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Letters to the Editor

  • Watershed Association Welcomes Support

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing an article last week on the Pootatuck Watershed Association and our work on water quality sampling throughout town. The article described new software that was developed for our use, to help us analyze the data we co...

  • Make It A True Community Center

    To the Editor: I feel very strongly that the town is being misled. I haven't been here as long as some, but I feel a great passion for the town. I feel the ol’ squeaky wheel syndrome is at play here. Don't get me wrong. I feel...

  • WSA Needs To Hold To Its Original Purpose

    To the Editor: As many people are aware, there is a project in the works to build an affordable housing complex of up to 350 units in three story buildings on Walnut Tree Hill Road near its intersection with Church Hill Road. Planning and Zoning has alread...

  • NSSF’s Safety Reminders Are A Fig Leaf For Industry’s Gun Violence Inaction

    To the Editor: The Bee published the National Shooting Sports Foundation's press release on their achievement of a “milestone” of 1,000 industry related groups joining their effort to promote Project ChildSafe.  While promoting individual ...

  • Sacrificing Freedom For Security

    To the Editor: I am writing to you and my fellow residents in Newtown, especially those on the Police Commission and the Board of Education, so that you may know that students are citizens with Constitutional Rights. The Fourth Amen...

  • An Incredible Performance and Experience

    To the Editor: On Sunday, February 23, I was privileged to attend an incredible concert of the Faure Quartet sponsored by the Newtown Friends of Music.  These wonderful artists played with such great sensitivity and passion and style that it was all y...

  • Congratulations To The NHS Wrestlers

    To the Editor: Congratulations to the wrestlers and the coaches of the Newtown Nighthawks Wrestling Team for their first-ever Open State Championship. Many of these young men had to endure much arduous training on their way to individual titles and top-pla...

  • The Shifting Purpose Of Sewers

    To the Editor: The original rationale for sewers in Sandy Hook was intended to protect public health and public safety from environmental pollution associated with soil sampling concerns and septic failures that had been studied as far back as 1963. Pollut...

  • WSA Needs To Stick To Its Original Purpose

    To the Editor: It is important that the WSA protect the public health and safety of the citizens of Newtown.  The avowed purpose behind limiting sewer hook-ups was not to encourage the development of future large-scale multifamily complexes. The agree...

  • Police Need A New Facility

    To the Editor: Twenty-four hours a day 365 days a year the old tractor store, where the Police Department of Newtown are housed, is the most used building in town. You may have noted the new construction throughout town for the other first responders EMS a...