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Editorials

  • Remembering The Cost Of War

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 26, 2017, Friday
    conflicts, Memorial Day, peace, remembering, sacrifices

    We celebrate Memorial Day this coming Monday, May 29, recalling the men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is a lot of remembering to do. Americans have been involved in ma...Read Full Article

  • Wounding Lives And Wallets

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 18, 2017, Thursday
    background checks, Cameo Night Club, Congress, cost, gun violence, public health, state laws

    With the return of bicycling squad Team 26 to town on May 7, after a four-day ride from Washington, DC, we are reminded that there are miles to go regarding common sense gun legislation. The cyclistsâ...Read Full Article

  • The Nature Of Mothers

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 11, 2017, Thursday
    honor, love, Mother Nature, mothers, unpredictable

    Mother Nature is happy; Mother Nature is unhappy. The wiles of weather are given human characteristics to explain the mercurial changes in wind, rain, calm, and storm. Her spring breezes can be as ...Read Full Article

  • An Unimpressive Turnout

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 4, 2017, Thursday
    decisions, elections, Referendum, spending, unimpressive, voters

    When it comes to national elections, Newtown voters are ready and rarin’ to go. Last November’s contest that put Donald Trump in the White House (though Newtown went for Hillary Clinton overall) d...Read Full Article

  • Going Into Spring With Eyes Wide Open

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    April 28, 2017, Friday
    backyard beekeepers, beekeepers, neonicotinoids, pollinators, POP, Protect Our Pollinators, spring

    Spring sprang onto the scene weeks ago — buried beneath the winter’s largest snowfall — but it is only as April segues into May that we appreciate what the season means to us in the Northern Hem...Read Full Article

  • Voter Edification Vital For Best Decisions

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    April 20, 2017, Thursday
    attention, budgets, consideration, education, Referendum, voting decision

    The annual referendum to approve town and school budgets takes place Tuesday, April 25. Newtown voters will be asked to approve $40,399,575 for the municipal budget for 2017-18 and separately, to appr...Read Full Article

  • Putting Our Planet First

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    April 13, 2017, Thursday
    Clean Air, Clean Water, Earth Day, emissions, Engdangered Species, environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Esty, human impact, ignorance, Murphy, pollution

    With the 47th anniversary of Earth Day just around the corner on April 22, it seems ironically sad that laws regulating emissions rules, limits on methane leaks, and regulations to fossil fuel industr...Read Full Article

  • A United Front Against Hate

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    April 6, 2017, Thursday
    Blumenthal, hate crimes, Jewish community centers, mosques, NO HATE, united

    "Hate crimes don't just harm one individual or one piece of property-they're intended to hurt an entire community. That's what makes hate crimes so dangerous and insidious. But that's also why it's so...Read Full Article

  • User-Friendly Changes For A User-Friendly Main Street

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    March 30, 2017, Thursday
    curbline bumpouts, Dere Street Restaurant, DOT, Fitzgerald & Halliday, flagpole intersection, Hottois, Main Street, Police Commission, public, realignment, traffic

    A February 10 “Way We Were” column entry from 1992 noted that high speed traffic and pedestrian safety were an issue at the flagpole intersection — an issue that 25 years later continues to be a...Read Full Article

  • Swimming In Confusion

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    March 23, 2017, Thursday
    communication, Community Center, cost, design plan, desires, needs, pool, Senior Center, Vote

    The recent update on the proposed community center for Newtown holds disappointment for swimmers who dreamed of streaming with sharklike precision from one end of an Olympic-sized pool to the other. F...Read Full Article