procrastinate and you won't have to come on Saturday. But as a journalist, I know that not everything in the news business can be canned ahead of time. While the likes of CNN and NBC can prepare their pieces weeks in advance, there are many outlets, particularly our sympathetic local media, who don't have such luxury.I have told my colleagues not to misconstrue my hometown's seemingly prickly approach to the media on December 14 as a show of anger or entitlement, or a lack of appreciation for the coverage – most of it respectful – that we have experienced.

  • Breakfast With Santa

    To the Editor: Smiles laughter and joy was felt by everyone that visit with Santa. [Breakfast With Santa on December 7 at Newtown Middle School.] I’d like to thank Motoko Ishihara Evans, Japanese Culture Consultant who performed a tea ceremony and origami cranes which were enjoyed by everyone. Later she wrote the children’s names in Japanese.

  • Love Always Wins

    To the Editor: Heartfelt thanks to all the individuals who welcomed both me and our Hearts of Hope program to your beautiful town during my first visit to Newtown last February and in the months since then. Newtown is filled with such caring and compassionate individuals, and the kindness of each of you has touched my heart in ways I could never fully express.

  • Love Triumphs

    In March of this year, I unexpectedly lost a close friend. The details of her passing are irrelevant. All the world needs to know is that she was a practical jokester who loved art, children, and America’s Next Top Model. For months, the silliest things would unglue me. And then, by chance one day, I found Alissa Parker’s blog.

  • Sandy Hook Tree Lighting Was A Double Success!

    To the Editor: On behalf of The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), I would like to thank all who attended our 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year, the Sandy Hook community gathered to light our traditional tree, and then joined together in lighting Sandy Hook’s new tree just across the street! From the snow flurries outside Sandy Hook Hair Co. to 3D glasses, from Santa’s visit to face painting, it was a festive night in Sandy Hook with our biggest crowd ever!

  • Our Spiritual Common Core

    To the Editor: Twenty-six acts of kindness per day times 365 days per year times seven billion people equals what a wonderful world it would be.

  • Much More Than A Victim

    To the Editor: Before caring for Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mrs Dawn Hochsprung was my principal in Region 14, from kindergarten through fifth grade. I was fortunate enough to go to a tiny country school where Mrs Hochsprung knew each student in the building by name. Our principal wanted only for us to succeed and be happy, and she always made us feel special.