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Letters to the Editor

  • Help Newtown Protect Its Wetlands

    To the Editor: I am writing to invite residents of Newtown to join Newtown’s Inland Wetlands Commission. We currently have two vacancies, one for a Democrat and one for a Republican. Unaffiliated voters may also fill either vacancy.

  • 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).

  • Newtown Ignores Columbus Day

    To the Editor: I am writing this on Columbus Day, celebrated throughout Connecticut, but not in Newtown. There is a parade today in Bridgeport. Another parade in Bethel. The Sycamore will serve brunch with Italian music playing in the background. A quick check of local web sites shows me that Bethel, Brookfield,. Danbury and most Connecticut schools are closed. In New York City, the Columbus Day Parade will be marching in Manhattan! Yet in Newtown, Columbus Day passes with no recognition. Schools are open and parades cannot even be attended by locals.

  • Letter of Endorsement

    Endorsements for the 2013 local election

  • 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.