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Letters to the Editor

  • No Relief For Newtown’s Struggling Seniors

    To the Editor: At the senior coalition October meeting with the town officials, it was clear they do not have the slightest interest in their seniors – a group who comprises 33 percent of the community. The formula used to calculate taxes on senior condominiums is a sham. They have come up with a formula that in no way justifies the results! The current value of the senior condo should be used to result in a fair tax. Previous valuations should have nothing to do with the current tax calculation. No consideration has been given to the fact that the senior condo communities pay for all of their own services such as road maintenance and snow removal but do not even own the condo property.

  • Looking Forward To Serving Newtown

    To the Editor: Thank you to the voters of Newtown and Sandy Hook's District 2, and to everyone who supported me from all parts of town. I am honored to be elected to the Legislative Council in District 2.

  • Special Needs Kids Are Pretty Special To Many People

    To the Editor: I want to thak Linda Jones for all that she does to make the FUN support groups happen. We took our son Daniel to a Halloween Party at the High School on November 2, 2013 and the Best Buddies club were there to play with and encourage the special needs children. I joined one of the children to judge the Halloween costumes, and it was a very special evening.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.