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YOUR VIEW: The rich and famous are not held accountable

To The Editor: Only 14 days in jail, (for Felicity Huffman) what a joke! Just another example of how the rich and famous get away with anything and all they can because they have the money to pay off whatever…

icon Posted: 18 September 2019 [02:06 PM]

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
YOUR VIEW: Local 773 endorses Zoppo-Sassu
icon Posted: 18 September 2019 [01:45 PM]

To The Editor: Local 773 is pleased to announce the endorsement of Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu for her re-election campaign,  on behalf of all our membership.   Firefighters support those who support us, and Ellen has been with us every step of…

Friday 09/06/2019
YOUR VIEW: Keep putting Bristol first
icon Posted: 06 September 2019 [02:36 PM]

To the Editor, As a former city treasurer and now a colleague with Tom Barnes Jr. on the city’s Retirement Board, I was very happy to see the Bristol Democratic Party and our Mayor continue to put Bristol first.…

Wednesday 08/28/2019
YOUR VIEW: New Britain mourns a great man
icon Posted: 28 August 2019 [02:24 PM]

Dear Editor, The greater New Britain community mourns the death of Joe Gustin. He was a man of great energy and talent, and he was a leader in a community that needed great leaders. He was an unequaled force in…

Thursday 08/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: What do you want from a president?
icon Posted: 22 August 2019 [05:30 PM]

To the editor: Time is drawing closer for us to decide who we will want for our next president. All I'm asking is just find a comfortable spot to sit and close your eyes. Forget your political views and those…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Row A on Sept. 10
icon Posted: 22 August 2019 [05:14 PM]

To the editor: I would like to remind all Republican voters that there will be a primary vote on September 10th for seats on the Town Council and Board of Education in the November town election. The Republican Town Committee…

Wednesday 08/14/2019
YOUR VIEW: Bristol elected officals are getting things done
icon Posted: 14 August 2019 [02:12 PM]

The Bristol Press To the Editor: Three years ago, I contacted the then mayor and public works director concerning our crumbling road. They said their hands were tied and really couldn’t help. Their solution was to throw a…

Friday 08/09/2019
YOUR VIEW: Beware of the summer giving dips
icon Posted: 09 August 2019 [03:51 PM]

The summer season is full of plans. They can include vacation preparation plans, outdoor events, traveling, family gatherings, local festivals, or enjoying a staycation amidst busy work schedules. It’s a season full of distractions and destinations and we look…

Wednesday 07/31/2019
Wednesday 07/10/2019
YOUR VIEW: Eliminate styrafoam containers
icon Posted: 10 July 2019 [06:34 PM]

Sydney Predmore Erica Drzewiecki wrote a wonderful article published on the Fourth of July. I felt compelled to comment. Drzewiecki’s piece on Bristol Senior Center volunteers transforming plastic bags into blankets for the homeless has, truly, sparked hope…

Friday 07/05/2019
Bristol celebrates the Fourth
icon Posted: 05 July 2019 [07:51 PM]

Ellen Zoppo-Sassu Mayor of Bristol “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…”…

Thursday 07/04/2019
YOUR VIEW: The Girl Scouts say thank you
icon Posted: 04 July 2019 [01:53 PM]

To the editor: On behalf of over 26,000 Girl Scouts in Connecticut, I’d like to thank all of those in our state and beyond who supported our young female entrepreneurs participating in the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Because of…

Wednesday 07/03/2019
YOUR VIEW: Trump should be impeached
icon Posted: 03 July 2019 [03:03 PM]

To President Trump, I am writing as the grandmother of a 14 year old and a 6 year old loved and lovely girls. I am writing as a citizen of the United States of America, a taxpayer and a law-abiding…

Tuesday 06/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: There's a special place in Hades
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [06:42 PM]

By To The Editor: Mohamed Buhary not prosecuted for asking teenager to sell drugs for him. Let’s hope this degenerate doesn’t violate his probation conditions by trying to pick up another teenager and ask them to…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Shaker Funeral Home
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [06:41 PM]

By To The Editor: Recently our father, grandfather, father-in-law, husband Theodore Gajda passed away. Our family entrusted the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements. Words can not express how wonderful Paul Shaker and…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Shaker Funeral Home
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [02:25 PM]

To The Editor: Recently our father, grandfather, father-in-law, husband Theodore Gajda passed away. Our family entrusted the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements. Words can not express how wonderful Paul Shaker and the staff of the funeral…

YOUR VIEW: There's a special place in Hades
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [02:20 PM]

To The Editor: Mohamed Buhary not prosecuted for asking teenager to sell drugs for him. Let’s hope this degenerate doesn’t violate his probation conditions by trying to pick up another teenager and ask them to sell drugs for him. If…

Thursday 06/13/2019
YOUR VIEW: People in power have failed us
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:28 PM]

Max Turgeon Newington To the Editor, As a rising Junior in college, I have spent a lot of time recently thinking of my future. While I don’t exactly know what I want to do for the rest of my life,…

Thursday 05/30/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you for a great parade
icon Posted: 30 May 2019 [06:52 PM]

To the Editor: The Forestville Parade Committee wishes to thank… everyone. We thank all the businesses, organizations and others who made donations and contributions to fund the parade. We thank the businesses who allowed us to use their parking lots…

Thursday 05/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Use of chlorpyrifos should be banned
icon Posted: 23 May 2019 [06:58 PM]

To the Editor: Public schools in Berlin are making efforts to incorporate more plants on students’ plates (Berlin school chefs learn about plant-based meals, May 19, 2019). Free plant-based training for cafeteria staff and greater plant-based offerings for students…

Wednesday 05/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: Tune in to Trump Radio for the 'best words'
icon Posted: 22 May 2019 [08:50 PM]

By To The Editor: Welcome to the smooth, relaxing sounds of Trump Radio. Grab a cool drink, your favorite conspiracy theory and unwind to the mellow tones of Lee, Brad, Mike and Bill as they…

YOUR VIEW: Not everyone gets a free sidewalk in Bristol
icon Posted: 22 May 2019 [08:49 PM]

By To The Editor: I read an article in The Bristol Press on May 11 about putting sidewalks on Divinity Street. I am asking all the taxpayers who went through the Residential Sidewalk Program are you…

Wednesday 05/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank a federal employee
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:37 PM]

To The Editor: Federal employees serve and protect us every day at every level across the country and in our community. At no time was this more evident than during the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year. From…

YOUR VIEW: Lock up the thief and throw away the key
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:36 PM]

To The Editor: West Hartford Insurance Agent Arrested. “Daniel Zaborowski, 45, charged with first-degree larceny, payment card theft, second-degree identity theft, third-degree forgery, more than $500 on a revoked payment card and receipt from illegal use of a credit card…

Tuesday 05/14/2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
YOUR VIEW: Run or walk to get kids to read
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:35 PM]

To The Editor: Books and children, what a great combination! This year some of the proceeds from the 5K race for Lucy Robbins Welles Library will be used to refurbish the children’s department. You have several options to show your…

Wednesday 05/08/2019
YOUR VIEW: Many thanks for the duck race
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:48 PM]

To the Editor, On behalf of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank the many people who helped make the 2019 Pequabuck River Duck Race Festival a success. This was our 15th annual festival and we couldn’t…

Tuesday 05/07/2019
YOUR VIEW: Comcast should put people before profits
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:19 PM]

By To The Editor: Kudo’s to the over 100 Comcast Cares volunteers who helped clean up the YMCA on Saturday. “For us it’s really about the community. This is a day we try to give back…

Friday 05/03/2019
YOUR VIEW: Republicans fail to lead Berlin
icon Posted: 03 May 2019 [06:03 PM]

To The Editor: The results of the latest budget referendum reflect the complete failure of the Republican majority of the Town Council to provide any leadership or direction for our community. The budget for the town budget was voted against…

Thursday 05/02/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you to NBHS student volunteers
icon Posted: 02 May 2019 [06:08 PM]

To the Editor: On behalf of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden’s board members, I would like to thank the NBHS students who helped to prepare the garden for a new season on Saturday, April 27. The students, organized by…

YOUR VIEW: Silence from the Bristol leadership
icon Posted: 02 May 2019 [06:07 PM]

To the Editor Monday night, Rep Chris Ziogas, as promised, presented the Democrat proposal on tolls and, as expected, the “facts” he and his colleagues provided served their purpose but fell short of the truth. The format of the “Forum”…

Wednesday 05/01/2019
YOUR VIEW: Nature center is a treasure
icon Posted: 01 May 2019 [05:11 PM]

Dear Editor, Several weeks ago, I attended a pancake breakfast at the Hungerford Nature Center in Kensington with my daughter, her husband and my grandchildren. I have been visiting the center for at least 20 to 30 years, with my…

YOUR VIEW: Shaker Funeral Home went beyond
icon Posted: 01 May 2019 [05:09 PM]

Dear Editor, My name is Val Faucher and I recenly buried my beloved wife Claudette of 60 years and the mother of my five sons. My sons and I used the services of the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home in…

Thursday 04/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Stewart has my vote
icon Posted: 25 April 2019 [06:11 PM]

To The Editor This week I attended Erin Stewart’s re-election campaign kickoff at the VFW in New Britain. Typically you see a lot of the same people at these events but I noticed a lot of new faces around the…

Wednesday 04/24/2019
YOUR VIEW: Please attend meeting on Charter revision
icon Posted: 24 April 2019 [07:25 PM]

To the Editor, As the chairman and vice-chairman of the Town of Plymouth Charter Revision Commission, we are writing to encourage public attendance at out informational meeting of April 25 at Town Hall at 7 p.m. The Charter Revision Commission…

YOUR VIEW: Berlin BOE gives confusing answers to important questions
icon Posted: 24 April 2019 [07:24 PM]

To The Editor: At last year’s budget meeting with the Board of Finance and Berlin BOE, BOF Finance Member Kevin Guite asked the Superintendent Brian Benigni, and BOE Member Jake Fisher to explain the open choice program. One would think…

Tuesday 04/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you for a successful HIV/AIDS forum
icon Posted: 23 April 2019 [06:39 PM]

To The Editor: On behalf of the members of the Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS, I would like to thank Mayor Ellen Zoppo Sassu, Health Director Marco Palmieri, the Connecticut AIDS Education Training Center and the Bristol Public Library for…

Friday 04/19/2019
YOUR VIEW: Spring bake sale was a success, thank you New Britain
icon Posted: 19 April 2019 [06:40 PM]

To the Editor, Our many thanks to the greater New Britain Community for helping us once again in making our spring bake sale a most successful event. The Women’s Guild of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection held…

Thursday 04/18/2019
YOUR VIEW: In Bristol, 'many hands make light work'
icon Posted: 18 April 2019 [06:52 PM]

To the Editor: Someone once said “many hands make light work.” That axiom proved to be QUITE true this past Tuesday afternoon. Having been notified that 18,000 gravesite flags were to be dropped off a day EARLY and within MINUTES…

YOUR VIEW: City Hall must stop foolish spending
icon Posted: 18 April 2019 [06:51 PM]

To the Editor, I read where the city is thinking of raising our taxes to 60 mil. With the city having 62% of the people below poverty rate, who will pay the taxes. We don’t need bricks all of…

Wednesday 04/17/2019
YOUR VIEW: Well done NBPD for ATV arrest
icon Posted: 17 April 2019 [06:06 PM]

To The Editor: Well done NBPD for arresting the teenager who recklessly drove his ATV in Stanley Q. Park!!! The fact that he was charged with “operating a motor vehicle without a license, reckless endangerment, operating a motor vehicle without…

Tuesday 04/16/2019
YOUR VIEW: Inspection of airbnbs is necessary
icon Posted: 16 April 2019 [08:20 PM]

by To The Editor: As a resident of New Britain, Conn. I am writing in response to Mayor Erin E. Stewart’s budget addendum on potential revenue generators. Personally, there are several items listed that I think…

Friday 04/12/2019
YOUR VIEW: American Legion Auxiliary nears 100th Anniversary
icon Posted: 12 April 2019 [06:43 PM]

To The Editor: The American Legion Auxiliary is a remarkable organization with nearly one million women across the country. We are the largest women’s patriotic organization in the nation devoted to America’s veterans, active duty military, their families, young people…

YOUR VIEW: Spring for Education Gala a success
icon Posted: 12 April 2019 [06:42 PM]

To The Editor: The Southington Education Foundation would like to thank Southington residents for their support of the Spring for Education Gala. The well-attended event was held on March 30 at Mt. Southington’s Mountain Room. Carmela Marie Caterers and…

Wednesday 04/10/2019
YOUR VIEW: There are two sides to every story
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:29 PM]

To The Editor: There are true facts and a secondary versions depending on who is the narrator. I’m not writing about a disappointing moment but actual intent to harm one’s reputation. Life can be paved with who you…

YOUR VIEW: Some pet owners are irresponsible
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:27 PM]

To the Editor: “Ricky Wells Jr., 34, of Meriden, was granted a dismissal Monday in Bristol Superior Court for five counts of animal cruelty during the brief proceeding because he completed a first time offender program. What a joke!!…

YOUR VIEW: Plainville voters need to wake up
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:26 PM]

To The Editor: Well folks, it is budget time again in Plainville. It looks like there is no way to avoid an increase in taxes this year, with contractual and the usual increases in running and supporting a town government.…

Friday 04/05/2019
YOUR VIEW: Join us in Hartford and rally for the planet
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:23 PM]

To The Editor: I am writing today in support of the Stand Up for the Climate Action and Energy Equity Rally happening at the State Capitol on April 14 at 1 p.m. This rally calls all climate action seekers and…

YOUR VIEW: Bristol's mayor is a breath of fresh air
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:22 PM]

To The Editor: I want to take a moment to compliment Mayor Zoppo-Sassu, the City Council, and the city employees. Reading the newspapers this past year has been a breath of fresh air with all the positive activity and…