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Letters • Published Oct. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

They Were a Delight

On Sunday, Sept. 22, three baseball teams representing the Chester, Deep River, and Essex historical societies played a spirited round robin to determine a victor, playing by 1857 rules. A large...

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

Public Participation Is Essential

With another local municipal election coming up this year, we must remember to be civil to our neighbors and respect all our residents, regardless of their political affiliation. People need to...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Deep Concern and Compassion

This is in reference to the July 4 Courier article “Bringing National News to Local Communities,” announcing the Lights for Liberty Vigil organized by State Representative...

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Letters • Published Dec. 26, 2018 08 a.m.

The Coming Year

The holiday season is a time when we enjoy good cheer and look forward to the promise of a bright new year. It is a time when we resolve to do the things that didn’t get done in the old...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

Generosity, Kindness, and Enthusiasm

As another December is upon us, I want to take this opportunity to thank our Chester merchants from the bottom of my heart. Their generosity, kindness, and enthusiasm for the many outreach...

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Letters • Published Nov. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Ready to Get to Work

In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, Governor Wilbur Cross bolstered his people’s spirits with a Thanksgiving proclamation in which he reminded residents that Connecticut was...

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Letters • Published Oct. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Well Prepared, Thoughtful, and Articulate

At the debate for state representative (House District 36) at the Valley Regional High School on Oct. 17, Christine Palm, in her first run for elected office, shared an extensive list of...

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Letters • Published Oct. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

New Ideas, New Voices, and Collaboration

The Chester Democratic Town Committee urges everyone to vote Nov. 6.In the 33rd State Senate District contest, voters have a chance to support Norm Needleman, a common-sense leader, a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 24, 2018 08 a.m.

The Necessary Outlook

When considering whom you should vote for, it’s nice to find a candidate who owns the necessary outlook and experience for the job and is not jaded by the trappings of ego. One such...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Will Protect our Interests

Two talented Democrats hope to represent us in Connecticut’s legislature this November—Christine Palm for state representative and Norm Needleman for State Senate.Who sits in...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

A Missed Opportunity

State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34), candidate for State Senate, who once served on the Public Health and Children’s Committee, demonstrates a shameful disregard for the epidemic of ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Voice to the Voiceless

I first met Christine Palm at a porch gathering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011. Christine and her family had just moved to our street and we became fast friends during those long 10...

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Letters • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

Deep Knowledge of the Issues

Melissa Ziobron, a mother and life-long resident of the 33rd State Senate District, is committed to battle the tough challenges our district and state has in front of us. As the current state...

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Letters • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

Begins at the Top

A good organization begins at the top with good management. And true leaders create a positive culture. Their examples set the tone. If you want to see change at the federal level, then leadership ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

A Refreshing Change

I am writing in support of Bob Siegrist, state representative in the 36th District, and his re-election campaign. During our recent 18-unit expansion at Kirtland Commons, which provides income-...

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Letters • Published July 18, 2018 07 a.m.

A Disservice to Readers

Thanks to everyone who came out for the June 24 Blue Wave Fest at the Chester Fairgrounds to celebrate the rising tide of democracy, and the importance of voting in every election. We especially...

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Letters • Published July 18, 2018 07 a.m.

A True Connecticut Treasure

With all the differing opinions about whether or not the town of Chester needs a new, 8,000-square-foot, $7.4 million library, or if a library of this magnitude can be sustained or utilized to its ...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Thank You

On behalf of the Chester Fife & Drum Corps. I would like to thank all those who came out to our chicken BBQ fundraiser and made it a great success. A good time was had by all. We would like to ...

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Letters • Published June 06, 2018 07 a.m.

Creating a Business-Friendly Atmosphere

The opening of the new downtown brewery, Little House Brewing Company, came from an idea of a local resident, Carlisle Schaeffer, and his college friend Sam Wagner. The support to get Little House ...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Provide Local Options

As a former 25-year resident of Chester and now Deep River, I’m compelled to comment on the AirBnB controversy. Chester’s action [on a proposed, short-term rental zoning regulation]...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Take Notice

If you haven’t been to the Chester Library lately, you should stop by and take notice of all the changes our library director, Stephanie Romano, has put into place.Upon first...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

Embrace All Students

As we observe International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, which fell during this year’s celebration of Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and our...

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Letters • Published March 21, 2018 08 a.m.

The Night Before Christmas

Little did we know that it was the night before Christmas.Actually, it was the night after our last nor’easter. We had lost power in Guilford and after manually opening the garage...

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Letters • Published March 07, 2018 08 a.m.

Leaders in the Making

On Feb. 24, the Rotary clubs of Chester, Deep River, and Essex hosted Valley Regional’s first Four-Way Test Speech Contest.Students picked any topics of interest and then analyzed...

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Letters • Published Dec. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Someone Must Have an Idea

It feels almost like a death in the family: learning that Chester Center’s largest event, the Winter Carnivale, will not be held this year. This event draws people from all over Connecticut ...

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