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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

For All They Do

I would like to thank Jim and Nan Crowell from the Ivoryton Tavern. They organized a fundraiser for Special Olympics on July 29. The night was a huge success. More than 80 people were there as...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

A Tremendous Success

The eighth annual Run for Chris 5K with the Y was held on June 22, in Essex, attracting many runners from both in and out of state. The Valley Shore YMCA has been a wonderful partner for promoting ...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Still a Tax

In State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)’s review of the recent legislative session [June 13 article “State Rep. Palm Reviews Legislative Freshman Year”], she asserts...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Managing Their Money Responsibly

As a selectman in Essex, I’m often asked how our town’s budget development process can happen every year without the divisiveness and discord that characterize the process in many...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

A Devastating Decline

Bees are on the decline. Bee pollination is responsible for much of the food we eat. Their decline will seriously impact our food supply.According to the National Pesticide Information...

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

Merchants, Friends, and Artists

On May 10 and 11 in the Town Park, the Essex Garden Club held its 67th May Market. The Silent Auction Committee of May Market would like to thank our area merchants, friends, and artists for the...

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Letters • Published May 15, 2019 08 a.m.

Commitment to Helping

While attending the recent Essex Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and seeing the level of teamwork involved in preparing it for so many, I began to reflect on the extent of the commitment the...

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Letters • Published May 15, 2019 08 a.m.

If I May Suggest

I just read through the police blotter in the latest edition of the Valley Courier. It seems that there are an awful lot of minor vehicle accidents going on. Most of them seem preventable ...

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

Historic Piece of Art

On behalf of the Essex Elementary School Foundation, I would like to extend a big thank you to our community and the students at Essex Elementary School (EES) for their submissions to the Essex...

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Letters • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

An Extraordinary Success

On Jan. 25 and 26, Putt Fore the Essex Library transformed our library into an 18-hole mini-golf course. It was a very special event. The Friday evening adults-only round of mini-golf saw the...

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

All About the Kids

Again it was an exceptional outpouring of generosity and care from our area residents in support of the 2018 Toys for Tots campaign. Toys were overflowing in our offices both Essex and Old Lyme....

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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.

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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