Letters to the Editor

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor: As a longstanding member of the Board of Finance, I’d like to express my support for Sandy Roussas for Board of Finance. As new candidates step forward to fill the vacancies on the Board of Finance, I feel confident in Sandy’s abilities and qualifications to carry out her duties as a member of this board successfully.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor: The Newtown Republican Candidates Committee spent the past year matching great people with the right commission or elected position.

  • Community Center Commission Still Seeking Feedback

    To the Editor: The Newtown Community Center Commission’s survey closes this Saturday, October 10, at midnight! Please take the five-minute survey today! Go to www.nccsurvey.com.

  • Moving Into The Next Phase Of Life, With Mixed Emotions

    To the Editor: It’s with mixed emotions that we write this letter. Sadly, Mackey’s, Newtown’s own RadioShack dealer store, in Sand Hill Plaza, is closing its doors on October 25.

  • Not A Good Start For The New Neighbors

    To the Editor: (The following letter to the members of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.) Gentlemen, While attending the October 1 P&Z meeting regarding the proposed development on Covered Bridge Road in the Hawleyville section of town, a couple of people representing the developer made reference to the current covered bridge and the sad condition it is in. They stated that it “has not been maintained for the past 20 or 30 years” and “has not been maintained since the 80s.”

  • RTC’s Concern: Finding The Right Candidates To Lead

    To the Editor: It takes a special kind of person to volunteer and serve on a town board or commission. Republicans feel we have a responsibility to attract new people to serve, grow, debate issues, and lead. The Newtown Republican Town Committee (RTC) has hosted a number of events in order to find new candidates with the intention of allowing them to meet their sitting and experienced elected officials, understand the level of commitment required to serve, and give them the opportunity to decide if they would like to be involved to serve Newtown in any capacity. The RTC is grateful to all our members for their continuous support.

  • A Successful Firehouse Ride

    To the Editor, Thank you for coming out and celebrating the sixth annual Newtown Hook & Ladder Firehouse Ride. The event was a huge success! Thank you Time Out Sports Bar & Grill for opening its doors! Thank you to our Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors: Smokey Mountain, The Gopher Guys, The Borough of Newtown, Law Offices of James O. Gaston, Claris Construction, and Newtown Savings Bank.

  • Community Center Can Be A Location For Shared Arts Experiences

    To the Editor: What do we need for Newtown’s future? Having gone through the Newtown School System and been a part of Newtown for almost 30 years, I have experience with the answer to that question. The arts, which service all the members of the town, regardless of age, special talents, or handicaps.

  • One Nice Gesture Will Lead To Another

    To the Editor: (The following letter to the members of Newtown Look & Ladder has been received for publication.) Dear Chief and Members of NH&L On behalf of the Town & Country Garden Club, a big thank you for the many times throughout the summer your members watered the three traffic islands in the borough that our club plants and maintains.

  • Enjoy The Beauty Of The Village

    To the Editor: Please join me this Saturday, October 10, from 11am to 4pm, at the Passport to Sandy Hook event! This is one of the best events of the year and it celebrates so much about what makes Newtown a wonderful place to live. As an almost 20-year resident of Sandy Hook, I’ve watched the local businesses here work to develop a beautiful village with many things to do.