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  • Leave School Protection To The Police

    As a former Newtown Police Commissioner I believe it is Newtown's responsibility to protect our residents, all our residents, whether they are in school or at the Senior Center.

  • 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.

  • Recognition Of Educational Assistants Is Overdue

    To the Editor: We are the unrecognized group of educational assistants that work in Newtown School District. We are also known as paraprofessionals, classroom aides, aides, and teachers helpers. There are a total of 133 educational assistants that work in ...

  • 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.

  • Misleading Figures On Police Car Replacements

    From the article “Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Security Recommendations,” February 22, 2013, I am going to assume that the following note by the first selectman is a misprint (taken directly from the article):