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Letters • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

The Experience and the Attitude

I’ve been first selectman in Essex for seven years. In each of those years, I’ve delivered a balanced town budget. As importantly, I am directly responsible for making certain that...

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Letters • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

A Proven Record

Connecticut is running out of time. For years, the Democrat-controlled state house and Governor Dannel Malloy have misappropriated funds from the state treasury, ignored needed state pension re-...

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Letters • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

Will, Know-How, and Leadership

The coming two years, 2019 and 2020, will be a turning point for the State of Connecticut. Our state is heading down the wrong path. Our economy is suffering. According to the Connecticut Business ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

Back from the Brink

On Nov. 6, I hope the voters of Connecticut will tell our representatives in Hartford we will no longer tolerate their profligate spending practices, tax-raising schemes, and unsustainable pension ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

A Pleasure and Honor

I am writing to say what a pleasure and honor it has been to serve the people of the nine-town 33rd Probate District for the last seven years and seven months as judge of probate. When I was first ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

Kept Up at Night

The Essex Republican Town Committee held a very, very unorthodox straw poll on Primary Day, Aug. 14. We want to thank all who participated and hope they had as much fun as we did.I know...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

Intelligent, Thoughtful, and Dedicated

Bob Dixon passed away on June 3. He was one of the first people I met in Essex. Ann and he were a wonderful couple. They shared so many interests, politics, sailing on Venture, the Essex Yacht...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

Efforts Appreciated by So Many

“Spectacular gardens!” “Wonderful day!” were some of the comments heard throughout Essex Village as hundreds of visitors participated in the Friends of the Essex...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

After the Ball is Over

Most often, when an issue or concern is resolved, we forget about the tremendous efforts that were made to get the ball over the line. There was a great deal of publicity given to the threat of a...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

With Thanks

On May 12 in Essex Town Park, the Essex Garden Club held its 66th May Market. The Silent Auction Committee of May Market would like to thank our area merchants, friends, and artists for the...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Bus Gives Freedom and Independence

I am very unhappy, and deeply concerned to hear the 9 Town Transit bus service will be reduced.This will be a great hardship on us the senior citizens, and the handicapped. We need the bus...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

A Huge Success

A big thank you goes to everyone who participated and support Essex Community Fund’s inaugural Cheers for Charity event held at the Essex Steam Train recently. This new endeavor for the...

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Letters • Published March 28, 2018 08 a.m.

A Grand Day

It was a grand day for a parade. The Town of Essex Park and Recreation Department would like to extend a thousand thanks to our local businesses and organizations that helped make the eighth...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Let’s Work Together

Connecticut, much like other states across the nation, is struggling to combat a growing opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction has impacted every community in Connecticut, no matter how large or small,...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

A Significant Impact

For decades, transportation programs in Connecticut have been funded by a tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that go into the Special Transportation Fund. The 25 cent gas tax hasn’t changed...

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Letters • Published Dec. 20, 2017 08 a.m.

In Good Cheer

As race director of the Ivoryton Pumpkin Chase, I would like to thank the many people who contributed to making the Ivoryton Library fundraiser a fine autumn event for our community. The weather...

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Letters • Published Nov. 15, 2017 08 a.m.

Thanks for the Wonderful Support

On behalf of Team MAD and the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay, I would like to thank the runners who participated in the Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay on Oct. 28 and the spectators...

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Letters • Published Nov. 15, 2017 08 a.m.

All Want Wishes Respected

We take great care to write our will or trust. We expect to have our wishes legally protected so those we care for receive what we want them to have. Both emotional and legal aspects should be...

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Letters • Published Nov. 15, 2017 08 a.m.

Bringing our Community Together

On a spectacular fall day, our 17th annual Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festival was enjoyed by more than 800 people and there were approximately 350 carved pumpkins on display. It was a fair showing...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Full-Time, Hands-On

With a 2017-’18 combined town and schools budget of more than $24 million and approximately 45 full and part-time employees, Essex needs a full-time, hands-on first selectman. Vin Pacileo,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Professional Experience and Training

Elizabeth Tucker is a fourth-generation library employee. She began volunteering at the Henry Carter Hull Library (HCHL) in Clinton at 14, and after receiving a B.S. in French from UConn and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Stay with What’s Working

Let’s stay with what’s working. Norm Needleman and Stacia Libby are doing a great job serving Essex as selectpersons. They and their team have strengthened our financial management,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Compassionate and Understanding

The Connecticut Probate Court System is an often misunderstood, vitally important part of our community. I am writing to encourage anyone who reads this to cast their ballot for Jeannine Lewis, as ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Find Other Means

I endorse Vin Pacileo for first selectman of Essex. Under the Governor Dannel Malloy budget, there will be a substantial reduction in the Education Cost Sharing grant for Essex. Vin Pacileo vows...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Integrity, Common Sense, and Leadership

First Selectman Norm Needleman claims (“Essex Democrats Announce Party Platform,” Zip06.com, Sept. 20) that he and his running-mate Selectman Stacia Rice-Libby reject “toxic...

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