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  • Support In A Difficult Time

    To the Editor: My Mother, Gladys McLaughlin, passed away on April 4th, 2015, just one week shy of her 78th birthday. On behalf of my father, Denny McLaughlin, my two sisters (Elizabeth and Michele) and myself, I would like to extend our gratitude to the pe...

  • Growing Up In Newtown

    To the Editor: As my 65th birthday approaches, I cannot help but  reflect.  My fondest reflections relate to  the town in which I grew up. My wonderful Newtown.  I think about Dr Draper who let us climb his fence and steal an apple or t...

  • A Successful Easter Flower Sale

    To the Editor: I, on behalf of the Auxiliary, I would like to thank all of you who came out and supported our annual Easter flower sale. We had a successful weekend and are gracious for all your kind words and generous donations. Al...

  • When The Anomaly Becomes The Rule

    To the Editor: Most disclaimers come at the end of statements. In the interest of full transparency, I will begin with one. I am a member of both the Board of Education and the Democratic Town Committee. However, the views in this...

  • 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...

  • Love Runs Through… Snow!

    To the Editor: On behalf of the entire Sandy Hook 5k Organizing Committee, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came together for the Sandy Hook 5k and Kids Run on March 28, 2015! We had roughly 1,200 runners and 200 kids run throu...