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  • There Is Nothing Dignified About Assisted Suicide

    To the Editor: What a disappointment to read The Bee’s editorial “Death and Dignity,” [3/27/15]. There is nothing dignified about aiding someone’s suicide.  The language of this can be sugar coated with language that makes it m...

  • Charter Error Needs To Be Corrected, Not Codified

    To the Editor: I am writing to share my concern with the community that the current Charter Revision Commission appears to be rewriting the language that will allow any one political party to hold five of the seven-seat Board of Education.  This chang...

  • Finding Common Ground On A Community Center

    To The Editor: As Newtown looks forward to the next steps in the process of finding common ground regarding the Community Center perhaps it would be good to take a deep breath and ask ourselves some key questions. What is the vision...

  • An All-Inclusive Conversation On The Community Center

    To the Editor: I'd like to encourage Pat Llodra, the Board of Selectmen and all others who have focused their effort on this topic to gather new organizers and plan a series of forums over the next 9 -12 months.  There needs to be new residents brough...

  • Supporting The Garden Club

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Garden Club of Newtown, I would like to thank all the local businesses for their generosity in donating silent auction items to our 60th Anniversary Luncheon. We also extend our appreciation to Th...

  • Good Samaritans

    To the Editor: QUESTION: What would the Newtown motorist do if he/she saw a man in a suit sitting in the lane of traffic at 6:30 pm on Main Street in front of the Honan Funeral home on a Friday afternoon?  ANSWER: Nothing or bl...

  • Follow The Example Of Christ

    To the Editor: A person who commits suicide deprives himself of the ability to follow the example of Christ by uniting his sufferings to Christ’s. The people around the person are also deprived of the chance to follow Christ by caring for this person...

  • Original Intent

    To the Editor: I am writing to ask for the community’s support related to an important issue under review right now by the hard working Charter Revision Committee.  As some of you may recall, during the 2013 elections for...

  • Don’t Glorify Physician-Assisted Suicide

    To the Editor: I totally disagree with the editorial last week [Editorial Ink Drops, “Death and Dignity,” 3/27/15] glorifying physician assisted suicide. The American Medical Association (AMA) code of ethics rejects phys...

  • Choose Life Over Death

    To the Editor: A couple of questions we should consider about assisted suicide: Suicide:  Let’s call the law what it is – assisted suicide.  A good rule of thumb - if the name of a law has to conceal its real p...