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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Ornamental Dead Zones

As one drives around Branford, one can see how foreign (ornamental or exotic) plants dominate our landscapes. We have replaced native plants that insects and other wildlife depend on with non-...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Another Successful Season

The Secret Santa Program of Branford Counseling Center enjoyed another successful season due to the generous donations of individuals, families, and businesses in our community. Thanks to their...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

An Absolute Insult

The March 29 column “Planning for Passover” by Lee White is an absolute insult to your Jewish readers. When Ms. White says that she will either make a fresh brisket or a ham recipe...

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Letters • Published March 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Fix Two Things at Once

A top priority of residents attending the December meeting about conservation and future development for Branford was to keep the character of the town—a historic, coastal New England town. ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 28, 2018 08 a.m.

When Did the Rules Change?

The Branford Housing Authority (BHA) has proudly boasted of its five years of tireless negotiations with an out-of-state, for-profit developer to rebuild the existing Parkside Village, which is...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

At the Expense of Dignity

I have had the tremendously good fortune to have lived in Branford for more than 20 years. Throughout my years here, I have witnessed many acts of compassion, including some on a large scale. From ...

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

A Win for All

On behalf of the Democratic members of the RTM, I would like to congratulate the Blackstone Library Board of Trustees and staff on their plans to bring their iconic building into the 21st century. ...

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

Inspiring to See

I attended the Jan. 10 RTM meeting to support the vote to move forward with Blackstone library renovations. Like many Branford residents, I take pride in our library for its beautiful...

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Letters • Published Jan. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

Proud and Humble Hearts

We thank the people of Branford with proud and humble hearts for their support during the Wreaths Across America Convoy stop. On Dec. 16, Branford became part of the Wreaths Across America family....

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Letters • Published Dec. 06, 2017 08 a.m.

A Great Success

The North Branford Rotary club would like to thank everyone who helped make the annual fundraiser a great success. This year’s Fund a Cause portion of the event was dedicated to support...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

In Good Weather, and Bad

I would like to thank the Town of Branford for going ahead with its Veteran’s Day ceremonies. I appreciate all of you who participated. It’s too bad more people didn’t leave...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

A Rousing Success

On Thursday, Nov. 2, over one hundred people attended the North Branford Land Conservation Trust’s (NBLCT’s) Rhythm & Brews Craft Beer and Performance Night. Hosted by Thimble...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Thank You, Branford

Thank you to the voters in Branford’s 7th District:I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the voters of the 7th District for electing me to represent them on the RTM. I am...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Despite the Rain

I would like to thank the units that marched in the rain in the Branford Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 5 as well as the town residents and neighbors from area towns that came to Branford to...

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Letters • Published Nov. 15, 2017 08 a.m.

Heartfelt and Humble Thanks

I wish to extend my heartfelt and humble thanks to the voters and residents of Branford for putting their faith in me to become their next tax collector. To those who cast their votes for me, I...

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Letters • Published Nov. 08, 2017 08 a.m.

Never Answered our Questions

First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove says that the Senior/Community Center was approached by a “thoughtful process” that engaged the community over many months to build “consensus...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Exactly Who We Need

There is no one better suited for the position of tax collector then Sandra Kraus. I have been fortunate enough to call Sandra a friend for more than 30 years. In those 30 years, I have always...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Experience, Compassion, and Dedication

I encourage your readers to help me to support Sandra Kraus as our next Branford tax collector. I have known Sandy for almost 20 years and know that she is exceptionally qualified for this...

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

Will Balance the Priorities

As my tenure as tax collector draws to a close, I would like to thank the voters of Branford for the privilege of serving the town for the past 12 years. It was a rewarding experience that...

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

Positive and Friendly

The responsibility of Branford tax collector is to collect taxes on real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles. However, over the past 12 years, our elected Democratic tax collector,...

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

Well-Qualified and Has Integrity

As residents of Branford, the former pastor, and associate ministers of St. Stephen’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church for 19 years, my family members and I have come to know Roberta ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Professional, Respectful, and Courteous

I have been a voter in this lovely town for more than 60 years. I have known Roberta Gill-Brooks, known as “Bobi,” since she was an infant. There is no question in my mind regarding...

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

Trust, Respect, and Courtesy

“Where there’s a Gill, there’s a way” is the motto of Roberta Gill-Brooks’s campaign for the position of Branford tax collector.Roberta is a daughter of...

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

A Lovely Evening

On behalf of The Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, we would like to thank the sponsors, donors, and all who attended our incredibly successful Cocktails on the Sound fundraiser...

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

Vote Is Irrelevant

Reading the article “PZC Asked to Rescind One-Year Extension to Develop at I-95 Exit 56” in the Sept. 14 issue of The Sound about the challenge to the decision of...

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