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Letters to the Editor

  • Impressed By The Junior NAA

    To the Editor: Recently, my husband and I travelled to Washington, DC with the Newtown Action Alliance, accompanied by a sizable group of high school students associated with the Junior NAA. These students, many of whom are AP students, gave up two days out of their busy fall schedules to meet with members of Congress and advocate for background checks to help reduce gun violence in our country.

  • Natural Gas Lines Coming To Sandy Hook?

    To the Editor: As a Sandy Hook homeowner I am contacting [Sandy Hook residents] today to let you know that there is the possibility of natural gas coming to our area within certain areas within the next year.

  • Pick Any Other Day For Advocacy

    To the Editor: I firmly believe in our Second Amendment rights. I also come from a family of gun-owners and believe that, in certain circumstances, guns can absolutely save lives. However, the recent news of multiple organizations hosting “Guns Save Lives Day” on December 14th, of all days possible, is extremely worrisome. It seems like no fluke that they would happen to choose this particular day (of the 365 they could have chosen from).

  • Letter of Endorsement

    Endorsements for the 2013 local election

  • Give Them Anonymity, Not Notoriety

    To the Editor: Like so many of us, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can to help prevent events like what happened in our town on 12/14. The more I think about it, the more I’ve come to believe that these people who perpetrate these acts really want to be known. They want their names and faces splashed about our TV screens, so that, finally, even in death, they will be noticed.

  • Looking Forward To A Great Day

    To the Editor: As a member of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, I’d like you to join us for a very special event on Saturday. Last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook was a great day and we are looking forward to this year’s being bigger and better!

  • A Step Forward

    To the Editor: I’d like to thank all those in our community who supported Saturday’s Sandy Hook School referendum. The high turnout and landslide victory were a remarkable show of community support for SHS and all Newtown district students and families, both current and future.

  • Meeting The Challenge Of Gun Violence

    To the Editor: I am responding to Kevin Dennis’ letter to the editor, “Gun Control Advocates Exploit Sandy Hook,” in the October 4th edition of The Bee. Mr Dennis’ premise is that there are individuals who, previous to the shooting at Sandy Hook, had some kind of agenda (he doesn’t say what that agenda might be), which they were able to advance by “capitalizing on the travesty of Sandy Hook.” If Mr. Dennis were to talk with many of those now involved in advocating for saner, common sense gun laws, he would find that his argument is flawed.

  • Confused By Voting Rules

    To the Editor: I was waiting until the referendum on accepting the money from the state to replace Sandy Hook School was over so it would not cloud the debate. One question I had before the referendum, one arose out of the mechanics of voting.

  • Criteria for Selecting the Superintendent

    To the Editor: I recently went to the office of the superintendent and asked to speak to the person asking for feedback from residents on the choice of the next superintendent. I was never contacted, and so I decided as a taxpayer to list some of the criteria to consider. Will this person respond to these questions? Newtown schools are not rated in the top ten schools, what will he/she do to get us in the top rating?