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  • World Class Music On Main Street

    To the Editor: After moving to Newtown 20 years ago, we were delighted to discover the Friends of Music concerts at Edmond Town Hall. World-class classical music, right here on Main Street, and very affordable. This Sunday afternoon at 3, come enjoy the performance of Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, along with Ettore Causa, who is on the faculty of the Yale School of Music.

  • Obama’s False Claims

    To the Editor: President Obama’s claims and rhetoric regarding the government’s partial shutdown is pure “Deception and Demagoguery” says Peter Morici, an economist and professor at the University of Maryland. The president has accused the House GOP majority of refusing to pay bills that Congress has racked up, and defying the outcome of the 2012 election. “Our $17 trillion national debt funded past spending. And raising the debt ceiling is all about the government spending more than it taxes going forward, thus creating even debt. The US Constitution (The First Law of the land), requires that revenue (tax) bills originate in the “House,” not the President’s desk. If President Obama wants to spend more than the country can afford, our constitution requires him to negotiate with the House — “That’s where the framers put the money,” says Professor Morici.

  • Private Schools Deserve Better Public Security Measures

    To the Editor: As a Newtown taxpayer, who continues to see his taxes go up, I was dismayed when I learned that my child is not as important to the town as the kids going to the public school. It is my understanding that St Rose, and other private schools in Newtown, will not be given the same security measures due to it being a private school.

  • JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Who Cares?

    To the Editor: On November 22, 1963, the United States of America was involved in what was known as “The Cold War.” The term, first used by George Orwell in a post-World War II essay about the atomic bomb, referred to the relationship between the two emerging “superpowers,” the United States and the Soviet Union. With Hitler removed as a common enemy, former allies – then US President Harry Truman and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin – began jockeying for position as a global power.

  • SHOP Says Thanks

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.), and the Passport Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended our third annual Passport to Sandy Hook. This year we had the largest crowd ever.

  • Brotherhood Among Police Officers

    To the Editor: On Monday night approximately 100 police officers from 20 departments around the state had the opportunity to play a game of touch football on the field at MetLife Stadium. It was a wonderful way for our union to say thanks to our fellow officers for all the assistance given to us after 12/14.

  • Letters of Endorsement

    Local endorsements for candidates in the 2013 Newtown elections.

  • A Successful Cabaret Night

    To the Editor: We would like to thank everyone who came to Cabaret Night at the library on Friday, October 11, to support the Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund. We are pleased that everyone had a good time and that we were able to raise $870 for the fund.

  • Pick Any Other Day For Advocacy

    To the Editor: I firmly believe in our Second Amendment rights. I also come from a family of gun-owners and believe that, in certain circumstances, guns can absolutely save lives. However, the recent news of multiple organizations hosting “Guns Save Lives Day” on December 14th, of all days possible, is extremely worrisome. It seems like no fluke that they would happen to choose this particular day (of the 365 they could have chosen from).

  • Newtown Ignores Columbus Day

    To the Editor: I am writing this on Columbus Day, celebrated throughout Connecticut, but not in Newtown. There is a parade today in Bridgeport. Another parade in Bethel. The Sycamore will serve brunch with Italian music playing in the background. A quick check of local web sites shows me that Bethel, Brookfield,. Danbury and most Connecticut schools are closed. In New York City, the Columbus Day Parade will be marching in Manhattan! Yet in Newtown, Columbus Day passes with no recognition. Schools are open and parades cannot even be attended by locals.