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What's the Most Beautiful Winter View in Newtown?

There are plenty of picturesque sights to see in town when there's snow on the ground. What's your favorite?

Ah, winter in Connecticut. We've still got snow on the ground, ice on the pond and bare branches on the trees. And not many Connecticut towns can compare with Newtown when it comes to snowy vistas. What do you think the most picturesque sight in Newtown is during the winter?

Here's a favorite: the pond at Ram Pasture. We're not saying it's the hands-down winner, but it's a pretty sight, isn't it? (This photo was taken using Microsoft's Photosynth, a panorama-creation app, which explains why it's slightly curved.)

Let us know your favorite in the comments -- or, if you're the photo-snapping type, drop your picture in alongside ours by clicking the button up above and we'll feature it!

Fred LeMay March 01, 2013 at 04:35 AM
It's a no brainer gang ,this winter it was the snow plow...
G March 01, 2013 at 05:45 AM
I know the intentions of this article are good, but I'm not sure about the timing. I haven't seen a lot of "beauty" in this town since 12-14-12. Sadness, mourning, horror, compassion, conflict, love, support, tears, broken hearts and dreams - I've seen a lot of all these emotions. I know the love and support we've received from our neighboring towns, the country, and the world count as beauty. I guess the "visual" beauty would be the impromptu memorials in Sandy Hook, the stars along Rt. 25, etc. The real beauty will be if we come out of this together, and make a difference, and make sure that SH will NEVER happen again!
Lois Imbriano Barber March 01, 2013 at 11:32 AM
I still tear-up every day and i don't think the article trivializes the dark cloud that has become a part of our lives. The true beauty of this winter was the outpouring of love and support from the rest of our nation and the world. As Pat Llodra said, we cannot let this define us. Someone suggested not calling the tragedy 'Sandy Hook' and to call it 12/14 instead, and I agree. I sent in a photo to show that Newtown is still a wonderful, beautiful place to live. I debated as to whether or not hold the Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest this year or next, but thought I'd put the money raised towards our healing (it used to raise money for our wounded military who needed handicap houses). Please allow, if just for a moment, to notice the beauty of nature and not think of the horrors of a deranged man. To quote you, "The real beauty will be if we come out of this together, and make a difference, and make sure that SH will NEVER happen again!"- AMEN to that. I'm with you!
AHM March 01, 2013 at 01:39 PM
We don't need to be reminded of our pain and sadness...we live it EVERY DAY! We do need someone to divert our minds for a few minutes to appreciate what we have and the amazing and beautiful town we have the honor to live in. Newtown Strong.
AHM March 01, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Just sharing a beautiful thought; In the days following 12/14 each time Charles Dumais addressed the high schoolers, via daily emails or loud speaker, he would finish with this quote... "Our collective strength and resilience will serve as an example to the rest of the world."

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