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  • Classics On The Big Screen

    To the Editor: Kudos to Newtown’s Cultural Arts Commission for the launch of its “Greatest Year of Film” celebration of movies made in 1939. Although I had seen The Wizard of Oz many times on television as a child, and many more ...

  • The Blame-the-Games Game

    To the Editor: Re your Rep. DebraLee Hovey interview last week [“Searching For Legal And Cultural Responses to Violence," 5/23/14, The Newtown Bee] : I applaud Rep. Hovey for voting for SB 1160 on April 4, 2013—all the more so because she voted the will of her district rather than her own conviction as a legislator endorsed by the NRA Victory Fund, with 83 percent ratings from both the NRA and CCS , and as state co-chair of ALEC, the corporate-funded organization that writes model “stand your ground” bills for state legislatures. Perhaps her vote also reflected contrition for her March 2011 commitment to oppose SB 1094, which would have banned the 30-round magazines employed on December 14, 2012.

  • One Sunday In Oz

    To the Editor: Dorothy and Toto greeted us at the door and we even saw a couple of guests who came in costume.  We want to thank the Cultural Arts Commission and the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers for bringing "The Wizard of Oz" to the big screen for us to enjoy.

  • Newtown Doesn’t Measure Up In Education Spending

    To the Editor: In response to the letter written by Legislative Council Chair MaryAnn Jacob, and published on April 25, 2014 [”The Next Steps ...

  • Beautifying The Meeting House

    To the Editor: The Board of Trustees of the Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc., which administers the Newtown Meeting House, wishes to publicly thank the Horticulture Club of Newtown for its continued support in beautifying the Meeting House grou...

  • Kindness And Ice Cream

    To the Editor: The Hawley Daisy Troop would like to thank Michael Coppola and Jason Rabatin of Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop. Mike and Jason were kind enough to bring all 18 girls in the troop into the back of the shop so they could see h...

  • Public Participation At Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: While attending the very busy Fairfield Hills Authority meeting on Monday evening for a different reason, I learned that there may be an effort by the FHA or other town entities to advance the idea of adding housing as an allowable use on th...

  • Hazards On Route 34

    To the Editor: Route 34 is extremely dangerous now, especially the section between Bennett’s Bridge Road and Paugussett Road. Due to the many deep pot holes and raised bumps drivers swerve into oncoming traffic to avoid these ...

  • Time To Push Back Against School Reform Propaganda

    To the Editor: The US Department of Education and the State Department of Education want the public to believe that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) education reforms simply need more time to work out the kinks of implementation.  But here are s...

  • Securing The Future Of A Pristine Deep Brook

    To the Editor: The Candlewood Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been working with town, state and federal agencies to protect the waters of Newtown for more than a decade. During that time we have raised over $250,000 for this work and community member...