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Guilford Letters

Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

An Extensive Public Record

There have been many letters endorsing Moira Radar as the best Democratic candidate for Sean Scanlan’s seat. Though she doesn’t have a website, she does have an extensi...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Promising and Honorable

I had the pleasure of serving with Andy Gottlieb on the Guilford Human Rights Commission. I know Andy to be an intelligent, responsible, compassionate, ethical, and kind ...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Will Actively Fight

Moira Rader is the kind of engaged and communicative leader that Guilford and Branford voters rightfully expect. The next step for registered Democrats is to vote on Tue...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Has a Steadfast Determination

If you’re a registered Democrat in Guilford or Branford you will want to vote in the upcoming Tuesday, Aug. 9 primary. Democrats have a choice for state representative, t...
Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

The Right Person at the Right Time

It’s hard to express just how exciting it is that Andy Gottlieb is running to be our next state representative. Andy grew up in Guilford and knows the town inside and out...
Letters • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

Outpouring of Support

Guilford Art Center (GAC) would like to thank the town of Guilford, its citizens, businesses, and our many volunteers who helped to make Craft Expo 2022 on the Guilford G...
Letters • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

Represents the Next Generation of Voters

I urge my fellow Democrats to support Andy Gottlieb for state representative in the Tuesday, Aug. 9 primary. He is exactly the type of progressive leader we need represen...
Letters • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

Priorities That Will Serve Our Community Well

I am writing to express my strong support of Moira Rader for State Representative of the 98th District. I have worked closely with Moira for almost five years on the Boar...
Letters • Published Jul 20, 2022 08 am

Impressed About Her Focus

Moira Rader is the endorsed Democratic candidate for State Representative in Guilford and Branford. I enthusiastically urge her election. She will serve in the effective ...
Letters • Published Jul 20, 2022 08 am

Worked Against the Odds

I encourage registered Democrats in Guilford and Branford to vote for Andy Gottlieb in the primary for state representative on Tuesday, Aug. 9. I’ve known Andy since we w...
Letters • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Champion for Change

Commitment. Compassion. Community. These words come to mind when I think of Moira Rader and her passion for public service. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Moira...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Facts Cannot be Disputed

In response to Superintendent of Guilford Public Schools Dr. Paul Freeman’s and the Board of Education’s (BOE) performance during the May 9 BOE meeting, No Left Turn In E...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Effective, Caring, and Thoughtful

My husband, who recently passed away, fell in our hallway in the middle of the night. He screamed my name; I leapt out of bed and found him lying on the hallway floor cov...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Recognize the Selfless Act

I would like to take a moment to recognize an associate from the North Haven BJ’s Wholesale Club. A young man, Hayden, was working as a cashier on the afternoon of June 2...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Enough

A small, hostile, misinformed local group is harassing the teachers and administrators of our public schools. This must stop! Echoing the warning Superintendent of Guilfo...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

A Positive, Meaningful Impact

A couple months ago, a gentleman contacted me about auctioning off his artwork. He graciously offered to donate the proceeds to Community Nursery School (CNS), a non-prof...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Thank the Educators and Staff

As an educator myself, I know the importance of caring for and educating children in school. I want to publicly thank the educators and staff of the Guilford Public Schoo...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Will Represent Us Well

I was thrilled to learn that my friend Moira Rader is running for state representative for the 98th district. We are so fortunate to have a Guilford resident with such st...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Understands the Urgency

I write to encourage voters in Guilford and Branford to support Andy Gottlieb in the Aug. 9 primary for state representative. Andy is a progressive Democrat who grew up i...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

We Must Set an Example

I am writing to support the Guilford Board of Education, school administration, and teachers in their efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for all our stude...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Personal and Professional Qualifications

I write in support of Ms. Moira Rader’s candidacy in the August primary for state representative in the 98th District. As her colleague on the Guilford Board of Education...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

A Positive Impact

The community discussions on the equity and social justice work coordinated by the Board of Education give all citizens a chance to ask questions and hear how these progr...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Lucky to Share

It’s fair to debate the pros and cons of having a Walmart in a small community like Guilford, based on factors such as the large retailer’s contributions to our tax base ...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Keep Our Sacred Promise

The American Legion Post 48, would like to thank the Courier for placing a photo of the Memorial Day Parade on the front page of the June 2 publication. Guilford resident...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Leave the Rocks

Most of the trails in Guilford’s town preserves are designated as multi-use, which includes walking, running, and mountain biking. Members of our town’s Land Stewardship ...
Letters • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Stand in Solidarity

As the school year is coming to a close, the Executive Board of Guilford’s Democratic Town Committee wishes to express its heartfelt appreciation and support for the comm...
Letters • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Continue the Task

Ask any visitor to Guilford and they will likely mention the town’s remarkable collection of historic homes, one of the largest in the country. Respect for the past is in...
Letters • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Supporting the Approach

In his May 26 letter “The True Colors,” Dave Holman encouraged “every parent, taxpayer, and concerned citizen” to watch a portion of the May 9 Board of Education (BOE) me...
Letters • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Whitewashing the Incident

On April 21, the Courier published an article whose bold headline across two pages proclaimed, “Report of Threat at High School Remains Uncorroborated.” This article had ...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Must Wait and See

I refer to the May 12 article “Guilford Economic Development Emerges from the Pandemic,” quoting Guilford Economic Development Director Sheri Cote. She appears rather bul...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Recognizing Our Volunteers

Guilford Interfaith Volunteers (GIV) would like to thank Larry Santamaria for hosting the Carol Marra Volunteer Appreciation event on May 15. Larry happily opened the doo...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Support Our Community

In a May 12 article [“Guilford Economic Development Emerges from the Pandemic’], Guilford Economic Development Director Sheri Cote is quoted as stating, “We are all sad t...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Commitment to our Town

I am a Guilford resident who is deeply devoted to the work of representative democracy and the power of transparency in the process. State representatives Sean Scanlon (D...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Disagree About the Source

I’ve challenged Mary Beeman’s relentless accusations of racism, lies, and conspiracies against Guilford’s teachers. Kendall Svengalis takes exception [April 21 letter “To...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

A Good Plan

I’ve seen and heard the Truth in Education (TIE) crowd at public meetings and I can say that they have zero knowledge of how to conduct themselves in a public forum. Seri...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

Won’t Go Backward

In 2008, we moved to Guilford based on the excellent school system and continue to trust our kids and their education to the professionals in our town. Today, the Guilfor...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

A Clear Divide

I attended the Guilford Board of Education’s conversation on equity and social justice on May 14. I left appalled at the hostility some members of our community have towa...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

Dangerous Rhetoric

As I watched the Board of Education (BOE) meeting telecast from May 9, I was disappointed to hear Guilford Public School’s Superintendent Dr. Paul Freeman’s fearmongering...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

The True Colors

Whatever side of the Critical Race Theory debate in Guilford they are on, I encourage every parent, taxpayer, and concerned citizen to watch the Guilford Board of Educati...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

Stay Strong

Six months ago our town voted by a 2-to-1 margin for candidates who support of the actions of our Board of Education (BOE). I am grateful to the town for that vote and wi...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

A Successful Event

As chair of the Friends of the Guilford Free Library’s recent spring sale, I want to thank everyone who made it such a successful event. Despite the cold, wet weather, ou...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

A Lovely Success

The Easter Meals On Wheels was a lovely success. Larry Santamaria and his staff prepared a delicious ham dinner with all the trimmings, for 91 people. Beautiful flowers w...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Support Throughout the Years

The Guilford Food Bank (GFB) would like to congratulate Peter Palumbo on 35 successful years in business, located in Guilford. We would like to thank Peter and his staff ...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

A Different Story

Guilford First Selectman Hoey and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Freeman both preach full transparency and promote inclusion, but their actions tell a different story...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

A Threatening Behavior

The April 21 article in the Courier about the student who wore a gas mask in Guilford High School was to me very disturbing [“Report of Threat at High School Remains Unco...
Letters • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

Recognize Our Teachers

I am a sophomore at Guilford High School. Throughout my first two years of high school, I have seen teachers go above and beyond to help students feel more comfortable an...
Letters • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

A Very Memorable Day

Meals on Wheels would like to thank all that were involved with making the third annual Paddle for a Purpose fundraiser a great success. They would include all the awesom...
Letters • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

The Die Was Cast

Guilford received some unfortunate news recently, our local Walmart is closing soon, for good! How convenient it has been having local access to such a range of products ...
Letters • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

Toxic and Divisive Environment

Greg Kinsella is living in a parallel universe characterized by confusion, obfuscation, and denial. His uninformed and mean-spirited diatribe (March 24 letter “That Pesky...
Letters • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

United for Ukraine

The Vigil for Ukraine on April 3 at First Congregational Church was a huge success, bringing the community together and raising more than $6,000 for United for Ukraine (u...