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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Doing Good Things

Recently the question was asked, “Where’s Norm Needleman?” I know the answer. He is right here in Essex, doing good things for the town of Essex, governing cooperatively,...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Values, Skills, and Knowledge

Democracy in our country works because people are willing to serve the community by sharing their values, skills, and knowledge. We are fortunate that Jeannine Lewis has chosen to run for judge of ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Continued Commitment and Contributions

I am supporting Rick Daniels for the Region 4 Board of Education because his experience in local government will benefit our local schools. I agree with his interest in holding the board to fiscal ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 11, 2017 08 a.m.

There is Fresh Air

It’s broken. Yes, Chester’s town government is broken. The recent Board of Finance meeting, with at least 150 people in attendance, was the last grasp of a proposal that has cost the ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 11, 2017 08 a.m.

Providing Strong Leadership

On Sept. 28, the Chester Board of Finance voted down the $7.4 million library project. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Library Building Committee for all its hard work,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 04, 2017 08 a.m.

Grasp the Enormity

On Aug. 3, more than 400 people attended an event sponsored by 23 local Republican town committees including Chester’s. Michelle Malkin was the keynote speaker.In 2004, Malkin wrote...

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Letters • Published Sep. 06, 2017 08 a.m.

Hard Work, Integrity, and Dedication

This fall voters will decide who fills an important, complex and sensitive legal job—that of the new 33rd District Judge of Probate, Saybrook region (Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Lyme, ...

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Letters • Published July 05, 2017 08 a.m.

Inspiring Yet Frugal

It was a pleasure to see the inspiring yet frugal proposed design for the new Chester Library and the excellent integration with the park, allowing seamless flow into both the playground on the...

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Letters • Published May 25, 2017 12:01 a.m.

More Cost-Effective Options

I love libraries—I visit different ones weekly—but I have concerns about whether or not an 8,000-square-foot, $7.4 million library (excluding bonding costs), can be sustained by...

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Letters • Published May 25, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Forever Wearing Wings

I am writing this to applaud the actions of two women in my life. They are both very giving, unselfish, sacrificing women. They are both sisters and my cousins: Peggie Sypher and Diane Foss....

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Letters • Published May 17, 2017 08 a.m.

Smaller is Better

It amazes me how wants become needs. Does Chester need a new or bigger library? No. Do some in certain circles want one? Yes. Why? It’s psychological, like when your neighbor has a greener...

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Letters • Published May 17, 2017 08 a.m.

Highest and Best Use

Recently controversy and confusion has occurred concerning the need for an expanded and accessible library. Three years ago, with only one location deemed possible, a commission was charged with...

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Letters • Published May 17, 2017 08 a.m.

What is Missing

The May 4 issue of the Valley Courier contained the front page headline “Chester Presents 0.9% Budget Increase at May 4 Public Hearing.” Unfortunately, this does not...

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Letters • Published May 10, 2017 08 a.m.

Whatever the Choice

This week the Library Building Committee will be giving public presentations on their plan. I would encourage as many people as possible to go and express their opinion.People should ask...

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Letters • Published May 03, 2017 08:30 a.m.

More than Opinions

Chester has a unique opportunity to develop the town-owned, 22-acre North Quarter Park (NQP) site so that it’ll enrich Chester residents of all ages for decades to come. Plans include a...

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Letters • Published March 29, 2017 08 a.m.

Would Not Melt

I was iced-in!Because of the unusual cold weather after the storm of March 14, I found myself unable to get out of my own house due to unshovelable ice that formed on the sidewalk and...

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Letters • Published March 29, 2017 08 a.m.

Approach with Skepticism

In your March 16 story “Assassins: Examining a System That Causes These Horrors,” you quote Stephen Sondheim as saying, “The U.S. Constitution guarantees the pursuit of...

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Letters • Published March 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Time and Excellent Chili

Thank you to everyone who supported The Chester Hose Company’s annual Chili Cook-Off. More than 800 people tasted the flavorful chilis and enjoyed the beautiful day. A huge thank you goes...

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Letters • Published Feb. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Thanks, Public Works

Feb. 9’s storm brought traveling challenges for those who had to brave the elements, unless you traveled through Chester, where the ride was much easier.My profession required that I ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 28, 2016 08 a.m.

Reinforced the Strength

As one of those who attended the evening at Chester Library (Dec. 1 “Alleviate Post-Election Anxiety), I would like to express my opinion about it, which is quite different from what the...

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Letters • Published Nov. 23, 2016 08 a.m.

Not About Politics

Thanks go to the Chester couple who started the grass roots alliance against the defacement of the East Haddam sign championing love and support for all women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled, LGBTQ,...

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Letters • Published Nov. 23, 2016 08 a.m.

We Needed This

In the aftermath of this divisive election, many of us yearn to reaffirm our commitment to the values of respect, kindness, and acceptance. When a local sign reading “Dear Muslims,...

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Letters • Published Nov. 02, 2016 08:30 a.m.

Extraordinary Depth of Knowledge

There are lots of ways to figure out which political candidate deserves your vote.You can look at the candidate’s track record of accomplishments. You can look at the length and...

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Letters • Published Nov. 02, 2016 08:30 a.m.

Need Professional Managers

Every one of us is rightly concerned about the effect the budget problems in Hartford will have on our towns. State budget deficits look like they will be with us for a long time. Small towns will ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 02, 2016 08:30 a.m.

Can Change this Climate

Are you tired of politics as usual? I am and we are in need of new faces in Hartford. It is time to change the climate of Connecticut by voting for young people with fresh ideas and a new...

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