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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

A Vibrant Community, Even Under Construction

The third phase of roadway and utility improvements in Chester Village will be coming early next year. Improvements will include road upgrades, granite curbing, a permanent gathering place or...

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

A Deep Understanding

It has been a privilege to serve as Chester’s selectman for the past four years. First Selectman Lauren Gister and I’ve been committed to working with and for everyone in the town of ...

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

Necessary Experience and Knowledge

I am writing in support of Andrew Gardner running as an Alternate for Chester’s Board of Finance (BOF). Andrew will be a welcome addition to the BOF due to his extensive financial...

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

Knowledge, Values, and Dedication

It has been my privilege to serve as Chester’s first selectman since 2015. During that time, I have developed a keen understanding of how our town functions and what’s required to...

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

Mindfulness, Experience, and Knowledge

I support First Selectman Lauren Gister and Selectman Charlene Janecek for re-election to the Board of Selectmen so they can continue their dedicated service to the town of Chester. Their in-depth ...

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

Smart and Responsible Planning

I’m writing in support of Shubert Koong’s candidacy for Chester’s Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate position. Shubert is an active Chester citizen dedicated to...

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

Knowledge, Integrity, and Energy

In many ways, no public service is more critical to the town of Chester than the actions of the Board of Finance. We are fortunate to have a candidate this year for Alternate member of the board...

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

Continue to Thrive

I am writing to support David Fitzgibbons, Rebecca Greenberg-Ellis, Charlene Fearon, and Dale Bernardoni for the Chester Elementary Board of Education. They all have many years of educational...

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

Experience and Care Matters

On Nov. 5, Chester voters should re-elect Democratic incumbents First Selectman Lauren Gister and Selectman Charlene Janecek to a third term.During their four years on the Board of...

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

Served Effectively and Sensibly

I am writing in support of Richard Strauss, who is an incumbent candidate on Chester’s ballot this Nov. 5 for office on the Board of Finance. Richard currently serves as an alternate on the ...

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

Prepared by Experience

I want to introduce Dale Bernardoni to Chester voters. Dale is a Democratic candidate for a four-year term on the Chester Board of Education. She has lived in Chester for more than 10 years and...

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

Look Past Labels

On Election Day, Nov. 5, the one candidate I will be certain to vote for to serve on the Chester Board of Selectmen is Tommy Englert. Tom Englert is a longtime Chester resident, a homeowner who...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Will Continue to Serve

As my term as selectman is coming to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Chester for entrusting me to serve as their selectman. It has been an honor to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Steady and Reasoned Leadership

Shubert Koong is a welcome citizen to the Town of Chester, and I am excited to support his candidacy to the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). I have come to know Shubert and his family,...

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

A Select Designation

Kudos to the Valley Courier for its outstanding coverage of the Chester Land Trust’s Connecticut Freedom Trail celebration on Oct. 6. On that day, the State of Connecticut honored...

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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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