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  • Facing The Facts Of ‘Saving Our Schools’

    To the Editor:

  • School Board Made The Right Decision

    To the Editor:

    Thank you Board of Education for listening and hearing what many in Newtown had to say and unanimously voting to not close a school in the 2016-17 academic year.  At this meeting, the board agreed that more work needs to be done, more information needs to be collected, and that the community needs to be involved in the process.  Thank you all for truly hearing us!

  • With Continuing Focus On Facilities, BOE Says No School Closure For 2016-17

    Hawley Elementary School PTA President Kristen Bonacci, standing at left, spoke first, representing the SOS campaign, during public participation at the school board's special meeting on Wednesday, June 24.  
  • Hawley School As Mary Hawley Intended It

    To the Editor:

    Mary Hawley gave us many gifts. The most notable one was Hawley School. It's not only a school but a great memorial in memory of her love and dedication to our town. Many children were educated in the school and still are.

    My mother graduated from there in 1924 and went on to nursing school and became a RN. She worked for Mary Hawley as an RN when she met and fell in love with my father who also worked for Mary Hawley! 

  • Make The Right Choices For Newtown

    To the Editor: Like others, I moved to Newtown with the hopes of starting a family in a closely-knit community with an excellent school system. I want to advocate for keeping our schools open especially when all the facts aren’t in.
  • Politics Or Transparency?

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  • Too Many Transitions Are Bad For Children

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  • Heritage vs Education

    To the Editor:

    Residents and visitors extol the beauty and character of our downtown. Historic buildings, faithfully serving the purpose for which they were designed a century ago, are vibrant reminders of Newtown’s heritage.

    Our downtown schools are the epitome of that heritage. They’re beloved icons, beautiful and still fulfilling our needs.

  • Keep Mary Hawley’s Generosity Going

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  • It’s About Students, Not Schools

    To the Editor:

    The following message has been e-mailed to Dr Erardi and the Board of Education.

    Jim Gaston’s paper has given you some compelling reasons why Hawley School should not be closed. He addressed multiple concerns but for me education is the main concern. Hawley School should not be closed but my reasons are primarily education. The prime concern should be what is best for our students at all levels. Save Our Schools is not about a building but about Save Our Students.