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Deep River Letters

Letters • Published Oct 05, 2022 08 am

Made the Right Decision

According to a 2019 statement posted on the National Institute on Drug Abuse website, “The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a warning about the potential health risks of m...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

A Pragmatic, Thoughtful Decision-Maker

Christine Palm, has been an outstandingly effective representative for our 36th District. She knows how to represent us by effectively addressing individual constituent, ...
Letters • Published Aug 24, 2022 08 am

Won’t Stop the Future

This is a letter written to the Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) about proposed Section 4.16.8 (“Prohibited Uses”) to prohibit Cannabis Retailer and Hybrid R...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Could Confuse a Lot of Drivers

Please write more articles about the effects of renumbering highway exits in Connecticut. “What’s Behind Those Matching Old/New Exit Numbers” (June 16) reprints the gover...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Someone We Can Trust

I support State Representative Christine Palm (D) for re-election to the 36th Assembly District. As a resident of Deep River, I am aware of her extraordinary leadership a...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

Heartfelt Thanks and Appreciation

With sincere, deep gratitude and recognition, we’d like to extend our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Deep River Fire Department. For many years and until h...
Letters • Published Dec 15, 2021 07 am

Everyone is Welcome

I read with delight in your Nov. 25 edition the story of the Ivoryton Illuminations [“Ivoryton Illuminations Returns for 12th Year on Dec. 1”] and the comments by Chris S...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Open, Transparent, and Participatory

This letter is written to encourage the voters of Deep River to reelect George “Bud” Eckenroth and Carmela Balducci to the Board of Finance. It is important to the future...
Letters • Published Sep 08, 2021 08 am

A Shining Light

While we have been living in dark times, there has been a shining light growing in Deep River. A Little Compassion, Inc. (ALC), the nonprofit organization responsible for...
Letters • Published Feb 17, 2021 07 am

This Generous Gesture

The Deep River Rotary would like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to Sal Camera, owner of the Landing on Main in Deep River. On Jan. 28, The Landing...
Letters • Published Nov 18, 2020 07 am

In a Time of Need

As we approach a very different Thanksgiving season, our communities are still struggling with the uncertainty of getting through this pandemic. Our service organizations...
Letters • Published Oct 28, 2020 07 am

About Womens’ Rights

I’m voting for State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) for re-election. As a woman voting in this election, it has been important for me to understand where the candidates st...
Letters • Published Oct 21, 2020 08 am

Dedicated, Accessible, Caring

It is an honor for me to support Bob Siegrist as our next 36th District state representative serving the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam. His roots run de...
Letters • Published Oct 21, 2020 08 am

Cares About Us

As a senior, I am increasingly concerned when I hear threats to end social security or coverage for pre-existing conditions. These policies were enacted to protect our he...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Promoting Health and Security

I’m voting for the re-election of State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)to the State Assembly. Why would I vote for anyone else when I have a representative who has a...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Some Misconceptions

I’d like to address some misconceptions in John Greene’s Oct. 1 letter [“The Last Thing We Need”] regarding the code of ethics question on the Nov. 3 ballot. First, he im...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Willing to Work

Our environment is under threat as never before and it’s more important than ever that we raise our voices in defense of the climate and our future on this planet. We are...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Will Protect our Interests

The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened many to how fragile they are, and to the importance of elected officials who are working to protect them. As a person with a good payin...
Letters • Published Oct 14, 2020 08 am

Strong, Confident, Intelligent

I support State Representative Christine Palm (D) for re-election to the 36th District. As a grandmother, nothing concerns me more than the world we will leave our grandc...
Letters • Published Oct 07, 2020 08 am

Experience and Competent Leadership

I support State Senator Norm Needleman for re-election to the 33rd District. He has been an outstanding advocate for his constituents, and this has been particularly evid...
Letters • Published Oct 07, 2020 08 am

Record Speaks for Itself

As a social worker, I was not surprised that State Representative Christine Palm was endorsed by the CT Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in her re-el...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

Knows the Issues

Senator Norm Needleman is an outstanding state senator for the 33rd District and merits re-election for a second term. Norm is extraordinarily well qualified and combines...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

Fiscal Discipline and Social Values

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with and then meeting Brendan Saunders, the Republican candidate for Connecticut’s 33rd Senate District, which serves Chester, Cli...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

Making Difficult Decisions

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) was recently criticized by his Republican opponent for supporting the Police Accountability Act, which was voted into law in a special...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

The Last Thing We Need

Deep River does not need an ethics commission. Before COVID, I had attended virtually every Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance meeting since 2002, video-recording th...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

Attention to the Issues

Elections are a time when we evaluate the incumbent candidate for their leadership and attention to the issues that affect us all. Healthcare is one of those issues. Rece...
Letters • Published Sep 16, 2020 08 am

No Matter How Small

Over the past few weeks, a dedicated group of Deep River residents has been collecting petition signatures. The purpose of the petition is simple: Will Deep River join mo...
Letters • Published Sep 16, 2020 08 am

Access to Healthcare

As a registered nurse, of utmost importance to me is that all people should have access to affordable, quality, and competent healthcare. Since she first ran for office t...
Letters • Published Sep 16, 2020 08 am

Competence, Compassion, and Action

I have followed events in the news about absentee ballot voting and was very concerned that voters would have to make a choice between their health and their right to vot...
Letters • Published Sep 16, 2020 08 am

Providing Competent Leadership

I support the re-election of Christine Palm for state representative in the 36th Assembly District. Representative Palm has demonstrated her commitment to protect the env...
Letters • Published Jul 01, 2020 08 am

One Flag MIA

As you pass by the Essex Town Hall, you will notice the pride flag flying under the stars and stripes for the month of June. I don’t have an issue with that. My question ...
Letters • Published Jul 01, 2020 08 am

Sincerely Concerned and Motivated

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) recently announced her candidacy for re-election and I plan to support her for a second term. We moved to Deep River from Guilf...
Letters • Published Jun 10, 2020 08 am

Not a Dumping Ground

I share the frustration of the author of a recent letter to the editor [May 14 letter “In Violation” by Michael Wayne] concerning Valley Railroad Company use of Deep Rive...
Letters • Published Jun 10, 2020 08 am

Support Safe Voting

Unlike in Wisconsin, you might think that we in Connecticut wouldn’t have to risk our lives to vote. Unfortunately, you would be wrong with that belief. Now is the time t...
Letters • Published Jun 03, 2020 08 am

Not a Partisan Issue

As we begin to indulge in the pleasures of summer, the COVID-19 pandemic continues its negative impact on our lives. Although the November election is months away, we are...
Letters • Published May 27, 2020 08 am

Competent, Thoughtful, and Effective

Representative democracy depends upon effective representation. Christine Palm, our 36th District’s representative, has done an outstanding job for us and deserves our fu...
Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 am

Bad News and Good News

I heartily disagree with John Parunak’s April 30 letter to the editor [“Mindlessly Insensitive”] regarding his perceived negativity of Ambassadors for Christ advertising....
Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 am

In Violation

The Valley Railroad Company is storing unused rail cars in the Town of Deep River, which is in violation of its lease with the town and zoning regulations. Numerous messa...
Letters • Published Apr 22, 2020 08 am

From Grateful to Indebted

I live on Hemlock Drive. On April 11 at about 4 p.m., I heard sirens coming up the hill. I thought, “I hope no one is in trouble.” I watched as a parade of fire trucks ca...
Letters • Published Jan 22, 2020 07 am

Readers Have a Right

I am writing in response to Debra Paulson’s Jan. 2 letter [“Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper”] in the Valley Courier, in which she opposed the ads by CT Reloading LL...
Letters • Published Jan 08, 2020 07 am

Valley Can Move Forward

I read with keen interest Karena Garrity’s Dec. 26 article “Warriors’ ‘Indian’ Imagery at Heart of New Debates.” Although not a Valley grad myself, I am the proud dad of ...
Letters • Published Jan 08, 2020 07 am

When Will this End?

I’m writing in response to the letter by Debra Paulson, regarding her objection to the Courier publishing an advertisement from a local gun store [Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads ...
Letters • Published Jan 08, 2020 07 am

Communities Are Diverse

I applaud your decision to continue to accept firearms advertising in the Valley Courier. I disagree with Debra Paulson’s assertion (Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for Comm...
Letters • Published Jan 01, 2020 07 am

Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper

Dismayed to see another full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier this week, I called the publisher, Robyn Wolcott, directly. We had an informative, respectful conv...
Letters • Published Dec 18, 2019 07 am

All That Matters

After the Dec. 10 Board of Selectmen meeting, I ask if First Selectman Angus McDonald is a servant to the taxpayers or dictator. He’s not unlike the former zoning enforce...
Letters • Published Dec 18, 2019 07 am

Disrespect and Discourtesy

I’m disappointed how the leadership of Deep River handled my removal from the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). I was dismayed by their disrespect and discourtesy after...
Letters • Published Dec 11, 2019 07 am

Full Steam

In the past month, our little nonprofit that could has been chugging along at full steam! A Little Compassion, Inc., and The Nest Coffee House would like to thank our com...
Letters • Published Oct 30, 2019 08 am

Experienced, Stable Leadership

The progress Deep River has made over the past 30 years is visible all around our amazing town. All you need do is take a ride down our Main Street, visit any of our many...
Letters • Published Oct 30, 2019 08 am

Stable, Knowledgeable Leadership

I moved back to the area six years ago. Before we decided where to move, my husband and I brainstormed what we wanted in a community, and we found that we had a few non-n...
Letters • Published Oct 16, 2019 08 am

Not a Newcomer

As a candidate for the Deep River Board of Finance, I am writing to introduce myself and ask for your readers’ votes on Nov. 5. After raising our family in Old Saybrook, ...