Editorials

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 —

Building A Better Newtown

Published: September 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm
There is a lot of building going on in Newtown. Some of it has raised eyebrows as trees are razed and beams are raised, and some has been applauded. But there is another kind of building going on in town

Star Light, Star Bright... Will We See You In The Night?

Published: September 20, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Goodbye, classic Newtown. Hello, bright new world. With the approval of a drive-through window for the Starbucks Coffee shop in the new construction at exit 10 on Church Hill Road and ongoing consideration of allowing drive-throughs for eateries in shopping

Alive With The Arts

Published: September 13, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Imagine a world where vignettes of life are captured in paint, in sound, in movement; carved from stone or rendered in fabric; where science explodes with vision. It is a world that exists: the world of art. Newtown will come
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