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Editorials

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 13, 2018, Friday
    Top of the Mountain

    Congratulations to Barbara and Dennis Bloom, who will celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss on July 16! Our best wishes to them. A quarter century together is nothing to sneeze at. I wonder what the secr...Read Full Article

  • Police Headquarters Choice Looks To The Future

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 12, 2018, Thursday
    191 South Main Street, Board Of Selectmen, inadequate facility, most affordable option, Police Commission, police headquarters, technology, Viadero

    The Board of Selectman’s endorsement of the 191 South Main Street location to be acquired for a new police station is one we can stand behind. The unanimous decision by the board at their June 26 me...Read Full Article

  • Fired Up For The Annual Book Sale

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 5, 2018, Thursday
    books, cherished, e-books, Fahrenheit 451, Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Book Sale, fundraiser, hardcopy, support

    The recently released HBO movie Fahrenheit 451, based on the book by the late Ray Bradbury, depicts a future in which books are banned. Not only are they banned, owning books is criminal, “firemen...Read Full Article

  • Wading In the World’s River

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 28, 2018, Thursday
    challenged, children, Edmond Town Hall, executive order, illegal immigrants, national events, rally, reasonable answers, respect, responsibility, values

    It started with a trickle of news in early June that, by the end of the month, had become a river of information as wide as the Rio Grande on our southern border. Illegal immigrants were being detaine...Read Full Article

  • A Considered And Considerate Decision

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 21, 2018, Thursday
    benefits, DOC, doctor recommended, illness, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, P&Z, pain relief, regulations

    Despite some trepidation on the parts of some Planning and Zoning members, town officials, and residents, P&Z has moved to make a medical marijuana dispensary in Newtown a possibility. Earlier ...Read Full Article

  • All For One; One For All

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 14, 2018, Thursday
    Father's Day, graduation, Light The Night, Relay for Life, support

    Celebrations are all rolled into one these next several days for many residents, as the Relay for Life gets in step Saturday evening; fathers are honored on Sunday; and on Monday, families and friends...Read Full Article

  • Let Freedom Ring, Not Sting

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 7, 2018, Thursday
    Blumenthal, Journalist Protection Act, Menendez, news, violence

    News reporters, editors, news junkies, and anyone who appreciates access to uncensored news from trusted sources are jubilant to have the support of two US senators who have recently put forth an effo...Read Full Article

  • Counting Blessings — Or Not

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 31, 2018, Thursday
    AccessHealthCT, bllessings, cost of being sick, Family Medical Leave, health insurance, Husky A, Medicare Savings Program, minimum wage

    For those who have a comprehensive health insurance policy, there is a great sense of gratitude when unexpected illness arises. While it may still involve time consuming attention to file the right do...Read Full Article

  • Sacrificing An Hour For Those Who Sacrifice All

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 24, 2018, Thursday
    ceremony, holiday, Memorial Day, troops, VFW Post 308

    Only a fraction of Newtown residents will turn out to the Monday, May 28, Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the VFW Post 308, if past years are any indication. Those who do attend will find a program th...Read Full Article

  • Civil Rights And Public Safety: Defining Terrorism

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    May 17, 2018, Thursday
    intervention, Know The Signs, prevent violence, Say Something, threat, Vermont legislation

    Since terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001, “If you see something, say something” has been a widespread initiative to tip off officials to potential danger to society. Likewise, the “K...Read Full Article