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Letters To The Editor

  • Proposed Development Will Negatively Affect Entire Town

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 21, 2018, Wednesday
    Elizabeth Letendre, Hunters Ridge, more traffic, proposed development, traffic

    To the Editor: Before our various town commissions is a proposal to build retail/office space and 224 residential rental units at the intersection of Church Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road known ...Read Full Article

  • Volunteer Firefighters Provide Great Value To Our Community

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 21, 2018, Wednesday
    Brian Molloy, fire services, volunteer fire service, volunteer firefighters

    To the Editor: Over the past couple of decades I have had the privilege of witnessing Newtown’s volunteer fire services on numerous occasions and have been continuously impressed by their commitmen...Read Full Article

  • Ensure Protection In All Schools

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 21, 2018, Wednesday
    armed protection in schools, concealed carry teachers, Peter McLoughlin, school shootings

    To the Editor: The President and Congress, together and singly, shall issue a public law requiring armed protection in all schools within the United States. The states and municipalities shall, then,...Read Full Article

  • Do We Really Need More Traffic?

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 21, 2018, Wednesday
    Hunter Ridge, Maryann Zacchea, more traffic, traffic

    To the Editor: Hunter Ridge developer wants to build 224 apartments, as well as several commercial buildings, at Exit 10. This will impact not only vehicles entering and exiting I-84, but also Church...Read Full Article

  • Is The Gun Lobby Really Stronger Than Common Sense?

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 21, 2018, Wednesday
    12/14, assault rifles, gun regulations, Jane Cottingham, NRA, Parkland shootings

    To The Editor: My family and I have lived in Newtown for over 40 years and feel very lucky to live in such a wonderful town. After the massacre in Sandy Hook we were sure that there would be gun reg...Read Full Article

  • An Insensible Proposal

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 14, 2018, Wednesday
    development, Hunter Ridge, O'Hara, opposed, Walnut Tree Village

    To the Editor: My husband and I moved to Walnut Tree Village, Phase I, in Sandy Hook in August of 2014, thinking that we had found a community where we’d enjoy a quiet, secure home for our advanc...Read Full Article

  • Loss Of Music Teacher Position Is Unwelcomed News

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 14, 2018, Wednesday
    Gosselin, music teacher, orchestra, Reed Intermediate School, Rodriguez

    To the Editor: As parents of recently graduated Newtown High School Orchestra students, we were shocked to hear that one of the orchestra teacher positions is being eliminated at Reed School. This ...Read Full Article

  • A Day To Give

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 13, 2018, Tuesday
    Fairfield County's Giving Day, Merryhill Child Care Center, nonprofits, Tuller

    To the Editor: March 1 is our region’s biggest charitable event of the year — Fairfield County’s Giving Day. Last year, over 13,000 donors raised almost $1.5 million for 414 local nonprofits....Read Full Article

  • Where’s The Fairness?

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 9, 2018, Friday
    fairness, Hwang, Malloy, state budget, taxpayers

    To the Editor: Governor Malloy used his final state budget speech to talk about fairness. But where’s the fairness in "zeroing out" and decimating state aid to towns? Where’s the fairness in...Read Full Article

  • A Project With A Major Effect

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    February 8, 2018, Thursday
    Bistany, Hunter Ridge Project, major effect, Walnut Tree Hill

    To the Editor: The Hunter Ridge Project on Walnut Tree Hill will have a major affect on all traffic patterns for residents living off [Routes] 34 and 25. Between the new building of 65 units on [Ro...Read Full Article