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  • Regulations That Don’t Respect Neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The state’s “affordable housing regulations” have provided developers with free reign over communities that have strived to maintain their country living character. Clearly, our elected P&Z members and their land-use officials think they will mitigate the impact of such rampant development by reaching compromise agreements with potential developers who will (if necessary) bully our agencies by threatening affordable housing.

  • The Community Has Spoken On Housing At FFH

    To the Editor: The community forums on residential housing at Fairfield Hills made it very clear that Newtown does not want apartments on the campus. The Fairfield Hills Authority has acknowledged the lack of support for residential units on the campus. Th...

  • Look Out Hawleyville, You’re Next

    To the Editor: The Newtown Planning and Zoning Board is about to make a decision to change the zoning for the property on the corner of Church Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road near exit 10 to either affordable housing, incentive housing or mixed use, including commercial. The land on the opposite side of the street was changed to EH-10 zoning years ago so 212 condominiums could be built there. These are set back from the road, and there are buffers between them and the older, existing homes.

  • Christmas Tree Sale A Success

    To the Editor: On behalf of the officers and members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, we would like to thank everyone who supported our 14th annual Christmas Tree Sale. The proceeds of this fundraiser help to fund the day to day operations of our fire company, allowing us to continue to provide our community with the highest level of service.

  • Thank You From The Salvation Army

    To the Editor: I want to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers that helped coordinate the bell ringers, set up each kettle stand, and ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the weekends of December 12-13 and December 19-20. I would also like to express my gratitude to the store managers and owners of Stop & Shop, Walgreens, Yankee Liquors and Dunkin Donuts. These generous stores allow our kettles to be set up at their businesses during this time of need for so many of our friends in town.

  • Is Church Hill Road the Best Location For A Firehouse?

    To the Editor: I read with interest the comments in last week’s Bee (December 19, 2014) relative to the proposed new firehouse to be located at 12 Church Hill Road. I am trying to understand why the Borough Zoning Board approved this location before it was reviewed by the Police Commission.

  • Facts Should Matter

    To the Editor: Do facts matter anymore?  Do we still use them in order to make rational decisions about things in our lives that matter? The answer to both of these questions seems to be no. There is nothing on earth more tragic than the death of a young child.

  • What Are Our Leaders Doing About High Electricity Rates?

    To the Editor: Electrical rate increase is upon us. Yes indeed, a steep increase in your electrical bill is coming very soon! We, in New England, are really unfortunate as we pay the highest electrical rate in the US, with the possi...

  • Songs Of The Season

    To the Editor: The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as we presented Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies, Dave Brubeck’s Psalm 30 and other songs of the holiday season at the Meeting House, Sunday, December 14.

  • How To Contribute To Our Town

    To the Editor: We were simultaneously bewildered  and outraged by Mr Pielli' s instruction on how to “work a lumi...