Opinion

‘Stick To The Business Of Planning And Zoning’

Published: September 12, 2018 at 04:36 pm
To The Editor: On August 16, my neighbors, husband, and I attended a P&Z meeting regarding an application to allow gas stations at exit 9 in Hawleyville. We were hoping to voice our opposition during public comment. Unfortunately, we were

A Representative Who Recognizes Our Means

Published: September 12, 2018 at 02:10 pm
To the Editor: I am working to re-elect Representative Mitch Bolinsky to another term. One of my efforts will be to see that the electorate is informed of Mitch’s excellent record through letters to The Bee , both mine and

Hwang Truly Cares

Published: September 12, 2018 at 02:05 pm
To the Editor: When I read the petty, irrelevant comments that people made about Senator Tony Hwang, I was thoroughly disgusted. Tony Hwang doesn’t need a slogan or catch phrase to precede his name. What he says he will do,

‘Mitch For Newtown’

Published: September 12, 2018 at 02:00 pm
To the Editor: I write as a concerned citizen, expressing my support for Mitch Bolinsky’s re-election campaign. Mitch is Newtown’s caring, productive state representative. As a 5-year Newtown resident and 15-years-plus investment asset liability management professional, I know finance. In

A Sincere Endorsement

Published: September 12, 2018 at 01:55 pm
To the Editor: If you’ve read previous endorsements for Rebekah Harriman-Stites, you will know she is a grass-roots activist, a small business owner, and a tireless supporter of education. You should also know that she listens to community input and

Support Mitch Bolinsky’s Reelection

Published: September 11, 2018 at 02:40 pm
To the Editor: Connecticut is at a tipping point financially and economically. Decades of mismanagement have left the state on a crumbling foundation. Reckless spending and irresponsible practices have chased businesses and well-paying jobs from our state. In a state

AC Needed In Schools And Buses

Published: September 10, 2018 at 02:15 pm
To the Editor: I am writing to address an important issue in certain schools in the Newtown school district. I am an eighth grader at the Newtown Middle School, and the first couple weeks have been almost unbearably hot because

Senator McCain: A Legacy Of Service Fulfilled

Published: September 07, 2018 at 01:15 pm
To the Editor: Arizona Senator John McCain faced many battles in his life — as a Navy fighter pilot, as a Senator, and last week the United States of America lost a man of resilience, honor, and respect to his

An Honor And Pleasure To Take Part In Parade

Published: September 07, 2018 at 01:00 pm
To the Editor: It was my great honor and pleasure to participate in the Newtown Labor Day Parade this year. Accompanied by my eager and excited volunteers, fellow elected officials, and members of our community, it was wonderful to see

A Small Victory Can Mean Big Relief

Published: September 06, 2018 at 04:30 pm
It is a small victory in the news world, but one that may bring relief to some community newspapers that have been struggling under tariffs temporarily imposed this past year on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper — that which
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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4