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Common Sense On The Legislative Council

Published: October 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

We can make it "Nicer in Newtown" if we elect leaders who will put aside preconceived ideas and ideological agendas, whether openly stated or quietly pursued, in favor of open-minded consideration of the difficult trade-offs public policy always demands. We need leaders in Newtown with sound judgment, moderate temperaments, and above all the ability to listen to others.

Judit DeStefano has all of these qualities, as she has demonstrated time and again in her service on the Legislative Council, in her participation in the life of our community, and in her professional life. Judit brings to public service the kind of level-headed, common sense we need to negotiate the fiscal challenges and increasingly fierce ideological divisions that face our town.

Vote for Judit DeStefano for the Legislative Council, and she will bring a voice of moderation and intelligent judgment to our political debates. And just maybe we can make it a little bit "Nicer in Newtown" in the coming legislative year.

Charles Baraw
9 Georges Hill Road, Newtown         October 25, 2017

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2