Letters to the Editor

  • Signs Of Love, Signs Of Freedom

    To the Editor: I would like to address Timothy Stan’s letter to the editor dated 9/10/13. I don’t know him personally. But to start, I would like to acknowledge and thank him for all the good he has done and continues to do for our community. That being said, I find it baffling that he has singled out the slogan “We Are Newtown – We Choose Freedom”. And I find it appalling that he claims that it makes it difficult for The Sandy Hook Project to carry out its mission and has negatively impacted the community.

  • Forgetting To Remember

    To the Editor: I will never forget the morning of 9/11. My guess is that most of you remember how beautiful and blue the sky was that day and exactly where you were. I am sure that many of you knew someone affected on that horrible day. Our children were toddlers, their memories of September 11 are really ours, but it is their history. The war that ensued is their history, some have siblings who are fighting for our country.

  • Look To The Library Board For Answers

    To the Editor: As a former C.H. Booth chairman of the board, who occupied the chair during our expansion, I have become disturbed by the happenings at the library, as are many others. It is true that the new director has made some missteps: hiding away Janet Woycik’s picture, firing a popular reference librarian, and upon meeting Janet for the first time, barely acknowledged her and then ordered her to get away from behind the front desk.

  • Don't Build Another School

    To the Editor: Newtown taxpayers, our declining national, state, and local demographics do not support having our bankrupt state and federal government spending “$50 million” for a new school, when as a state our debt is over $49,000 per taxpayer with total Connecticut debt of $41.5 billion. spending for spending sake…does not make sense given these declining demographics. The alternative that has not been put forth publicly is bulldozing Sandy Hook School, making it a park and adding a wing to Reed School, which already has many empty classrooms and only houses fifth and sixth grades. We could probably do that for $28 million.

  • An Extraordinary Woman Doing Extraordinary Work

    To the Editor: It is a pleasure to announce that the borough, and town folks of Newtown will honor Joan Glover Crick, an extraordinary woman who has done extraordinary work for our community. Cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and the ceremony is this Sunday, September 15, 2013, from 2 – 5 pm at The Inn at Newtown, Proud Mary’s. Please join us, one and all!

  • Choosing Love, But Not Politics

    To the Editor: By now, you are all familiar with the green and white “We Are Sandy Hook – We Choose Love” signs that hang in homes and shop windows all over our area. This initiative was started as an expression of pride in our community and in our determination to provide support to one another in times of crisis. Unfortunately, an unknown individual has been distributing signs that closely copy our design, but state “We Are Newtown – We Choose Freedom,” and list the name of a firearms-related organization. The organization’s name does not appear in internet searches.

  • Two Choices For The Library Board

    To the Editor: Of the changes Newtown's new library director has instituted, one is especially catastrophic and should be reversed immediately. Driving Andrea Zimmerman out of the library was worse than a cruel attack on a beloved member of the institution. For as hurtful as it must be for her, it is a terrible loss for Newtown.

  • Steps Toward Understanding The Library

    To the Editor: Step onto several of the walkways leading in and out of the Booth Library and you will notice it is lined with bricks. Etched into the bricks are names. Mostly, they are Newtown names – of individuals, of couples and of families, who throughout the years have demonstrated their devotion to the library that welcomed them and which their dedication and donations helped to build. Those bricks are also symbols of that welcoming tradition; pathways to the warm, inviting place of learning and discovery the library became. Sadly, all of that is threatened by the turmoil in which the library is now engulfed.

  • Many Made Regional Tourney A Success

    To the Editor: Newtown hosted the 15-year-old Babe Ruth New England Regional this past summer at Fairfield Hills. Newtown Babe Ruth would like to thank all of the sponsors for their contributions in making the tournament a success.

  • Camp Bow-Wow and Newtown

    To the Editor: In the month of August, the Sandy Hook Promise organized a visit by staff members and Therapy Dogs from the Colorado-based Camp Bow Wow. This organization, which specializes in training therapy and comfort dogs, contacted us and volunteered helping our town deal with the aftermath of December 2012.