Thursday, September 24, 2020

Chester Letters

Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Common-Sense Leadership

This Nov. 3 election, I encourage your readers to join me in supporting former state representative Bob Siegrist’s return to the General Assembly representing the people of Chester, Deep...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Compassionate Leadership

State Representative Christine Palm (D), who represents the 36th Assembly District, deserves to be elected because of her concern for her constituents, especially seniors. Last spring, when COVID-...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Outstanding Outstanding

I encourage your readers to reelect State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) based on her record and her dedication to her constituents. Representative Christine Palm, elected to the 36th...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

That Local Voice

I write in support of former state representative Bob Siegrist’s election to the 36th House District seat this Nov. 3.With all the big cities’ problems in our state, Bob...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Change Was Effected

I’m writing this letter to support the re-election of Christine Palm as State Representative for the 36th District in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing Haddam, Chester, Deep...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Commitment Is Commitment Is

I am neither Republican or Democratic, I’m independent. Like many of my neighbors, I am tired of the hardline partisan positions and retaliatory gamesmanship displayed in both the...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

A Whole New Level

During the spring I received a friendly check-in call from someone in State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)’s office. She wanted to be sure I was aware of various kinds of pandemic...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

Compassion, Energy, and Intelligence

My wife and I had to arrange new health insurance recently when our insurance plan ended after I was made redundant.We consulted a broker, but were told that as my previous insurance ended...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

An Active Voice

Christine Palm has been an active voice for the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam in the State Legislature over the past two years. During her first year as a representative, she was ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 02, 2020 08 a.m.

Compassionate Leadership

When I read that the Connecticut General Assembly would be considering a bill to cap the cost of insulin and diabetic supplies, I contacted State Representative Christine Palm (D-36). As the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

Bring Bob Back

Bob Siegrist served our district extremely well in the past and is prepared to do it again, but we have to vote for him. Bob absolutely loves serving the people of Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Driven to Serve

During this election season, I have been very fortunate to have met Brian Saunders, who is the candidate opposing Norm Needleman for the 33rd District State Senate seat. Brian Saunders has all the ...

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

A Community That Values our Youth

We write today to thank the communities of Chester, Deep River, and Essex in their overwhelming support of the Valley Regional High School Class of 2020. From the signs and ribbons of support...

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

In Times of Crisis

The announcement that Christine Palm was unanimously endorsed by Democrats for a second term as state representative for the 36th Assembly District is good news for our district. Representative...

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

Hope and Personal Comfort

I am neither an affiliate of Ambassadors for Christ (AFC) nor associated with the Valley Courier, but wish to voice my appreciation to the latter for the publication of the AFC weekly ads....

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

The Unsung Heroes

As we keep our healthcare workers in our hearts and minds during this health crisis, I wondered, who are the unsung heroes of the financial crisis? I particularly want to give a huge shout out to...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

We All Have a Right

I’m writing in reaction to Ellen Kessner’s April 16 letter “Has Crossed the Line” concerning Ambassadors for Christ’s paid advertisement. I believe it helpful to ...

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

Unacceptable and Completely Tone-Deaf

Regarding the April 9 articles on the Region 4 Board of Education (BOE) and Chester BOE submitting budget increases, and the state waiving of a vote: It is unacceptable and completely tone-deaf...

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

Has Crossed the Line

I’m writing to express my concerns that last week’s paid message from Ambassadors for Christ presents an irresponsible and potentially dangerous message during this time of social...

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

Share the Merchants’ Burden

This letter is directed to the landlords who lease space to the small businesses in our towns. None of us can avoid this unfortunate health emergency, but we must all try to help our fellow...

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

What’s Truly Good About Chester

The world doesn’t stop spinning, even for a micro-second, when someone passes on. But our personal world often does. So I believe it’s worthwhile to point out how for many people in...

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

Mountain of Uncertainties

As a commercial property owner concerned for the downtown and its merchants, I write to express my ever-growing concern that the Main Street project is plowing forward to be completed this year in ...

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

A Much-Needed Process

The debate over the Valley Warriors name/logo will undoubtedly put neighbors, friends, and perhaps even relatives at odds. There will certainly be impassioned pleas on both sides of the issue. Yet,...

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

Inappropriate for Publication

The first time I saw the full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier, I too felt it was inappropriate for publication in a community newspaper. This ad was bold and focused on hand...

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

Before You Know It

Chester Village has a very exciting future. In about six months from now, the center of Chester will be graced with new sidewalks, roadways, parking, streetlights, benches, bicycle racks, trash...

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