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

The Wrong Pick Up Address

On behalf of Ivoryton Illuminations, I am writing to apologize to all of the people who waited at the Essex Congregational Church on Dec. 1 for the Illuminations shuttle that never arrived....

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

An Apology

I am offering an apology to our neighbors and friends in the Essex Village community. The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, at the top of the hill in downtown Essex has been draped in a...

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

Courier is Remiss

We were shocked and dismayed that you accepted an ad from CT Reloading of Branford in our local community paper, the Valley Courier, on Nov. 22. With the almost weekly gun violence in...

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

Let Everyone Know

My son Mike phoned from California yesterday. He sounded like he had a bad cold, but otherwise himself. He said that he was in jail because while texting he had hit the car in front of him. He was ...

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

Straightforward, No-Nonsense Approach

It was four years ago at the state capital that I first heard State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) speak. In her straightforward, no-nonsense style, she clearly stated that the state budget ...

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

The Right Experience and Know-How

Our state reaped record taxes during the deregulation years before the recession. Spending was increased, and since then, the task has been to cut back and reorganize to be able to build business...

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

Honest, Compassionate, and Ethical

I typically don’t write letters like this but, our state is at a pivotal inflection point. While the business climate is harsh, it has a lot of room for improvement provided that we have...

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

The Competence and Character

I found the debate for state representative from the 36th District, which was held at Valley Regional High School on Oct. 17, remarkable. I was struck most by Christine Palm’s masterful...

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

Probity, Ingenuity, and Intelligence

A mailer arrived at my house this past week that was so full of erroneous implications and information about State Senate candidate Norm Needleman that I am compelled to publicly correct some of...

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

An Enduring An Enduring

As parents of teen daughters, we are concerned about the future of women’s rights. That is one of the many reasons why we support Christine Palm for state representative in the 36th House...

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

Sensible Bipartisan Leadership

We are writing out of our concern for our community in the upcoming election. The Connecticut River Valley, now more than ever, needs leaders who will work in a bipartisan manner to stop gridlock...

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

Great Day of Community Participation

The Ivoryton Library Board of Trustees and I would like to thank all our participants in the 2018 Ivoryton Pumpkin Chase held on Oct. 20. The rainy weather held off and the cheer of our runners...

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

Integrity, Work Ethic, and Persistence

Although I have only known State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) for a few months, I consider her as a role model. Her integrity, work ethic, and persistence is highly inspirational to me....

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

Must Take Issue

Last week a resident of Deep River wrote a heartfelt letter of gratitude for the wonderful people who work at Adams Supermarket in Deep River [Nat Eddy, “Feel Good About Local”]....

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

Expertise Would Be Invaluable

Let’s keep an open mind as we enter the election season. I encourage your readers to not to necessarily vote for their registered party, but take a good look at the candidates who are...

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

Women Are Still Struggling

Women have a lot to lose in this election. Yes, we can celebrate the coming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but how far have we really come? Recent events in...

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

Making Healthcare Affordable

I am writing this letter in support of Christine Palm’s candidacy for state representative in Connecticut’s 36th District. Ms. Palm has more than 10 years of experience as a...

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

In Touch with the People

State Representative Bob Siegrist (R-36) stands apart from the virtue signaling and political mindset of those in Hartford. Unlike many of the politicians and bureaucrats, Bob is in touch with the ...

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

An Effective Firewall

As I follow today’s news, I recall all the gains made in recent decades to secure individual rights and healthcare for all, and particularly to protect Social Security. Now I fear that...

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

Vision, Drive, and Integrity

I’ve lived all but two of my 50-plus years in the State of Connecticut. My wife and I raised our family here. I’ve traveled to and through most of the states in this country and...

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

Guided by Strong Values

I’ve been an observer of local politics for many years, but am particularly motivated to express my views in this election. It’s not only that I’m deeply concerned about human ...

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

Find Common Ground

Melissa Ziobron proves that politics does not need to divide us. When the political arena is filled with negative rhetoric, Melissa rises above the din to work together with all legislators....

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

Reasonable, Approachable, and Fair-Minded

This election is vitally important to Connecticut voters concerned about social, economic, and environmental issues. I support Norm Needleman for State Senate and Christine Palm for state...

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

Campaigning versus Legislating

Last month, my State Senate race opponent Norm Needleman continued his negative campaigning with both video and a mailer targeting me directly. His campaign is furthering its claims portraying me...

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

Bombarded by Signs

Now that elections are drawing nigh and campaign fervor is again rekindled, we are again bombarded by a plethora of roadside campaign signs. Whether due to ignorance or audacity, partisans are...

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