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

A Deep Understanding

I met State Senator Art Linares, Jr. (R-33) four years ago, shortly after he decided to run for his first term to the State Senate. My first thought was, “He’s too young,” but ...

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

An Experienced Champion

I am voting for our State Representative Phil Miller (D-36) and encourage my fellow voters to vote for Phil, too. As a former Chester selectman, I worked with Phil, both while he was first...

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Letters • Published Oct. 26, 2016 08 a.m.

Knows What We Need

Phil Miller (D-36) is my choice for state representative for Essex, Deep River, Chester, and Haddam. He is a legislative leader, chairing the Planning and Development Committee, and has been...

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Letters • Published Oct. 26, 2016 08 a.m.

Honesty and Integrity

It was more than three years ago when I was first introduced to 36th District state representative candidate, Bob Siegrist (R). He shared insights he gained through being accessible to residents...

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Letters • Published Oct. 19, 2016 08 a.m.

Representing our Values

Most voters are probably unaware of State Senator Art Linares, Jr. (R-33)’s recent vote against a law to protect battered women. Here are the facts.In Connecticut, between one and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 19, 2016 08 a.m.

Pragmatic and Common-Sense

I am voting for Norm Needleman (D) for the State Senate 33rd District because of his pragmatic and common-sense approach to public service, exemplified by Needleman’s position for sensible...

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Letters • Published Oct. 19, 2016 08 a.m.

Hard to Believe

Unfortunately, in each election cycle the theft of political lawns signs becomes an issue across the country. For those of your readers who do not engage in stealing yard signs, I am sure it is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 19, 2016 08 a.m.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

This election is a crucial one for all of us, for reasons that we know only too well. The state budget, economic development, oppressive mandates, and education funding affects each of us and our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 19, 2016 08 a.m.

A Truly Dismal Record

I am voting for Norm Needleman (D) for 33rd District state senator since Art Linares, Jr. (R-33) has a truly dismal record after four years in office.Art is long on showmanship and short on ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 17, 2016 08 a.m.

Very Positive Developments

I am heartened by some very positive developments in Chester.Kudos go to our First Selectman Lauren Gister and her team for their strong efforts to improve communications and support...

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Letters • Published June 29, 2016 08 a.m.

Put Safety First

The June 18 fatal accident on Cedar Lake in Chester is a reminder that everyone should put safety first before venturing out on the water. Know your abilities and your vessel and don’t rely ...

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Letters • Published June 01, 2016 08 a.m.

Struggled, But Hung in There

Chester Center is open again. We can now drive and walk from one end of Main Street to the other, and park in the center of town.A hearty “Well done” goes to all the workers...

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Letters • Published April 06, 2016 08 a.m.

There Is Confusion

One Chester Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) member stated the marijuana issue creates a “passionate response.” Phrases like this are often code for an “irrational...

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Letters • Published April 06, 2016 08 a.m.

A Tribute to his Service

We are all very saddened by the sudden and terrible loss of Deep River First Selectman Dick Smith and extend our deepest condolences. We knew First Selectman Smith as a loving and devoted family...

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Letters • Published Jan. 27, 2016 08 a.m.

Put a Stop to this Degradation

I’m an avid street cleaner. On my daily walks in Chester I pick up all visible discarded trash—beer cans and bottles, coffee cups, liquor bottles, lunch wrappers, cigarette packs,...

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Letters • Published Jan. 27, 2016 08 a.m.

Dedication to Increasing Communication

It is with great honor that I announce my new role as chairman of the Chester Republican Town Committee (RTC). On behalf of the Chester RTC, I would like to thank Mario Gioco for his tireless...

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Letters • Published Jan. 20, 2016 08 a.m.

Sooner or Later, Chester?

Within days, the state DOT will begin replacing the bridge in Chester center. Some may not realize there is a bridge at the intersection of Main Street and Route 148, but indeed there is and...

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Letters • Published Nov. 25, 2015 08 a.m.

This, Too, Shall Pass

Whew! After months of our moaning, groaning, complaining, and being inconvenienced, Chester’s upper Main Street is finally done, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief.For all the...

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