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

An Honor and Privilege

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for re-election as state representative for North Haven, the 87th District. My goals will be to continue to advocate for better jobs, a fiscally sound...

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

We Never Knew

I read with interest the Dec. 26, 2019 obituary of Dr. Lee J. Goebel because it answered a lot of questions. Not that I knew her name, I recognized her face in the picture.About 30 years...

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

Historian a Municipal Appointment

In 1987, a Connecticut law was passed that authorized towns to appoint a municipal historian. This law is part of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the section regarding...

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

Couldn’t Do It Without

The East Haven Food Pantry would like to thank Stop & Shop and ShopRite and their customers for their support of the box/bag holiday program. Both supermarkets offered $10 worth of groceries...

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

Making an Indelible Impression

Thanks for the wonderful profile of Deb Mal [Dec. 26, 2019 “Debra Mal: Dancing a Life of Exuberance”]. What an amazing career she is having—making an indelible impression on...

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

A Long History

I encourage you strongly not pay too much attention to writers howling about firearms advertising. For a newspaper to give into that sort of thing really is an example of the potential of tyranny...

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

The Courier’s Predicament

I applaud the Courier’s position concerning advertisers in its newspaper (re: Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper” by Debra Paulson). Sensitivity...

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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.

A Tremendous Success

The Westbrook Treelighting Committee would like to thank the many local people, businesses, and organizations that helped make this year’s Treelighting event on Dec. 8 such a tremendous...

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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 Jan. 01, 2020 08 a.m.

People are Listening

Within a month of Clinton’s new Town Council being seated, the seven members who represent three parties, all of whom ran on transparency, were set to appoint a town historian, typically a...

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

Precedents and Traditions

The Dec. 19 Board of Selectman (BOS) meeting was grueling, at best, to get through. The lack of parliamentary procedure made the meeting hard to stomach, but even worse was the clear partisan...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Warm Welcome for Wreaths Across America

We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to all who came to greet Morrill and Karen Worcester and the 12 tractor-trailers; 12 WAA-wrapped SUVs; four, 15-passenger vans; 20-plus police cruisers...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Model Citizen

Doug Traynor passed away Dec. 5. He was a spirited member of the Republican Town Committee (RTC) who served on the Board of Finance, Board of Education, and many other civic boards and commissions ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

Misguided Notion of Morality

In these politically polarized times, I was not surprised to see the letter from one of your readers [David Burke, Dec. 12 letter “Courier Values Profit Over Ethics”]...

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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.

Honored to Serve

It was an exciting election season. Many good candidates ran for office, and ran vibrant, organized campaigns. Constituents engaged and showed up to the polls in record numbers in Killingworth. We ...

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

A Festive and Successful Event

The Friends of the Guilford Free Library (FOGFL) members would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our holiday book and bake sale.The sale, one of FOGFL’s three...

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

Open Eyes and Minds

With regard to your Dec. 5 article “BOE Drafts New Hate Speech Policy,” the Board of Education should consider making The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of...

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

A Beautiful And Welcoming Presence

Trinity Church’s very visible renovation project, wonderfully chronicled in Pam Johnson’s June 6 article “...

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

Large and Passionate

On behalf of The Clinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank the large and passionate group who made this year’s annual Christmas in Clinton celebration...

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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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