Letters

Vote 'Yes' On The School Budget

Published: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Newtown voters, please come out and join us in voting "Yes" for the 2013-2014 Board of Education budget on April 23rd. It is important to recognize that this budget will allow the Board of Education to address current needs, such as replacing obsolete technology. It also allows

Let's Change The Pronouns In The Gun Debate

Published: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: On Thursday, April 11, I had the chance to sit in on a hearing of the Newtown Ordinance Committee, having been invited by three resident friends. I wrote to them afterward, and they felt that you might like to hear my comments also. I appreciated the chance to observe a local group

Will It Ever End?

Published: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I started my day yesterday sending "thank you" emails to individuals who had sent cards and letters to my community of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The television was off and I was just on my email screen. I am a volunteer with the Newtown Documentation Project - we are organizing

Show Support For Our Schools

Published: April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: With the budget referendum vote taking place next Tuesday, April 23rd, now is the time to show our support for our schools and teachers. We currently have openings for principals at Newtown Middle School, Reed Intermediate School, and, tragically, Sandy Hook Elementary School. If w

Being Dismissive Isn't An Argument

Published: April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Having read Mr DeBlasio's comments to my April 5, letter, I want to keep the conversation going. Mr DeBlasio has chosen to dismiss the person expressing opinions he disagrees with, thinking that by doing this he's dismissed the argument as well. The issues facing us are about pub

How Soon They Forget

Published: April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: The New Haven Register editorial of April 11, 2013 notes that our "senior" US Senator, Mr Blumenthal, has used the Sandy Hook shootings, to ask for money for his next political campaign in 2016. I find this action to be sickening, disturbing, and downright wrong, bit what do we

The Good Guy / Bad Guy Trope

Published: April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. Based on interviews with people who knew Nancy Lanza - prior to December 14, 2012, she would certainly have been classifi

Are We Taking The Time To Heal?

Published: April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: As the parent of a student at Sandy Hook School December 14th was a horrific day. I am blessed to have my child. My sympathy and regret goes to the parents who lost a child that terrible morning. I'm so sorry for your loss. After the 14th I thought life would gradually improve

Join The Conversation About The Abuse Of Children

Published: April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: The news media provides us with daily reminders that child sexual abuse is real, and it happens close to home. It is difficult to accept that sexual abuse is a problem in our community, but if we want it to stop, we have to acknowledge it, and we have to talk about it. April is Sexu

A 10-year-old boy from the Newtown Pine Tree Hill Road area was found after wandering through acres and acres of woodland. Newtown Police Officers Maryhelen McCarthy and John McClusky walked down our laneway toward our bridge and saw the frightened b

Published: July 01, 2011 at 12:00 am
A 10-year-old boy from the Newtown Pine Tree Hill Road area was found after wandering through acres and acres of woodland. Newtown Police Officers Maryhelen McCarthy and John McClusky walked down our laneway toward our bridge and saw the frightened boy. Their no-nonsense and professional approach
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