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  • 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 ...

  • Paying It Forward

    A really nice thing happened when I came out of choir practice at St Rose Church last Thursday night. Someone left a bag of homemade cookies with a red heart on it on my car. It had this inscription on it: 26 Acts of Kindness and Love in honor of Charlotte Bacon Happy Valentine's Day, A Sandy Hook Resident.

  • The 500-Foot Absurdity

    Newtown is experiencing a surge in the frequency and rate of outdoor target shooting and a proliferation in the number of unregulated shooting ranges on private properties. The number of shooting complaints by worried homeowners logged by the Newtown Police has doubled in the past year alone.

  • 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.