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Letters to the Editor

  • No Such Thing As Free

    To the Editor: In reading Ms. LeRow’s letter [“Accepting A Gift,” Letter Hive, 9/27/13] I was amused by her statement that the $50 million grant to the town of Newtown was a “free gift with no strings attached.” I am sorry to inform you that there are strings attached in the form of higher taxes and fees to every resident and business in the State of Connecticut.

  • Sandy Hook’s Show Of Strength And Unity

    To the Editor: So much has changed about our quaint Sandy Hook village since last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook event – it is evident in the “We Are Sandy Hook. We Choose Love” signs in shop windows and the green ribbons and magnets on cars driving through. Sandy Hook looks different this year too – with new sidewalks, crosswalks, lights and landscaping. It has truly been a year of change for our community.

  • Vote Yes for SHS and Newtown

    To the Editor: Please be sure to vote in the town-wide referendum on Saturday to accept the grant that will fund rebuilding of Sandy Hook Elementary School. We fully support the unanimous decision made by all 28 town officials from all three parties representing the Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Legislative Council and the Board of Finance.

  • Show What We Are Made Of

    To the Editor: In Sandy Hook, like in other areas, our elementary school is the center of our community. Our children learned to ride their bikes in the parking lot. They learned to read and write in the classrooms alongside their friends and neighbors. They played baseball on hot summer days and took their first driving lesson in the big open parking lot on a quiet Saturday afternoon. On December 14, 2012 many things were taken from us. Six women gave their lives, and 20, yes 20 children will never have the chance to grow up.

  • Newtown Needs Four Elementary Schools

    To the Editor: I am writing in support of the Sandy Hook School referendum being held this Saturday, October 5, at the Newtown Middle School from 6 am to 8 pm.

  • The Sky Is No Limit

    To the Editor: Citizens rejoice; once again our elected congress persons are looking out for us. The September 2013 issue of Civil Engineering (page 43) notes that representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Maryland) and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8th to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the (ready for this) Moon!

  • Letters of Endorsement

    Letters of endorsement for candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections.

  • A Gift The Giver Cannot Afford

    To the Editor: In the several letters which have appeared in The Bee urging the support of the almost-certain-to-be-passed October 5th referendum, a number of points are made and repeated with which reasonable people could take issue. But I believe that one comment, reiterated in several of the letters, is simply wrong. That is the assertion that the demolition/re-building of Sandy Hook Elementary School is dependent on the approval of this referendum, and that there are “no second chances” should it fail. Not so.

  • Newtown: Shaping A Life

    To The Editor Fifty years ago, when I was a senior at Newtown High, then on Queen Street, my life was full of wonderful adult models who helped to shape my life:

  • The Utmost Integrity

    To the Editor: When John Reed was first hired as superintendent, I was the Middle Gate PTA liaison to the Board of Education and watched closely as he worked his office. I also served on two of his committees charged with sizing the buildings out 10 years. In all my dealings with John, he conducted himself with the utmost transparency, honesty, and integrity. The children of Newtown always came first.