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  • Not A Normal Referendum

    To the Editor:

    I am writing to urge all the residents of Newtown to vote and please vote Yes on October 5th.

  • Accepting A Gift

    To the Editor:

    If someone gives you a gift, the gracious thing to do is to accept it.  The $50 million dollar grant that the state is willing to give to Newtown is no different.  It should be accepted without question.

  • 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:

  • 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.