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North Branford Letters

Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Thank You and Congratulations

My family would like to thank Dr. Robert Dorr for his 40 years of service. As new parents in 1989, we were referred to Dr. Herbert Goldenring and his associate, Dr. Dorr....
Letters • Published Aug 31, 2022 08 am

Innovative Solutions to Problems

I write this letter with adamant support for the re-election of State Senator Christine Cohen, a remarkable woman — an energetic business entrepreneur, whose work on sens...
Letters • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

Competent and Committed

I’ve always gotten The Sound and appreciate it very much for all that it covers. I do wonder how you would manage without your very longtime reporter Pam Johnson. For man...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Cons Were Enormous

Residents of North Branford and Guilford, especially those who live along Route 80 where it intersects with Route 139, should take note. In 2014, J.J. Sullivan was lookin...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Inform, Educate, and Implement

It is a real pleasure to work with First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove. I have been a member of various town initiatives throughout my 20 years in Branford and currently activ...
Letters • Published Jul 07, 2021 08 am

Good Samaritans Save The Day

Unfortunately, on the afternoon of June 18 at 5 p.m. my new-to-me used car broke down at the intersection of Indian Neck Avenue and South Montowese Street. With my daught...
Letters • Published Sep 30, 2020 08 am

Gone Way Beyond

I’m writing this letter in support of our State Representative Vinny Candelora (R-86). These past six months have been difficult for everyone, and Vinny has stepped up hi...
Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 am

Deserve to be Heard

With many folks having been stuck at home for weeks now, its easy to understand how some folks, who have waited for over a month for unemployment checks, and weeks more f...
Letters • Published Dec 12, 2018 07 am

The Honor and Privilege

For the last four years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your readers’ state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. I am extraordinarily grateful t...
Letters • Published Mar 28, 2018 08 am

Such a Loving Community

My name is Lisa. I recently joined North Branford Proud page on Facebook. I had a situation happen in my life and was looking for ways to find help. I went on the Faceboo...
Letters • Published Sep 13, 2017 08 am

Food Bank is Open

People think our Food Bank in North Branford is closed, but it isn’t. It is in the Congregational Church on Route 80 in North Branford. We are open Fridays from 12:30 to ...
Letters • Published Mar 22, 2017 08 am

Injustice and Disrespect

I and our townspeople have voiced many concerns about greatly not wanting these J.J. Sullivan bulk propane storage tanks in our town. J.J. Sullivan has been in business i...
Letters • Published Oct 19, 2016 08 am

Attentive and Active

As the chairman of the North Branford Democratic Town Committee, I would like to support the re-election of Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-12) as our state senator in Hartford. Ted ...
Letters • Published Oct 12, 2016 08 am

Better for Connecticut

As a person with multiple sclerosis, I feel very fortunate to have Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-12) represent me in the Connecticut State Senate. Senator Kennedy is a terrific adv...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2016 08 am

A Milestone

On June 1, Senior Awards Night was held at the North Branford Auditorium. We are happy to report that the North Branford Scholarship Association presented awards totaling...
Letters • Published Jun 08, 2016 08 am

Have Touched our Lives

Thank you from the family of Donna Mourt Herassme: Ralph, Christopher, Ryan, Joelle, and Jim Mourt. On May 5, Donna passed away suddenly; to say this was a shock would be...
Letters • Published Jan 27, 2016 07 am

It Will Re-emerge

During its Jan. 19 business meeting, the North Branford Town Council voted to end the “preferred developer” status of CenterPlan, as it relates to developing 1500 Foxon R...
Letters • Published Dec 30, 2015 07 am

Do Not Need or Want It

I have read with much concern articles published in The Sound on Dec. 3 [“DEEP Bills North Branford $5,894 for Ongoing J.J. Sullivan Review”] and 17 [“Updates on Dog Park...
Letters • Published Jul 01, 2015 08 am

The Concerns of Citizens

With the defeat of bulk propane in Guilford, people there should be proud to have town officials who listen to them, hearing their concerns and acting in their best inter...
Letters • Published May 27, 2015 08 am

Nothing Short of Beautiful

In a world where anti-bullying campaigns have become the norm and half of suicides are related to bullying, it’s pretty remarkable to witness the exact opposite occurring...
Letters • Published Feb 10, 2015 11 pm

Consider the Evacuation Zone

In Murdock, Illinois, a 30,000-gallon propane railroad car exploded. Its 12,000-pound tank flew 3,650 feet-seven-tenths of a mile! The people of North Branford should thi...
Letters • Published Jan 20, 2015 11 pm

Desire and Willingness to Participate

Each year during the holiday season, the community of Northford and North Branford, as well as the staff of all town departments, comes together to support those fellow c...
Letters • Published Oct 29, 2014 12 am

Experience and Values

We know the chief executives from Durham, Guilford, and Madison in the 12th Senatorial District have endorsed him, and we are writing this letter to officially endorse Br...
Letters • Published Oct 22, 2014 12 am

A Committed Advocate

Since he announced his candidacy for state senator of the 12th District, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ted Kennedy, Jr. He is a hard-working, caring, and com...
Letters • Published Apr 30, 2014 12 am

A Vibrant Support Network

I wanted to welcome the WIN Network ["Divorcing Women can 'WIN' with Teamwork," April 10] as a new resource for women on the shoreline. Women in particular face a long an...
Letters • Published Apr 09, 2014 12 am

A Walk to Feed Neighbors

Since we live in a prosperous community, it's hard to imagine that many of our neighbors struggle to afford the most basic staple, food. But the statistics bear it out. O...
Letters • Published Jan 22, 2014 11 pm

Speak Out on Wall Field

This is a follow-up on letters I wrote in December in my attempt to save the Wall Field property from being developed. The Dec. 14, 2013 meeting had to be canceled due to...
Letters • Published Jan 15, 2014 11 pm

Helped Brighten the Holidays

On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year's very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program. With suppor...
Letters • Published Dec 11, 2013 11 pm

Preserve Wall Field for the Future

This is a follow up of a previous letter I wrote about saving the land of the old Wall Field area Green ["A Small Breath of Fresh Air," Nov. 27] calling for no more empty...
Letters • Published Dec 04, 2013 11 pm

Help for Operation Christmas Child

The people of Grace Community Church, Madison, would like to thank North Branford Dental Group and Just Smiles Dental of Branford for helping us to pack 366 shoe boxes fo...
Letters • Published Nov 26, 2013 11 pm

A Small Breath of Fresh Air

The Economic Development Commission has scheduled a meeting on Dec. 14, a Saturday afternoon, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the North Branford Intermediate School Cafeteria. It ...
Letters • Published Aug 15, 2013 12 am

Above and Beyond

The winners of the fifth annual Cow Chip Raffle were Carey DeSisto (first prize/$2,500), Nancy Paulhus (second prize/$1,000), Olivia Reis (third prize/$750), Chris and De...
Letters • Published Apr 24, 2013 12 am

North Branford Frugality?

Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent, or economical in the use of consumable resources such as food, time, or money, and avoiding waste, la...
Letters • Published Apr 03, 2013 12 am

Putting the Pieces Together

A huge shout of "Thanks" to the Friends of the North Branford Libraries, which sponsored the fourth annual Puzzle-Off Competition at the Edward Smith Library in Northford...
Letters • Published Mar 11, 2013 12 am

Swim Team Support

On behalf of the Branford/Guilford boys swim teams, I'd like to recognize the following Branford/North Branford-area patrons who supported our annual Ad Book campaign. Go...
Letters • Published Feb 26, 2013 11 pm

Continued Generosity

Recently the Northford Women's Club, GFWC, held its annual Dutch Auction at Stanley T. Williams School. Taking place that evening was a live auction, tea cup, and door pr...
Letters • Published Jan 13, 2013 11 pm

A Remarkable Difference

Each year the community of Northford and North Branford demonstrates its generosity and kindness through the holiday programs that assist those in need. The community is ...
Letters • Published Dec 30, 2012 11 pm

Preparedness Needs to be Constant

Today I join in your sadness after the tragic events in Newtown. I hear parents saying they better do something about security in our schools. I'm here to tell you we can...
Letters • Published Nov 19, 2012 11 pm

A Place to Stand...

For the past year, it's been my honor to run for the 12th District State Senate seat. I want to thank everyone for all the support they've shown me and my family during t...
Letters • Published Nov 19, 2012 11 pm

Thanks for the Interest

After a well-contested campaign in the 12th Senate District I want to thank both those who voted for me and those who did not for their interest and for making our politi...
Letters • Published Oct 25, 2012 12 am

Puts People First

I believe returning State Senator Ed Meyer to Hartford is very important in order continue economic growth in our state and in our region. The job incentives co-sponsored...
Letters • Published Oct 22, 2012 12 am

Has Honored Returning Veterans

I am sure that all of us have read articles about our soldiers who are returning from active duty and who are having a difficult time finding jobs. Finding a job in Conne...
Letters • Published Oct 15, 2012 12 am

Understands What It Takes

With great pleasure I declare my support for Cindy Cartier for State Senate. As a business owner myself, I can attest to the difficulties of maintaining a successful comp...
Letters • Published Oct 15, 2012 12 am

Has Created Jobs

I am pleased to write this letter of endorsement for Cindy Cartier for State Senate. Over the past six years, I have fought against the erosion of government finances in ...
Letters • Published Oct 08, 2012 12 am

Pro-Growth, Pro-Small Business

As someone who often frequents small, locally owned shops and businesses, I was pleased to hear that Cindy Cartier was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent ...
Letters • Published Oct 08, 2012 12 am

Reckless Fiscal Policies

As a small-business owner who also frequents local shops and businesses, I see how the policies of the current administration have crippled small businesses in this state...
Letters • Published Oct 01, 2012 12 am

Has Always Responded

I am writing to respond to a letter to the editor ["Articulate, Caring, and Compassionate," Susan Liebel, Sept. 27] in support of the Republican opponent of State Senator...
Letters • Published Sep 24, 2012 12 am

Articulate, Caring, and Compassionate

I'm writing in support of Cindy Cartier for our 12th District state senator. I am an independent with Democratic leanings. While I've always supported the Democratic part...
Letters • Published Sep 17, 2012 12 am

Let's Give a Cheer

Thanks for Chris Piccirillo's article on competitive cheerleading in Connecticut. The Sept. 6 article was titled "Bring It On," an obvious reference to the movie about ch...
Letters • Published Aug 20, 2012 12 am

Thanks, Cow Chip Raffle Supporters

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 North Branford Cow Chip raffle! The event raised approximately $5,000, which will be evenly split between the North Branford To...