Letters to the Editor

  • 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.

  • Newtown’s Disintegrating Roads

    To the Editor: This is a letter to the editor and our town officials. While I appreciate that the town has found a new method to control speeding on our roads and saving money on road grating by letting our roads disintegrate to the point where grating won't be required, the situation has become dangerous. People swerve to miss the craters in our roads creating unsafe driving conditions. Tire blow outs also create a dangerous situation in that you suddenly lose control of your car (my daughter had a blowout this past week).

  • Responding To The Call

    To the Editor: We want to compliment the Newtown streets department for the excellent service received today.

  • Lost, Found, and Reaffirmation

    To the Editor, I had a memorable 4th; I lost my wallet at Stop and Shop in Sand Hill Plaza. It was found and turned into the office; what a wonderful day to have one's faith in human nature reaffirmed!

  • Food Bank Grateful For Support

    To the Editor: Our hearts are overflowing with thanks to Rich Marcuccio, Stop & Shop Store Manager and to Chris Sferruzzo, co-organizer and Newtown resident. We also want to thank the many local organizations and individuals who contributed to the phenomenal success of the car show fund raiser and raffle held at Stop & Shop on June 14 for FAITH Food Pantry..

  • Many Made The House and Garden Tour A Success

    To the Editor: The Newtown Historical Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the homeowners, committee members, volunteers, sponsors, and residents for their participation in our 18th annual House and Garden Tour T.his year’s ticketholders supported our hometown museum by touring the exquisite properties located in Newtown’s historic district. We are grateful for the community’s support of our organization by attending this annual fundraiser.

  • Guided By Kindness

    To the Editor: Thank you to the lovely young woman and her two patient children whom I asked for help. I drove down Hanover Road looking for a way to The Villa and ended at the shore of a lake. This Good Samaritan family led me to The Boulevard, Church Hil...