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  • Caring For Some But Not Others

    I wish to bring to the attention of many that while Governor Malloy is being the “oh so caring person” through this journey of gun control and caring that all children here in Connecticut will be safe and out of harm’s way, he continues to allow inmates to be placed in a nursing home just 500 feet from small children and young families in Rocky Hill. His reasoning not to use facilities already waiting in mothball status, is that Connecticut wouldn’t get the $6 million kickback in Medicare benefits.

  • Misleading Figures On Police Car Replacements

    From the article “Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Security Recommendations,” February 22, 2013, I am going to assume that the following note by the first selectman is a misprint (taken directly from the article):

  • A Well-Regulated Militia

    Meaning of “well regulated militia.” The term “regulated” means “disciplined” or “trained.” In [District of Columbia v Heller, 2008], the US Supreme Court stated that “[t]he adjective ‘well-regulated’ implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training.”

  • We Have The Rest Of Our Lives To Live

    A horrible tragedy occurred in our town. Our pediatric practice lost several patients. I held two of these babies in my arms in the delivery room when they were born. And I was at the firehouse that night with the older brother of one of our children.

  • More On The Second Amendment

    *In District of Columbia v Heller, 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual right, afforded to each individual citizen.

  • The Bill Of Rights Are Laws Of Nature

    In response to the “Editorial Ink Drops” printed in The Bee 02/15/13, I am truly saddened by the editor of The Bee's view of certain government affairs and agencies. I wonder if there is a personal agenda attached to his remarks last week, or if it is simply not knowing history or understanding the Constitution of The United States of America?

  • Superintendent’s Apology Falls Short

    Much has been said recently about this issue and by now it is understood that the Children of Newtown Choir, which recorded “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and performed on Good Morning America, is not and never claimed to be sponsored by or part of the Newtown school system. It is an independent group of 21 children, all but one of whom live in Newtown, originated by Tim Hayes, an independent producer who wanted to do something good for the town, and directed by Sabrina Post, who operates Sabrina’s Encore Productions LLC in Newtown.

  • Paying It Forward

    A really nice thing happened when I came out of choir practice at St Rose Church last Thursday night. Someone left a bag of homemade cookies with a red heart on it on my car. It had this inscription on it: 26 Acts of Kindness and Love in honor of Charlotte Bacon Happy Valentine's Day, A Sandy Hook Resident.

  • The 500-Foot Absurdity

    Newtown is experiencing a surge in the frequency and rate of outdoor target shooting and a proliferation in the number of unregulated shooting ranges on private properties. The number of shooting complaints by worried homeowners logged by the Newtown Police has doubled in the past year alone.

  • A Moving Experience

    To the Editor: The March for Change in Hartford on Valentine's Day was a moving experience with an impressive group of Newtowners in attendance. The rally attracted more than 5,500 concerned Connecticut citizens. Regardless of one's...