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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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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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