Letters to the Editor

  • The Ripple Effect

    To the Editor: Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. - Dalai Lama. This is exactly what the library has experienced since January 4....

  • Exemplary Service

    (The following letter to Dr Thomas Einhorn, principal of the Newtown Middle School, has been received for publication.) Dear Dr. Einhorn, On behalf of the Newtown Parent Connection, I would like to commend several members o...

  • A Tour To Remember

    To the Editor: Our home school co-op had the most wonderful time on our recent field trip to Caraluzzi's Market. In every department they received a wonderful lesson about how food is delivered, prepared and packaged for sale. They ...

  • A Wonderful Experience

    To the Editor: What a wonderful experience! Newtown can be proud of its young people. We as senior citizens were delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Peter Pan at the high school and the lovely dinner that preceded it.

  • Finding Support And Information on Alzheimer’s

    To the Editor: According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report which was released Wednesday, March 19, an estimated 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. As the baby boomers age, this number is projected to reach 16 million people in 2050. In Connecticut, there are currently an estimated 72,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Marshals In Our Schools

    To the Editor: I’d like to humbly suggest to my fellow townspeople, that - where possible - we employ concealed-carry teachers already teaching in our schools to act as school marshals for the purpose of emergency response professionals in the event of a school shooting. This group might augment and/or replace – if there are enough of them – the retired police personnel being planned for this function.

  • Be Part Of The Library Director Search

    To the Editor: The Search Committee for the director of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library wishes to thank the nearly 400 Newtown community members who completed our survey earlier this month. The time and thought survey takers devoted to this important exercis...

  • Act Of Kindness

    To the Editor: I would like to extend a very heartfelt “thank you” to the kind gentleman who purchased 25 boxes of girl scout cookies at our cookie booth this past Saturday to be donated to the food pantry. You performed...

  • A Quick Response

    To the Editor: I want to thank Fred Hurley and his crew at the Highway Department. I e-mailed Fred on March 16, 2014. I brought to his attention a large tree along side 24 Great Ring Road. This tree was diseased and rotted. A number of times I had to remov...

  • Changing Positions

    To the Editor: Hopefully, the [Team 26] bicyclists will accomplish what is so desperately needed. Failing this, we have to find a way to make every member of Congress reveal, along with their vote, the money they have received from the NRA.