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  • 54th Pancake Day Stacked Up As A Success

    To the Editor: The Newtown Rotary Club would like to thank all the people who came out to support our 54th Annual Pancake Day. It was a wonderful event to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends enjoying the best pancakes and sausages in town!...

  • Even A Forum Can’t Make Sense Of FFH Housing Plan

    To the Editor: The “forum,” held last Saturday in the Reed Intermediate School library, about the now all-but-inevitable housing at Fairfield Hills, was not a forum at all. Hastily scheduled, poorly conceived, improperly...

  • Forum Comments Clarified

    To The Editor: I would like to clarify my comments as represented in the [12/12/14 Bee] article entitled

  • Realizing A Dream

    To the Editor: On Sunday, November 30th, I realized a dream of mine to show Gone with the Wind on the big screen to an enthusiastic crowd for its 75th anniversary at my favorite theater, the Edmond Town Hall. I grew up in this town and remember lining up down the block for the Disney animation films. Going to the movies was always at the Edmond Town Hall, where I’d sit among an audience of my friends and neighbors, sharing in the unifying journey of cinematic storytelling. Tapping into the classics of 1939 for this Sunday Cinema Series was intended to bring the generations together, opening dialogues about our cultural history at a time when even yesterday is old news.

  • Greening The Holidays

    To the Editor: The Garden Club of Newtown would like to thank all our friends and neighbors who came out on a rainy Saturday to support our annual Holiday Greens Sale fundraiser held on December 6th.  We would also like to thank Sherril Paisley, manag...

  • The Agenda That Threatens Our Institutions

    To the Editor: Words are inadequate for crafting an expression of debt and gratitude communities owe their first responders, cops in particular. This is especially true here in Newtown. Though they never claim credit, the men and women who have voluntarily...

  • 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...

  • 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...