Saturday, September 26, 2020

Westbrook Letters

Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

Thumbs Up to GPD

It’s not easy to be a cop nowadays, and I want to put in a good word for the officers of our Guilford Police Department. Horrific actions by an isolated few police officers elsewhere in the ...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

The Engaged Citizen

I write in gratitude to the citizens of Guilford and, in particular, to 31 anonymous volunteers who responded to my request for their expectations of their fellow citizens’ participation in ...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

They’ve Been Here for Us

Do you really want to help some of the volunteer first responders in Guilford? They’ve been here for us since the 1800s until the present. All volunteers are trained to state and national...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

The Damage Continues

One of the privileges of living in Guilford during quarantine has been the ready access to outdoor spaces and hiking trails. For both families and individuals, a quiet hike or mountain bike ride...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

A Gap Remains

The Dudley Foundation and its Board of Directors would like to thank the people of Guilford and surrounding towns for the support they have shown The Dudley Farm Museum and the Dudley Farm...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

Proud of Our Initiatives

The Leete’s Island Garden Club recently joined National Garden Club (NGC) members across the country in celebration of National Garden Week.As a member of NGC, Leete’s Island...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

Meals and a Smile

During this pandemic, when many of us are staying at home, activities of kindness in Guilford stand out against a backdrop of silence and stillness. The hum of generosity has interrupted the quiet....

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Letters • Published May 27, 2020 08 a.m.

Liberty and Democracy

At this time, we see and hear much gratitude for the heroic work of our medical professionals and while I fully concur (my own daughter is a nurse), we are overlooking another worthy group. These...

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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

Guilford Cares, Guilford Proud

Thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Guilford Cares program, my wife and I have had our food shopping at the Big Y taken care of for the past six weeks. As we are both in our 80s and advised...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Feel Safe and Secure

I would like to remind all of my Guilford friends and neighbors that COVID-19 needs to be taken seriously. Keeping a six-foot distance apart and wearing a face mask in public—these are...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Missteps Don’t Bode Well

This past May 2 was a delightful day to be outdoors. How wonderful that Guilford town officials re-opened our parks. Unfortunately, many failed to heed First Selectman Hoey’s April 29...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

The Caring Community?

In addition to the present health crisis there are many (including in our own community) unexpectedly facing a dire financial crisis. They have lost their incomes, healthcare, and benefits and are ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

In Whatever Form

I am writing with gratitude for our church, First Congregational Church of Guilford, which, like my sister’s in Old Lyme and my godmother’s in Detroit, has shifted its spiritual...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Goodness and Generosity

Easter Sunday 2020 was certainly not your standard holiday celebration. However, the kindness and beauty of the day were as evident as ever in Guilford, even at a socially appropriate distance of...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

No Time to Raise Taxes

Recently our first selectman, Matt Hoey, put out a recorded call to tell us all that this year’s budget referendum has been canceled due to the coronavirus, and that the budget and mill...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Stay Positive

The last month has been a trying time for our community. We’re facing both a health and economic crisis at the same time and it’s unclear when we’ll turn the corner. Yet...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Show Community Spirit

Who could have imagined how our comfortable lives here in safe little Guilford could change so drastically in just three short weeks, some things probably changing forever? But wait—there...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

More than Convenience

I became a fan of Bishop’s Orchards upon moving to the area in 1980. Through the years, my appreciation for the way they do business has only grown. Yesterday I placed an order from...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

If There Really is Offense

There has been a steady trickle of comments in these columns concerning the use of the “Indians” name and logo, all of which have advocated for a change. There seems to be a feeling...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

A Little More Thought

The recent ban on the use of plastic bags by retailers, which was promoted by environmentalists, is a perfect example of shortsighted and faulty liberal thinking. As one might have expected, it...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Relying on Anecdotes?

A recent article [Feb. 27, “Guilford Housing Authority Says Seniors Running Out of Options for Affordable Housing”] stated that Guilford Housing Authority Executive Director Angela...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Wasn’t Just Kids

I am very happy to hear that we might be adding a splash pad to Jacobs Beach. When my kids were very young, we lived in New Haven, whose public beachfront park also has a splash pad. Along with...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

The Spirit of Generosity

Feb. 22 was a beautiful day, not just because of the weather, but also because of the spirit of generosity that lasted all day long. Guilford area businesses and individuals came together for the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Great Asset

As a parent and resident of Guilford, I believe a splash pad would be a great asset to the town. We personally have traveled to other towns so our kids to go and enjoy splash pads there on hot...

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Letters • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Theme Park

Must we keep adding things to Jacobs Beach, which already has sand, water, playground swings, kayak storage, picnic pavilions, play area for summer camp, benches, and walkways? Stop...

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