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  • The Referendum Vote: Opportunities And Obligations

    To the Editor:

    On Saturday, October 5, Newtown voters have an opportunity to cast their ballot in the question of whether we should accept the state’s grant  for the purpose of building a new Sandy Hook School. I strongly encourage voters to act in favor and cast a Yes vote.

  • No Second Chance If Referendum Fails

    To the Editor:

    We write to urge all Newtown and Sandy Hook residents to vote Yes in the October 5 referendum regarding Sandy Hook School.  There are many, many emotional reasons why we believe SHS belongs back in Sandy Hook, but frankly they are all completely irrelevant here. Sandy Hook School needs to be rebuilt in Sandy Hook for reasons that are all practical and sensible – here are just a few: 

  • Vote Yes For Our Town

    To the Editor:

  • Bring Home Sandy Hook School

    To the Editor:

    On Saturday, October 5th, our town will hold a referendum to accept funding to rebuild Sandy Hook School. As we look to bring home our Sandy Hook School community, it is critical to have a school building that will allow them to stay together. It is important that we all play a role in this process as it affects the entire community.

  • Say ‘Thank You’

    To the Editor:

    The State of Connecticut is giving us a gift – the gift of a new school.  What were you taught to do when you receive a gift?  You were taught to say, “Thank you.”  We can all say “Thank you” by voting “Yes” on October 5. 

  • Town, Public School District Schedule Pre-Referendum Informational Meetings

    The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Public School District have partnered to offer a series of informational meetings for the public to answer questions about the referendum scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The referendum is to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut. The referendum question reads:

  • Visiting Ballfields To Get The Vote Out

    With the third round school budget referendum set for Tuesday, June 4, Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed and others ventured to ballfields around Newtown last Saturday and Sunday to speak with residents.

    The single polling location for Tuesday's referendum is at Newtown Middle School from 6 am until 8 pm.

    Residents Michelle Ku and Michelle Hankin along with Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche accompanied Dr Reed for part of the visits.

  • This Is Not The Year To Gamble

    To the Editor:

    We are about to endeavor on our third budget referendum, but the first time that we have a bifurcated budget and will be voting for the education budget only. This is uncharted territory for our town. 

  • School Budget ‘Rithmetic

    Of the three “R’s” of budget politics, once again the reading and ‘riting about the subject comes to a close, and all that it left to consider is the ‘rithmetic at the polls, when the third iteration of a 2013-2014 school budget comes up for a vote.

  • Newtown’s Failure

    To the Editor:

    Well done Newtown.

    With the eyes of a nation still interested, and somewhat curious about how the town moves forward. the message is clear:  We don’t really care that much. For the second time this spring one out of three eligible voters managed to make it to the polls. Apparently the other 2/3rds of the voters are very busy and don’t have the time. Not my problem so to speak… Just like every other year… Status quo… Really?