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Lifting Ban On Assault Weapons A Mistake That Can Be Fixed

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
Lifting the ban on assault weapons was a mistake. We can fix it. Let's imagine that Congress outlaws the use of military assault weapons. This new law would allow the use of these weapons for "sporting purposes" to continue for

A Traffic Nightmare

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: The proposed Hunter Ridge development at Exit 10, Church Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road, will create a traffic nightmare for most of Newtown's residents. Anyone using those roads will be negatively impacted. If you have

Proposed Development Does Not Reflect Opinions And Desires Of Community

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I have been reading with great interest information regarding the proposed Hunter's Ridge development. The Newtown Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) reflects the opinions and desires of the community. Good responsible planning and development are paramount.

Basketball Coach Finds Positives In SWC Tourney Setback As Team Prepares For States

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
Seeded eighth and enthusiastic about the accomplishment of qualifying for the South-West Conference tournament, Newtown High School's boys' basketball team went into its February 23 quarterfinal-round visit to the buzzsaw known as top-seeded and unbeaten Notre Dame-Fairfield seeking to improve

The US Is Dangerously Close To Repeating A Very Ugly Chapter Of International History

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Homeland Security has put in place procedures, in accordance with Trump's anti-immigration policies, that give ICE the license to invade schools, hospitals, and now courts in dragnet operations to apprehend undocumented immigrants. ICE personnel have started scanning

Pair Arrested In Supermarket Robbery

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
Newtown police arrested a Ridgefield man and a West Hartford woman on robbery, larceny, and assault charges following a shoplifting incident on the night of Tuesday, February 27, at the Big Y supermarket on Queen Street.

Paul Okrentowich

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
Paul A. Okrentowich, 73, of Trumbull died on his birthday, February 26, after a brief, courageous battle with leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Ann T. Deilus Okrentowich. Born in Norwalk, he was the son of the late Peter

Harold Kerns

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
Harold T. Kerns, 93, of Fairfield died February 24 at Elim Park in Cheshire. He was born in Big Rock, Ill., son of the late Linnie (Meads) and Thomas P. Kerns. Four sons and their spouses, Bruce and Holly Kerns

Rodrigue Appointed Superintendent of Newtown Public Schools

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
The Board of Education voted unanimously to name Dr Lorrie Rodrigue as Newtown's superintendent of schools at its meeting on February 27. Dr Rodrigue has been serving as interim superintendent since last August. Her appointment followed the retirement of former

Planned Development Will Encroach Quiet, Small Rural Area

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Hunters Ridge is a large urban development planned to encroach on a quiet and very small rural area where, in Walnut Tree Village, there are 212 Condo units with 350 (plus) elderly residents. Everyone knows that there

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