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Editorials

  • Hearing Angels Sing

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    March 16, 2017, Thursday
    immigration, Irish, Sandy Hook, St Patrick's Day, unfamiliar

    “When Irish eyes are smiling, sure it’s like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing...” St Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in all of us. Stout is q...Read Full Article

  • A Dubious Design Creates ‘UnPleasanceness’

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    March 9, 2017, Thursday
    bridge, construction, Department of Transportation, Ram Pasture, The Pleasance

    As woefully deficient in name as the stream over which it runs, Bridge No. 03271 on Route 302 is scheduled for a facelift by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, beginning this month. The rep...Read Full Article

  • Singing Out, Loud And Strong

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    March 2, 2017, Thursday
    blackbirds, concerns, Erardi, Frank, Ku, Leidlein, Newtown Action Alliance, Newtown Forward, Right To Life, voices, Women's March

    In past weeks, areas of town have experienced thousands of blackbirds gathered in treetops and cornfields, creating a kind of aviary town hall that meets, greets, and then moves on to perch and preach...Read Full Article

  • A Taxing Issue For Senior Citizens

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 23, 2017, Thursday
    Board of Finance, changes, elderly, Legislative Council, physically challenged, Tax Relief Program, taxes

    There is no way to predict what is coming down the road tomorrow, next year, or decades to come; a crystal ball would be handy when the realities of living collide. For many senior citizens, aging ...Read Full Article

  • A Sweet Way To Power The Future

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 16, 2017, Thursday
    cookies, Girl Scouts, life skills, programs, volunteers

    The order forms started appearing in homes and common spaces of offices across Connecticut at the beginning of January. S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints, not to mention Trefiols...Read Full Article

  • Looking Ahead To Stay Ahead

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 9, 2017, Thursday
    education, health, multi-town cooperation, regionalization, services

    A mid-December 2016 survey by InformCT of 510 state residents indicated support for regionalization of some services, with survey results indicating that animal control and educational services can al...Read Full Article

  • A Time To Speak

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 2, 2017, Thursday
    journalists, listening, news, respect, silence

    “To everything, there is a season...” is a phrase familiar to any child of the 60s who heard songwriter Pete Seeger’s words soar to the top ten with The Byrds’ recording of “Turn, Turn, Turn...Read Full Article

  • Not In Our Town

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 26, 2017, Thursday
    arson, hate, intolerance, love, Newtown, robbery

    Burn the Jew. They are not words we expect to find scrawled anywhere in our town, where catchphrases like “We Choose Love,” “Love Wins,” and “Newtown Strong” reflect our belief in each ...Read Full Article

  • Modifying Public Participation

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 19, 2017, Thursday
    modifications, Planning and Zoning, Public Hearing, River Walk

    The Planning and Zoning Commission on January 5 unanimously endorsed modifications to the River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, a 65-unit housing complex project on Washington Avenue, originally approved ...Read Full Article

  • Heard It Through The Grapevine

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 12, 2017, Thursday
    fake news, honest, sources, trustworthy, unverified

    Everyday newshounds are at a crossroads. Bombarded by news from multiple sources, they must choose a path: that of following trustworthy agencies that adhere to journalistic excellence, or one of newe...Read Full Article