Letters to the Editor

  • The Embodiment Of A Volunteer

    To the Editor: “The heart of a volunteer is not measured in the size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” —DeAnn Hollis Surely, Anna Wiedemann embodies that definition. Anna is to be the recipient of the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Award on May 15. I am unable to attend so I would like to offer my congratulations and say a bit about the Anna I know.

  • An Overwhelming Response For Spring Donation Day

    To the Editor: The volunteers from the Friends of C.H. Booth Library held their usual Spring Donation Day event on Sunday, May 4. It was a pleasure to spend the gorgeous spring day greeting so many generous townspeople bringing boxes, bags, and trunk loads of books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD, records, and puzzles for donation.

  • A State Budget That Lacks Credibility

    To the Editor: I am more than a little disappointed by the just passed, revised state budget and can’t wait to get back out into the district to show Newtown’s taxpayers some of the gimmicks and landmines that worry me most. Ultimately, we’ve again managed to spend more than we will take in. In just the past few days, we have seen $462 million in anticipated surplus revenues “evaporate” because of a big shortfall in income tax and sales tax revenue. On Saturday, the majority party invented $75 million of unverifiable “miscellaneous” revenue (yes, that’s how it’s identified in the budget) to “balance” a shortfall all of us Connecticut residents are left with.

  • Timely Help For The Town And Country Club

    To the Editor::  On behalf of The Town and Country Club of Newtown, I would like to extend the thanks of all the members to Fred Hurley, head of public works, and Ron Bolmer, project manager, and everyone else who was involved in completing the projec...

  • Senior Tax Breaks Should Continue To Be Based On Need

    To the Editor: The Legislative Council is considering amending Newtown’s senior tax relief program. According to the Chairman of the Board of Finance Newtown has one of the more generous programs in the state. I am in support of our senior tax relief...

  • Concert Celebrates ‘The Music Of The Night’

    To The Editor: The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as we presented our spring concert, “The Music of the Night,” last Sunday at The Meeting House.  Presenting 14 examples of composers reflecti...

  • The Next Steps Following The Budget Approval

    To The Editor: I’d like to thank everyone involved in working together this year on preparing, advocating for and voting for the budget. We saw an unprecedented amount of cooperation resulting in a budget that was appealing to a wide margin of the vo...

  • Ladies Auxiliary Says Thanks

    To the Editor: A great big thank you from the Ladies Auxiliary of Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue Co.! I on behalf of the Auxiliary I would like to thank all of you who came out and supported our annual Easter flower sale. We had a succe...

  • A Remarkable Educator At The Helm

    To The Editor: Newtown, we have a remarkable new school superintendent!  For the eight years he was Southington's superintendent of schools, I was honored to work closely with Joseph Erardi, Jr.  In my 43 years as a high school English/Language A...

  • Kindness To Animals

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the kind hearted woman in the SUV who saved a rather large bird in the middle of the road on the morning of April 11 around 8:15. It was right by the Exit 11 entrance ramp and traffic was very congested.