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Editorials

  • 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

  • The Gift Of Giving Has No End Date

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    January 5, 2017, Thursday
    giving, new year, reflection

    Now is the time of silence and reflection. The hustle of the holidays is behind us and we are able to observe the world that has been spinning past while we busied ourselves with seasonal rituals and ...Read Full Article

  • A Look Back, As We Look Forward

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 29, 2016, Thursday
    2016, grateful, issues, revisiting

    Within the pages of The Newtown Bee this week is a reprisal of the year, garnered from the 2016 editions of the paper. It is a way of revisiting the people, places, and issues that have intrigued us a...Read Full Article

  • A Tradition For Christmas

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 22, 2016, Thursday
    Christmas story, refuge, St Luke

    Since begun by the late Newtown Bee editor Paul Smith many years ago, it has been the tradition of the paper to print the Christmas story, according to St Luke, in the issue closest to Decemb...Read Full Article

  • A Question That Remains

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 15, 2016, Thursday
    benefit, Board of Education, costly, FOIC, Save Our Schools

    “Save Our Schools!” was the message of signage about town the past several weeks, as the Board of Education pondered whether closing any school was the best answer to using building space opened u...Read Full Article

  • Reborn In Brokenness

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 8, 2016, Thursday
    imperfections, Kintsugi, wholeness

    Kintsugi is the Japanese art of pottery repair in which gold dust mixed with lacquer or resin is used to fill cracks and gaps created by missing pieces. Certainly a transparent adhesive could be used ...Read Full Article

  • A Festival Weekend With A Purpose

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    December 1, 2016, Thursday
    Holiday Festival, Newotwn Savings Bank, NYFS, Santa Claus, Tree Lighting

    This weekend heralds some spectacular festivities in Newtown, starting at dusk on Friday evening when candle-lit luminarias lining Main Street and encircling Hawley Pond at Ram Pasture turn winter’s...Read Full Article

  • Gracious Generosity In A Season Of Need

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    November 23, 2016, Wednesday
    donations, families, grateful, holidays, Newtown Fund, thanks, Thanksgiving, WIN

    It is not always easy to be grateful. When weighed down by concerns for the nation’s future, finances, educational costs, job opportunities — or lack thereof — or physical and mental crises, it ...Read Full Article

  • A Nix On Nicotine, In All Its Guises

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    November 17, 2016, Thursday
    Smokeout, tobacco

    The American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout, a program that began more than 40 years ago, has been a nationwide promotion of the American Cancer Society since 1977. The third Thursday of N...Read Full Article