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  • Time To Slip The Noose

    To the Editor: With another year of declining enrollment and another school budget increase, it's time to say no more increases!  Otherwise the noose of the MRB gets tighter around our necks.  What is the MRB?  It's the state law th...

  • Support Our Children, Vote Yes

    To the Editor: Please vote Yes on Tuesday, April 28th!  As co-chairs of the Newtown Education Advocacy Group (NEAG), we would like to encourage you to come out and vote – in support of Newtown’s education budget. Th...

  • Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s’ Clothing

    To the Editor: This is the time during budget season when the “Yes at any cost” party pulls out all the stops to pass a budget on the first try.  Not a difficult task considering their videos, articles, letters and “guidance” a...

  • A Success By Every Measure

    To the Editor: This past Saturday, April 18th, the “Modeling for Makers” Fashion Show event to support maker space programming at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library was held at the Rock Ridge Country Club. The evening was a success by every measure....

  • Don’t Rely On Others To Pass The Budget

    To the Editor: I am writing in support of the proposed budget and to encourage all eligible voters to come out on April 28 and vote Yes. The proposed budget will result in an effective tax rate (decrease) equal to –0.71 percent. The education budget ...

  • A Great Event With Model Models

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Modeling for Makers Committee, we would like to extend our gratitude for the wonderful individuals who made our fundraising event for the CH Booth Library such a success. John Voket as our emcee, and Msgr. Bob Weiss as aucti...

  • What We Like About Newtown

    To the Editor: On Friday, I always  look forward to The Bee as I meet members of our community  on the second  page. It is interesting when the question is asked "What do you like about Newtown?"   The answer many times&nb...

  • Newtown’s Embrace Of Hazel And Bezalel

    To the Editor, We just wanted to take a moment to extend our family’s gratitude to the Newtown Community for how warmly they welcomed our house guests, Hazel Alquilos and her two year-old son, Bezalel (“Bez”).  Hazel and Bez came to ...

  • Support In A Difficult Time

    To the Editor: My Mother, Gladys McLaughlin, passed away on April 4th, 2015, just one week shy of her 78th birthday. On behalf of my father, Denny McLaughlin, my two sisters (Elizabeth and Michele) and myself, I would like to extend our gratitude to the pe...

  • Growing Up In Newtown

    To the Editor: As my 65th birthday approaches, I cannot help but  reflect.  My fondest reflections relate to  the town in which I grew up. My wonderful Newtown.  I think about Dr Draper who let us climb his fence and steal an apple or t...