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  • Housing Is Neither Needed Nor Wanted At FHH

    To the Editor: This Saturday’s upcoming “discussion” about residential development at Fairfield Hills (2 pm at RIS) has nothing to do with economic development or the need for local rental units for Newtown. Many residents already know th...

  • Apartments Are Not Economic Development

    To the Editor: Apartments are not economic development. In fact they can cost the taxpayers far more than the tax revenue received. Apartments are not allowed to discriminate  based on such things as children. The plan  be...

  • Say No Again To Residences At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: In the history of towns, cities, and parks, nothing could be clearer than that building “residences” inside a beautiful community outdoor space does not create taxpayer value; it destroys it. Overnight, irreversibly. The joy, fre...

  • Housing at FFH Without Voter Consent

    To the Editor: I have recently learned that there is an effort underway by the town to allow housing on the campus at Fairfield Hills.  Is it true that the authority to do this is either already in place or very close to becoming a reality?  I do...

  • A Fabulous Group

    (The following letter to Newtown Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, has been received for publication.) Dear Dr. Erardi, I feel compelled to write this letter to you in reference to a wonderful experience I had wi...

  • A Runner In A Running Town

    To the Editor: I run. And thanks to a really supportive family, I run a lot. If the best way to get to know a town is to spend time on its streets, then I’ve gotten a pretty thorough introduction in our first year as Newtown residents. I just wanted ...

  • Hold Off On Housing At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: Firstly, please note that I am writing as an individual and not on behalf of the Legislative Council. I would like to echo the comments of Rita Willie, someone I have known and respected my entire life, that we should...

  • The Greatest Town On Earth

    To the Editor: Just before the November 22nd food drive in front of Big Y supermarket, I must admit I was nervous.  We only had two turkeys in our freezer!  The Bee printed my concern in a letter to the editor a couple of days before the drive.

  • A Development Opportunity At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown is pleased that the Fairfield Hills Design District Zoning Regulations are under review for considering mixed-use. Your Chamber of Commerce supports regulations that would expand the use of newly constructe...

  • Honored to Serve and Listen

    To the Editor: One year ago this week I was sworn in as an elected official of the Town of Newtown.  I am honored to be in this position to help guide the town to best meet the needs of our community. I am proud to be able to serve and listen.  I...