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  • Proponents Of Common Sense Oppose Common Sense

    Opinions posted in The Newtown Bee lately, by the editor and others, have promoted “common sense” measures to reduce firearms. “Common sense” is used as if readers understand what it means. I don't understand. My common sense leads me to far different conclusions.

  • Make All Of Fairfield Hills A Memorial Park

    I would like to propose that we dedicate the whole campus of Fairfield Hills to a memorial park. I don't think there could be a more fitting response to the tragedy than to create such a park. Newtown could consider its name.

  • A Thin Line Between Love and...

    This year’s Academy Awards ceremonies included several films that had predictable endings, since they were based on true incidents. Films such as Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo (which ended up receiving the Oscar for Best Picture), told stories of events with which most moviegoers were familiar. These films were not documentaries, hence the “historical accuracy” was tweaked somewhat in order to enhance the dramatic value, and to give audiences the cinematic experience they have come to expect in such films.

  • Spreading The Love

    This past Sunday, a Community Giveaway was held at Reed Intermediate School where donated items were distributed to the children of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Our mission was to realize the intention of the donors by spreading love to our community during the healing process.

  • Valentines For Heroes

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, February 13, volunteers from the Sandy Hook School P.T.A. delivered homemade cookies and Valentines to the first-responding police departments-along with all Newtown fire departments and the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps-wh...

  • Eliminate Waste, Cut Government Spending

    Let the sequestration begin! The President needs to get back to the White House and start negotiating? I for one, and I know I am not alone, am sick of his staged campaign and propaganda events. Our country is in real trouble. The talking heads and empty suits in Washington, the President included, continue to drive this country into the toilet! You can't tax your way out of the mess.

  • Rent-A-Pet

    My good friend thought of a good idea today. Can we do this? I think it might help with the costs of housing abandoned pets in rescue animal shelters and help prevent the deaths of great animals. We could set up a pet rental service from the many dogs and cats that are in shelters for people who are snow birds.

  • Truth And Wisdom

    I wish to publicly thank Scott Buchta, Peter Barresi, and Daniel Kormanik for taking the time to write letters published in last week’s Bee (2/22/13).

  • A Place Of Care And Love For Animals

    I am a volunteer at the Newtown Animal Shelter, and I write to share some news and to invite the public of Newtown to visit their shelter. Carolee Mason and her crew of devoted animal lovers have created a place of care and love, and the animal lovers of Newtown (and far and wide), have built a wonderful new facility where the dogs and cats can live comfortably until they are claimed and welcomed into forever homes.

  • Caring For Some But Not Others

    I wish to bring to the attention of many that while Governor Malloy is being the “oh so caring person” through this journey of gun control and caring that all children here in Connecticut will be safe and out of harm’s way, he continues to allow inmates to be placed in a nursing home just 500 feet from small children and young families in Rocky Hill. His reasoning not to use facilities already waiting in mothball status, is that Connecticut wouldn’t get the $6 million kickback in Medicare benefits.