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School Grant Is State-Imposed Socialism

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Calling the $50 million a gift from the state to build us a new school (to replace our Sandy Hook School) is not really true. Government has no money unless they take it from us first. It has to come from somewhere, probably state income taxes and gas taxes or other fees. It will add

Clare Cosgrove

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Clare (Franklin) Cosgrove, 95, of Newtown, died September 28, at Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center, Danbury. She was born in Cloonalaghan-Lacken, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, February 17, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Collins) Franklin, and the wife of

Minor Fire Temporarily Closes Newtown General Store

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
UPDATE (9:40 am): Health Department Director Donna Culbert has cleared Newtown General Store to reopen for business. ***** Newtown Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook and Hawleyville firefighters were alerted at 7:07 am Monday of a fire at Newtown General Store at 43 Main Street. Initially reported as a stru

The Sky Is No Limit

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Citizens rejoice; once again our elected congress persons are looking out for us. The September 2013 issue of Civil Engineering (page 43) notes that representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Maryland) and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of

Letters of Endorsement

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Letters of endorsement for candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections.

Family Of Newtown Victim Talks Gun Control Politics, Misrepresentations

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
BETHLEHEM (AP) - The Paradis and D'Avino family knows guns. They've owned them and enjoyed hunting and target shooting. Shooting was just part of life, like the time after Thanksgiving dinner in 2009 when a guest of husband and wife Peter Paradis and Mary D'Avino brought out an AR-15 rifle h

A Gift The Giver Cannot Afford

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: In the several letters which have appeared in The Bee urging the support of the almost-certain-to-be-passed October 5th referendum, a number of points are made and repeated with which reasonable people could take issue. But I believe that one comment, reiterated in several of the let

Newtown: Shaping A Life

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To The Editor Fifty years ago, when I was a senior at Newtown High, then on Queen Street, my life was full of wonderful adult models who helped to shape my life:

The Utmost Integrity

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: When John Reed was first hired as superintendent, I was the Middle Gate PTA liaison to the Board of Education and watched closely as he worked his office. I also served on two of his committees charged with sizing the buildings out 10 years. In all my dealings with John, he conduct

Support The Pantry

Published: September 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor, The F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry would like to remind the community of a wonderful event being held on Saturday, October 12th from 11 am to 4 pm. The 3rd Annual Passport to Sandy Hook continues to be a supporter of the Pantry and once again is requesting all who attend to bring nonperisha

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