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Editorials

  • A Moment Of Wonder

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    August 17, 2017, Thursday
    Earth, eye protection, moon, partial eclipse, scientific knowledge, sun, total eclipse

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Crowds of people, necks craned upward (and hopefully wearing eye protection) will be searching the sky on Monday, August 21, not for something so mundane as bird or plane,...Read Full Article

  • Sustainability, Resiliency, Stability

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    August 10, 2017, Thursday
    DEEP, energy strategy, greenhouse gas emissions, Hurley, Klee, lowering costs, Quinn, reducing carbon emissions, renewable energy

    Despite national efforts to thwart the forward movement of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Connecticut continues to set goals for reducing carbon emissions and lowering costs to businesses and indi...Read Full Article

  • Staying Alert In The Dog Days Of Summer

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    August 3, 2017, Thursday
    assisted living, businesses, Community Center, day care center, decisions, development, dog days, Senior Center, Sirius

    We are midway through the dog days of summer, which have not much more to do with dogs than the reappearance of Sirius, the dog star, in the late night sky. Ancient skywatchers assumed that the conjun...Read Full Article

  • A State Of Uncertainty, A State Of Discomfort

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 27, 2017, Thursday
    budget, CCM, Connecticut, financial futures, fiscally responsible, public projects, spending

    The lack of a budget at the state level has left towns and cities in Connecticut in a state of suspended animation. It is more than a little discouraging to note that, according to a recent Connect...Read Full Article

  • Sharing Our Homes And Fresh Air

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 20, 2017, Thursday
    bonds, families, fresh air, inner city children, opportunities

    Take a deep breath of fresh air. It is something we take for granted here in Newtown, where foggy mornings, not smoggy mornings, are the norm. For thousands of inner city children, though, fresh air i...Read Full Article

  • A Season Of Hope And Promises

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 13, 2017, Thursday
    Capeci, Chaudhary, Clure, Crick Owen, Democrat, DTC, elections, hope, Jacob, promises, Republican, Rodgers, Rosenthal, RTC

    The season of hope and promises is underway. With the announcement this spring that Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra will not seek re-election in November, four hopefuls began positioning themselves...Read Full Article

  • A Problematic Match For Library Matchmakers

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 6, 2017, Thursday
    Board of Trustees, Fields, Library Director, match, McKinley, Tatarka

    “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch... and make me the perfect match.” —Hodel, in Fiddler On The Roof For the third time in four years, the C.H. Booth L...Read Full Article

  • Respecting Our Freedoms

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 29, 2017, Thursday
    freedoms, ideas, lies, news, respectful, truth, words

    With Independence Day beckoning, we think of the many freedoms that we enjoy in the United States, including freedom of speech and of a free press. We were reminded by headline news in recent weeks as...Read Full Article

  • Happy Birthday, Newtown Bee!

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 22, 2017, Thursday
    140th birthday, antiques, arts, broadsheet newspaper, commitment, editors, extensive coverage, families, news, Pearce, reporters, Smith, thrived

    Photo Information: Smith family members were joined Tuesday afternoon, June 20, by staff of The Newtown Bee and Antiques and The Arts Weekly, in front of the office at 5 Church Hill Road. The Newtown ...Read Full Article

  • The Gift Of Sharing

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    June 15, 2017, Thursday
    advice, connections, daughters, dreams, fathers, prompts, sons

    What do children know about their fathers? What do fathers know about their offspring? Connections between fathers and sons — and daughters — are vital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prev...Read Full Article