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Tuesday 04/26/2022
Friday 03/25/2022
YOUR VIEW: We need clean air ordinances now
icon Posted: 25 March 2022 [01:15 PM]

By Jodie Maro Bristol To the Editor: Bristol, Plainville and Southington, you need to use your voices. FACT: Many residents have signed the petition against the burning of medical waste at the Bristol incinerator. The City of Bristol…

Monday 03/14/2022
YOUR VIEW: Rubin is wrong: There is no substitute for oil
icon Posted: 14 March 2022 [08:29 PM]

To the Editor: Re: Opinion by Jennifer Rubin. She is wrong on all points. From Day One of the Biden administration when the Keystone and oil exploration was killed. Soon afterwards gas prices began to rise and rise.…

Tuesday 03/08/2022
YOUR VIEW: Remembering Craig Yarde, the man
icon Posted: 08 March 2022 [09:02 PM]

Remembering Craig Yarde To the Editor: Craig Yarde – Husband, Father, Grandfather, Industrialist, Visionary, Inventor, Businessman, Comedian, Prankster and Benefactor The focus of what follows is my observation of Craig as a benefactor, albeit abbreviated. At some point, perhaps when…

Tuesday 02/22/2022
YOUR VIEW: Support our veterans and fix the roads
icon Posted: 22 February 2022 [04:14 PM]

To The Editor: Just wanted to comment on two Items. First, the support that CT gives to Veterans, especially the disabled veterans (a prorated system with a max of $10,000 value off their house taxes) is a disgrace. Even with…

Tuesday 02/08/2022
YOUR VIEW: Betts: Time for Lamont's emergency powers to end
icon Posted: 08 February 2022 [09:27 PM]

  Governor Lamont recently sent a letter to legislative leaders requesting an extension of 11 existing executive orders, which includes extending the mandatory mask mandate for certain individuals as well as school children until February 28, 2022.   At this moment,…

YOUR VIEW: Central CT Chambers supports Wheeler project
icon Posted: 08 February 2022 [09:26 PM]

To the Editor: Mayor Jeff Caggiano and Bristol City Councilors; The Central CT Chambers of Commerce is writing to you in support of the Wheeler Clinic Project. The Mission Statement of the Chamber is “Business Working Together to Promote Regional…

Tuesday 01/18/2022
OP-ED: New businesses: CT economy energized by covid entrepreneuers
icon Posted: 18 January 2022 [08:30 PM]

There’s little question that the prolonged pandemic has disrupted the workplace significantly. The degree to which that change is accelerated is now becoming clear as data reflects stark differences between what was and what is. Between 2010 and 2020,…

Monday 01/10/2022
your-view-believing-in-kismet-and-karma YOUR VIEW: Believing in kismet and karma
icon Posted: 10 January 2022 [09:06 PM]

I believe in kismet and karma. Often people wonder, if God was actually real, why has He let all these natural disasters…

Tuesday 12/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Anti-Biden sign is pro-hate, anti-Christmas
icon Posted: 21 December 2021 [09:03 PM]

To the Editor: In my town of Plymouth, there is an empty lot on the corner of North Harwinton Ave and Preston Road. A few days ago, the third pro-Donald Trump billboard was erected in celebration of Christmas. It says,…

Friday 12/17/2021
YOUR VIEW: GOP may have hurt city economy with vote
icon Posted: 17 December 2021 [09:15 PM]

To the Editor: Since when is it a bad thing to bring 200 jobs to the city center in a sizable new building? When you’re a crop of freshmen council members anxious to distance themselves from their Democratic predecessors and…

Friday 12/10/2021
YOUR VIEW: Donations sought to help the hungry
icon Posted: 10 December 2021 [09:21 PM]

To the Editor: It’s no secret that life hasn’t gotten back to “normal”. And for those served by Bread for Life, whose “normal” was already troublesome, life’s burdens have only increased. Even here in Southington, food insecurity is…

Wednesday 11/17/2021
YOUR VIEW: Be patriotic and give Thanksgiving its due
icon Posted: 17 November 2021 [08:56 PM]

To the Editor: By Elaine Marie Cooper, author and history buff, (from www.hhhistory.com.) “The traditional first Thanksgiving in America took place in November of 1621, one year after the Pilgrim’s arrival in the new world. It had been a long…

Wednesday 11/10/2021
YOUR VIEW: Appreciates Tyree's column about veterans' service
icon Posted: 10 November 2021 [08:56 PM]

To the Editor: Just wanted to express my sincere appreciation to Danny Tyree in relation to his outstanding piece "Are Veterans the Heroes who keep on giving?" on the 11/10 Press Op-Ed page. The credit he affords Veterans for…

Tuesday 11/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Government should require all people vaccinated
icon Posted: 09 November 2021 [08:57 PM]

To the Editor: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) – unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our…

Monday 11/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: Nation's EMS system needs lots of help soon
icon Posted: 08 November 2021 [07:04 PM]

To the Editor The nation's EMS system is facing a crippling workforce shortage, a long-term problem that has been building for more than a decade. It threatens to undermine our emergency 9-1-1 infrastructure and deserves urgent attention by the Congress.…

Wednesday 10/27/2021
YOUR VIEW: Tyrrell again for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 27 October 2021 [09:12 PM]

To the Editor: I write in support of Becky Tyrrell for re-election to the Plainville Board of Education. As current  chairperson, Becky demonstrates integrity and skilled leadership. I have long admired her thoughtful approach to all issues. Becky is fair,…

YOUR VIEW: Davenport for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 27 October 2021 [09:12 PM]

To the Editor: In today’s politically motivated world, it is more important than ever to elect Board of Education members that understand the balance of doing what is in the best interest of our students’ education while maintaining fiscal responsibility…

Tuesday 10/26/2021
YOUR VIEW: A vote for Joe Kilduff for mayor of Plymouth
icon Posted: 26 October 2021 [02:16 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing to encourage Plymouth voters to vote for Mayoral candidate Joe Kilduff on November 2. He is prepared to address the challenges that currently face our town. He believes we must be “forward thinking” about…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for the GOP slate in Plymouth
icon Posted: 26 October 2021 [02:15 PM]

To the Editor: The November 2 election is a pivotal one for the future of the Town of Plymouth. The GOP has presented a wonderful slate of candidates who are experienced, educated, and professional. They are people who have put…

Monday 10/25/2021
YOUR VIEW: Catanzaro for Plainville Town Council on Nov. 2
icon Posted: 25 October 2021 [08:53 PM]

To the Editor: I write to endorse Joey Catanzaro for Plainville Town Council. I have known Joey for several years and have always been impressed with his commitment to public service and his dedication to his community. His…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Consalvo for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 25 October 2021 [08:50 PM]

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter in support of Lori Consalvo, who is running for Board of Education.  There is no doubt in my mind Lori will serve the residents of Plainville in a tremendous way.  I've known…

Sunday 10/24/2021
YOUR VIEW: Support public library referendum in Southington
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:34 PM]

To the Editor: As a former library board member for the town of Southington, I urge you to support the YES referendum for the Southington public library on November 2, 2021. The library is truly a community center that needs…

YOUR VIEW: Re-elect Morante to Plainville Town Council
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:33 PM]

To the Editor: I encourage Plainville’s voters to support Rosemary Morante’s bid for re-election to the Plainville Town Council. Rosemary approaches anything she does with thoughtfulness, looking at both the big picture as well as the details. She is a…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Christopher for Plainville Town Council
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:33 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing in strong support of Quinn Wazorko Christopher for the Plainville Town Council. I have known Quinn for many years.  She is kind, smart, and energetic.  When she previously served on the Town Council, I…

Friday 10/22/2021
YOUR VIEW: Olsen for City Council
icon Posted: 22 October 2021 [09:33 PM]

To the Editor: Throughout her life Jacqueline Violette-Olsen aka Jacky Violette-Olsen candidate for councilwomen in the 2nd District, has demonstrated that she can handle personal and professional responsibilities and obligations. When she makes a commitment, Jacky dedicates herself to organizing…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes for new Southington public library building
icon Posted: 22 October 2021 [09:32 PM]

To the Editor: The mission of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington is that all children are healthy and ready to learn. We do that through education, referrals, and advocacy. The ECCS Board approved advocating for a new Southington Public…

Thursday 10/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Ellen's work excellent
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:15 PM]

To the Editor: My husband, Rick, and I moved from New Jersey to Bristol 36 years ago. Our three children were born in Bristol Hospital and attended Bristol Public Schools. Our family always took advantage of the wonderful programs and…

YOUR VIEW: Another vote for Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:14 PM]

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter to support Quinn Wazorko Christopher for Town Council. I have known Quinn for many years. She is dedicated and compassionate individual. I highly recommend for her to be a part of your…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Plainville's Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:12 PM]

To the Editor: Please join me in giving Democratic candidate Quinn Wazorko-Christopher your full support for Town Council. It is evident in her current leadership role as the chair of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and owner of a Plainville-based…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Panioto for City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:10 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing today in support of Sebastian Panioto for Bristol City Council. I am a resident of Bristol and I have known Sebastian for more than 10 years, as a colleague. Through that time, Sebastian has…

YOUR VIEW: Sings Mayor Ellen's praises
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:10 PM]

To the Editor: Am I the only person who is confused by the lack of a Republican platform and their false narrative about what has been happening for the last few years? Mr. [Peter] Del Mastro’s recent letter said we…

YOUR VIEW: Kelley for Bristol City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:09 PM]

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse my brother-in-law for City Council. While I no longer reside in Bristol, I take great interest in the state affairs in my hometown. I have been troubled recently…

YOUR VIEW: Supports Mielcarz in 2nd for Bristol City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:06 PM]

To the Editor: Please support Bob Mielcarz for Bristol City Council from the Second District. I have known Bob for over 40 years as a fellow teacher, coach, and longtime Bristol resident. Over those many years, I saw how Bob…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Plainville's Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:49 AM]

To the Editor: On November 2 when I head to the Plainville polls, Quinn Wazorko-Christopher has my vote! Quinn is a long time resident and business owner who has Plainville’s best interest at hand. She brings excellent credentials to the…

YOUR VIEW: City artists for Mayor Ellen
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:48 AM]

To the editor: I moved back to my hometown of Bristol in December of 2007. After living and traveling in places like California, Italy, Costa Rica, China, Serbia and Macedonia, it was clear to me that public art is a…

YOUR VIEW: Uncle pitches for Howe
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:47 AM]

To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of my nephew, Andrew Howe, who is running for City Council. I have watched him grow into a passionate, dedicated and responsible young man! Andrew has many great ideas that…

YOUR VIEW: Morante for re-election
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:46 AM]

To the Editor: I have known Rosemary Morante for a long time and am very pleased to support her re-election to a fourth term. She is a serious, hard-working member of the Plainville Town Council who will always put the…

YOUR VIEW: Support for Scott Rosado
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:46 AM]

To the Editor: This is a letter to support [Bristol] Councilman Scott Rosado, an entrepreneur who has successfully run his business, MR Home Care, providing a valuable service to the elderly and disabled population. Having worked with him for over…

YOUR VIEW: A shout-out for Zoppo-Sassu and Rosado
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:44 AM]

To the Editor: This is a shout-out for Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and Scott Rosado - two people I admire and who have gotten me involved with my City, which is part of why they are so good at their jobs. I…

Wednesday 10/20/2021
YOUR VIEW: Supports Bristol administration
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:37 PM]

To the Editor: I am a proud supporter of the Mayor and City Council based on their performance. At a recent meeting, the Mayor cited the over 40 new businesses that had opened in Bristol in the last two years,…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Dems in Bristol
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:37 PM]

To the Editor: I am excited to support Mayor Ellen, my councilmen in the first district: Greg Hahn and Scott Rosado along with our BOE candidates on Nov. 2. I was appointed to the Youth Commission last year and serve…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Mayor Ellen
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:36 PM]

To the Editor: I'm writing this letter to express my support for Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the entire Democratic slate. I find it incredulous that any voter could question the vision of Mayor Zoppo-Sassu. Her entire focus has been on…

YOUR VIEW: Ragaini looks for re-election
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:35 PM]

To the Editor: I am asking for your support to re-elect me as a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals. As a 4 year member of the panel, my experience will be important as we see property values increase…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Morante for Town Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:34 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing to endorse Rosemary Morante for re-election to the Plainville Town Council. In her years serving on the Council, Rosemary has established herself as an intelligent and thoughtful member.  She has developed a reputation as…

YOUR VIEW: A colorful Barney endorsement
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:34 PM]

To the Editor: Fasten your seatbelts, I’m going to take you on a literary journey. I’m going to tell you why I’m voting for Brittany Barney for city council. Brittany is a stellar member of this community. She is a…

YOUR VIEW: Mayor Ellen is good for health
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:33 PM]

To the Editor: I have been a physician in Bristol for over 35 years and it continues to be a pleasure to serve the community and be the beneficiary of living in a town where we care for each other.…