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Branford Letters

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

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 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 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

Good Things Are Happening

For eight years the Republicans have controlled the RTM. Under their leadership, massive community investments have been approved without increasing the debt service leve...
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

Right Mix of Attributes

It is with great pleasure that I write to support my fellow assistant town clerk, Eileen Poulton Cimino, to be Branford’s next town clerk. Having worked alongside, or for...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A First Step

The news arrived: A police officer will attend Branford Board of Education (BOE) meetings. According to Chairman John Prins, he and his fellow committee members “don’t se...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Natural Advocate

I am writing to wholeheartedly share my support of Cristy Cantu for the Branford Board of Education position in the upcoming election. Cristy is a natural advocate for ch...
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

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

Sincerity and Sensitivity

Bob Imperato will do an excellent job as Branford tax collector! I have had the pleasure of working with Bob as a member of the Branford Microfund Advisory Board. Bob is ...
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

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

Uniquely Energetic Devotion

As a long-time RTM member, I have been in awe of Tom Brockett’s masterful grasp of town wide issues as well as his uniquely energetic devotion to finding the best solutio...
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...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Pulling in the Same Direction

At the time when we have such division acrimony and insults flying back and forth in Washington, D.C., it is refreshing to see how our politics and government in Branford...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Duty to Every Citizen

We, Dorothy and Robert Gill, are very proud and happy to write this letter as an endorsement for our daughter, Roberta Gill-Brooks, to be elected again to the officer of ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Many Significant Improvements

I am honored to represent the First District residents in the Branford RTM. I attend many Town of Branford government meetings every month. I engage myself in every town ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Precise, Accurate, and Consistent

Tom Brockett, who grew up and raised his family in Branford, knows more about our town than anyone I know. I have been privileged to work with Tom for several years. Tom ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Significant Accomplishment

We are fortunate to have a town government that is focused on improving the environment, making needed investments in infrastructure while ensuring the public’s safety. T...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Experience, Knowledge, and Commitment

I am writing to endorse the continued candidacy of Cristy Cantu as a member of the Branford Board of Education. I am a retired Branford teacher with more than 20 years of...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Make the Best Decisions

I am impressed with Tom Brockett as a candidate for first selectman for many reasons—but especially for his willingness to seek out and listen to new information. I first...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Such Incredible Support

I am writing a letter of support for Jamie Cosgrove and his re-election as first selectman. I ran a nonprofit organization in Branford to raise awareness of drug addictio...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Great Town

I’m writing to address certain mailers sent out by the opposition to the Cosgrove for Branford team, along with letters that have appeared here that claim that several im...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Integrity, Competence, and Professionalism

I encourage Third District voters to join me in voting on Nov. 2 at Orchard House for these outstanding candidates who exemplify integrity, extreme competence, and profes...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Work Ethic is Limitless

We all understand what an important role the town clerk has in Branford. That’s why I am supporting Lisa Arpin for town clerk. Lisa has been described as one of the harde...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Committed to the Hard Work

As a resident of Branford and the chief science officer of a Branford bioscience company, I feel strongly that we need to attract new business to the town and retain and ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Dedication to Public Service

I am writing to express my support for Lisa Arpin as Branford tax collector. Lisa has both the knowledge and professionalism that it takes to run the Tax Collectors Offic...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Vigorous Advocate

I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as a Democratic RTM member with Tom Brockett for the Town of Branford. Tom is not only a vigorous advocate for the best intere...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Commitment, Compassion, and Integrity

I am writing to endorse Jamie Cosgrove for first selectman. As an RTM member for three years representing the 7th District, I have had an inside view of the progress with...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Already Made a Difference

It is my great honor to recommend Cristy Cantu for the Branford Board of Education (BOE). When thinking of Cristy, the first word that comes to mind is commitment. She is...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Few of the Accomplishments

Real-time information and transparency during the pandemic; early alerts of emergencies; the solar farm located on the Tabor site to produce cleaner energy and offset the...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

People Ahead of Party

As an independent voter who does not follow any political party agenda, I would like to share my experience with Jamie Cosgrove. As a health care professional, I came to ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

It Was a Great Day

The inaugural Greater Branford Open Mini Golf on the Green was held on Sept. 18 to raise funds for Wreaths Across America—Branford Cemeteries. Funds raised at this event ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

The Right Team

Our town has two outstanding candidates for first selectman and selectman: Tom Brockett and Ray Dunbar. As a former first selectman myself (of a nearby New Haven County t...