Editorials

Walk — And Talk, If You Please

Published: May 23, 2019 at 03:00 pm
It’s spring, and Newtown is on the move. Wherever there are sidewalks or broad roadways, people are afoot. If you are looking for companionship, “ Walk With Dan ” (noon to 12:45 pm) was scheduled to step off this Friday,

Adding To The Treasure Chest

Published: May 16, 2019 at 04:30 pm
A treasure is precious, cherished, and appreciated. We value treasures, and in Newtown, we are wealthy with not only treasures of brick and mortar, but those of flesh and bone. Each year, the community is invited to celebrate two of

A Message Of Hope

Published: May 09, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Here is a thought that should never run through the head of any faithful person: I hope it is safe to go to service today. Yet it seems that it is an unbidden thought as hate takes hold and innocents

A Big Chill for Fans Of Ice Sports

Published: May 02, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Unlike the appetizing summer specialties our local ice cream shops are scooping up, “Disappointment” seems to be the flavor of the month for ice skating fans in Newtown. A much-hoped-for ice rink at NYA facility at Fairfield Hills is not

A Few Voices Speak Loudly For Newtown

Published: April 25, 2019 at 04:30 pm
The voters have spoken — the few who bothered to come out on April 23, a pleasant referendum day. With a turnout of 17 percent, smaller than First Selectman Dan Rosenthal had hoped, Newtown residents passed the municipal budget of

Pickleball In Your Pocketbook

Published: April 18, 2019 at 04:30 pm
We are a month into springtime. It is a time of renewed energy for many, be it in work or play. For a number of sports (and fun) enthusiasts, play comes in the form of pickleball — a combination of

Expansion Of Gambling Gambles With Lives

Published: April 11, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Just as the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling prepared to kick off the March Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety & Security Committee voted to draft four pieces of legislation concerning sports betting and casino expansion.

No Need To Be An April Fool

Published: April 04, 2019 at 04:30 pm
We have just celebrated April Fool’s Day this past Monday, a day of tom-foolery, jokes, and hijinks. Pranks played with no malicious intent can have a spirit-raising effect on the prankee (a new word coined here, perhaps) and the prankster.

When Violence Challenges Love

Published: March 28, 2019 at 04:30 pm
The recent untimely deaths of two Parkland, Fla., youths and that of Avielle Foundation and Brainstorm Experience cofounder Dr Jeremy Richman here in Newtown is a reminder that violence has the patience to wait out the initial grief, that it is willing to stalk those most affected and strike when least expected.
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This Week's Poll

Would you rather have to sit all day or stand all day?

Sit
57% (4 votes)
Stand
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7