• Top of the Mountain

    Are you ready for Halloween? Plenty of homes up and down Main Street are decked out for this one-day holiday, and ready to greet the goblins that swarm the street, October 31. Don’t forget that Dental Associates in Newtown (11 Church Hill Road) is sponsoring a candy buyback, Tuesday, November 3. If you were the object of too much generosity on Halloween, Dental Associates will pay $2 a pound for wrapped Halloween candy, up to ten pounds per child. Stop in between noon and 2 pm for payback on your bounty.

  • A Point Of Concern

    To the Editor:

    With regard to my comments about the road bonding resolution at the Town Meeting on Monday, the article appearing this week missed the main point of my concern. I said that I would vote for the resolution because of the deplorable condition of the roads due to budgetary underfunding over the last ten years, and even more dramatically over the last six.

  • A Job Well Done

    To the Editor:

    I want to publicity thank the Newtown Public Works management and site personnel for the great job they did in removing dead limbs from trees on Adahi Trail. The professional atmosphere and attitude was noted. Thank you for a job well done.

    The same thanks goes to the personnel that re-worked the dirt road off of Adahi Trail and “tamed” the rain/ice/snow runoff that has been a constant seasonal problem.

    John B. Karlson

  • 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.