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Letters to the Editor

  • Choose Life Over Death

    To the Editor: A couple of questions we should consider about assisted suicide: Suicide:  Let’s call the law what it is – assisted suicide.  A good rule of thumb - if the name of a law has to conceal its real p...

  • Unintended Consequences Of Assisted Suicide

    To the Editor: I read with sadness the hasty editorial in favor of assisted suicide in The Newtown Bee [Editorial Ink Drops, “Death And Dignity,” 3/27/15].  Connecticut does not license anyone to assist another's suicide because t...

  • Getting All The Facts On The Community Center

    To the Editor: I attended the Community Center Phase I Info Session held at the Newtown Municipal Center on March 24, and when I left the meeting I felt much more educated.  Pat Llodra and her committee staff members gave excellent presentations. ...

  • Questioning Community Center Priorities

    To the Editor: The question that keeps me up at night is: Will the graduating classes of Newtown High School from 2021 to 2025 be okay?  Major events tend to shape an individual’s life and influence the decisions they will make.  What life ...

  • Seniors Aren’t Separate From The Community

    To the Editor: Historically, whenever a facility to host senior programming has been proposed, they called it a senior center, and seniors have been opposed to the idea of sharing that space. So using the term “Senior Center” to describe part o...

  • A Community Center That Is Dividing The Community

    To the Editor: In October 2013 GE and the town announced a gift to develop a stand-alone Community Center because ”Newtown lacked a central meeting place for the whole community.” Fast forward and the current plan as pre...

  • Community Center or Senior Center?

    To the Editor: I am concerned about the town’s plan to require voters at next month’s budget referendum to approve using GE’s $15 million gift to finance the construction of a Senior Center and Aquatic Center, rather than a Community Cent...

  • It’s No Longer ‘The Good Old Days’

    To the Editor: After attending the WSA meeting last week and hearing the comments and complaints about multifamily residences in Newtown, I started to reflect on the general mood and atmosphere when the decision to install a “sewer system” in N...

  • Education By A Thousand Cuts

    To the Editor: At this late stage of the education budget review process, everyone is focused on the cost of transportation, gasoline, heating oil, medical plan savings, etc. Long forgotten by the Superintendent and the BOE is the $2.6M of resources reques...

  • A True Hometown Hero

    To the Editor: Last Saturday, March 7th the United Way of Western Connecticut hosted its Hometown Hero Benefit Dinner.  Among the 14 recipients of this honor was Newtown’s own Robert Geckle. We have known Bob Geckle for many years – both a...