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  • A Woman’s Club Resolution

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. adopted a resolution on January 19, 2013 banning the sale and possession of assault weaponry. The Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc. adopted a similar resolution on December 20, 2012. These resolutions were sent to our elected officials. The current resolution is as follows:

  • Leave School Protection To The Police

    As a former Newtown Police Commissioner I believe it is Newtown's responsibility to protect our residents, all our residents, whether they are in school or at the Senior Center.

  • 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.

  • Misleading Figures On Police Car Replacements

    From the article “Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Security Recommendations,” February 22, 2013, I am going to assume that the following note by the first selectman is a misprint (taken directly from the article):

  • A Well-Regulated Militia

    Meaning of “well regulated militia.” The term “regulated” means “disciplined” or “trained.” In [District of Columbia v Heller, 2008], the US Supreme Court stated that “[t]he adjective ‘well-regulated’ implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training.”

  • We Have The Rest Of Our Lives To Live

    A horrible tragedy occurred in our town. Our pediatric practice lost several patients. I held two of these babies in my arms in the delivery room when they were born. And I was at the firehouse that night with the older brother of one of our children.

  • 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.