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  • Some Ideas To Save The Flagpole

    To The Editor: When my wife and I were looking for a new home, it was Newtown’s stunning flagpole intersection that sparked our love affair with the town. There is something so powerful about it, the strength and values “for which it stands&rdq...

  • A Successful Food Drive

    To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus, Saint John XXIII Council 5987, of St. Jude Church, Monroe recently completed a very successful food drive.  The drive was held at Stop & Shop locations in Monroe, Newtown and Trumbull over three weekends in ...

  • Hawleyville Development Must Be Smart, Sensible, and Safe

    To the Editor My neighbors and I would like to thank the Planning and Zoning Commission for their concern and consideration in regards to the proposed mixed-use project in Hawleyville.  The meeting went late into the night and all of the members of th...

  • A Failure To Communicate

    To the Editor: I would like to post the following response to last Friday’s (August 18th) letter to the editor from Dr Michael Cassetta regarding his topic

  • Move The Flagpole

    To the Editor: Please do not waste a single cent of taxpayer money on another traffic study to learn that indeed, the flagpole causes numerous car accidents and that the intersection of Church Hill Road and Main Street is a dangerous one. We already know t...

  • Making All Our Lives Better

    To the Editor: Michelle and I were away on vacation and unable to express our sadness on learning of the passing of our friend Julia Wasserman in time to respond to a request for comment in The Bee article. As the wonderful front page articles and...

  • Julia Wasserman: A Rare Breed

    To the Editor: There can be no doubt: The single most memorable element of the 12 years I lived in Newtown was my friendship with Julia Wasserman. Elaborate sentiments of appreciation will now pour forth, and Julia has earned every one of them. But they am...

  • Remaking Newtown

    To the Editor: Many thanks to The Bee editorial “Design District Zoning - Designed For What?” for its reminder to the community that the consolidation of land use and economic development has abandoned any hope of maintaining “village&rdq...

  • Healing Through Music

    To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to reflect upon the 3rd Annual Claris Construction Inc Summer Jam Children's Concert Series. This seven-week interactive family-oriented concert series began in the summer of 2013 as a program of Newtown...

  • Helping Students Explore Careers

    To the Editor: As summer 2015 draws to a close, the College/Career Center at Newtown High School would like to belatedly express how grateful we are to all the individuals, businesses and community organizations that made it possible for high school studen...