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  • 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.

    We were met at the door by several young people from the student government, eager to talk with us and escort us to the cafeteria for our dinner sponsored by the PTSA. We sincerely wish to thank our hosts.

  • No Relief For Newtown’s Struggling Seniors

    To the Editor:

  • A Rough Ride

    (The following letter to First Selectman Pat Llodra has been received for publication.)

    Dear First Selectman:

    I enjoy riding my bike in and around Newtown; riding a bike is an excellent physical exercise, allowing yourself to breathe fresh air and let you mind wander. The problem is that Newtown is not a heaven for cyclists.

  • Serious Tax Concerns For Seniors

    To the Editor:

    What is the message in this new pattern of budget rejections? There may be some plausible factors that are emerging that were not previously evident in the past. Every election result represents the thinking of those who voted. In this most recent defeat of the budget, there seems to be a segment of the population that is unwilling to support the sharp rise in the mill rate that will increase the real estate taxes of some seniors by 30 percent.

  • Applicants For Local Tax Credit Could Face New Asset Test

    Finance Board Vice Chairman Joe Kearney believes that most applicants under Newtown’s Senior and Disabled Tax Credit program will only request the nominal benefit if they qualify. But he is hoping the town will soon require applicants to sign an affidavit promising they are not holding assets that would otherwise be hidden from officials verifying income from candidates’ tax returns.