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  • Castle Hill Housing Plan Is Out Of Character For Newtown

    To the Editor: A recent article in The Newtown Bee [“Cluster Housing Complex Proposed For Castle Hill,” 2/22/13] discussed a proposed new “cluster housing development,” the largest in Newtown “in over a decade.” The prospect of adding 136 homes, virtually in the center of town, seems to be a remarkably bad idea. A development of this size will put significant pressure on the town’s infrastructure, add congestion and further erode our limited open space.

  • A Tax You Can Vote Down

    My fellow taxpayers, does it seem a ridiculous question to ask why taxes cannot go down? Must taxes forever take more of what you work so hard for?

  • Inspired Again

    Last year, I sent a letter about how inspired I was by the run the Newtown Varsity Girls' Basketball team made at the states championship; it spoke to the heart and spirit of these fine young women. I sent that a day or two before they won it all by beating Mercy at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The feeling that drove me to write it came on the heels of one of the hardest-fought games I've ever seen a team play, the Hillhouse semi-final game.

  • A Workshop Tailored For Newtown

    To the Editor: Kevin's Community Center is pleased to announce it has made arrangements with Mass General, Department of Psychiatry to provide a workshop for its professional volunteer staff on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

  • Did Psychiatric Drugs Play A Role?

    Ablechild.org is a national recognized nonprofit parent organization that is focused on informed consent and the right to refuse psychiatric screening and treatments, i.e. [drugs]. I joined this organization over 13 years ago in an effort to be a voice for parents who have not been given full informed consent before placing their children onto psychiatric drugs, i.e., documented risks.

  • 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...