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  • A Life That Touched The Community

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago, Newtown lost a wonderful natural resource in Paul “Chip” Lux. He was many things to many people – devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, wise counsel, hiker, story teller, fly caster, thinker, dog lover, good friend. His life touched and affected many others in this community and beyond.

  • Another Successful Battle Of The Books

    To the Editor: The 10th Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, April 5th in the Meeting Room of the Library and as always, was a huge success. The talent of Newtown’s young people continues to awe and inspire us. All of the teams exhibited great teamwork and proved that they were up to the challenge. The questions were not easy! We want to recognize the participants for working so hard to achieve such a mastery of teeny- tiny details on the four Nutmeg books. We also want to thank the parents and friends who helped them along the way.

  • A Hockey Season For The Ages

    To the Editor: This Newtown Nighthawks Hockey season has been one for the ages. I know myself and my teammates are all honored to have been a part of it. But this championship would have never been achieved without all of the support surrounding us. On behalf of the Newtown High Hockey team I would to thank all of the following people.

  • Chauffeured To The Bus Stop

    To the Editor: Every day I drive to work and pass a neighborhood road. It’s a short dead end road and my drive time is such that I see kids waiting for the school bus at the corner. Actually, I don’t see the kids. What I see are four or five large SUV’s parked in a row, engines idling. The kids are inside the cars with their mom or dad. It gets me thinking. And what I think is that there are about four things wrong with that picture:

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...