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  • A Magical Event

    To the Editor: Families United in Newtown (FUN — a recreational program for families with special needs children created in memory of Tyler Jones) sponsored our third concert at the Newtown Congregational Church on May 16. The evening was a magical e...

  • Redefining A ‘Bare Minority’

    To the Editor: It was disappointing to read about the purloining of the fifth Board of Education seat in the letter from Jeff Capeci, Republican chairperson of the Charter Review Commission, former Republican chairperson of the Legislative Council, and present chairperson of the Republican Town Committee.

  • A More Balanced View

    To the Editor: Ms Aurelia’s call for the resignation of Commission on Aging (COA) Chairman Curt Symes [“Time For Leadership Change On Commission on Aging”, Letter Hive, April 24, 2015] includes a number of inaccuracies and conveniently leaves out facts that provide a more balanced view.

  • Yet Another Amazing Day

    To the Editor: On Sunday, May 3rd, Pony Rides for a Purpose was held to raise money for The Jessica Rekos Foundation at The Second Company Governor's Horse Guard here in Newtown.  It was yet another amazing day held in our daughter's memory.  We ...

  • Independent Living Day

    To the Editor: On March 25, 2015, Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) held its 17th annual Independent Liv-ing Day (ILD) event. More than 40 volunteers were part of the community wide effort to assist seniors and disabled residents to continue to li...

  • Clarifying The Charter

    To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to respond to Mr Rosenthal’s letter to the editor, dated May 4th [“Charter Panel Needs To reconsider School Bd Majority Issue”]. We believe following the minority representation laws prescribed in Connecticut General Statute 9-167A best balances the need for a diversity of opinion on governmental bodies with our belief that the voters should be allowed to decide who sits on the Board of Education.

  • A Face-Lift For Merryhill

    To the Editor: On behalf of the board, staff and families of Merryhill Child Care Center in Newtown, located at 49 Queen Street, we wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to Ken Kinsman of Kinsman Construction for assisting us with renovations to our center in preparation for our upcoming 25th anniversary, open houses and public events.

  • Mixed Reactions

    To the Editor: As a 47-year resident of Newtown, I found it unsettling to read the front page of the May 8th issue of The Newtown Bee.  Nancy Crevier's outstanding article about three WWII heroes made my heart sing.  However, the article...

  • $30 Million Community Center?

    To the Editor: According to a May 7, 2015 article in The Newtown Bee,

  • Pitch In For The Postal Food Drive

    To the Editor: The Annual Postal Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  This drive is the major supplier of food to the Newtown Salvation Army Food Pantry that is located in the office of Newtown Social Services.  There are several wa...