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Letters to the Editor

  • Real Heroes

    To the Editor: Some people may say that the term “hero” is being used today too much and in too many different types of situations. I am here to tell you that this is certainly not the case with the residents of Newtown, CT.

  • Give Them Anonymity, Not Notoriety

    To the Editor: Like so many of us, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can to help prevent events like what happened in our town on 12/14. The more I think about it, the more I’ve come to believe that these people who perpetrate these acts really want to be known. They want their names and faces splashed about our TV screens, so that, finally, even in death, they will be noticed.

  • Looking Forward To A Great Day

    To the Editor: As a member of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, I’d like you to join us for a very special event on Saturday. Last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook was a great day and we are looking forward to this year’s being bigger and better!

  • A Step Forward

    To the Editor: I’d like to thank all those in our community who supported Saturday’s Sandy Hook School referendum. The high turnout and landslide victory were a remarkable show of community support for SHS and all Newtown district students and families, both current and future.

  • Meeting The Challenge Of Gun Violence

    To the Editor: I am responding to Kevin Dennis’ letter to the editor, “Gun Control Advocates Exploit Sandy Hook,” in the October 4th edition of The Bee. Mr Dennis’ premise is that there are individuals who, previous to the shooting at Sandy Hook, had some kind of agenda (he doesn’t say what that agenda might be), which they were able to advance by “capitalizing on the travesty of Sandy Hook.” If Mr. Dennis were to talk with many of those now involved in advocating for saner, common sense gun laws, he would find that his argument is flawed.

  • A Second Look At GMOs’ ‘Safety’

    To the Editor: Sara Velardi claims that genetically modified foods, (GMOs) are safe in her letter published in the September 27 issue of The Bee. The foods themselves may or may not be safe. There are concerns regarding GMOs’ unintended harm to other organisms, i.e. monarch caterpillars, and there are still many unknown effects on human health. But above and beyond those issues, GMOs have been developed specifically to produce plants that are immune to insecticides and weed-killers.

  • Support Sandy Hook’s Businesses

    To the Editor: The third annual Passport to Sandy Hook will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is sponsored by SHOP – Sandy Hook Owners for Prosperity.

  • Thanks From NH&L

    To the Editor: On Sunday, September 29, 2013 the Newtown Hook and Ladder Co. #1 hosted the Fourth Annual Firehouse Ride. This ride was created in an effort to raise funds for the new construction of a much needed firehouse. We would like thank all the sponsors, riders, donors, neighboring fire companies, and friends who gathered together to support this cause.

  • A Rough Ride

    (The following letter to First Selectman Pat Llodra has been received for publication.) Dear First Selectman: I enjoy riding my bike in and around Newtown; riding a bike is an excellent physical exercise, allowing yourself to breathe fresh air and let you mind wander. The problem is that Newtown is not a heaven for cyclists. I live on Key Rock Road. When I exit my driveway, I may turn right and head for Hattertown/Poverty Hollow roads or turn left towards Route 302. The decision is not easy as I feel I am caught between a rock and a hard place. Let me explain.

  • Newtown’s Deplorable Roads

    To the Editor: We pay at least $8,000 in taxes every year to this town, as I'm sure many others do. We are not getting our money's worth. Some of the roads in this town are deplorable. I go to tag sales every week-end and at least three paved roads are disgusting. Platt's Hill Road looks like it hasn't been done in the 45 years I've lived here. Parts of Brushy Hill Road and all of Shut Road are terrible.