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  • Helping Those Who Are Helped By Amos House

    To the Editor On behalf of the board and staff of Amos House, I want to extend my sincere thanks to all those who made our 2013 Spring Breakfast a big success. As our major fundraiser of the year, the breakfast plays an important financial role for our organization.

  • NSSF Response Predictable And Discouraging

    To the Editor: On March 13, Newtown resident Barbara Richardson wrote a public letter to National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) president Steve Sanetti, imploring him to “accept responsible limitations on [gun owners’] freedoms in the interest of the greater public good.”

  • The Right Thing To Do

    To the Editor: Less than three minutes after the first 9-1-1 call was placed to the Newtown Police Department on 12/14, nearly every Newtown Police Officer on duty including the chief, his second in command and his fourth in command, whether working regular patrol or private duty, responded to the school. Three teams of three Newtown police officers were the first to enter the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary. Those three teams did the initial “sweep” of the school and found the shooter dead. Two of those officers carried or helped carry two of the children from the building while the others continued to search for more shooters.

  • Financial Collapse?

    To the Editor: With the pending descent into anarchy here in the US, per Mr Barzetti’s letter in the 3/22 Bee [“Financial Collapse Is Near”], I would suggest he take his money from under the mattress and move to a country that is more politically and economically stable.

  • A Successful Run For The Sandy Hook Families

    To the Editor: As one of the local sponsors of the event, I want to thank everyone who participated in the Sandy Hook Run for the Families on March 23, 2013. We had over 15,000 runners participate in the 5k/Fun Run and thousands more spectators cheering us on. We raised approx. $400,000 for our families through the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. And most importantly, we achieved our goals: “We honored the memory of lives lost and celebrated the gift of life, uniting in hope for the future.” These were my thoughts about the day on the way home:

  • An Extremely Difficult Decision On Castle Hill

    To the Editor: While I always admire The Bee editorials as thoughtful, pithy and thought provoking, and have nothing but admiration for the way in which the paper, its editor and staff have handled things in the past few terribly difficult months, I don’t agree with the sentiments expressed on March 15 in “A Case for The Board of Irony.”

  • Definition Clarification

    To the Editor: Over the years, anti-Second Amendment activists and proponents of strict gun control have come up with some silly, misleading sound bites aimed at the emotions of the misinformed: “cop killer bullets,” “Saturday night specials,” “dangerous assault weapons.”

  • Preserving ‘The Crown Of Castle Hill’ for Newtown’s Future

    To the Editor: The Newtown Forest Association in partnership with the Catherine V. Hubbard Memorial Animal Rescue Center and the Aquarion Water Company has been working earnestly with a small army of volunteers to get the word out and solicit donations for the purpose of purchasing The Crown of Castle Hill to be preserved in it’s natural state in perpetuity. It is working and we have raised a substantial amount of capital to do this in a very short period of time. We are closer than ever but are not there yet and more donations are needed to make this a reality.

  • Making Connections

    To the Editor: The Roman Catholic Church owns 136 aesthetically and environmentally sensitive acres (given to it by a very generous donor and long-time Newtowner) in the heart of our town. Newtown has a long tradition of preserving open space for future generations. The Roman Catholic Church has a new pope who models himself after St. Francis of Assisi who loved the land and all its inhabitants. Newtown needs in appropriately vetted places a variety of affordable housing for a variety of its people; a goal shared by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • CAGV Agenda Is Counterproductive

    To the Editor: To CAGV (Connecticut against Gun Violence) in response to your recent radio advertisement. The existence of an organization dedicated to infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms is testament to the intelligence and necessity of the Second Amendment. You should try reading it! It ensures your freedom of speech among other things.