To the Editor:
The Roman Catholic Church owns 136 aesthetically and environmentally sensitive acres (given to it by a very generous donor and long-time Newtowner) in the heart of our town. Newtown has a long tradition of preserving open space for future generations. The Roman Catholic Church has a new pope who models himself after St. Francis of Assisi who loved the land and all its inhabitants. Newtown needs in appropriately vetted places a variety of affordable housing for a variety of its people; a goal shared by the Roman Catholic Church.
Is there no room for careful consideration by the Roman Catholic Church of Newtown’s concerns in the use of this fragile landscape? Likewise, for Newtown to enhance its efforts in providing adequate housing for all its citizens? And what better way to honor the Angels of Sandy Hook than by dedicating this property to them. We are Newtown. We choose love.
22 Turkey Roost Road, Sandy Hook March 19, 2013