Letters to the Editor

  • Love Runs Through Our Community

     To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who came together for the Sandy Hook 5K and Kids Run on March 29, 2014! We had roughly 1,200 runners and 200 kids run through the finishing arches at FFH, as well as almost 200 virtual runners participating around...

  • Be More Cautious As Coyotes Grow Bolder

    To the Editor: There seems to be an increase in the reported incidence of dogs being attacked by coyotes and not just in rural areas. As with most wildlife, coyotes have been forced into urban areas due to increased land development. As a result, coyotes a...

  • Listening To Reasonable Voices

    To the Editor: In January 2013, the state’s general assembly, in response to the Sandy Hook School tragedy, formed a Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety to explore solutions. Many of us urged the task force to support passage of common sense gun legislation that would better protect Connecticut citizens from gun violence.

  • Helping SHOP Grow Stronger

    To the Editor: As a Sandy Hook resident and SHOP member, I would like to thank the team of CT Main Street Center, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, and NetMark Associates for all of their hard work on the marketing and branding campaign for Sandy Hook. ...

  • The Ripple Effect

    To the Editor: Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. - Dalai Lama. This is exactly what the library has experienced since January 4....

  • Exemplary Service

    (The following letter to Dr Thomas Einhorn, principal of the Newtown Middle School, has been received for publication.) Dear Dr. Einhorn, On behalf of the Newtown Parent Connection, I would like to commend several members o...

  • A Tour To Remember

    To the Editor: Our home school co-op had the most wonderful time on our recent field trip to Caraluzzi's Market. In every department they received a wonderful lesson about how food is delivered, prepared and packaged for sale. They ...

  • A Wonderful Experience

    To the Editor: What a wonderful experience! Newtown can be proud of its young people. We as senior citizens were delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Peter Pan at the high school and the lovely dinner that preceded it.

  • Finding Support And Information on Alzheimer’s

    To the Editor: According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report which was released Wednesday, March 19, an estimated 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. As the baby boomers age, this number is projected to reach 16 million people in 2050. In Connecticut, there are currently an estimated 72,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Marshals In Our Schools

    To the Editor: I’d like to humbly suggest to my fellow townspeople, that - where possible - we employ concealed-carry teachers already teaching in our schools to act as school marshals for the purpose of emergency response professionals in the event of a school shooting. This group might augment and/or replace – if there are enough of them – the retired police personnel being planned for this function.