Opinion

A Cautionary Tale

Published: April 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: This letter is being sent to share our experiences with fellow Newtowners so that perhaps they can be more prepared than we were when my husband was being discharged from Danbury Hospital for rehabilitation after surgery. We had chosen a wel...

Creative Thinking For Newtown

Published: April 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
There is a perception that the financial hardships seniors face are exaggerated? But seniors have contributed to the town's development are upset over the continuous increased spending. They were able to save money by being frugal. But their discontent seems to bother other residents.

Creative Thinking For Newtown

Published: April 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
There is a perception that the financial hardships seniors face are exaggerated? But seniors have contributed to the town's development are upset over the continuous increased spending. They were able to save money by being frugal. But their discontent seems to bother other residents.

A Congressional Joke?

Published: April 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
(The following letter, to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

A Congressional Joke?

Published: April 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
(The following letter, to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

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

One Way Of Remembering

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor, I have been away for a number of months, so I am unaware if this idea has been put forward. I note the beautiful job being done in Sandy Hook Center on a new stone wall. I was wondering if we could rename the wall as "The Sandy Hook Memorial Wall," in recognition of all that so t

Everyone Pitched In

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: We want to extend a big heartfelt thank you to all the parents and children that attended the Create a Bear event on Saturday, April 13th making it a success. When the event first started we encountered technical difficulties with the machine that stuffs the bears and being short on

Our Heroes

Published: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: All volunteers are heroes. Whether they rush in to help during a crisis or quietly change lives one act of kindness at a time, they are the essence of community and are the best of who we are as humans. During National Volunteer Month everyone who generously gives their time deserve

Vote 'Yes' On The School Budget

Published: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Newtown voters, please come out and join us in voting "Yes" for the 2013-2014 Board of Education budget on April 23rd. It is important to recognize that this budget will allow the Board of Education to address current needs, such as replacing obsolete technology. It also allows
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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
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“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
33% (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: 3