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Letters to the Editor

  • Summer Jam Concerts Were A Labor Of Love

    To the Editor: It is with pleasure that I write this letter of gratitude to all of those involved with the second season of the Claris Construction Inc. Summer Jam Concert Series. This seven-week, family-oriented concert series was created in 2013 as a pro...

  • 100 Backpacks

    To the Editor: While I have had the great fortune of meeting many of you in person, if I have not please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jack Wellman. I am a 15-year-old sophomore at Newtown High School, and I am a member of the Newtown Lacrosse t...

  • Professionalism and Kindness

    To the Editor: I was recently transported by our ambulance corps due to a very painful kidney stone. The absolute professionalism and amazing kindness displayed by the men and women of the Ambulance Corps is so appreciated by this Sandy Hook resident. ...

  • Letter of Endorsement

    To the Editor: Newtown has been lucky to have John McKinney serve as one of our leaders as our  State Senator.  John is running for Governor in the Republican primary next Tuesday, August 12.  John is a good friend of our community and its p...

  • Edgar Beers’ Gift

    To the Editor: Last week’s Bee carried the obituary of Edgar Beers, an active and long-time supporter of many Newtown organizations. I had the privilege of serving with Edgar on the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and, what few people know, is that shortly before his retirement, he made an important gift to the Edmond Town Hall.

  • Does The Town Offer No Protection Against Dog Attacks?

    To the Editor: On December 4th, 2013, my spouse and I were walking our two dogs – a senior yellow Lab and a younger terrier – around the block in our Dodgingtown neighborhood (on leash, of course) as we do every morning. Out of the blue, we were charged by a medium-sized black dog who bolted out into the street; he attacked our terrier first, and when we were able to pry him off, turned his attention to our yellow Lab. He latched on to our Lab's neck; thankfully, her substantial girth prevented any damage. However, the dog had bitten our terrier, who required medical attention at the Newtown Emergency Vet practice later that day.

  • A Community Of Friends

    To the Editor: On Monday night, a small group of us gathered at Fairfield Hills at dusk to commemorate my husband's mysterious disappearance one year ago. We set sail 50 wondrous paper lanterns powered by candlelight, best wishes and love into the night sky in his honor.

  • Help Someone Who Has Helped So Many Others

    To the Editor:Thank you so much for your recent Ink Drops editorial on the Pushcart end-of-year activity at Reed. A few weeks ago, I learned through Karen King of the generosity of the West Coast couple and how their kindness inspired our Reed students to achieve sales at an unprecedented level! I think of how wonderful the outcome of this effort will be for those Monrovian children.

  • Returning Home To Newtown

    To the Editor: We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown.

  • Good Eggs

    To the Editor: We would like to thank Mike McCarthy and Ray Corbo of Newtown Hook and Ladder Company for generously donating their time to the children enrolled in the Design It, Build It, Launch It Workshop. The children, under the guidance of Rick Lowry, created cushioned crates to encapsulate a raw egg which is dropped from a height, hopefully without breaking the enclosed egg. Mike and Ray coordinated the drop using the ladder truck extended to 90 feet.