Editorials

Road Blocks To Road Tolls

Published: December 06, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Governor-elect Ned Lamont has promised to address transportation and infrastructure funding, and voters in the state have supported the transportation “lock box,” allowing those funds to be used only for transportation-related spending. Adding to the coffers of transportation funds could

A Season Of Excitement

Published: November 29, 2018 at 04:30 pm
December rings in the holiday season in Newtown, eliciting excitement. We celebrate the season with immediate gratification this coming weekend, all of our senses awakened by the sights and sounds of festivities. The Ram Pasture Tree lighting brightens the meadow

The Gift Of Giving

Published: November 21, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Before the turkey and fixings has had time to settle in bellies, thoughts will have turned to shopping: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… Small Business Saturday, in particular, can drive the local economy, with shops and shoppers benefiting

A Town With True ‘GGRIT’

Published: November 15, 2018 at 04:30 pm
On October 29, I was honored to represent The Newtown Bee on a panel at the Virginia Military Institute, along with former First Selectman Pat Llodra and Monsignor Robert Weiss of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church. The invitation was

It Is Not Too Late To Offer Thanks

Published: November 08, 2018 at 04:30 pm
That freedom and democracy matter to Newtown citizens was apparent this week, with a record breaking turnout of over 75 percent of eligible voters — not counting absentee ballots — going to the polls on November 6 for midterm elections.

Newtown’s Representation In The Hands Of Voters

Published: November 01, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Along with casting votes for a new Governor of Connecticut, a US Senator, Congressional representation, a Secretary of State, a State Treasurer and Comptroller, an Attorney General, and a Judge of Probate on November 6, Newtown voters will also decide who will be our state senator and who will be our state representatives.

Editorial Commentary: Skimpy Support, Skimpy News - A Future We Do Not Want

Published: October 25, 2018 at 05:00 pm
Tepid advertising and subscription support — the economic reasons, along with the unstable newsprint market, that HAN Network cited when announcing the closure earlier this month of several HAN Network publications — do not sustain a red hot news environment.

Choosing Connecticut’s Next Governor

Published: October 25, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Politics should be not a game in one-upmanship or divisiveness, but one that strives to bring the best people to the best positions for the betterment of the citizens of every town, county, and state in the USA.

Newtown Bee Candidates’ Forum Is An Opportunity For Learning

Published: October 11, 2018 at 04:30 pm
It is easy to be apathetic in a political environment that seethes with distrust and mind-numbing accusations. Politics at a more local level are far less inflammatory, though, and decisions made by the town and state officials are more directly felt.

Your Neighbor Is ALICE

Published: October 04, 2018 at 04:30 pm
A choice between modern technology or paying for childcare, the cost of job transportation vs food purchases, preventative medical care weighed against the cost of missing work: these are choices made every day by those Connecticut — and Newtown —
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Do you ever resist or back away from stating your true opinion about something on Facebook because you are afraid of what your friends and others will think?

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