My name is Tom Newman, and I would like to welcome you to our website. The purpose of this site is to stop the proposed Lippa Pit and Quarry, which would be located close to our family cottage, at the northeast corner of Skeleton Lake. My extended family has had cottages and homes in Newman’s Bay (named after my grandfather) for generations. If this proposed pit and quarry development proceeds, it will have a very negative impact on the quality of our cottage experience, and on the quality of life for those who live in the surrounding area on a year-round basis.

I am a retired school teacher, and currently work as a singer-songwriter. Many of my songs have been composed at Skeleton Lake, while staying in a small cabin on Long Island (no electricity, just solitude). My family are long-time members of the Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization, and I am currently an active member of the Blue Dot branch of the David Suzuki Foundation. All opinions expressed on this website are my personal views, and I do not speak on behalf of any groups or organizations. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to help. Thank-you!