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Letters • Published June 12, 2019 08 a.m.

Courier is Poisoning the Local Landscape

For 34 years, I have worked for, and resided in the Town of Deep River. While the personal loss of my best friend, Dick Smith, was tragic to me, I was concerned: Who would replace him at the helm? ...

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Letters • Published June 05, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Destroying our Neighborhood

In response to concerns expressed by many in the Town of Deep River involving the office of the first selectman and members of the Inland Wetlands and Planning & Zoning commissions and that...

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Letters • Published May 29, 2019 08 a.m.

Feeling Some Strain

It appears that Deep River First Selectman Angus McDonald is feeling some strain. That might explain his curious behavior at the last Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting at which, as I...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Different Kind of Change

In a recent issue of Deep River Town News, First Selectman Angus McDonald published an essay on change. It sounded to me like a warning that the kind of change he had in mind was both inevitable...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Lack of Ethics and Professionalism

Having attended several different meetings since the new year in my town of Deep River, I have noticed an appalling lack of ethics and professionalism. Elected, appointed, and paid representatives ...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Can’t Wait

I attended the Valley Regional Musical Production Newsies. As usual, I came home impressed and exhilarated.This production was the 22nd for Ingrid Walsh, producer and director....

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

Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

The Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a floating zones amendment on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.Floating zones are a thinly disguised means of allowing...

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Letters • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Owes the Answers

I encourage all Deep River residents to turn out for an important public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. to oppose a very troubling change to our zoning regulations regarding floating zones....

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Letters • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Look into this Closely

I am voicing my concern over the Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) consideration to approve floating districts in our town. Floating zones would permit specific uses without...

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

Could Very Easily Happen

The last meeting of our Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) on Dec. 13 included a public hearing to amend the zoning regulations to allow floating zones. Thirty-six members of the public were...

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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. 26, 2018 08 a.m.

Citizens Will Have Little Control

Our town is considering a change to zoning regulations that could have far-reaching impact: the amendment of existing zoning districts to include floating districts or zones. On Dec. 13, the Deep...

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Letters • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

With Love and Support

Jerry Clark, Jr., and his family would like thank everyone who came out to support Jerry as he fights his battle with cancer. It was so heartwarming to see so many come out and support him at the...

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

Good, Practical Judgment

Good governance is both an art and a science. The art aspect means articulating a vision that inspires us to follow our better angels. The science aspect means being grounded in detailed knowledge,...

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

A Leader We Can Trust

I support Norm Needleman for State Senate, 33rd District. Unfortunately, our district in the Connecticut River Valley has not been well represented in recent years. We had inexperienced...

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

The Right Leadership and Representation

Deep River, Chester, Essex, and Haddam are vibrant communities with historic roots, diverse needs and interests, and the potential to thrive with the right leadership and representation. Voting in ...

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

Smart, Competent Leadership

I support Christine Alice Palm for state representative of the 36th House Assembly District (Essex, Deep River, Chester, and Haddam). These times demand elected officials who are up for the job...

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

The Concerns of our Communities

Christine Palm, candidate for state representative for the 36th House District, will have my vote in November. Palm, a first-time candidate, spent more than 10 years at the Capitol and gained...

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

Responded to Local Needs

The 36th Assembly District needs a responsible advocate in Hartford now more than ever, as the state’s budget deficit grows ever larger and people are leaving the area at an almost...

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

A Particularly Petty Week

Recently, on the way to brunch in Westbrook, my husband and I noticed clusters of local political signs, everyone’s voice represented at the busy intersection. After finishing our crepes...

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

Dedicated to Community Service

I met Melissa Ziobron in 1991 when politics were the furthest thing from her mind. Her priorities have always been family, doing what is right, and not being afraid to speak up. Her favorite days...

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

Feel Good About Local

I like shopping at the Deep River Adams grocery store because it has good selection and prices and employs local people, especially teenagers, but best of all, I can walk to it. Last Thursday...

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

Walking a Fine Line

In a recent press release from State Representative Robert Siegrist (R-36), he reports receiving an endorsement from the Independent Party of Connecticut (“Siegrist Receives Independent...

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Letters • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

More Pressing Issues

Knocking on doors for Christine Palm, Democratic candidate for state representative of the 36th District (Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam) gives me the opportunity to listen to voters talk...

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Letters • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08 a.m.

No More Big Boxes

The site in the front of Walgreen’s is terrible. The store’s lilies didn’t blossom this year because there are so many weeds. There are also brown- or dead shrubs mixed in...

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