Letters to the Editor

  • Ring The Bell This Season

    To the Editor: It's that time of year again, when Newtown's generous spirit shines through. Every year, I am amazed at how easy it is to fill the spots for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign. The people in New-town and Sandy Hook are amazing. The spots are one hour a piece. I always say, "who couldn’t do one thing for one hour?"

  • Building A Tractor Supply Where The Small-Town Character Used To Be

    To the Editor: The request by Tractor Supply to change zoning from residential to South Main Village Design District (SMVDD) overlay zoning has now been approved and designated as Special Design District-4 (SDD-4). A major objective of the SMVDD zoning is to enhance the small-town New England character of South Main Street. That begs the question: What is the character of small-town New England?

  • Learning About Sacrifice

    To the Editor: I am not a veteran but was very pleased to see the coverage in The Bee of the events held at schools all over Newtown to remember and honor our veterans. It is fitting that our schools plan these activi-ties for youngsters to learn about the sacrifices that the members of our armed forces have made and continue to make in order for us all to enjoy freedom.

  • ‘V’ Is For Victory And Vegetables

    To the Editor: I’m writing on behalf of the management and residents of Nunnawauk Meadows to express our spe-cial thanks to Harvey Pessin and the wonderful volunteers of the Victory Garden. They always think of us when their hard work produces such delicious vegetables!

  • Political Transitioning

    To the Editor: “If you’re not a liberal at 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at 40 you have no head.” This quote has been expressed differently many times, but the essence of the thought remains the same. Many attribute this quotation to Winston Churchill; however, there is no record of him ever mak-ing that statement. However, it does not matter, because whoever said it provided us with a good perspective on political transitioning.

  • Making Strides For The Children Of Newtown

    To the Editor: It is with great reward that I accept your overwhelming support in my reelection to the Board of Education. This next four-year opportunity will allow me to continue to make notable strides for the children in my town. I have renewed strength that the challenges we face will be collaborative in nature and that all parents will continue to be reassured that under Dr Erardi's stewardship their children are guaranteed an award-winning education.

  • A Salute To The Veterans

    To the Editor: On Veterans Day, Head O Meadow School, in Newtown had a breakfast for veterans. It started with the Pledge of Allegiance. Every student knew the words, because they say it every day. You could see the smiles on everyone's face as they joined in. The cafeteria was decorated in red, white and blue. Everyone was treated to breakfast.

  • No Crosswalk Signals?

    To the Editor: Like others perhaps, we are very concerned for the safety of pedestrians, bikers and vehicular traffic at many of our town center crosswalks. With three crosswalks and more than five access vehicular paths plus parking and departing vehicles, the flagpole intersection will see a dramatic change coming any day now with the new addition of this high traffic generating business – a new restaurant and bakery.

  • The Cat In The Tree

    To the Editor: Yacko to the rescue… Our family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to members of the Yacko & Sons Tree Service Company. On Friday October 30th we realized our cat was missing. The search was on for our cat, a Siamese named Poppy.

  • When P&Z Decisions Are Pre-Determined, Public Comment Is A Waste Of Time

    To the Editor: My neighbors and I have been attending Planning and Zoning meetings regarding the proposed development of property near Exit 9 in the Hawleyville district since August. On the night of November 5th we were there until midnight. At this point I have to ask myself why?