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Letters to the Editor

  • Returning Home To Newtown

    To the Editor: We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown.

  • Good Eggs

    To the Editor: We would like to thank Mike McCarthy and Ray Corbo of Newtown Hook and Ladder Company for generously donating their time to the children enrolled in the Design It, Build It, Launch It Workshop. The children, under the guidance of Rick Lowry, created cushioned crates to encapsulate a raw egg which is dropped from a height, hopefully without breaking the enclosed egg. Mike and Ray coordinated the drop using the ladder truck extended to 90 feet.

  • The Work Goes On

    To the Editor: As the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, under the name of HealingNewtown, leaves the Congregational Church, we would like to thank the church and its staff for its welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Even as the name HealingNewtown fades, the work of the Cultural Commission goes on.

  • A Second Summer Of Theater From the 12.14 Foundation

    To the Editor: As the parent of a child performing in the 12.14 Foundation's theater productions this summer, I want to thank the Foundation and the many theater professionals who returned for a second summer, working six days a week with more than 200 loc...

  • Lanterns for Hoagie

    To the Editor: It’s been a year… 365 days without a letter, a phone call or even an email. A year ago Hoagie vanished. Since then, the limited searches from the NPD and the more extensive ones by friends and family have yielded nothing. His disappearance is a puzzle that has left us with emotions of anger, sadness and abandonment. There’s no explanation, no justification, no conclusion. Only a hole in our hearts.

  • Many Helped Make The Book Sale A Success

    To the Editor: Now that the 39th annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library has drawn to a close, the Friends wish to extend our gratitude to the many volunteers, local officials, businesses and civic groups whose support made the event so successful. The substantial funds raised through the annual book sale will underwrite the acquisition of materials and technology, and the many programs that we so enjoy in our town library.

  • A Familiar Response On Gun Violence

    To the Editor: Having decided to join the rally in Greenwich, CT, to protest Gov Christie’s veto of gun safety legislation, I thought it wise to get something to eat before making my appearance. Upon entering the Glory Days Diner on Greenwich’s main drag, I was surprised to discover that Tom Foley and Gov. Chris Christie were expected to visit there shortly. My carpool buddy and I immediately started discussing the question we would ask them.

  • Sidewalk Hazards In Commercial Areas

    To the Editor: I walk the sidewalks along Church Hill and Queen most days as does The Newtown Bee editor.  The walk is beautiful and my lab loves it. However crossing commercial driveways is a life threatening experience. None of these commercial high traffic driveways have crosswalk markings so pedestrians take their life in their hands. Cars don’t see the pedestrians at some commercial driveways because of poor visibility.

  • Honoring Extraordinary Service On 12/14

    To the Editor: This month's program was not the first recognition ceremony to honor Sandy Hook responders and it was never intended to be the last ceremony to acknowledge the many exceptional individuals and organizations who heeded the call. The department deeply regrets any confusion that may have occurred and sincerely apologizes for disappointment that personnel in allied fields may have experienced when they were not acknowledged.

  • The 25th Annual Hospice Breakfast

    To the Editor: June 11, 2014 was an extremely proud day for Newtown in that we held our 25th Annual  Summer Breakfast at the Waterview on behalf of the Newtown Chapter of Regional Hospice and Home Care.