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  • Making Connections

    To the Editor: The Roman Catholic Church owns 136 aesthetically and environmentally sensitive acres (given to it by a very generous donor and long-time Newtowner) in the heart of our town. Newtown has a long tradition of preserving open space for future generations. The Roman Catholic Church has a new pope who models himself after St. Francis of Assisi who loved the land and all its inhabitants. Newtown needs in appropriately vetted places a variety of affordable housing for a variety of its people; a goal shared by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Legislators Have Led Us To A Perilous Crossroads

    To the Editor: After decades of mismanagement, many legislators (national, state and municipal) have forced us down the perilous road to governmental and economic chaos.

  • Financial Collapse Is Near

    To the Editor, Thank you Mr Barresi for your letter “Attacking The Second Amendment,” [Letter Hive, 3/15/13] a fine job explaining to the fruit cake crowd why our framers were so adamant about including the Second Amendment in the bill of rights. You are quite correct that the liberal left, and might I add the Bush Administration, have spent our country into financial Armageddon. We are currently 90 trillion dollars in debt including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, all local, state, and federal pensions and health care costs. This shortfall equates to: $195,140 for every person living in the US; $513,380 for every household in the US.

  • Help NUSAR Keep Newtown Safe

    To the Editor: For over 20 years we, the men and women of NUSAR [Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue], have been providing emergency water rescue services and water safety instruction to Newtown and our neighboring communities. With so many lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in our area, NUSAR is a vital link in our region’s chain of first responders.

  • Gifts Of Compassion And Caring

    To the Editor:I had the good fortune to attend the program held at Congregation Adeth on March 6th. It was a wonderful experience for me and I would like to thank the Sandy Hook Promise for coordinating the event,

  • Government Waste

    To the  Editor: Well citizens it’s happened again (you’ll love this one). The National Institute of Health has awarded a Boston hospital, 1.5 million of yours and mine tax dollars to answer the age old question: why lesbians are becoming o...

  • Gather Evidence Before Setting A Policy On Guns

    To the Editor: Hartford seems poised to hurry up and do something. This reminds me of a quote I heard years ago: “good politics rarely results in good policy.” Better laws always address cause rather than effect. Any good policy begins with defining the problem, gathering evidence and identifying causes. Only then should solutions be evaluated/developed.

  • New Restrictions On Guns Won’t Stop Criminals

    (The following letter to Barbara Richardson has been received for publication. Ms Richardson wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the 3/18/13 edition of The Bee titled “A Call On NSSF For A More Responsible Dialogue.”) Dear Ms Richardson: We, too, share in your revulsion at the senseless act of a highly disturbed young man. Thank you for your letter, which gives us the opportunity to clarify our positions.

  • Fund Needs To Detach The Strings From Victims’ Money

    To the Editor: Cristina Lafferty-Hassinger, daughter of the Sandy Hook principal lost in 12/14, spoke out in an March 6, 2013 Danbury News-Times article, of her frustration with how the United Way of Western Connecticut is distributing the monies from the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which News-Times reported to now be at $10 million. Key issues were the delay in getting funds distributed and requiring “proof of hardship.”

  • Attacking The Second Amendment

    To the Editor: In response to a letter to the editor from Michael Luzzi printed 03/07/2013 edition of the Bee. [Letter Hive, “Apples And Oranges.”] The Second Amendment is exactly as Mr Luzzi claims, “A Life Jacket.” Without it, we as citizens are unable to protect ourselves from history repeating its self, that is to say, to keep us from being physically enslaved by a tyrannical government. Sadly, I think we have already been enslaved to our government by the gross and sickening size of our total national debt, without a shot fired, we have been trapped. Make no mistake, by any measure of our Constitution, those in power currently, are in my opinion, tyrants! It is not just nationally, but at all levels of government!