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  • Acts Of Kindness From Wisconsin

    To the Editor: My daughter, Ariana Pensy, is one of the first recipients of the Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Award awarded by Newtown Kindness. We had the amazing honor of being invited to the awards ceremony in February when we traveled to Newtown from Wisconsin. The awards ceremony was held at The Newtown Healing Art Space. It is a beautiful space; we also spent extended time there the day after the awards ceremony.

  • Superintendent’s Recent Award Has Silver Lining

    To the Editor: Last week you reported that Superintendent of Schools Robinson received the Outstanding Superintendent Aw...

  • The Problem With Socialism

    To the Editor: The Founder’s Washington, Madison, and Jefferson’s views of “Individual Rights” is similar to those of Dr Ben Carson, who recently wrote, American the Beautiful, a New York Times bestseller. Contrast...

  • Amend The Second Amendment

    To the Editor: President Obama had it right when he responded to the defeat of the proposed law to require a background check on anybody anywhere to purchase weapons as “Washington’s

  • Do Asbestos Work When School Is Not In Session

    To the Editor: The following message has been sent to the Board of Education and I am awaiting a full reply regarding action. Students and teachers will be safe during asbestos removal only if school is not in session. To the Board of Education: I have a deep concern about the Hawley School boiler replacement project taking place while school is in session. I have a child in first grade there, and while I know safety protocols will be followed, there cannot be a 100 percent guarantee that asbestos will not leak into the air no matter how well the boiler room is sealed off. Even though daily checks on air quality will be followed, and an immediate shutdown would occur in case of a leak, there is a risk to our young children and to teachers. If one child, or one teacher, is affected, that is one too many.

  • A Cautionary Tale

    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...

  • Every Vote Does Count

    To the Editor: It is with great disappointment that I reflect on the first failed round of the referendum vote. After personally attending countless Board meetings again this year and listening to the discussions once again about the state of our schools, ...

  • Creative Thinking For Newtown

    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?

    (The following letter, to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

  • Everyone Pitched In

    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 volunteers things looked a little bleak, but quite of few of the parents who were there stepped right in and helped, a big thank you to them! The parents also emailed, phoned, and face booked friends of the event.