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  • School Officials And Board Support The Budget

    To the Editor: The Board of Education, along with Interim Superintendent Dr John Reed and incoming Superintendent Dr Joseph Erardi, respectfully requests that you join with us in supporting the 2014-2015 budget by voting YES on Tuesday, April 22nd, at Newtown Middle School between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm.

  • What People Don’t Know About Common Core Is Cause For Concern

    To the Editor: I am a believer in high standards in education for my children and for schools. Over a year ago, my husband and I learned about something called Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It wasn't widely known about, but the more I started researching it, the more concerned my husband and I were.

  • To Prevent Violence, Start At Home

    To the Editor: I would like to take a moment and thank Po Murray, that’s not easy for me to say given her stance on many issues being well on the other side of my own personal beliefs! I would like to thank her for providing the list of those state senators and house representatives who must be defeated in their next election cycle!

  • Information Important To Seniors

    To the Editor:  The founders and staff of the Newtown League of Senior Voters have organized an important meeting at 6 pm on the 16th of April. All seniors are invited to attend. We have in the last 10 months attended many of t...

  • A Council Member’s Clarification

    To the Editor: After reading The Bee’s coverage of my attendance and comments on the Board of Education budget at the April 2 Legislative Council Meeting, I must respond and clarify. First, I was delayed by 15 minutes...

  • Budget Support Requires Your Vote

    To the Editor: I am writing as a resident of Newtown (and not in my capacity as member of the Legislative Council) to share my support of the proposed town budget and to encourage residents to come out on April 22nd to vote “Yes” across the boa...

  • A Life That Touched The Community

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago, Newtown lost a wonderful natural resource in Paul “Chip” Lux. He was many things to many people – devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, wise counsel, hiker, story teller, fly caster, thinker, dog lover, good friend. His life touched and affected many others in this community and beyond.

  • Another Successful Battle Of The Books

    To the Editor: The 10th Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, April 5th in the Meeting Room of the Library and as always, was a huge success. The talent of Newtown’s young people continues to awe and inspire us. All of the teams exhibited great teamwork and proved that they were up to the challenge. The questions were not easy! We want to recognize the participants for working so hard to achieve such a mastery of teeny- tiny details on the four Nutmeg books. We also want to thank the parents and friends who helped them along the way.

  • A Hockey Season For The Ages

    To the Editor: This Newtown Nighthawks Hockey season has been one for the ages. I know myself and my teammates are all honored to have been a part of it. But this championship would have never been achieved without all of the support surrounding us. On behalf of the Newtown High Hockey team I would to thank all of the following people.

  • Chauffeured To The Bus Stop

    To the Editor: Every day I drive to work and pass a neighborhood road. It’s a short dead end road and my drive time is such that I see kids waiting for the school bus at the corner. Actually, I don’t see the kids. What I see are four or five large SUV’s parked in a row, engines idling. The kids are inside the cars with their mom or dad. It gets me thinking. And what I think is that there are about four things wrong with that picture: