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  • The Rooster Run Is Something To Crow About

    To the Editor: Thanks to the hundreds of runners and the Newtown community for coming out on Saturday June 20th, 2015 in support of the Newtown Parks and Recreation’s 41st annual Rooster Run 5K. It was a great day for running and all of the participa...

  • Heritage vs Education

    To the Editor: Residents and visitors extol the beauty and character of our downtown. Historic buildings, faithfully serving the purpose for which they were designed a century ago, are vibrant reminders of Newtown’s heritage. ...

  • Keep Mary Hawley’s Generosity Going

    To the Editor: I heard from my parents that at the Board of Education meeting, Dr Erardi suggested closing Hawley School. I think differently.  Put yourself in Mary Hawley's shoes. Your mom just died, there were no schools left in town and everybody w...

  • Two Remarkable Women

    To the Editor: Please join us this Sunday, June 28, 2015 for an event celebrating Julia Wasserman and Mae Schmidle. The event is to celebrate the many wonderful contributions to our town these remarkable women have been involved in.

  • Gary Wheeler’s Final Run

    To the Editor: Gary Wheeler has been a Newtown police officer (now retired) and a school bus driver for 46 years.  We had the wonderful opportunity of having Mr Wheeler chauffer our children from kindergarten through high school.  Last Wednesday ...

  • It’s About Students, Not Schools

    (The following message has been e-mailed to Dr Erardi and the Board of Education.) To the Editor: Jim Gaston’s paper has given you some compelling reasons why Hawley School should not be closed. He addressed multiple concerns but for me education is the main concern. Hawley School should not be closed but my reasons are primarily education. The prime concern should be what is best for our students at all levels. Save Our Schools is not about a building but about Save Our Students.

  • The Irreplaceable Hawley School

    To the Editor: Some things are irreplaceable. One horrific December day in 2012, 20 precious first graders and six educators were taken from us. Our lives were changed forever. We can do nothing to bring them back. We can only griev...

  • Community Connections Says Thanks

    To the Editor: On behalf of the planning team for the Community Connections event held on June 11th at the Newtown Congregational Church, I would like to thank several individuals and groups for their assistance in making the event a success. Thank you to ...

  • How A Simple Response Becomes Political Currency

    To the Editor: Why are some routine functions of some town departments performed only at the will of the first selectman? When a complaint was made to Land Use recently about violations in my neighborhood, a town employee told the c...

  • Finding Home At Hawley School

    To the Editor: In my view, the consideration to close Hawley School is misguided, at best. My wife and I moved here with three children in 1987 because of the school system and the proximity of Hawley to our home in the borough. We often express our apprec...