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  • Help NUSAR Keep Newtown Safe

    To the Editor: For over 20 years we, the men and women of NUSAR [Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue], have been providing emergency water rescue services and water safety instruction to Newtown and our neighboring communities. With so many lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in our area, NUSAR is a vital link in our region’s chain of first responders.

  • Gifts Of Compassion And Caring

    To the Editor:I had the good fortune to attend the program held at Congregation Adeth on March 6th. It was a wonderful experience for me and I would like to thank the Sandy Hook Promise for coordinating the event,

  • Government Waste

    To the  Editor: Well citizens it’s happened again (you’ll love this one). The National Institute of Health has awarded a Boston hospital, 1.5 million of yours and mine tax dollars to answer the age old question: why lesbians are becoming o...

  • Gather Evidence Before Setting A Policy On Guns

    To the Editor: Hartford seems poised to hurry up and do something. This reminds me of a quote I heard years ago: “good politics rarely results in good policy.” Better laws always address cause rather than effect. Any good policy begins with defining the problem, gathering evidence and identifying causes. Only then should solutions be evaluated/developed.

  • Wondering Whether everw?nder Is Right For Newtown

    To the Editor: I'm not opposed to museums. How could I be? They are invaluable. I had objections to the proposal (spelled exactly like this, “ever?wonder”) presented to the FHA meeting, last week.

  • New Restrictions On Guns Won’t Stop Criminals

    (The following letter to Barbara Richardson has been received for publication. Ms Richardson wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the 3/18/13 edition of The Bee titled “A Call On NSSF For A More Responsible Dialogue.”) Dear Ms Richardson: We, too, share in your revulsion at the senseless act of a highly disturbed young man. Thank you for your letter, which gives us the opportunity to clarify our positions.

  • Fund Needs To Detach The Strings From Victims’ Money

    To the Editor: Cristina Lafferty-Hassinger, daughter of the Sandy Hook principal lost in 12/14, spoke out in an March 6, 2013 Danbury News-Times article, of her frustration with how the United Way of Western Connecticut is distributing the monies from the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which News-Times reported to now be at $10 million. Key issues were the delay in getting funds distributed and requiring “proof of hardship.”

  • Attacking The Second Amendment

    To the Editor: In response to a letter to the editor from Michael Luzzi printed 03/07/2013 edition of the Bee. [Letter Hive, “Apples And Oranges.”] The Second Amendment is exactly as Mr Luzzi claims, “A Life Jacket.” Without it, we as citizens are unable to protect ourselves from history repeating its self, that is to say, to keep us from being physically enslaved by a tyrannical government. Sadly, I think we have already been enslaved to our government by the gross and sickening size of our total national debt, without a shot fired, we have been trapped. Make no mistake, by any measure of our Constitution, those in power currently, are in my opinion, tyrants! It is not just nationally, but at all levels of government!

  • Bad Drugs Cause Violent Behavior

    To the Editor: Regarding Newtown’s school tragedy and “psychotropic drugs,” there is a better solution, given the fact that “some 75 percent of these shootings” have been committed by children in school, as a psychologist working for the state was quoted

  • Cluster Housing Is Not The Answer For Castle Hill

    To the Editor: I have lived in Newtown for more than 20 years. I grew up less than four miles from my current home on Pumpkin Lane. During those years I rode my bike on streets that all seemed to be named Taunton. I loved this maze of country roads and was...