Letters to the Editor

  • Remembering Others Who Suffer From Violence

    To the Editor: The town has been flooded with snowflakes, cards, money, teddy bears, scarves, compassion and volunteerism. We have felt an outpouring of love, faith and philanthropy from around the world. And many people have joined together in Newtown in efforts to stem the violence that we experienced: Newtown Action Alliance, Sandy Hook Promise, Newtown Clergy, United Physicians of Newtown, March for Change and others. Unfortunately, mothers and fathers in urban areas were fighting violence long before 12-14-12, and they will continue to do so until change takes place. Mothers United Against Violence is one such group.

  • Welcome Back!

    To the Editor: Welcome back John Reed! A great administrator who truly cares about the students. Our dealings with him in the past have always been outstanding. Congratulations to the Board of Education for a very wise choice and many thanks to Mr Reed for accepting. Newtown needs a leader such as he is.

  • Definition Clarification

    To the Editor: Over the years, anti-Second Amendment activists and proponents of strict gun control have come up with some silly, misleading sound bites aimed at the emotions of the misinformed: “cop killer bullets,” “Saturday night specials,” “dangerous assault weapons.”

  • Gifts Of Compassion And Caring

    To the Editor:I had the good fortune to attend the program held at Congregation Adeth on March 6th. It was a wonderful experience for me and I would like to thank the Sandy Hook Promise for coordinating the event,

  • Legislators Have Led Us To A Perilous Crossroads

    To the Editor: After decades of mismanagement, many legislators (national, state and municipal) have forced us down the perilous road to governmental and economic chaos.

  • Financial Collapse Is Near

    To the Editor, Thank you Mr Barresi for your letter “Attacking The Second Amendment,” [Letter Hive, 3/15/13] a fine job explaining to the fruit cake crowd why our framers were so adamant about including the Second Amendment in the bill of rights. You are quite correct that the liberal left, and might I add the Bush Administration, have spent our country into financial Armageddon. We are currently 90 trillion dollars in debt including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, all local, state, and federal pensions and health care costs. This shortfall equates to: $195,140 for every person living in the US; $513,380 for every household in the US.

  • Help NUSAR Keep Newtown Safe

    To the Editor: For over 20 years we, the men and women of NUSAR [Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue], have been providing emergency water rescue services and water safety instruction to Newtown and our neighboring communities. With so many lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in our area, NUSAR is a vital link in our region’s chain of first responders.

  • Government Waste

    To the  Editor: Well citizens it’s happened again (you’ll love this one). The National Institute of Health has awarded a Boston hospital, 1.5 million of yours and mine tax dollars to answer the age old question: why lesbians are becoming o...

  • Gather Evidence Before Setting A Policy On Guns

    To the Editor: Hartford seems poised to hurry up and do something. This reminds me of a quote I heard years ago: “good politics rarely results in good policy.” Better laws always address cause rather than effect. Any good policy begins with defining the problem, gathering evidence and identifying causes. Only then should solutions be evaluated/developed.

  • Cluster Housing Is Not The Answer For Castle Hill

    To the Editor: I have lived in Newtown for more than 20 years. I grew up less than four miles from my current home on Pumpkin Lane. During those years I rode my bike on streets that all seemed to be named Taunton. I loved this maze of country roads and was...