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Letters to the Editor

  • Moving Forward Together

    To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in my campaign for town clerk. Thank you to all the DTC members and, in particular, Maureen Crick Owen, Sharon Kish, and Eva Bermudez for the endless hours of hard work in making this experience a very special one for me.

  • Working Hard For Newtown

    To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to the voters who came out to the polls this week. I am again honored to represent District 2 on the Legislative Council.

  • Generosity Grows In The Victory Garden

    To the Editor: I’m writing on behalf of the management and residents of Nunnawauk Meadows to express our special thanks to Harvey Pessin, Victory Garden Director, and all of the hard-working volunteers who helped plant, harvest and deliver the delicious vegetables from the Victory Garden during these past few months.

  • Read-A-Treat

    To the Editor: Many of you enjoyed Read-A-Treat on Halloween in front the library. The event was a success and many thanks go out to all those who helped make it happen. We thought it would be appropriate to let the community know how it came about. The books were collected after a Facebook page –Books for Sandy Hook – was created back in December by one of your neighbors from Monroe, who is also a teacher.

  • Does Solar Make Sense For You?

    To the Editor: There has never been a better time to invest in solar. Solarize Newtown is a state and town-sponsored program that makes solar more affordable for Newtown homeowners by aggregating installations in our community with a pre-selected installer, who is discounting solar in exchange for our community’s outreach and education efforts.

  • Letters of Endorsement

    Letters endorsing candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections.

  • Funding On Foot

    To the Editor: I’d like to extend my thanks to my fellow Sandy Hook Sole Sisters – Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – NYC team and everyone who helped us! Last week, 18 of your friends and neighbors joined another 50 women from Rye, NY. Together, we laced up our sneakers and donned high-tech “anti-blister” socks and spent two days walking to help fund breast cancer research, awareness and support. Many of you furthered our efforts by helping with or attending fundraising events or donating to our personal or team funds to raise the required $1,800 per participant. In total, the NYC event raised over $6 million!

  • Why Should You Vote For Me?

    To the Editor: On November 5th, the residents of Newtown will be casting their ballot for the municipal election. As a candidate for town clerk, I have the experience and certification needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of this very important position.

  • Protecting Local Educational Data

    To the Editor: I want to thank The Newtown Bee for hosting the BOE candidates’ forum providing townspeople with the opportunity to hear their thoughts and positions on education matters. I was, however, disappointed that – in your newspaper’s write-up of the event – you neglected to provide the candidate’s responses to the last question of the evening having to do with data storage and the dissemination of confidential student test results. As I remember, each candidate considered the question thoughtfully and, I believe, came down on the side of protecting a student’s privacy.

  • Where There’s Smoke… There’s Good Samaritans

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at about 9 am, I was working on some town matters in my den when I heard the Hook and Ladder sirens, a few seconds later I smelled smoke and thought, “that fire must be pretty close.” I walked out the side door and I noticed a Park and Rec truck parked across the street at the Newtown Inn. He was motioning to me and pointing towards the front of my house. I went around the corner and there was another green shirted Park and Rec worker beating down flames with a blanket/coat – still not sure what. Seems the electrician hadn’t installed our Main Street floodlights as low heat, and accumulated leaves had ignited, the next thing our front bushes were in flames.