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Letters to the Editor

  • Our Nanny State

    To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank those public officials and faceless bureaucrats for all the work they’ve accomplished over the decades creating such a cozy, safe, ubiquitous nanny state for all Americans to stay in. Sort of like a kennel where you can keep your dog safely. How did Americans survive and dare I say thrive for 200 years without the good graces of our benevolent leaders of today.

  • So Soon Forgotten

    To the Editor: The First Lady's appearance at the Oscars was a very good opportunity to send a message about violence in the movies. How quickly she forgot the reason for her husband's trip to Newtown in December.

  • Second Amendment Limits? Be Careful What You Ask For

    To the Editor, I think we need to stop blaming inanimate objects. There is not a gun violence problem, there is a violence problem. Has anyone not seen the violent twitter posts, and news reports or YouTube clips showing “Flashmobs” assaulting people, damaging or stealing property? Even this violence is just a symptom. The actual problem is our society and culture. We have stopped teaching right and wrong: instead we’ve been taught we can’t judge another’s behavior.

  • Preserving The Intangibles

    To the Editor: A recent article in The Bee [“Cluster Housing Complex Proposed for Castle Hill,” 2/22/13] shed light on a proposed housing complex to be constructed in the borough, situated throughout 136 acres on Castle Hill Road. This area in the center of town, with its views, charm, and rural feel, in my opinion, is everyone's “collective backyard.” We are a large town geographically, but a small town in character and feel. The center of our town is where many of our children trick or treat, where we light our town Christmas tree, and walk side by side in our labor day parade.

  • A Tax You Can Vote Down

    My fellow taxpayers, does it seem a ridiculous question to ask why taxes cannot go down? Must taxes forever take more of what you work so hard for?

  • Inspired Again

    Last year, I sent a letter about how inspired I was by the run the Newtown Varsity Girls' Basketball team made at the states championship; it spoke to the heart and spirit of these fine young women. I sent that a day or two before they won it all by beating Mercy at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The feeling that drove me to write it came on the heels of one of the hardest-fought games I've ever seen a team play, the Hillhouse semi-final game.

  • A Workshop Tailored For Newtown

    To the Editor: Kevin's Community Center is pleased to announce it has made arrangements with Mass General, Department of Psychiatry to provide a workshop for its professional volunteer staff on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

  • Did Psychiatric Drugs Play A Role?

    Ablechild.org is a national recognized nonprofit parent organization that is focused on informed consent and the right to refuse psychiatric screening and treatments, i.e. [drugs]. I joined this organization over 13 years ago in an effort to be a voice for parents who have not been given full informed consent before placing their children onto psychiatric drugs, i.e., documented risks.

  • Rent-A-Pet

    My good friend thought of a good idea today. Can we do this? I think it might help with the costs of housing abandoned pets in rescue animal shelters and help prevent the deaths of great animals. We could set up a pet rental service from the many dogs and cats that are in shelters for people who are snow birds.

  • A Woman’s Club Resolution

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. adopted a resolution on January 19, 2013 banning the sale and possession of assault weaponry. The Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc. adopted a similar resolution on December 20, 2012. These resolutions were sent to our elected officials. The current resolution is as follows: