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  • ‘Talking Trash’ At Newtown Skate Park

    To the Editor: My name is Tom and I am a proud Newtown skateboarder who uses the skate park at Dickinson [Park] on an almost daily basis, and I recognize an ongoing problem. Whether its because my peers were denied the upbringing I had, or its that they ju...

  • Meeting The Teen Reading Challenge

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the local businesses who made donations to the Teen Summer Reading Challenge raffle at the C.H. Booth Library.   They were Bead of Roses, Edmond Town Hall Theater, Ferris Creamery, Franco’s Pizza, Newtow...

  • Don’t Trivialize 12/14 For Political Purposes

    (The following letter to Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, has been received for publication.) Dear Mr. Foley, First, let me introduce myself. My name is Karen Wilk, and I work at Sandy Hook School in Sandy ...

  • Kindness Does Count

    To the Editor: With the recent news of Robin Williams’ death and his link to depression, which has spurred many conversations in social media, I feel compelled to write this letter. A few weeks ago, an article about me was pri...

  • Search And Rescue Or Invasion Of Privacy?

    To the Editor: I am very glad that the 73-year-old man who went missing Monday morning was found.  I am, however, concerned about the conduct of the search crews. On Monday night just after dusk, I was sitting in my home watchi...

  • A Caring Community

    To the Editor: On August 11, my 71-year-old uncle went missing from our home on Hattertown Road. He was later found on August 12, 2½ miles from our home on Head O’ Meadow Road. I never knew of a community that had such ...

  • Questioning Future Tax Increases For Education

    To the Editor: As we approach a new school year, there are many parents and residents in Newtown who seem to be upset over the fact that the current school budget did include the customary tax increases seen in the past. It is remarkable that we continue t...

  • Summer Jam Concerts Were A Labor Of Love

    To the Editor: It is with pleasure that I write this letter of gratitude to all of those involved with the second season of the Claris Construction Inc. Summer Jam Concert Series. This seven-week, family-oriented concert series was created in 2013 as a pro...

  • Route 34 Troubles Continue

    To the Editor: In almost every week, The Bee reports an accident on Route 34 between Toddy Hill Road and the Monroe line. This past issue had two serious accidents. Due to the extreme number of crevices and raised bumps from pot hole repair the slightest rain causes drivers to lose control as happened this week. The even worse scenario is when drivers swerve into oncoming traffic due to these trouble spots.

  • 100 Backpacks

    To the Editor: While I have had the great fortune of meeting many of you in person, if I have not please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jack Wellman. I am a 15-year-old sophomore at Newtown High School, and I am a member of the Newtown Lacrosse t...