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Letters to the Editor

  • Follow The Example Of Christ

    To the Editor: A person who commits suicide deprives himself of the ability to follow the example of Christ by uniting his sufferings to Christ’s. The people around the person are also deprived of the chance to follow Christ by caring for this person...

  • Original Intent

    To the Editor: I am writing to ask for the community’s support related to an important issue under review right now by the hard working Charter Revision Committee.  As some of you may recall, during the 2013 elections for...

  • Don’t Glorify Physician-Assisted Suicide

    To the Editor: I totally disagree with the editorial last week [Editorial Ink Drops, “Death and Dignity,” 3/27/15] glorifying physician assisted suicide. The American Medical Association (AMA) code of ethics rejects phys...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...