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  • The Blame-the-Games Game

    To the Editor: Re your Rep. DebraLee Hovey interview last week [“Searching For Legal And Cultural Responses to Violence," 5/23/14, The Newtown Bee] : I applaud Rep. Hovey for voting for SB 1160 on April 4, 2013—all the more so because she voted the will of her district rather than her own conviction as a legislator endorsed by the NRA Victory Fund, with 83 percent ratings from both the NRA and CCS , and as state co-chair of ALEC, the corporate-funded organization that writes model “stand your ground” bills for state legislatures. Perhaps her vote also reflected contrition for her March 2011 commitment to oppose SB 1094, which would have banned the 30-round magazines employed on December 14, 2012.

  • Newtown Doesn’t Measure Up In Education Spending

    To the Editor: In response to the letter written by Legislative Council Chair MaryAnn Jacob, and published on April 25, 2014 [”The Next Steps ...

  • Beautifying The Meeting House

    To the Editor: The Board of Trustees of the Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc., which administers the Newtown Meeting House, wishes to publicly thank the Horticulture Club of Newtown for its continued support in beautifying the Meeting House grou...

  • Kindness And Ice Cream

    To the Editor: The Hawley Daisy Troop would like to thank Michael Coppola and Jason Rabatin of Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop. Mike and Jason were kind enough to bring all 18 girls in the troop into the back of the shop so they could see h...

  • Public Participation At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: While attending the very busy Fairfield Hills Authority meeting on Monday evening for a different reason, I learned that there may be an effort by the FHA or other town entities to advance the idea of adding housing as an allowable use on th...

  • Hazards On Route 34

    To the Editor: Route 34 is extremely dangerous now, especially the section between Bennett’s Bridge Road and Paugussett Road. Due to the many deep pot holes and raised bumps drivers swerve into oncoming traffic to avoid these ...

  • Time To Push Back Against School Reform Propaganda

    To the Editor: The US Department of Education and the State Department of Education want the public to believe that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) education reforms simply need more time to work out the kinks of implementation.  But here are s...

  • A Successful Food Drive

    To the Editor: On behalf of Newtown Social Services and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, we would like to thank all the volunteers that donated their time to organizing and manning the annual Postal Workers’ Food Drive this past Saturday.  A spec...

  • A Change Of Heart At FFH With No Public Debate

    To the Editor: The Fairfield Hills Master Plan Review commission was very explicit that the Master Plan does not allow apartments. They did their research and determined that support was not there for apartments. A member of the review group who presented ...

  • Many Supported SCAN Art Show

    To the Editor: Thank you to the Newtown community and neighbors for their generous support of the 44th Annual Juried Art Show presented by the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN). Our business and individual sponsors enabled ...