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  • Changing Sandy Hook Forever

    To the Editor: Please do not allow the proposed 74-condo unit on Washington Street in Sandy Hook to go forward. The size is far too large — it needs to be reduced. If approved, the lives of those 10,000 residents living in San...

  • Thanks For The Support

    To the Editor: We, at Sabrina’s Encore Productions, would like to send out our most sincere gratitude to everyone who attended our Summer Series productions of Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie and, especially, Les Miserable...

  • Poor Sportsmanship and Intolerance Are Unacceptable

    To the Editor: On a personal level, as well as being Jewish and a longtime Newtown resident, I am disappointed by the incident at the Babe Ruth baseball game where players made derogatory remarks about each other. The Babe Ruth sportsmanship code specifically addresses such an issue: “Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul. Develop a strong urge for sportsman-like conduct. Develop understanding and respect for the rules. Develop courage in defeat, tolerance and modest in victory. Develop control over emotions and speech. Develop spirit of cooperation and team play. Develop into real, true citizens.” Babe Ruth teen players are old enough, regardless of the “angst” that adolescence brings, to know better and follow such a code.

  • Something Is Definitely Wrong With This Picture

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we sought and have valued the rural-suburban community that we moved to 40 years ago.  Recognizing that change is both necessary and inevitable, we have tried to maintain as best we can the neighborhood chara...

  • A Very Special Year For The Book Sale

    To the Editor:  This year has been a very special one for the annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in style with the support of thousands of patrons who made the event a roaring success. The substantia...

  • Overdevelopment In Sandy Hook Center

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we oppose the high density River Walk condominium proposal currently under review with Planning and Zoning. While no protest was raised over the original 24-unit proposal (and subsequently approved), the new petition for 74 housing units (three levels) with 15 units set aside for affordable housing, will not only set a dangerous precedent for the Sandy Hook area, but will also negatively impact the already overburdened traffic flow, property values, parking, pose potential environmental concerns (that are never recognized until it’s too late)… the list goes on and on.

  • So Much Kindness And Love

    To the Editor: When our granddaughter Rebecca Townsend was killed in an accident on July 2, our whole family was overwhelmed with shock and grief. But we could not and did not anticipate the incredible sympathy and support that we would receive from so many in the extended community. Now that the darkness of those first days has been followed by so much kindness and love, we would like to thank the people and organizations responsible for guiding us through those days.

  • Many Made House And Garden Tour A Success

    To the Editor: I would like to take a moment to thank  the many people who made our 19th Annual Newtown Historical Society House and Garden Tour on June 28th so successful.  Despite the rain which did, in fact, cut down attendance, it was a good ...

  • Kids Today

    To the Editor: Many times during the year as I loaded books on my truck to bring to storage for the book sale, any young person within sight would run over and offer to help push a cart, carry and load. This of course was always appreciated and tells me a ...

  • The Way It’s Meant To Be

    To the Editor: We watched one of the world’s great movies at the Edmond Town Hall on Sunday.  We were absolutely amazed at how Casablanca changed on the big screen.  Not just size, although we could see details that we never saw be...