Thursday, September 24, 2020

Deep River Letters

Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Access to Healthcare

As a registered nurse, of utmost importance to me is that all people should have access to affordable, quality, and competent healthcare. Since she first ran for office two years ago, State...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Competence, Compassion, and Action

I have followed events in the news about absentee ballot voting and was very concerned that voters would have to make a choice between their health and their right to vote during the COVID-19...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

No Matter How Small

Over the past few weeks, a dedicated group of Deep River residents has been collecting petition signatures. The purpose of the petition is simple: Will Deep River join more than 130 Connecticut...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Providing Competent Leadership

I support the re-election of Christine Palm for state representative in the 36th Assembly District. Representative Palm has demonstrated her commitment to protect the environment by co-sponsoring...

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Letters • Published July 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Sincerely Concerned and Motivated

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) recently announced her candidacy for re-election and I plan to support her for a second term. We moved to Deep River from Guilford five years ago and...

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Letters • Published July 01, 2020 08 a.m.

One Flag MIA

As you pass by the Essex Town Hall, you will notice the pride flag flying under the stars and stripes for the month of June. I don’t have an issue with that. My question is, why...

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

Support Safe Voting

Unlike in Wisconsin, you might think that we in Connecticut wouldn’t have to risk our lives to vote. Unfortunately, you would be wrong with that belief. Now is the time to support safe...

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

Not a Dumping Ground

I share the frustration of the author of a recent letter to the editor [May 14 letter “In Violation” by Michael Wayne] concerning Valley Railroad Company use of Deep River Depot as...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Partisan Issue

As we begin to indulge in the pleasures of summer, the COVID-19 pandemic continues its negative impact on our lives. Although the November election is months away, we are faced with the reality...

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

Competent, Thoughtful, and Effective

Representative democracy depends upon effective representation. Christine Palm, our 36th District’s representative, has done an outstanding job for us and deserves our full support for a...

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

Bad News and Good News

I heartily disagree with John Parunak’s April 30 letter to the editor [“Mindlessly Insensitive”] regarding his perceived negativity of Ambassadors for Christ advertising....

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

In Violation

The Valley Railroad Company is storing unused rail cars in the Town of Deep River, which is in violation of its lease with the town and zoning regulations. Numerous messages and letters have been...

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

From Grateful to Indebted

I live on Hemlock Drive. On April 11 at about 4 p.m., I heard sirens coming up the hill. I thought, “I hope no one is in trouble.” I watched as a parade of fire trucks came into view,...

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

Readers Have a Right

I am writing in response to Debra Paulson’s Jan. 2 letter [“Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper”] in the Valley Courier, in which she opposed the ads by CT...

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

When Will this End?

I’m writing in response to the letter by Debra Paulson, regarding her objection to the Courier publishing an advertisement from a local gun store [Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads...

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

Communities Are Diverse

I applaud your decision to continue to accept firearms advertising in the Valley Courier. I disagree with Debra Paulson’s assertion (Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for...

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

Valley Can Move Forward

I read with keen interest Karena Garrity’s Dec. 26 article “Warriors’ ‘Indian’ Imagery at Heart of New Debates.”Although not a Valley grad myself,...

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Letters • Published Jan. 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper

Dismayed to see another full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier this week, I called the publisher, Robyn Wolcott, directly. We had an informative, respectful conversation. She...

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Letters • Published Dec. 18, 2019 08 a.m.

All That Matters

After the Dec. 10 Board of Selectmen meeting, I ask if First Selectman Angus McDonald is a servant to the taxpayers or dictator. He’s not unlike the former zoning enforcement officer Cathie ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 18, 2019 08 a.m.

Disrespect and Discourtesy

I’m disappointed how the leadership of Deep River handled my removal from the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). I was dismayed by their disrespect and discourtesy after years of...

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Letters • Published Dec. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Full Steam

In the past month, our little nonprofit that could has been chugging along at full steam! A Little Compassion, Inc., and The Nest Coffee House would like to thank our community of supporters from...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Stable, Knowledgeable Leadership

I moved back to the area six years ago. Before we decided where to move, my husband and I brainstormed what we wanted in a community, and we found that we had a few non-negotiables: strong schools,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Experienced, Stable Leadership

The progress Deep River has made over the past 30 years is visible all around our amazing town. All you need do is take a ride down our Main Street, visit any of our many parks, or shop in our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Not a Newcomer

As a candidate for the Deep River Board of Finance, I am writing to introduce myself and ask for your readers’ votes on Nov. 5. After raising our family in Old Saybrook, my husband Greg and ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Experienced, Dedicated People

As a member of Deep River’s government, in a variety of capacities, for the last 12 years, I wish to express the need for experience and professional government.Much has been said...

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