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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

Guilford Cares, Guilford Proud

Thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Guilford Cares program, my wife and I have had our food shopping at the Big Y taken care of for the past six weeks. As we are both in our 80s and advised...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Feel Safe and Secure

I would like to remind all of my Guilford friends and neighbors that COVID-19 needs to be taken seriously. Keeping a six-foot distance apart and wearing a face mask in public—these are...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Missteps Don’t Bode Well

This past May 2 was a delightful day to be outdoors. How wonderful that Guilford town officials re-opened our parks. Unfortunately, many failed to heed First Selectman Hoey’s April 29...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

The Caring Community?

In addition to the present health crisis there are many (including in our own community) unexpectedly facing a dire financial crisis. They have lost their incomes, healthcare, and benefits and are ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

In Whatever Form

I am writing with gratitude for our church, First Congregational Church of Guilford, which, like my sister’s in Old Lyme and my godmother’s in Detroit, has shifted its spiritual...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Goodness and Generosity

Easter Sunday 2020 was certainly not your standard holiday celebration. However, the kindness and beauty of the day were as evident as ever in Guilford, even at a socially appropriate distance of...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

No Time to Raise Taxes

Recently our first selectman, Matt Hoey, put out a recorded call to tell us all that this year’s budget referendum has been canceled due to the coronavirus, and that the budget and mill...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Stay Positive

The last month has been a trying time for our community. We’re facing both a health and economic crisis at the same time and it’s unclear when we’ll turn the corner. Yet...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Show Community Spirit

Who could have imagined how our comfortable lives here in safe little Guilford could change so drastically in just three short weeks, some things probably changing forever? But wait—there...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

More than Convenience

I became a fan of Bishop’s Orchards upon moving to the area in 1980. Through the years, my appreciation for the way they do business has only grown. Yesterday I placed an order from...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

If There Really is Offense

There has been a steady trickle of comments in these columns concerning the use of the “Indians” name and logo, all of which have advocated for a change. There seems to be a feeling...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

A Little More Thought

The recent ban on the use of plastic bags by retailers, which was promoted by environmentalists, is a perfect example of shortsighted and faulty liberal thinking. As one might have expected, it...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Relying on Anecdotes?

A recent article [Feb. 27, “Guilford Housing Authority Says Seniors Running Out of Options for Affordable Housing”] stated that Guilford Housing Authority Executive Director Angela...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Wasn’t Just Kids

I am very happy to hear that we might be adding a splash pad to Jacobs Beach. When my kids were very young, we lived in New Haven, whose public beachfront park also has a splash pad. Along with...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

The Spirit of Generosity

Feb. 22 was a beautiful day, not just because of the weather, but also because of the spirit of generosity that lasted all day long. Guilford area businesses and individuals came together for the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Great Asset

As a parent and resident of Guilford, I believe a splash pad would be a great asset to the town. We personally have traveled to other towns so our kids to go and enjoy splash pads there on hot...

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Letters • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Theme Park

Must we keep adding things to Jacobs Beach, which already has sand, water, playground swings, kayak storage, picnic pavilions, play area for summer camp, benches, and walkways? Stop...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Excited About the Prospect

I am excited about the prospect of a splash pad in town. In an age where technology seems to rule, I think this is perfect. I believe it will help bring our children outside and promote another...

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Letters • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

It’s About Inclusivity

I am writing to urge the community to support the building of a splash pad at Jacobs Beach. This would be a safe and accessible area for people of all ages to enjoy water play. It is wheel chair...

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Letters • Published Jan. 29, 2020 08 a.m.

The Ongoing Discussions

I have been following the ongoing discussions concerning the Guilford High School nickname the Guilford Indians. My daughter has lived in Guilford since 2012 and I have spent a good deal of time...

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Letters • Published Jan. 29, 2020 08 a.m.

How Sad

When my daughters were young, we went to the beach and splashed in the Sound, jumped the waves, and practiced our swimming. And when the goosebumps or the jellyfish drove us out of the water, we...

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Letters • Published Jan. 29, 2020 08 a.m.

We Are Being Misled

We read in these columns that Guilford is to have another affordable/subsidized housing development in town. The way it is presented to us, the benefit will be provided to certain groups with town ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 22, 2020 08 a.m.

A Positive Impact on Artists

In light of recent news about retail store closings both in our state and nationally, we felt a thank you note to our supportive community was in order. The non-profit Guilford Art Center (GAC)...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

We Never Knew

I read with interest the Dec. 26, 2019 obituary of Dr. Lee J. Goebel because it answered a lot of questions. Not that I knew her name, I recognized her face in the picture.About 30 years...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

Misguided Notion of Morality

In these politically polarized times, I was not surprised to see the letter from one of your readers [David Burke, Dec. 12 letter “Courier Values Profit Over Ethics”]...

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