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  • Does The Town Offer No Protection Against Dog Attacks?

    To the Editor: On December 4th, 2013, my spouse and I were walking our two dogs – a senior yellow Lab and a younger terrier – around the block in our Dodgingtown neighborhood (on leash, of course) as we do every morning. Out of the blue, we were charged by a medium-sized black dog who bolted out into the street; he attacked our terrier first, and when we were able to pry him off, turned his attention to our yellow Lab. He latched on to our Lab's neck; thankfully, her substantial girth prevented any damage. However, the dog had bitten our terrier, who required medical attention at the Newtown Emergency Vet practice later that day.

  • A Second Summer Of Theater From the 12.14 Foundation

    To the Editor: As the parent of a child performing in the 12.14 Foundation's theater productions this summer, I want to thank the Foundation and the many theater professionals who returned for a second summer, working six days a week with more than 200 loc...

  • A Community Of Friends

    To the Editor: On Monday night, a small group of us gathered at Fairfield Hills at dusk to commemorate my husband's mysterious disappearance one year ago. We set sail 50 wondrous paper lanterns powered by candlelight, best wishes and love into the night sky in his honor.

  • Help Someone Who Has Helped So Many Others

    To the Editor:Thank you so much for your recent Ink Drops editorial on the Pushcart end-of-year activity at Reed. A few weeks ago, I learned through Karen King of the generosity of the West Coast couple and how their kindness inspired our Reed students to achieve sales at an unprecedented level! I think of how wonderful the outcome of this effort will be for those Monrovian children.

  • Returning Home To Newtown

    To the Editor: We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown.

  • Good Eggs

    To the Editor: We would like to thank Mike McCarthy and Ray Corbo of Newtown Hook and Ladder Company for generously donating their time to the children enrolled in the Design It, Build It, Launch It Workshop. The children, under the guidance of Rick Lowry, created cushioned crates to encapsulate a raw egg which is dropped from a height, hopefully without breaking the enclosed egg. Mike and Ray coordinated the drop using the ladder truck extended to 90 feet.

  • The Work Goes On

    To the Editor: As the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, under the name of HealingNewtown, leaves the Congregational Church, we would like to thank the church and its staff for its welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Even as the name HealingNewtown fades, the work of the Cultural Commission goes on.

  • Lanterns for Hoagie

    To the Editor: It’s been a year… 365 days without a letter, a phone call or even an email. A year ago Hoagie vanished. Since then, the limited searches from the NPD and the more extensive ones by friends and family have yielded nothing. His disappearance is a puzzle that has left us with emotions of anger, sadness and abandonment. There’s no explanation, no justification, no conclusion. Only a hole in our hearts.

  • Many Helped Make The Book Sale A Success

    To the Editor: Now that the 39th annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library has drawn to a close, the Friends wish to extend our gratitude to the many volunteers, local officials, businesses and civic groups whose support made the event so successful. The substantial funds raised through the annual book sale will underwrite the acquisition of materials and technology, and the many programs that we so enjoy in our town library.

  • A Familiar Response On Gun Violence

    To the Editor: Having decided to join the rally in Greenwich, CT, to protest Gov Christie’s veto of gun safety legislation, I thought it wise to get something to eat before making my appearance. Upon entering the Glory Days Diner on Greenwich’s main drag, I was surprised to discover that Tom Foley and Gov. Chris Christie were expected to visit there shortly. My carpool buddy and I immediately started discussing the question we would ask them.