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Editorials

  • Make 2018 The Year Newtown Revives Its Relay

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 22, 2018, Thursday
    2018 Relay For Life of Newtown, Relay for Life, Relay For Life kickoff, Relay For Life of Newtown, reviving Relay For Life

    Over the 15 years Newtown has hosted a Relay For Life, the fund- and awareness-raising non-sporting community building event to benefit the American Cancer Society and its research, outreach, and educ...Read Full Article

  • Balancing Our Past And Future

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 15, 2018, Thursday
    affordable housing, development, economy, established neighborhoods, future, multifamily

    A housing boom is underway in Newtown that includes multifamily and mandated affordable housing, but which challenges established neighborhoods and the ecosystem. This balancing act between fiscal des...Read Full Article

  • From Newtown, With Love

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 8, 2018, Thursday
    American Legion Post 202, love, Newtown Youth & Family Services, Operation Heart To Heart, Valentine's Day, Valentines For Troops

    In a show of love and compassion that has come to epitomize our town and schools, hundreds of valentines are on their way to troops around the nation and overseas: from Newtown, with love. Months o...Read Full Article

  • A Taxing Dilemma

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    February 1, 2018, Thursday
    charities, donations, standard deduction, tax laws

    We are a world of givers. Nearly $400 billion in donations provided nonprofit charities around the world with funding in 2016, an increase of 2.7 percent, according to charitynavigator.com, and an inc...Read Full Article

  • A Waiting Game At The Library

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 25, 2018, Thursday
    Board of Trustees, C.H. Booth Library, Library Director, Lord, Nolan

    It seems the C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees was premature in issuing a press release earlier this month, announcing the start date of a new library director. Douglas Lord was to fill the positio...Read Full Article

  • When A Moral Compass Goes South

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 18, 2018, Thursday
    attitudes, Commander in Chief, embarrassment, Hwang, kindness, Malloy, name calling, president, privileged

    We strive in this town to develop positive attitudes through social-emotional learning programs for our youth, and increased awareness of the less fortunate. Kindness programs abound in our schools an...Read Full Article

  • A Drug To Be Anxious About

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 11, 2018, Thursday
    abuse, alprazalom, Begg, Culbert, NPC, Xanax

    Surveys by the Newtown Prevention Council reveal a great deal about substance use and abuse by young people in Newtown, from cigarette and vaping habits to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids. Because sur...Read Full Article

  • Investing In Our History

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 4, 2018, Thursday
    Cherry Grove Farm, history, Mayer, Newtown Forest Association, preservation

    A wealth of Newtown history lies in the farm fields and dairy farms that once populated acres of the community. Generations of families worked the land, but an economy that leaned ever more away from ...Read Full Article

  • Old Year Brings The New Year Into Focus

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 28, 2017, Thursday
    2018, future, new year, reflection

    The new year is a time of personal reflection. We hold up a virtual mirror to our lives asking, “What do I see?” What changes have taken place since a year ago? Is there a determination to improve...Read Full Article

  • The Christmas Story, According To St Luke

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 21, 2017, Thursday
    Christmas, St Luke

    The late Newtown Bee editor Paul Smith started the tradition of printing the Christmas story, according to St Luke, in the issue closest to December 25. Whether celebrating the Christian holiday of...Read Full Article