Editorials

New Beginnings For Education

Published: May 16, 2013 at 12:00 am
If it is true, as writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant once observed, that education is the transmission of civilization, we should brace ourselves for a period of lurching and grinding gears. It is troubling enough that the Newtown school district is once again having problems winning loc

The White Rabbit Speaks

Published: May 09, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown's collective consideration of what to do about providing the next permanent elementary school for the children of Sandy Hook over the 21 weeks since 12/14 has, in the context of the normal glacial pace of community planning, seemed like a sprint. A series of constituent meetings with victi

The Pulse Of The Town

Published: May 02, 2013 at 12:00 am
It is not uncommon for people working in a newspaper office to hear themselves described by others as having their fingers on the pulse of the town. But from where we sit, the business of community assessment and diagnosis is not as simple as that. Newtown's lifeblood flows from myriad hearts beat

The Pulse Of The Town

Published: May 02, 2013 at 12:00 am
It is not uncommon for people working in a newspaper office to hear themselves described by others as having their fingers on the pulse of the town. But from where we sit, the business of community assessment and diagnosis is not as simple as that. Newtown's lifeblood flows from myriad hearts beat

Tick Season Returns With Spring

Published: April 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
If 2013 runs true to form, another 2,000-plus Connecticut residents will be diagnosed with Lyme disease, adding their names to tens of thousands of other state residents who have contracted the disease over the past decade. And Lyme disease is but one offering on the expanding menu of tickborne mal

Tick Season Returns With Spring

Published: April 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
If 2013 runs true to form, another 2,000-plus Connecticut residents will be diagnosed with Lyme disease, adding their names to tens of thousands of other state residents who have contracted the disease over the past decade. And Lyme disease is but one offering on the expanding menu of tickborne mal

The Budget Vote

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown has been the object of countless acts of generosity since 12/14. Whether through sympathy or a sense of kinship - that we're all in this difficult and dangerous world together - perfect strangers have declared themselves citizens of the emotional territory of Newtown and have done thei
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