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  • Newtown Man Charged In Fatal Summer Boating Collision

    John Voket
    Front Page
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    A 55-year old Newtown man has been arrested by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police on charges related to a fatal boating collision on Lake Zoar this summer. Mark Rudzinski faces a variety of charges in connection with the collision that killed Randall Pineau, a 52-year old Sandy Hook man…...Read Full Article

  • Vote The Rodgers/Capeci Ticket

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: I have had the fortune to know Will Rodgers for the last nine years, and support him, and Jeff Capeci, to serve as Newtown First Selectman and Selectman. Military leadership builds skills that only men and woman whom have served this great nation are fortunate to have — Duty, Honor, and Country…...Read Full Article

  • Ann LoBosco For Town Clerk

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: As a person who has been a recipient of many of the programs that Social Services offers in Newtown, I have met a preeminent and compassionate woman named Ann LoBosco. She is the director of the Social Services Department and embodies all the grace and kindness that a job that deals with…...Read Full Article

  • Deb Z. For BOE

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: The last few weeks have been “rather interesting” for me. Because of a legal glitch, the Republicans could only endorse two candidates for the Board of Education instead of three. As a result, I switched to be a write-in to ensure voters still had a choice for the make-up for the Board…...Read Full Article

  • An Able Steward Of Tax Dollars

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: Once a month, around an old wooden table in the Borough Office at Edmond Town Hall, I have the privilege of collaborating with Jim Gaston and other elected and appointed officials to transact business as a member of the Borough Board of Burgesses. As the Borough Warden, Jim leads with a quiet…...Read Full Article

  • ‘Triple A’ Rating Is A Big Deal

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: While the credit ratings process appears shrouded in mystery, rating agencies provide an independent assessment on the municipality’s probability of default that reflects the town financial health. A downgrade to a higher risk rating means Newtown must pay higher interest rates to investors to compensate for the higher risk. Basically, “We” taxpayers…...Read Full Article

  • Vote For Ryan Knapp

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To The Editor: I own a small business here in Newtown so I am doubly sensitive to the pressures of both living and working here. Taxes are already high and with everything going on with Malloy and the State, we could see their problems pushed onto Newtown property tax payers. We are fortunate in Newtown…...Read Full Article

  • Endorsing Dan Rosenthal

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for Dan Rosenthal for first selectman. In this time of politicization of too many important issues, rather than looking for common ground and the common good, we seem to be living in an era of politicians preferring to “Win For The Sake Of Winning.” Both…...Read Full Article

  • A Crisis That Requires Action

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: The Editorial Ink Drops – “What It Takes,” October 13, 2017, nicely articulated a shared sentiment and frustration. This public health crisis requires action at all levels. Asking all Newtown candidates their opinion on gun violence at The Bee’s October 24th Candidates Forum seems appropriate and timely. Ned Simpson 42 Watkins Drive,…...Read Full Article

  • Police Commissioner Candidate, Scott Cicciari

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    To the Editor: As a Newtown resident and town employee for 16 years, I have met thousands of people. Very few have the heart, morals, and generosity as does Scott Cicciari. I offer my sincere support for Scott Cicciari on November 7 as Police Commissioner. I have created the following “Want Ad” to present just…...Read Full Article

  • Joann Warner

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    Joann (Pallock) Warner, 72, of Shelton, beloved wife of Barry W. Warner, died unexpectedly October 13. Born April 10, 1945, in Bridgeport, she was a 1963 graduate of Warren Harding High School. In addition to her husband, her children, Ronald Setkoski and wife Christina of Newtown, Glenn Setkoski of New Haven, Amy Setkoski of Glastonbury,…...Read Full Article

  • Swim Team Caps Regular Season With Victories

    Andy Hutchison
    Front Page
    October 18, 2017, Wednesday
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    Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team defeated host Masuk 102.5-82.5 in the regular-season finale, on October 17. Newtown's 200 yard medley relay team of Mary Hufziger, Maddie Carter, Olivia Renkert, and Caroline Mahoney finished in 1:59.20 and was narrowly edged out for first place by Masuk's relay team, by five hundredths of a…...Read Full Article

  • Deborra Zukowski For Board Of Education

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: It is with great pleasure and a privilege that I endorse Deborra Zukowski. Membership on the Board Of Education is one of the most important positions that the citizens of Newtown must carefully consider. The expansion of student capabilities is definitely dependent on the establishment and implementation of the latest advances in…...Read Full Article

  • Vote Gaston For Board Of Finance

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To The Editor: It is a privilege to work closely with Jim Gaston in my role as treasurer for The Borough of Newtown. Jim serves as warden for the borough, and he consistently demonstrates the ability to manage short- and long-term issues. Additionally, Jim is approachable, honest, and well-informed. These traits make him the ideal…...Read Full Article

  • Write In ‘Deb Z.’

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: I write to endorse Deborra Zukowski, write-in candidate for the Board of Education. although her efforts on behalf of our community are well known to many, I personally worked with Deborra at some length as a fellow member of the recent Charter Revision Commission. She has the unique ability to listen carefully…...Read Full Article

  • Carrying On The Legacy

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: I want to tell you about my daughter, Maureen Crick Owen, who is running for selectman on the Democratic ticket. She would be a wonderful selectman, working hard for you. I know Maureen to be an intelligent, caring, very hard working woman — and a loving daughter. She is passionate about everything…...Read Full Article

  • A Star Role Model

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: I am writing to endorse my aunt, Maureen Crick Owen, for the position of selectman in Newtown. As a lifelong resident of Newtown, Maureen has expressed a strong desire to serve her community since before I can remember. Maureen was a paralegal for more than 35 years, a career that requires teamwork,…...Read Full Article

  • Hit The Ground Running

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: Will Rodgers and Jeff Capeci have the experience needed to hit the ground running the day they are sworn in as first selectman and selectman. My endorsement is based on more than 20 years of experience in working with Will Rodgers on important town projects and issues. As a former chairman of…...Read Full Article

  • Boland For Board Of Finance

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: This is to endorse Mark Boland for Board of Finance representative. My wife Linda and I lived in Newtown for more than 20 years. We are both still active members of the Newtown community. We have known Mark Boland for a long time and he is man of integrity and honesty. Mark…...Read Full Article

  • A Fantastic Candidate

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    October 17, 2017, Tuesday
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    To the Editor: Everyone should be aware at this point of two disturbing realities: First, Governor Malloy’s penchant for tax increases is destroying Connecticut’s economy; and second, the governor has issued an Executive Order cutting $4,893,000 from Newtown’s State Education Grant and mandates that Newtown absorb an additional $3,500,000 for Teacher Pension costs. It is…...Read Full Article