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  • Newtown’s Deplorable Roads

    To the Editor:

    We pay at least $8,000 in taxes every year to this town, as I'm sure many others do.  We are not getting our money's worth.  Some of the roads in this town are deplorable.  I go to tag sales every week-end and at least three paved roads are disgusting.  Platt's Hill Road looks like it hasn't been done in the 45 years I've lived here.  Parts of Brushy Hill Road and all of Shut Road are terrible.

  • 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.