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Chester Letters

Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

Requires Knowledge and Experience

Christine Palm has served two terms as the state representative in the 36th District. I am very grateful for the care and thoughtfulness with which she does her work. She...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

A True Advocate

State Representative Christine Palm (D) has won nomination for re-election in the 36th District, which includes Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. She has demonstrat...
Letters • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

A Great Children’s BookGiving

A huge thank you goes to the generous Chester community for an amazing response to Chester Rotary’s Great Children’s BookGiving. In these stressful times, children’s book...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Excellence and Dedication

Jan. 29’s storm brought traveling challenges for those who had to brave the elements, unless they traveled through Chester. Chester’s Public Works Department was out batt...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Excited and Humbled

I am running for election to be the next town clerk for the Town of Chester. Chester is my hometown and I really care about our community. My experience includes about 20...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Capable, Skilled Stewards

The historic pandemic that attacked our planet two years ago placed a special burden on elected leaders—from the national to the local. Normal activity was diverted, chan...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Passion for Contributing

For more than 30 years, Chester has enjoyed the good fortune of Deb Calamari’s extraordinary service as our town clerk. Kate Hair now seeks to serve in that position and,...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Without a Doubt

Lauren S. Gister, Marine Corps veteran, attorney, and a Chester community leader, has been the first selectman of Chester since 2015. She presently serves our town on the...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

The Required Skill Set

I write to promote the candidacy of Michael Jordan for the position as alternate to Chester’s Board of Finance. This specific position he has held for nearly four months....
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Definite People Person

I am writing in support of Kate Hair for Chester town clerk. I’ve known Kate since she was in high school. She is a very outgoing person and a hard worker. Through high s...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Experience, Collaboration, and Knowledge

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, First Selectman Lauren Gister and Selectman Charlene Janecek are asking voters to support their fourth term serving Chester. Over the past six years t...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

An Exceptional Asset

I am writing to support the election of Democrat Jan Taigen to the Chester Elementary School Board of Education. In her more than 30 years of experience in the education ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Service and Dedication

It is with pleasure I recognize the accomplishments of my long-time friend Charlene Janecek and encourage her continued support on Chester’s Board of Selectmen. She has h...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Knowledge, Passion, and Determination

I am writing in support of Michael Jordan, running as an alternate for Chester’s Board of Finance (BOF). Michael has been a welcome addition to the BOF since his appointm...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Commitment to Public Education

I am confident that as one of Chester’s representatives on the Regional District 4 Board of Education, Lawrence (Lol) Fearon will not only work to continue the tradition ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Knowledge, Experience, and/or Passion

It’s with great pleasure that I write in support of the full slate of Democratic candidates in November’s municipal election. The Chester Democratic Town Committee (DTC) ...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

Good Things Happen

On Sept. 11, Chester Rotary hosted its 50th Lobster Festival fundraiser. Thanks to our supportive community, the evening was a terrific success with more than 300 patrons...
Letters • Published May 26, 2021 08 am

Building Strong Partnerships

The Chester Harbor Management Commission would like to extend its gratitude to Joel Severance and thank him for his 32 years of service and leadership of the Harbor Manag...
Letters • Published May 19, 2021 08 am

Doesn’t Represent Chester

I’m writing this letter to shed some light in a serious issue affecting our town. I know and understand the wounds of the 2020 presidential election remain largely unheal...
Letters • Published Oct 28, 2020 07 am

Hope for our Future

I have a numbing sense of helplessness that I am unable to effect any kind of change on the national level. I ask myself, “what can I do?” Vote, of course. This president...
Letters • Published Oct 21, 2020 08 am

Committed to Safety

As a mother, I support legislation to ensure the safety of our children and all members of our society. State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has been a strong advoc...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Pragmatic Leadership

I’m writing in support of Norm Needleman for re-election to the State Senate. State Senator Needleman (D-33) is a hardworking legislator with almost two decades of public...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Extraordinary Leadership

Amidst a national pandemic, State Representative Christine Palm (D-36), candidate for re-election, stands out for her initiative, intelligence, and integrity. With her st...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

How Many Rotarians..?

The Chester Rotary Club has hosted a Lobsterfest in September for almost 50 years, but that tradition was challenged this year by the COVID-19 epidemic. Rather than skip ...
Letters • Published Oct 07, 2020 08 am

Informed, Consistent, Hardworking

“Who leads matters” is the simple declaration on the bright blue and yellow Palm campaign yard signs. When Christine Palm ran for election in 2018, I was focused on that ...
Letters • Published Oct 07, 2020 08 am

There for Us

I support State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) for re-election to the 36th Assembly District. I support my opinion by citing her accomplishments during her first te...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

A Whole New Level

During the spring I received a friendly check-in call from someone in State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)’s office. She wanted to be sure I was aware of various ki...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

Compassionate Leadership

State Representative Christine Palm (D), who represents the 36th Assembly District, deserves to be elected because of her concern for her constituents, especially seniors...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

Change Was Effected

I’m writing this letter to support the re-election of Christine Palm as State Representative for the 36th District in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing Hadda...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

Common-Sense Leadership

This Nov. 3 election, I encourage your readers to join me in supporting former state representative Bob Siegrist’s return to the General Assembly representing the people ...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

That Local Voice

I write in support of former state representative Bob Siegrist’s election to the 36th House District seat this Nov. 3. With all the big cities’ problems in our state, Bob...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

Outstanding Achievements

I encourage your readers to reelect State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) based on her record and her dedication to her constituents. Representative Christine Palm, ...
Letters • Published Sep 23, 2020 08 am

Commitment Is Unwavering

I am neither Republican or Democratic, I’m independent. Like many of my neighbors, I am tired of the hardline partisan positions and retaliatory gamesmanship displayed in...
Letters • Published Sep 09, 2020 08 am

Compassion, Energy, and Intelligence

My wife and I had to arrange new health insurance recently when our insurance plan ended after I was made redundant. We consulted a broker, but were told that as my previ...
Letters • Published Sep 09, 2020 08 am

An Active Voice

Christine Palm has been an active voice for the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam in the State Legislature over the past two years. During her first year as...
Letters • Published Sep 02, 2020 08 am

Compassionate Leadership

When I read that the Connecticut General Assembly would be considering a bill to cap the cost of insulin and diabetic supplies, I contacted State Representative Christine...
Letters • Published Aug 26, 2020 08 am

Bring Bob Back

Bob Siegrist served our district extremely well in the past and is prepared to do it again, but we have to vote for him. Bob absolutely loves serving the people of Haddam...
Letters • Published Aug 12, 2020 08 am

Driven to Serve

During this election season, I have been very fortunate to have met Brian Saunders, who is the candidate opposing Norm Needleman for the 33rd District State Senate seat. ...
Letters • Published Jul 22, 2020 08 am

A Community That Values our Youth

We write today to thank the communities of Chester, Deep River, and Essex in their overwhelming support of the Valley Regional High School Class of 2020. From the signs a...
Letters • Published Jun 17, 2020 08 am

In Times of Crisis

The announcement that Christine Palm was unanimously endorsed by Democrats for a second term as state representative for the 36th Assembly District is good news for our d...
Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 am

Hope and Personal Comfort

I am neither an affiliate of Ambassadors for Christ (AFC) nor associated with the Valley Courier, but wish to voice my appreciation to the latter for the publication of t...
Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 am

We All Have a Right

I’m writing in reaction to Ellen Kessner’s April 16 letter “Has Crossed the Line” concerning Ambassadors for Christ’s paid advertisement. I believe it helpful to state th...
Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 am

The Unsung Heroes

As we keep our healthcare workers in our hearts and minds during this health crisis, I wondered, who are the unsung heroes of the financial crisis? I particularly want to...
Letters • Published Apr 15, 2020 08 am

Has Crossed the Line

I’m writing to express my concerns that last week’s paid message from Ambassadors for Christ presents an irresponsible and potentially dangerous message during this time ...
Letters • Published Apr 15, 2020 08 am

Unacceptable and Completely Tone-Deaf

Regarding the April 9 articles on the Region 4 Board of Education (BOE) and Chester BOE submitting budget increases, and the state waiving of a vote: It is unacceptable a...
Letters • Published Mar 25, 2020 08 am

Share the Merchants’ Burden

This letter is directed to the landlords who lease space to the small businesses in our towns. None of us can avoid this unfortunate health emergency, but we must all try...
Letters • Published Mar 18, 2020 08 am

What’s Truly Good About Chester

The world doesn’t stop spinning, even for a micro-second, when someone passes on. But our personal world often does. So I believe it’s worthwhile to point out how for man...
Letters • Published Mar 11, 2020 08 am

Mountain of Uncertainties

As a commercial property owner concerned for the downtown and its merchants, I write to express my ever-growing concern that the Main Street project is plowing forward to...
Letters • Published Jan 29, 2020 07 am

A Much-Needed Process

The debate over the Valley Warriors name/logo will undoubtedly put neighbors, friends, and perhaps even relatives at odds. There will certainly be impassioned pleas on bo...
Letters • Published Jan 22, 2020 07 am

Inappropriate for Publication

The first time I saw the full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier, I too felt it was inappropriate for publication in a community newspaper. This ad was bold and f...