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  • Regional Dispatching Doesn’t Make Sense

    To the Editor: RE: "Regional Dispatching Plan Raises Concerns," April 3, 2014. It certainly does raise my concerns and it should raise the concerns of every citizen of Newtown as well as those who work in Newtown as I do.

  • Help Maintain And Grow Our Educational System

    To the Editor: Newtown, please vote Yes for the education budget on Tuesday April 22nd!  Why? Because the proposed budget takes into account declining enrollment, current and future planning, and doesn’t play a “cat and mouse” game w...

  • Sowing Confusion Over Invasive Bittersweet

    To the Editor: I was dismayed recently to find bittersweet plants among the offerings in the garden shop of The Christmas Tree Store in Danbury. What they are selling is labeled as “native” and “non-invasive” – celastrus scand...

  • Responsible and Objective Budgets

    To the Editor: This year’s budgets carefully address numerous concerns expressed by many. In general, schools, roads, and taxes are the most frequently heard topics. The Board of Education, Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance...

  • Let’s Make It ‘One And Done’

    To the Editor: I am writing in support of the municipal and education budgets and want to encourage all Newtown voters to vote in the budget referendum on Tuesday, April 22. As a parent, I want to share my support of the education b...

  • Budget Addresses Needs, Services And Taxpayer Concerns

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, April 22, Newtown voters go to the polls to determine the fate of the proposed budgets for the next fiscal year, 2014-2015.   We strongly encourage voters to respond affirmatively to the proposed spending plan of the Bo...

  • Heartened By This Year’s Budget And Budget Process

    To the Editor: As I reflect upon my first time through the budget process as a member of the Legislative Council, I cannot help but be impressed by the level of cooperation displayed by the boards of selectmen, education, and finance as well as my fellow c...

  • Support Education By Supporting The Budget

    To the Editor, I am writing to encourage all eligible voters in Newtown and Sandy Hook to vote Yes in the upcoming budget referendum on Tuesday, April 22.  Providing a quality school system is the key to our town’s economic viability and the abi...

  • The Holiest Week of the Year for Christians and Jews

    To the Editor: On Sunday past, called the “Sunday of the Palms,” Christians throughout the world held up palm branches while proclaiming ‘Hosanna Filio David!’ (save, we pray Son of David!) This event that some of the Gospel writers interpreted as Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the long – awaited king – Messiah of Israel. Such acclaim would quickly give way to a passionate outcry for his death – a sentence that would surely follow, but not until a memorable evening, on the first night of Passover, would be celebrated. Christians term said evening as Maundy (Mandate) or Holy Thursday and the event named differently, either as The Lord’s Supper, the Divine Mysteries, the Mass or Holy Eucharist.

  • Caring For ‘The Rock of Angels’

    To the Editor: I write this after having just viewed a television piece on the furor caused by the disposal of items left at a cemetery in another Connecticut town.  From the outset of the arrival of “The Rock” [mem...