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  • More On The Second Amendment

    *In District of Columbia v Heller, 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual right, afforded to each individual citizen.

  • Recognition Of Educational Assistants Is Overdue

    To the Editor: We are the unrecognized group of educational assistants that work in Newtown School District. We are also known as paraprofessionals, classroom aides, aides, and teachers helpers. There are a total of 133 educational assistants that work in ...

  • Truth And Wisdom

    I wish to publicly thank Scott Buchta, Peter Barresi, and Daniel Kormanik for taking the time to write letters published in last week’s Bee (2/22/13).

  • A Place Of Care And Love For Animals

    I am a volunteer at the Newtown Animal Shelter, and I write to share some news and to invite the public of Newtown to visit their shelter. Carolee Mason and her crew of devoted animal lovers have created a place of care and love, and the animal lovers of Newtown (and far and wide), have built a wonderful new facility where the dogs and cats can live comfortably until they are claimed and welcomed into forever homes.

  • Caring For Some But Not Others

    I wish to bring to the attention of many that while Governor Malloy is being the “oh so caring person” through this journey of gun control and caring that all children here in Connecticut will be safe and out of harm’s way, he continues to allow inmates to be placed in a nursing home just 500 feet from small children and young families in Rocky Hill. His reasoning not to use facilities already waiting in mothball status, is that Connecticut wouldn’t get the $6 million kickback in Medicare benefits.

  • A Moving Experience

    To the Editor: The March for Change in Hartford on Valentine's Day was a moving experience with an impressive group of Newtowners in attendance. The rally attracted more than 5,500 concerned Connecticut citizens. Regardless of one's...

  • Man Hit By Stray Bullet In Newtown. So What?

    To the Editor: I am writing on behalf of our neighborhood and as the father of three children in Newtown schools who have lived in Newtown for 11 years. On any given weekend in the warmer months, our neighborhood will sometimes soun...

  • Thanks For So Much

    (The following letter to First Selectman Pat Llodra has been received for publication.) Dear Mrs. Llodra: Thank you for: the thousands of extra hours spent in the service of our town

  • Sharing Stories and Lessons

    Since the tragic events of December 14, numerous communities and people from around the country who have experienced similar tragedies have reached out to the United Way of Western Connecticut. They have shared with us their stories and lessons learned with us and have been a source of strength and inspiration.

  • The Bill Of Rights Are Laws Of Nature

    In response to the “Editorial Ink Drops” printed in The Bee 02/15/13, I am truly saddened by the editor of The Bee's view of certain government affairs and agencies. I wonder if there is a personal agenda attached to his remarks last week, or if it is simply not knowing history or understanding the Constitution of The United States of America?