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

Palpable, Even from a Distance

I am a parent of a 2nd- and 3rd grader at Jeffrey Elementary School. On March 13, the kids in Madison had their last day of school in their classrooms at their school with their friends and...

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

Bring Positive Change

I would like to congratulate former mayor April Capone on her recent Democratic convention victory to replace longtime State Senator Len Fasano (R-34), who will be deeply missed for all the hard...

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

Prudent and Fair

In light of the current crisis, I ask that the Board of Selectmen and other town bodies seriously consider the partial use of Branford’s roughly $25 million fund balance to assist local...

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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 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.

A Team Effort

I would like to send a sincere “Thank you” to all East Haven residents who have purchased a fashionable, cotton cloth mask via Facebook. Their contributions are helping a local...

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

A Brilliant Night Sky

Have you seen the vivid banner/public art hanging over Route 79? The banner’s message, “Stars Up, Lights Down” and “www.DarkSky.org,” is part of an collaboration ...

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

Potential Safety Hazard

As a proponent of the statements hear something, say something, see something, do something, I would like to point out a potential safety hazard at night.Driving north on Wall Street from...

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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 20, 2020 08 a.m.

A Round of Applause

COVID-19 has thrown a curve ball at all of us (your readers and their neighbors) in ways we never thought would happen. With this, I have been volunteering for different non-profit organizations...

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

Can All Do Our Part

Branford is a restaurant town, and our restaurants are in trouble.Dinner shifts that once required 16 employees are now down to three. Breakfast shifts that called for 11 workers now have...

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

Replica is No Substitution

As lifelong residents of Madison who care deeply about the community and its history, we are deeply saddened to hear of the proposal by Adam Greenberg and Timothy Herbst to demolish the venerable...

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

A Simple Solution

As many of your readers know, my dog Maggie and I walk at Saybrook Point every morning and watch as our hard-working Old Saybrook town crew try in vain to control all the litter that flies around, ...

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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 20, 2020 08 a.m.

Deserve to be Heard

With many folks having been stuck at home for weeks now, its easy to understand how some folks, who have waited for over a month for unemployment checks, and weeks more for the state to get its...

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

Keeping It Simple

Thank you to the first responders in the Branford Fire Department and Police Department. You’re great.Geneva O’DonnellBranford...

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

Keep Working Together

Bare Necessities, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides diapers and wipes to families in need along the shoreline between Guilford and Old Saybrook, servicing more than 400 babies. We...

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

No Ordinary Times

The past six weeks have been a difficult time for our community as we navigate the economic and health consequences of this crisis. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their...

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

Painful, Difficult, and Necessary

The state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis and the comptroller released a joint fiscal report that estimated $7 billion in lost tax revenue over the next three years. East Haven will undoubtedly ...

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

Wonderful Opportunities

I would like to give a shout-out to the Essex Land Trust for its admirable work over the years to provide our community with wonderful opportunities for walking and hiking in the many land trust...

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

Happiness and Purpose

Rain or shine, cold or warm(ish), winds 0 or 35-plus miles per hour, from Monday through Friday, the team composed of Jon Siciliano, Michele Locke, Vivian Capestamy, Cindy Ellison, Liz Kowaosky,...

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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 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 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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