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  • Amend The Second Amendment

    To the Editor: President Obama had it right when he responded to the defeat of the proposed law to require a background check on anybody anywhere to purchase weapons as “Washington’s

  • Do Asbestos Work When School Is Not In Session

    To the Editor: The following message has been sent to the Board of Education and I am awaiting a full reply regarding action. Students and teachers will be safe during asbestos removal only if school is not in session. To the Board of Education: I have a deep concern about the Hawley School boiler replacement project taking place while school is in session. I have a child in first grade there, and while I know safety protocols will be followed, there cannot be a 100 percent guarantee that asbestos will not leak into the air no matter how well the boiler room is sealed off. Even though daily checks on air quality will be followed, and an immediate shutdown would occur in case of a leak, there is a risk to our young children and to teachers. If one child, or one teacher, is affected, that is one too many.

  • A Cautionary Tale

    To the Editor: This letter is being sent to share our experiences with fellow Newtowners so that perhaps they can be more prepared than we were when my husband was being discharged from Danbury Hospital for rehabilitation after surgery. We had chosen a wel...

  • Every Vote Does Count

    To the Editor: It is with great disappointment that I reflect on the first failed round of the referendum vote. After personally attending countless Board meetings again this year and listening to the discussions once again about the state of our schools, ...

  • Creative Thinking For Newtown

    There is a perception that the financial hardships seniors face are exaggerated? But seniors have contributed to the town's development are upset over the continuous increased spending. They were able to save money by being frugal. But their discontent seems to bother other residents.

  • A Congressional Joke?

    (The following letter, to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

  • Everyone Pitched In

    To the Editor: We want to extend a big heartfelt thank you to all the parents and children that attended the Create a Bear event on Saturday, April 13th making it a success. When the event first started we encountered technical difficulties with the machine that stuffs the bears and being short on volunteers things looked a little bleak, but quite of few of the parents who were there stepped right in and helped, a big thank you to them! The parents also emailed, phoned, and face booked friends of the event.

  • One Way Of Remembering

    To the Editor, I have been away for a number of months, so I am unaware if this idea has been put forward. I note the beautiful job being done in Sandy Hook Center on a new stone wall. I was wondering if we could rename the wall as “The Sandy Hook Memorial Wall,” in recognition of all that so tragically lost their lives in the terrible events that occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Will It Ever End?

    To the Editor: I started my day yesterday sending “thank you” emails to individuals who had sent cards and letters to my community of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The television was off and I was just on my email screen. I am a volunteer with the Newtown Documentation Project – we are organizing all the mail that had come into Newtown/Sandy Hook after 12/14/12. For me – working on this project is seeing all the love that has come into our community from all over world. Some people focus on gun control and others on the issue of mental health. But I have to see the good that has come from the devastation.

  • Let’s Change The Pronouns In The Gun Debate

    To the Editor: On Thursday, April 11, I had the chance to sit in on a hearing of the Newtown Ordinance Committee, having been invited by three resident friends. I wrote to them afterward, and they felt that you might like to hear my comments also. I appreciated the chance to observe a local group striving to deal with the issue of legal use of guns within their jurisdiction. Their efforts on a local stage can support and inform the larger nationwide debate. Newtown is acting responsibly in a worthy cause. Keep up the good work. Newtown is a small stage, but your voices resound today.