Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Letters

Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Our Views and Values

I am a registered Republican in Guilford. Let me say that again: I am a registered Republican. For the past few months, I have watched my party splinter and veer completely to the right. Now our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Will Help Us Move Forward

I am writing to encourage Guilford voters to re-elect Charles Havrda and Susan Renner to the Board of Selectmen and to re-elect Jeff Beatty to the Board of Finance. During my eight years on the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Maintaining the Excellent Reputation

I served on the Guilford Board of Education for 12 years and this is one of the major reasons why I feel comfortable expressing my opinion about the candidates running for the board this year. I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Will We Be Proud?

Today, hundreds of people are considering moving to Guilford. Just ask the real estate agents in town. They are looking at housing prices, quality of life, commuting distances, schools, and they...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

An Admirable Record of Service

Cooperation, collaboration, and respectful results—that’s what we get from Jeff Beatty’s legal background and detailed working knowledge of our town’s finances and Sue...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

In a Pivotal Position

The Guilford Board of Education election will have a critical impact on the health and safety of all of our citizens. Who is vulnerable to COVID-19? The remarkably fit 90-year-old great...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

What Comes Next?

Your readers may not be aware that their taxpayer dollars were used to purchase and distribute copies of Ibram X. Kendi’s highly controversial book “How to be an Antiracist”...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

A More In-Depth Education

As someone who attended Guilford Public Schools K to 12, I can attest that this town takes pride in its top-of-the-line public schools. And this is not without reason: In this school system, I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

What Kind of a Community

A strong school system is the bedrock of our community and is largely responsible for Guilford’s great desirability and, make no mistake, strong property values. The schools draw many...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Even in Guilford

Dave Roberts is confused again, which should surprise nobody [Oct. 7 letter “Confess to be Confused”]. His style is familiar, albeit formulaic (almost Seussian). He picks a position...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

The Experience and Vision

I am writing to encourage all Guilford residents to support Susan Renner for Board of Selectmen on Nov. 2. I have known Sue for many years, through school PTOs and religious education but most...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Can, and Must, Do Better

In spring 2020, the Board of Education (BOE) received hundreds of communications urging us to expand instruction in Guilford Public Schools on race and racism. More than 50 emails from recent...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

We Came Together

Welp, not our proudest moment, Guilford. My family has been stunned to watch ugliness and deception spring from the national playbook and come after the volunteers serving on our Board of...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Beautiful Statement of Inclusion

I commend our wonderful Guilford High School (GHS) Music Department for its beautiful statement of inclusion on the GHS Music Department web page.Music is universal, and the department...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Rigorous and Truthful

Guilford High School is ranked 20th in Connecticut high schools, 1,163 nationally, according to U.S. News & World Reports. This stellar achievement is due in no small part to the unparalleled...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

The Company You Keep

I urge all of your readers to come out and vote on Nov. 2. The importance of this election cannot be minimized. While you may not think your one vote matters much, every vote for Row A and Row C...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Inaction Can Have Dire Consequences

I have noticed many green “Protect Guilford Schools” signs popping up around town in the past few weeks, each one making me feel less alone in my advocacy for equity in our public...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

A Different Perspective

As a Guilford citizen for 50-plus years and a former student at all levels of Guilford’s public schools, I have serious concerns as to the recent state of our community, and specifically,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Every Resident Benefits

Every Guilford resident benefits from our outstanding schools—and not just because our schools affect property values. Just as important, we all benefit from living in a community among...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Credentials, Character, and Passion

My name is Carolyne Soper and I’m a petitioning candidate for the Board of Finance (BOF). I don’t come from a family of politicians and never envisioned myself launching a political...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Reasoning, Moderation, and Empathy

I am proud to support and endorse Tim Chamberlain as a very qualified candidate for the Guilford Board of Education (BOE) in the Nov. 2 election. Tim has researched and carefully considered the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Leave Parents Their Right

I believe Guilford’s schools are preparing to immerse students in Critical Race Theory (CRT), which emerged in the 1970s in law schools that were endeavoring to determine why the Civil...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

The Work Should Continue

When we vote for our local Board of Education, we need to remember that this is a local decision that impacts the children and families in our community, our neighbors, and our friends. I was...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

The Past Affects Our Present

I will graduate from Guilford High School this spring. I often hear, “You won’t live in Guilford forever.” There’s a whole world out there, and it’s the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Some Actual Truth

There have been a lot of people talking about what they think is going on in our schools. As a senior currently attending Guilford High School, let me provide some actual truth in this education...

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