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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Ill-Conceived Proposal

Deep River residents should be aware that the Valley Railroad (VRR), which operates the Essex Steam Train, is in serious violation of its town permit. The permit, granted in 2005, specifies that...

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

Landing in Jeopardy

Deep River Landing as we know it is in jeopardy. The landing is a meeting place where neighbors walk, push strollers, run, bring their dogs, ride their bikes, and enjoy the quiet safety of our...

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

‘They Serve the Public’

On June 21, the Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing to discuss the Valley Railroad Application #106: to add a 36-car parking lot (the total would be 49) at 152 River...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

A Show of Appreciation

The Deep River Elementary School (DRES) PTO held a donor appreciation event on May 14. At this event, the PTO thanked the 90 businesses that have supported the PTO with generous donations for its...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Not a Moral Choice

As a 62 year-old resident of Deep River, I was dismayed to receive an email from my state representative, Bob Siegrist (R-36), titled “Prioritize Progress,” in an email dated April...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

The New Reality

Gun safety is a local issue. When you hear a parent say that her six-year-old was crying because she did not want to go to school, then we all need to pay attention. The child was refusing to wear ...

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

The Real Thing

Our current legislative session will address the rising cost of prescription drugs, the opioid crisis, end-of-life care, a woman’s reproductive rights, health care for women and children,...

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Letters • Published Dec. 20, 2017 08 a.m.

Jingle Bell Fun

The organizers of the inaugural R4EF Jingle Bell Run held on Dec. 9 want to take this opportunity to thank all those who made this event the rousing success it was. In spite of the threatening...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

A Successful Formula

My name is Mark Grabowski, a candidate for the Region 4 Board of Education in this upcoming November election.My wife Julia and I moved to Deep River in 2003, and we have five...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Fresh Perspective and New Approach

As chief administrative officer for the Town of Stonington, my work with Republican and Democratic first selectmen ensured the wellbeing of employees and the community. Essex and Stonington share...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Dedication, Experience, and Compassion

Jeannine Lewis deserves our votes for judge of probate. Jeannine brings much more than the requisite label of “attorney” to the position; she brings dedication, experience, and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Compassion, Knowledge, and Experience

In the last few years, my husband and I have buried four parents. Anyone who has lost a loved one can attest: Probate is a difficult and emotional process, with complexities often unforeseen....

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Keep Moving Forward

I am encouraging voters from Essex to support Norman Needleman and Stacia Rice Libby for the Board of Selectmen, on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Both are the proven leaders of a well functioning...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Diverse, Enlightened, and Compelling

With the national political scene in such disarray, it’s refreshing to live in a small town where our elected officials work collaboratively and place community wellbeing over self. Quality ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 27, 2017 08 a.m.

Strengthen our Connections

The congregation of Winthrop Baptist Church would like to extend a giant-sized thank you to our friends, neighbors, and community members for helping to make our Sept. 9 tag and bake sale our most ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 09, 2017 08 a.m.

Deep River’s Angels

It is my honor to write this letter in praise of Deep River’s ambulance and police department.On July 17, I was driving home and saw a gentleman lying in a pool of blood and...

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Letters • Published June 07, 2017 08 a.m.

Words Cannot Express

On May 23 I returned home from work to find my husband had wandered away. With the help of local and state police, family, friends, and wonderful neighbors, a search was underway. Residents from...

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Letters • Published April 26, 2017 08 a.m.

Trying to Find the Balance

The Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance are currently preparing the 2017-’18 Deep River budget that will be presented to the town for review in May. While trying to find the balance...

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Letters • Published March 29, 2017 08 a.m.

His Dedication was the Foundation

Joseph Miezejeski, a soft-spoken man who skillfully guided Deep River through the 1980s, died on March 13. Joe was an old-school leader who took a ground-level view of the town and “got...

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Letters • Published March 29, 2017 08 a.m.

Leadership Means Standing Up

I recently attended a public forum at the Brainerd Library in Haddam at which State Representative Bob Siegrist (R-36) and State Senator Art Linares, Jr. (R-33) met with local residents....

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Letters • Published Jan. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

There Are Folks Who Care

A few days before Christmas I was having a morning cup of coffee at Cohen’s Bagels in Madison when a gentleman came to my table and gave me a gift card for coffee. I had lost my job that...

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Letters • Published Nov. 16, 2016 08 a.m.

Legitimate Expression of Opinion

On Friday night, Oct. 28, my Clinton/Kaine sign was removed from my front lawn on Main Street in Centerbrook. Unfortunately, I was not the exception. According to my fellow Democrats, many Hillary ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 02, 2016 08:30 a.m.

The Right Choice

It didn’t take me long to figure out who to support this election for state representative for the 36th District. At the debate, State Representative Phil Miller (D-36) was polished and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 05, 2016 08 a.m.

An Evening to Remember

Tri-Town Youth Services would like to thank the tri-town community for supporting our signature fundraiser, Taste of the Valley, which was held at the Deep River Historical Society on the evening...

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Letters • Published Aug. 10, 2016 08 a.m.

Professionalism, Sincerity, and Persistence

Everyone who lives in or has visited Deep River’s Landing neighborhood over the past few years has experienced the noise, dust, and disruption as workers installed town water and sewer....

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