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  • Girls’ Soccer, Marching Together

    To the Editor: 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of varsity girls’ soccer at Newtown High School!  The Newtown Soccer Club invites all NHS girls’ soccer alumni (players, coaches, parents, friends, and family) to march in the 2014 Labor Day P...

  • NHS Odyssey Team Says Thanks

    To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody in Newtown who helped us reach our goal of competing at the Odyssey of the Mind World Final Competition at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa last week.  We ...

  • Seeking Protection From Gun Violence

    To the Editor: Thank you to The Bee for your thorough coverage of the movement to expand and strengthen background checks on the federal level. On page A-7 of the June 6 issue, the article that reported on the #NotOneMore demonstration in front of the NSSF...

  • ‘Prostituting’ Fairfield Hills

    To the Editor: The verb prostitute, according to Collins Thesaurus, means to  “cheapen, sell out, pervert, devalue, squander, demean, debase, profane, or misapply.” This is exactly what seems to be evolving at Fairf...

  • We Are In Great Hands

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 31, 2014, I participated in my fifth Relay for Life as a part of the Mighty Moms team. It was a wonderful, chilly night, and a substantial amount of money was raised for the American Cancer Society. Raising money to fund the fight against cancer was the main reason we were all there, but this letter has a different focus. I wanted to take a moment to commend the young adults who attended and participated in this event.

  • A Fabulous Four-Legged Fest

    To the Editor: It is said that every dog has its day and Saturday, May 31st was certainly one of those days as Newtown Park and Bark held its 5th Annual Strutt Your Mutt. For the first time, the location was the newly opened dog park.  Dogs of all siz...

  • Decorating Sandy Hook

    To the Editor: On behalf of S.H.O.P. (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) I would like to thank Bill Halstead and his team at Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue for assisting in putting up and maintaining the flags in Sandy Hook Village.

  • A Good Review For The Reviewer

    To the Editor: As Bee theater critic Julie Stern and her husband, Peter, move on to the next phase in their lives, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Julie for all she has done for the cause of local theater. She has not only been a staunch support...

  • Don’t Scale Back Beneficial School Programs

    To the Editor: As a parent and taxpayer, I am disappointed to read Trent Harrison's comments regarding overlapping programs and initiatives in the article "Concerns Aired:  Teachers Offer 'State of The Union'" published Saturday, May 24th.  ...

  • Is Saving Money More Important Than Public Safety

    To the Editor: Again, we see the emergency dispatch regionalization issue being reviewed.  This time by the Newtown’s Board of Fire Commissioners.  Again I urge all Newtown residents to take notice and let your voices be heard.