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  • Reaching Across Generations

    To the Editor: I am writing on behalf of the management and residents of Nunnawauk Meadows to express our sincere thanks to Girl Scout Troop # 50999, Brownie Scout Troop #50634, Cub Scouts Pack #170 and the middle school club known as “Elder Cubs.&rd...

  • Developers Gone Wild

    To the Editor: Do you know who is crafting the most radical change to Newtown’s zoning regulations? A developer! That’s right. The lawyer for Mr Papageorge (a developer actively seeking to change zoning regulations on Newtown land parcels he wa...

  • Let Your Old Shoes Travel A Path Of Caring

    To the Editor: I attend Newtown Middle School and am conducting a shoe drive to collect and deliver gently used shoes to third-world countries. Did you know almost 600 million shoes end up in landfills every year? With your help, we can change that.

  • Regulations That Don’t Respect Neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The state’s “affordable housing regulations” have provided developers with free reign over communities that have strived to maintain their country living character. Clearly, our elected P&Z members and their land-use officials think they will mitigate the impact of such rampant development by reaching compromise agreements with potential developers who will (if necessary) bully our agencies by threatening affordable housing.

  • Destroying Newtown’s Rural Quality

    To the Editor: Our town is about to possibly change the zoning of the 35 acres at the beginning of Walnut Tree Hill Road to allow between 180 to 240 units, plus commercial usage in this area that are 36 feet high and close to the road. This neighborhood al...

  • The Community Has Spoken On Housing At FFH

    To the Editor: The community forums on residential housing at Fairfield Hills made it very clear that Newtown does not want apartments on the campus. The Fairfield Hills Authority has acknowledged the lack of support for residential units on the campus. Th...

  • Look Out Hawleyville, You’re Next

    To the Editor: The Newtown Planning and Zoning Board is about to make a decision to change the zoning for the property on the corner of Church Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road near exit 10 to either affordable housing, incentive housing or mixed use, including commercial. The land on the opposite side of the street was changed to EH-10 zoning years ago so 212 condominiums could be built there. These are set back from the road, and there are buffers between them and the older, existing homes.

  • Christmas Tree Sale A Success

    To the Editor: On behalf of the officers and members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, we would like to thank everyone who supported our 14th annual Christmas Tree Sale. The proceeds of this fundraiser help to fund the day to day operations of our fire company, allowing us to continue to provide our community with the highest level of service.

  • Thank You From The Salvation Army

    To the Editor: I want to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers that helped coordinate the bell ringers, set up each kettle stand, and ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the weekends of December 12-13 and December 19-20. I would also like to express my gratitude to the store managers and owners of Stop & Shop, Walgreens, Yankee Liquors and Dunkin Donuts. These generous stores allow our kettles to be set up at their businesses during this time of need for so many of our friends in town.

  • Is Church Hill Road the Best Location For A Firehouse?

    To the Editor: I read with interest the comments in last week’s Bee (December 19, 2014) relative to the proposed new firehouse to be located at 12 Church Hill Road. I am trying to understand why the Borough Zoning Board approved this location before it was reviewed by the Police Commission.