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  • A Thankful Volunteer

    To the Editor: When I found out HealingNewtown [Arts Space] was seeking volunteers, I immediately contacted them. The first day I volunteered, I was amazed. The art work donated from all over the world fills your heart with warmth. The bronze statue that greets you from Colorado, the beautiful turtle statue which I believe was from Florida, in the back room, I saw 26 ceramic angel statues, beautiful handmade quilts, posters, and last but not least, hundreds and hundreds of letters.

  • The ‘S’ Stands For Surplus

    To the Editor: After all that we’ve learned in the last year, many are beginning to think the “S” in BOS stands for Surplus. I reject the BOS budget not because I don't support security for our schools. I do. However, as I have stated repeatedly before the Legislative Council (LC), adding additional burden to taxpayers for security costs “just in case” grants do not come through, is a mistake. Why not remove that amount (now $470K) in the BOS budget, and instead use contingency or fund balance dollars in the unlikely event that grants are not approved?

  • Who Has Rep. Esty’s Ear?

    To the Editor: Citizens be aware that our congresswoman, Elizabeth Etsy, has taken contributions from the energy and environmental sources to the tune of $26,000. (May 9th issue of Fairfield County Weekly, page 4.) The Hartford Courant has noted (in the same article) that she gave back $3,500 to Northeast Utilities since it might have been an “unnecessary distraction.” Why you ask?

  • Democracy And Technology

    To the Editor: Internet voting is now used in some of our Western world democracies. This mode of voting is not exclusive, but in addition to conventional ballot casting and absentee ballots. Internet voting adds flexibility in our ever increasingly complex lives and should results in higher voting participation.

  • Food Drive Filled The Shelves

    To the Editor: On behalf of Newtown Social Services and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, we would like to thank all the volunteers that donated their time to organizing and manning the annual Postal Workers' Food Drive this past Saturday. In addition to those who volunteered to be drivers and sorters, we were for-tunate this year to have help from the staff of Big Y Supermarket as well as the Newtown High School Football Team which helped the process move quickly and efficiently. A special thanks to the postal workers who took the time to collect food while out on their busy delivery routes.

  • Corruption And Tyranny

    To the Editor: Last week President Obama gave the commencement speech at Ohio State University where he attacked those who said governments were capable of tyranny. Sorry, but President Obama was wrong! History has shown “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely!” That has been known for centuries and was the premise of our Founders, and still is observable today.

  • A Good Doctor Departs

    To the Editor: One time, I had the misfortune of going to a doctor who looked everywhere but at me – even when he or I were talking. Later, another doctor told me this was a purposeful modus operandi. The less this doctor looked at the patient, the less chance that the patient would ask any questions. The goal was to get the person in and out of the room as quickly as possible. Then there was the doctor who was so belligerent, when asking her a question I was afraid I'd be leaving in worst condition than when arriving.

  • Where The Fun Stuff Happens

    To the Editor: Driving by Healing Newtown Arts space today my four-year-old daughter exclaimed “There's the Arts space Mommy! That's where I get to do really fun stuff that I love!” I am writing this in the hopes that many people will read this and share with others. As many of you already know Newtown Healing Arts current space will soon be unavailable to them and they are hoping for a generous donation of space to further the wonderful work they have done within our community.

  • Vote When It Matters The Most

    To the Editor: After 12/14, Newtown was the closest, most kind, loving and generous community. That has helped my family and other families to begin the healing process, but now we are in the dreaded and divisive budget season. Security is a topic that I have thought about endlessly. On 12/13, I would not have thought security was necessary. While the chance of the tragedy happening at all in Sandy Hook was minute, it happened. And while the chance of it happening again is also minute, we can’t say it won’t happen.

  • Don’t Forget The Postal Food Drive

    To the Editor: The Annual Postal Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 11th. This drive is the major supplier of food to the Newtown Salvation Army Food Pantry that is located in the office of Newtown Social Services. There are several ways that you and your children (12 and older) can help that day.