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  • Help Slow The Mile-A-Minute Vine

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, four of us pulled 10 large bags of mile-a-minute, a highly invasive plant, from the grounds at Dickinson Park. True to its name, this plant grows rapidly. A single vine can grow up to six inches per day. The plants produce a...

  • A Festive And Delightful Day

    To the Editor: The Second Annual Newtown Yoga Festival, held last Saturday at NYA, was a festive and delightful day of music, movement and mingling thanks to the coming together of a dedicated group of people. My co-chair Jennifer S...

  • Join The Artwalk Experience

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago, as owners of the Art in Residence fine art gallery, we were invited to attend a S.H.O.P. meeting to hear more about the upcoming Sandy Hook Artwalk. While there, we met Melissa Lopata, the event marketing director.

  • Police Commission Needs To Address Traffic Problems Beyond Queen St.

    To the Editor: Comments by a resident of Main Street complaining about increased traffic and speeding on Main Street at the recent Police Commission meeting seems to have solved a mystery. We now know where the over 1,700 automobiles and truck diverted as ...

  • America Is Fed Up With Wars?

    To the Editor: Really! Well, that’s what the mainstream media reports. I think America is fed up with foolish wars that are endless because we restrict the full power of our military capability. However, when Americans are being beheaded in foreign l...

  • ‘Talking Trash’ At Newtown Skate Park

    To the Editor: My name is Tom and I am a proud Newtown skateboarder who uses the skate park at Dickinson [Park] on an almost daily basis, and I recognize an ongoing problem. Whether its because my peers were denied the upbringing I had, or its that they ju...

  • Meeting The Teen Reading Challenge

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the local businesses who made donations to the Teen Summer Reading Challenge raffle at the C.H. Booth Library.   They were Bead of Roses, Edmond Town Hall Theater, Ferris Creamery, Franco’s Pizza, Newtow...

  • Don’t Trivialize 12/14 For Political Purposes

    (The following letter to Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, has been received for publication.) Dear Mr. Foley, First, let me introduce myself. My name is Karen Wilk, and I work at Sandy Hook School in Sandy ...

  • Kindness Does Count

    To the Editor: With the recent news of Robin Williams’ death and his link to depression, which has spurred many conversations in social media, I feel compelled to write this letter. A few weeks ago, an article about me was pri...

  • Search And Rescue Or Invasion Of Privacy?

    To the Editor: I am very glad that the 73-year-old man who went missing Monday morning was found.  I am, however, concerned about the conduct of the search crews. On Monday night just after dusk, I was sitting in my home watchi...