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Branford Letters

Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Commitment to Justice and Fairness is Ever-Present

Anyone who knows Chuck Tiernan, professionally or personally, knows that there is no better person to serve as Judge of Probate for Branford and North Branford. I've know...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Has Been an Inspiration

If there is a harder working, more dedicated local leader than Ray Ingraham, I haven't met that person. From his capable and strong leadership to his hard work for those ...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Can Continue to Benefit the Shoreline

I am writing in support of Robin Comey’s run for re-election for State Representative from the 102nd District. I believe Robin is an exceptional candidate for this positi...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

A Demonstrated and Proven Track Record

I so look forward to casting my vote for Christine Cohen on Tuesday. Nov. 8. An ardent supporter of the environment, women’s rights, and small businesses, Christine has ...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Has Worked Tirelessly

I have known Ray Ingraham for 11 years in his role as a representative on the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), and he has worked tirelessly to represent the town’s best...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Has Delivered on Her Promise

There are many reasons why I believe that Christine Cohen is an outstanding state senator, but in this letter, I will focus on one: her principled stance on environmental...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Will Serve Families Well

To my Branford friends and relatives, I have enjoyed the honor of personally and closely working with Mr. Ray Ingraham to better Branford and the state for many years. I ...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Endless Commitment to Serve the Community

I am supporting Ray Ingraham for Connecticut House of Representatives in the 102nd because of his knowledge of the issues facing Branford and his endless commitment to se...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

It Takes a Village

As I was driving down Leetes Island Road last week, I was struck by a large tree that closed off both lanes of the road. The tree destroyed my car but I escaped with few...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Dedication to Children and Educators

I am a local public school teacher who lives in Branford with two young children in the public school system. Over the past few years I have come to value and appreciate...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Will Be a Positive Asset to Hartford

I am writing today in support of Ray Ingraham, a candidate for state representative. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ray for a number of years and always found him to...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

No Grandstanding, Just Hard Work

It takes most people a little time to grow into being a great state representative. Being willing to listen to people and respond to their needs is really helpful. Having...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Only Special Interest is Branford

I encourage all Branford Residents to vote for Ray Ingraham as Branford’s State Representative in Hartford. Ray currently is Representative Town Meeting (RTM) majority le...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

A Fully Engaged Representative with Common Sense

It is a pleasure to offer my support for Robin Comey for State Representative. Robin has earned the opportunity to another term. She is accessible to her constituents. Sh...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

A Voice in Hartford

I am tired of local Democrat politicians blithely parroting the national Democratic party line while ignoring the concerns of their own local constituents. That is one of...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Efforts Extend Beyond Branford

Robin Comey, running for re-election as state representative in the 102nd District, has the interests of Branford residents planted firmly in her sights. Her advocacy br...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Responded with Genuine Concern

I write to ask that you recall the two big storms of August 2020 that each knocked out electric power for many days. I live in The Tower, the six-story apartment building...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

A Champion for the Environment

On Aug. 30, State Senator Christine Cohen presented Bill Horne with a CT General Assembly Official Citation recognizing his 30 years of extraordinary volunteer leadership...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

Earned My Respect

I’ll be voting for Robin Comey to continue her strong work in representing the 102nd District. Robin and I started volunteering together in late 2019 through a Branford-b...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

A Proven Track Record

The people of the 98th District again have the opportunity to elect a principled, hardworking leader to represent them in Hartford. I am confident that Moira Rader will b...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

Seeks Tangible Results

I would like to thank Robin Comey of Branford’s 102 District for her outstanding advocacy work on behalf of the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community. As my repr...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

Great Character and Unquestionable Integrity

It’s a pleasure to endorse Robin Comey for State Representative. Her stellar reputation as an advocate for child well-being and education pre-dates her election to office...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

You’ll Be Glad You Did

No one wants to end up in probate court. Maybe you have a relative who passed away, and you’re in charge of the estate. Maybe (God forbid) a young child in your extended ...
Letters • Published Aug 31, 2022 08 am

Made All the Difference

I am writing to endorse Robin Comey for State Representative in the 102nd District. In 2021, a friend of mine suggested I contact Robin Comey to see if she could help me ...
Letters • Published Aug 31, 2022 08 am

Quietly Effective and Efficient

I am supporting Robin Comey for reelection as our State Representative. Robin is known for her services to constituents, and I can personally attest to her effectiveness....
Letters • Published Aug 17, 2022 08 am

A Huge Thank You

On June 25, the James Blackstone Memorial Library hosted a 125th anniversary community-wide celebration. The celebration was a huge success, with an estimated crowd of ov...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

The Leader We Need

I was pleased when I heard Moira Rader was running for the house seat in the 98th District, which encompasses Guilford and two districts in Branford. Moira is the leader ...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Represents the Future of Politics

Andy Gottlieb is a youthful candidate running for Connecticut State Representative in the Tuesday, Aug. 9 Democratic primary. I met Andy this spring, and he impressed me ...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Earns the Respect

Tuesday, Aug. 9, is primary day. Among other contests, Democrats will be choosing their candidate for the General Assembly seat for the 98th District (Guilford, Stony Cre...
Letters • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

Excellent Experience

I am writing in support of Moira Radar for the Connecticut General Assembly seat vacated by Sean Scanlon as he pursues a run for CT Controller. Moira is currently the Vi...
Letters • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Right Professional Background

In the Democratic primary on Aug. 9 I hope you will join me in supporting Moira Rader to be the next State Representative for the 98th District representing parts of Bran...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Times Like This

The Branford Food Pantry would like to thank everyone that made this years Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive a huge success. Thanks to the efforts of our local ...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Some Nerve

So, now the 10,000 Hawks members want to reach out to Branford in their opposition to Tweed Airport? They’ve got some nerve. “For the environmental health of the shorelin...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

Special and Caring Individuals

The Community Dining Room Team wants to take a moment to thank and recognize our fellow non-profit partners. The past two years have been a journey through this pandemic,...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Walks No Further

The April 28 issue of The Sound headlined the Town of Branford’s Planning & Zoning Commission approval of Amazon’s application to build a last mile facility in Branford [...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

A Privilege and an Honor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank your readers for their support during my years as judge of probate. It has truly been a privilege and an honor to serve as ...
Letters • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

People Stand Together

Despite the chilly gusts, a collective warmth prevailed among the citizens who gathered on April 24 on the steps of the Blackstone Library to Stand with Ukraine, marking ...
Letters • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

Help Local Wildlife

Each of us in Branford has an opportunity to create what author Dr. Douglas Tallamy calls a “Homegrown National Park” in our yards and/or by volunteering with local organ...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

A Special Moment

At 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 8, the 13th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Branford residents filled the front steps of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in sup...
Letters • Published Feb 23, 2022 07 am

Alleviate the Situation

Chestnut Street is one accident away from disaster. The condition of the much-used town artery is horrible. The street is narrow, parking is allowed on both sides, and th...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

Plenty of Excuses

Is anyone else feeling assaulted by the Regional Water Authority (RWA) lately? No? Perhaps they should check their water bill. The RWA announced on its website last month...
Letters • Published Dec 15, 2021 07 am

Stronger Together

In these divisive and challenging times, some light and hope was brought to our community recently. There are 60 volunteers on 17 committees collaborating with Integrated...
Letters • Published Nov 24, 2021 07 am

Necessary and Thoughtful Support

On Feb. 4, 2020 the parties involved in the longstanding dispute of the ownership of Crescent Bluff Avenue agreed to settle the case outside of continuing legal actions. ...
Letters • Published Nov 03, 2021 08 am

Every Little Bit

This past Oct. 16, the Community Dining Room (CDR) held its first annual raffle drawing: The Shoreline Experience. The drawing was held at Bishop’s Orchards Little Red Ba...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Class and Professionalism

We are fortunate to have a hard-working and passionate town clerk in Lisa Arpin. I have watched her handle the many challenges of the job with class and professionalism. ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Demonstrated Leadership Skills

It is a great pleasure to support Eileen Poultin Cimino’s candidacy for town clerk. Eileen has unique qualifications for the office: she is responsible, hardworking, and ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Have Served Admirably

We are new to Branford. Over the past year, we have been slowly getting to know many of the wonderful people who make up this community. It saddened us to read about the ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Shown True Dedication

I came to Branford in 1985 from Switzerland. What impressed me immediately was the openness, friendliness, and humor. I felt accepted in this wonderful community and I ha...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Special Credit

I am proud of the town government we have in Branford: low taxes, great services, and a community of people who care about one another. I see great things happening in Br...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Work Ethic and Dedication

I have known Bobi Gill-Brooks since she was in middle school and she continues to exhibit the values now that she showed then. Her work ethic and dedication to her job we...