Opinion

Thanks To All For A Successful ‘Kick For Nick’ Drive

Published: September 19, 2018 at 09:25 am
To the Editor: My name is Matthew Blanco and I am a senior at Saint Joseph High School. I wanted to thank a number of people and organizations who helped me with my recent Kick for Nick drive. Kick for

McCabe For State Senate

Published: September 19, 2018 at 08:30 am
To the Editor: We’ve reached a critical time in our history, and our values are at stake. Fortunately we have a wonderful candidate, Michelle McCabe, running for State Senate. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her on a number of

A Strong Advocate For Connecticut’s People

Published: September 19, 2018 at 08:20 am
To the Editor: As the mother of a special needs son who has had to strongly advocate for his needs throughout his lifetime, and as a former teacher who passionately advocated for my students’ best interests, I have been searching

Connecticut’s Democratic Values

Published: September 19, 2018 at 08:15 am
To the Editor: Connecticut has a long history of upholding democratic values. Our founding values of liberty, freedom, and opportunity were established in the colony’s 1662 Royal Charter, which gave Connecticut the right to self-governance with a freely elected governor

To All American Citizens Of Connecticut

Published: September 18, 2018 at 11:20 am
To the Editor: When thinking of whom to vote for in our Connecticut election on November 6, 2018, ask yourself these questions: Who voted to raise our taxes? Who has been spending out of control? Who can’t balance the budget?

A Shared Concern For Environment

Published: September 18, 2018 at 09:00 am
To the Editor: Proposed plans to make improvements to the site of the Catherine Violet Hubbard sanctuary will necessitate moving large amounts of fill and stone over the bridge at Deep Brook to access the sanctuary. The plans call for

In Support Of Tony Hwang

Published: September 17, 2018 at 09:35 am
To the Editor: I am the mother of three children, one of whom has autism. Autism does not discriminate. It affects all cultures, races, religions, genders, socio-economic groups, and political affiliations. I am a registered Democrat, but when I first

Short-sighted Planning Detrimental To Our Treasures

Published: September 17, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: While I am reassured beyond measure by Town Planning Director George Benson’s expert opinion that he considers the signs planned by Starbucks to be “better quality than the signs used by drive-through eateries in the past,” I

Alive With The Arts

Published: September 13, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Imagine a world where vignettes of life are captured in paint, in sound, in movement; carved from stone or rendered in fabric; where science explodes with vision. It is a world that exists: the world of art. Newtown will come

A Caring Ambulance Crew

Published: September 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm
To the Editor: I am writing to thank the members of the Newtown Ambulance Corps for transporting me to the hospital on August 26. It was a very difficult time for me, and I was very scared, it being my
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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
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (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
33% (1 vote)
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: 3