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Thank You For Supporting The Library

Published: May 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Friends of the C.H. Booth Library held their annual Spring Donation Day event on April 29. Once again, it was a pleasure seeing so many generous townspeople bringing boxes, bags, and trunk loads of books, CDs, DVDs,

Changes Needed To Increase Voter Turnout

Published: May 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Fewer than two out of every ten of our town's eligible voters came out to vote at our town's annual budget referendum, and top elected officials express dismay at turnout, as reported by your paper last week.

Get The Answers May 8

Published: May 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: The recommendations for the Borough's 2018-19 budget that were approved by the burgesses on April 10 include some disturbing items. If they pass, taxpayers would see a 76 percent increase in their taxes. Two line-items in particular

Is Historic Main Street Worth Protecting?

Published: May 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I ask the fundamental question… how much is it worth to protect historic Main Street? Presently, the owner of the Main Street Inn at Newtown has employed a high profile Hartford lawyer to push a 79 apartment

Tyler Hoffman

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Tyler Alden Hoffman, 24, of Sandy Hook, died unexpectedly April 28. He was born in Danbury on March 11, 1994, and was a son of Theodore Hoffman of Woodbury and Catherine Kean of Sandy Hook. Mr Hoffman was a graduate

Gerard Sheehan, Jr

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Gerard Arthur "Art" Sheehan, Jr, 87, of Monroe, died April 28, in Masonicare At Newtown. He was born in Bridgeport, son of the late Gerard and Jessie Sheehan. His two devoted children and their spouses, Deborah and Timothy Reilly of

Hockley, Barden Not Running For Congress

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley whose children were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have announced they are not running for Congress. Both local residents were urged by Democrats to consider running for the 5th District seat

Healthier Trash Is Still Trash

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I would like to thank the organizers of Earth Day, and especially Glenn Nanavaty, for coordinating the Lose the Litter campaign. As a regular roadside trash patroller, I would like to share a few reflections on this

Peter Cipkala

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Peter Cipkala, 82, of Stratford, beloved husband of Mary Jean Maksimowicz Cipkala, died April 24, in his home. He was born in Torysky, Czechoslovakia, on January 1, 1936 to the late Maria (Klotz) and Michal Cipkala and has been a

Time To Step Up

Published: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Our country was once a colony under a country requiring taxes to pay for their soldiers upkeep here. People living at that time stepped up and said "No"; sometimes they died for their beliefs. They eventually earned

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