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  • Some Purchased Plants Are Toxic To Bees and Butterflies

    To the Editor:    Question: When would buying plants specifically to attract bees and butterflies to your yard result in a toxic environment to those very same bees and butterflies? Answer: It is when the seeds from which the plants were grown ha...

  • Is Newtown’s Housing Just For Richer Folks?

    To the Editor: Reader comments in The Bee have made it clear that some Newtown residents not only consider future three-story condominium intrusions in their idyllic, bucolic lives, but also that affordable housing would be even worse than simple intrusion...

  • Changing Sandy Hook Forever

    To the Editor: Please do not allow the proposed 74-condo unit on Washington Street in Sandy Hook to go forward. The size is far too large — it needs to be reduced. If approved, the lives of those 10,000 residents living in San...

  • Too Large For Sandy Hook

    To the Editor: The proposed 74-unit condominium project on Washington Street in Sandy Hook is much too large for our village. The traffic congestion that already exists at the intersection of Washington Street, Riverside Road, Churc...

  • Thanks For The Support

    To the Editor: We, at Sabrina’s Encore Productions, would like to send out our most sincere gratitude to everyone who attended our Summer Series productions of Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie and, especially, Les Miserable...

  • Poor Sportsmanship and Intolerance Are Unacceptable

    To the Editor: On a personal level, as well as being Jewish and a longtime Newtown resident, I am disappointed by the incident at the Babe Ruth baseball game where players made derogatory remarks about each other. The Babe Ruth sportsmanship code specifically addresses such an issue: “Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul. Develop a strong urge for sportsman-like conduct. Develop understanding and respect for the rules. Develop courage in defeat, tolerance and modest in victory. Develop control over emotions and speech. Develop spirit of cooperation and team play. Develop into real, true citizens.” Babe Ruth teen players are old enough, regardless of the “angst” that adolescence brings, to know better and follow such a code.

  • Something Is Definitely Wrong With This Picture

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we sought and have valued the rural-suburban community that we moved to 40 years ago.  Recognizing that change is both necessary and inevitable, we have tried to maintain as best we can the neighborhood chara...

  • A Very Special Year For The Book Sale

    To the Editor:  This year has been a very special one for the annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in style with the support of thousands of patrons who made the event a roaring success. The substantia...

  • Overdevelopment In Sandy Hook Center

    To the Editor: As residents of Sandy Hook, we oppose the high density River Walk condominium proposal currently under review with Planning and Zoning. While no protest was raised over the original 24-unit proposal (and subsequently approved), the new petition for 74 housing units (three levels) with 15 units set aside for affordable housing, will not only set a dangerous precedent for the Sandy Hook area, but will also negatively impact the already overburdened traffic flow, property values, parking, pose potential environmental concerns (that are never recognized until it’s too late)… the list goes on and on.

  • So Much Kindness And Love

    To the Editor: When our granddaughter Rebecca Townsend was killed in an accident on July 2, our whole family was overwhelmed with shock and grief. But we could not and did not anticipate the incredible sympathy and support that we would receive from so many in the extended community. Now that the darkness of those first days has been followed by so much kindness and love, we would like to thank the people and organizations responsible for guiding us through those days.