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  • New Restrictions On Guns Won’t Stop Criminals

    (The following letter to Barbara Richardson has been received for publication. Ms Richardson wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the 3/18/13 edition of The Bee titled “A Call On NSSF For A More Responsible Dialogue.”) Dear Ms Richardson: We, too, share in your revulsion at the senseless act of a highly disturbed young man. Thank you for your letter, which gives us the opportunity to clarify our positions.

  • Fund Needs To Detach The Strings From Victims’ Money

    To the Editor: Cristina Lafferty-Hassinger, daughter of the Sandy Hook principal lost in 12/14, spoke out in an March 6, 2013 Danbury News-Times article, of her frustration with how the United Way of Western Connecticut is distributing the monies from the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which News-Times reported to now be at $10 million. Key issues were the delay in getting funds distributed and requiring “proof of hardship.”

  • Attacking The Second Amendment

    To the Editor: In response to a letter to the editor from Michael Luzzi printed 03/07/2013 edition of the Bee. [Letter Hive, “Apples And Oranges.”] The Second Amendment is exactly as Mr Luzzi claims, “A Life Jacket.” Without it, we as citizens are unable to protect ourselves from history repeating its self, that is to say, to keep us from being physically enslaved by a tyrannical government. Sadly, I think we have already been enslaved to our government by the gross and sickening size of our total national debt, without a shot fired, we have been trapped. Make no mistake, by any measure of our Constitution, those in power currently, are in my opinion, tyrants! It is not just nationally, but at all levels of government!

  • Bad Drugs Cause Violent Behavior

    To the Editor: Regarding Newtown’s school tragedy and “psychotropic drugs,” there is a better solution, given the fact that “some 75 percent of these shootings” have been committed by children in school, as a psychologist working for the state was quoted

  • Let’s Set Up Satellite Police Offices In Our Schools

    To the Editor: Simpsonville, a South Carolina town, has added police to their schools at no added costs to taxpayers with satellite police offices and an officer at no added cost to taxpayers. Other towns appear to engaging in this as well with no added cost to taxpayers, and Newtown should look at this as well.

  • Club Does Good Things For The Community

    To the Editor: I am not a flag-waving Second Amendment guy. I am a 72-year-old NRA Life Member and member of the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, located in Newtown and Monroe. As an aftermath of the Newtown shootings, you folks in Newtown are really fired up (understandably) and looking to impact shooting at our facility.

  • Provide The Same Protection To All The Schools

    To the Editor: The Town of Newtown is planning to place armed guards or police officers in its public schools. As a Sandy Hook resident and father of two, I am not going to comment on whether or not this is the best solution to keeping our children safe, or if it is even necessary. However, if we are choosing this type of security for children in Newtown because we believe there is a threat, or to address the psychological issues that have ensued due to the horrific event on 12/14, and the additional security is not a part of any educational curriculum, then the town should provide such security services equally to all students in Newtown.

  • History Unfolded At The Crest Of Castle Hill

    To the Editor: I just learned the former Gretsch property, located on the crest of Castle Hill overlooking Newtown’s iconic flagpole, is the focus of a plan to develop more housing.  I also learned there is a group of dedicated people who value ...

  • A Terrible Idea

    To the Editor We will admit that we didn’t read the 2/22/13 issue of The Newtown Bee, so we only learned of the cluster housing proposal for Castle Hill last evening. To say the least, our initial reaction was that this is a terrible idea for this la...

  • Quick Clean-Up Appreciated

    To the Editor: I would like to commend the local stores which totally cleared all the snow out of their parking lots after the recent blizzard. I observed the Big Y, for example, use huge dump trucks in the early morning hours removing great heaps of snow that had accumulated during and after the storm. This kept sight lines clear and sidewalks less hazardous.