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Monday 11/12/2018
Woman's Club event was a success
icon Posted: 12 November 2018 [08:41 PM]

To The Editor: Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain sponsored a Rock n Roll Review dance on Sat. Nov 10 with proceeds going back to many charities in New Britain. We are grateful that we had so much support…

Friday 11/09/2018
YOUR VIEW: Everyone should see this show
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:23 PM]

By To The Editor: This past Sunday I had the pleasure of seeing the premiere of “Testament of Freedom - Let me tell you about Poland” - a new play by the local Polish amateur theater…

YOUR VIEW: Legislation will strengthen Medicare policy
icon Posted: 09 November 2018 [08:22 PM]

By To The Editor: Each year, approximately 1,200 Medicare patients, over the age of 65, are newly diagnosed with cancers of the blood across the U.S. For these individuals, medical science has advanced to make cellular…

Sunday 11/04/2018
YOUR VIEW: Let's vote for people, not parties
icon Posted: 04 November 2018 [08:46 PM]

By To The Editor: I would like to respond to the letter submitted by Rosemary Klotz. The local members of the Democratic Town Committee do not represent all Democrats in the city. The local Democratic…

YOUR VIEW: Ready to work for middle-class citizens
icon Posted: 04 November 2018 [08:45 PM]

By To The Editor: I would like to take a minute before the election to say thank you. It’s been an honor to have the opportunity to challenge for the seat in the 77th District.…

Wednesday 10/31/2018
YOUR VIEW: Lopes supports education, environment
icon Posted: 31 October 2018 [07:49 PM]

To The Editor: The race in New Britain’s 24th District may be confusing. The endorsed Democrat, Rick Lopes, has been our state representative for six years, and has been doing a great job. He is a down to earth…

YOUR VIEW: Talk is cheap; Saavedra takes action
icon Posted: 31 October 2018 [07:48 PM]

To The Editor I am proud to be talking about Sharon Beloin-Saavedra who is running for state representative from the 24th District. This includes in New Britain the voting places of Slade. Roosevelt, Vance, Gaffney and the VFW. Also,…

Monday 10/29/2018
YOUR VIEW: A vote for Democrats is a vote for progress
icon Posted: 29 October 2018 [07:49 PM]

Dear Editor: In Connecticut, as across the nation, Trump Republicans are trying to gain control of the governor’s office and state legislature. By doing this they hope to roll back laws affecting our civil liberties, voting rights, women’s health…

Sunday 10/28/2018
YOUR VIEW: Rep. Lopes stands up for taxpayers
icon Posted: 28 October 2018 [08:47 PM]

To The Editor: I urge all voters in the 24th House District to vote to reelect Rep. Rick Lopes. Rep. Lopes is a progressive champion working hard for the people of New Britain. Because of his leadership, the City…

YOUR VIEW: We need a change in the General Assembly
icon Posted: 28 October 2018 [08:40 PM]

To The Editor: We can’t afford business as usual at the state Capitol. When a public official accepts almost $100,000 a year from a special interest group, some people might call this a bribe, but the current state officials say…

Thursday 10/25/2018
YOUR VIEW: Ziogas took action in support of veterans
icon Posted: 25 October 2018 [08:45 PM]

To The Editor: I wish to take this time to thank state Rep. Chris Ziogas for his swift action and support right after the governor cut funding for military honors at times of funerals for our Veterans. When…

YOUR VIEW: Think before you vote, this election matters
icon Posted: 25 October 2018 [08:39 PM]

To The Editor: Just recently, one of your fellow New Englanders, Susan Collins(US Senator, R-Maine), gave a great speech supporting the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. After many, yet baseless, accusations by Dr. Christine Ford,…

Wednesday 10/24/2018
YOUR VIEW: I will be voting for the 'Purple Candidate'
icon Posted: 24 October 2018 [08:51 PM]

By To The Editor: I am writing in support of our next state representative for the 24th District, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra. Sharon’s service to the city of New Britain has prepared her for this role, she was…

YOUR VIEW: We need inclusion, not rhetoric, in our schools
icon Posted: 24 October 2018 [08:50 PM]

By To The Editor: The “moving train” that Mr. Del Mastro derisively refers to is a program, The Equity Toolkit, that the Bristol Board of Education has agreed to pilot. The program seeks to support school…

Tuesday 10/23/2018
YOUR VIEW: Rep. Byron cares about local business owners
icon Posted: 23 October 2018 [05:46 PM]

To The Editor: State Rep. Gary Byron has proven to be an effective representative for Newington. For four straight years he earned a 100 percent attendance and voting record ensuring our district was represented on every vote. Rep.…

Monday 10/22/2018
YOUR VIEW: Vote the GOP ticket to move Connecticut forward
icon Posted: 22 October 2018 [07:37 PM]

To The Editor: Ned Lamont wants to place tolls on trucks. Think what that would do for prices of goods. Yep, we will pay more. And, the democrats will be politically intoxicated with tolls and will certainly include every vehicle…

YOUR VIEW: Three officials who honor our local veterans
icon Posted: 22 October 2018 [07:35 PM]

To The Editor: I would like to take this time to thank state Sen. Henri Martin, state Rep. Cara Palavlock D’Amato and state Rep. Whit Bett. for their years of support and honoring our local veterans. Not only did they…

YOUR VIEW: Lee's comments leave reader 'stunned'
icon Posted: 22 October 2018 [07:31 PM]

To The Editor: An article in The Herald on Oct 19 “Lee encourages Tunxis students to get involved,” left me stunned and with a complete sense of hypocrisy on the part of Lee. As I presented to the Town…

Sunday 10/21/2018
YOUR VIEW: Learn from history, don't ridicule it
icon Posted: 21 October 2018 [07:07 PM]

To The Editor: It has always been my impression to attend Yale you were a pretty smart and intelligent individual but now I have to alter my opinion. Reading in the Herald “Yale students ask VA to change Lincoln…

YOUR VIEW: Fuller will stand tall as our state rep
icon Posted: 21 October 2018 [07:06 PM]

To The Editor: We have known Kevin Fuller for many years, dating back to when he worked at Mountain View School. He was, and still is, an exemplary worker; being on time, on task, and on the job.…

YOUR VIEW: Rackliffe can get the job done in Conn.
icon Posted: 21 October 2018 [07:03 PM]

To The Editor: I like Dave Rackliffe, the Republican candidate for the 79th Connecticut House District. Dave’s got vision, a quality that’s hard to find in our politicians these days. Dave sees the kind of state Connecticut can become. A…

Thursday 10/18/2018
YOUR VIEW: Alderman sends wrong message
icon Posted: 18 October 2018 [06:44 PM]

To The Editor: I read with interest the comments of Alderman Daniel Salerno in support of his decision to vote against the two Lenard Engineering Common Council resolutions. One seeking to have Lenard refund all or a portion…

YOUR VIEW: These incumbents haven't 'fixed' anything
icon Posted: 18 October 2018 [06:42 PM]

To The Editor: Am I the only one wondering why there are signs from the Republicans saying “It’s time to fix Connecticut” when they have been there four years each (Pavalock and Martin) and eight years (Whit Betts)? If…

Wednesday 10/17/2018
YOUR VIEW: Petit throws support behind Rackliffe
icon Posted: 17 October 2018 [06:21 PM]

To The Editor: I am writing to support Dave Rackliffe’s candidacy for state representative from Bristol. I have known Dave for 25 years. We worked together in the hospital system for years and I have always found him to be…

YOUR VIEW: State Rep. Lopes works hard for New Britain
icon Posted: 17 October 2018 [06:19 PM]

To The Editor: The 24th District Democratic state Rep. Rick Lopes has been an effective leader in his community on key issues over the last two years and deserves to be re-elected on Nov. 6. When it comes to…

YOUR VIEW: Dupont Funeral Home praised by family
icon Posted: 17 October 2018 [06:16 PM]

To The Editor: We would like to acknowledge Robert and Ryan Dupont of Dupont Funeral Home for the meticulous way they handled the preparation and arrangement of Jane Cyr’s recent funeral. Though some of the details were prearranged, when…

Sunday 10/14/2018
YOUR VIEW: Aresimowicz represents Berlin with pride
icon Posted: 14 October 2018 [08:10 PM]

To The Editor: It is so important to re-elect Joe Aresimowicz this year. Joe has a proven record of delivering for us. He brings state grants to Berlin, keeping property taxes down, supports businesses, and brought $30 million for…

YOUR VIEW: Is 'white privilege' coming to your school?
icon Posted: 14 October 2018 [08:08 PM]

To The Editor: How many parents know that their kids may soon become subjects of a grand social experiment? The Bristol BOE has begun to embrace the theory of “White Privilege.” A workshop was conducted as a first step…

Friday 10/12/2018
YOUR VIEW: Cast your votes for Rep. Petit, Sen. Martin
icon Posted: 12 October 2018 [09:29 PM]

To The Editor: This letter is in support of state Rep. William Petit and state Sen. Henri Martin. State Rep. Bill Petit recently spoke at a program for school safety at Plainville High School. He has a thorough…

Thursday 10/11/2018
YOUR VIEW: Help prevent domestic violence
icon Posted: 11 October 2018 [08:46 PM]

By To The Editor: October is Domestic Violence Month. Hopefully many of you in the community know it. If you’re in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, help them before they suffer the…

YOUR VIEW: Gary Byron champions senior causes
icon Posted: 11 October 2018 [08:44 PM]

By To The Editor: With unemployment at its lowest point in almost 50 years and record Dow Jones closings, one might say that the economy is booming. But Connecticut and its municipalities are struggling with…

Tuesday 10/09/2018
YOUR VIEW: State Rep. Petit deserves your vote
icon Posted: 09 October 2018 [08:36 PM]

By To The Editor: Dr. William Petit has been a strong advocate for public health in the General Assembly. Dr. Petit’s experiences as a doctor gives him a unique perspective on the opioid crisis…

Monday 10/08/2018
YOUR VIEW: Stop the Dems at the ballot box
icon Posted: 08 October 2018 [08:05 PM]

To The Editor: Stopping the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was not about 35 year old, unsubstantiated charges of sexual assault, or heavy drinking in college, or throwing ice cubes in a bar, or any of the other claims against him.…

YOUR VIEW: There are plenty of bullies in politics
icon Posted: 08 October 2018 [08:03 PM]

To The Editor: Bullying: I know this is a subject that is brought up frequently in our schools to teach our children to respect each other. That each of us are unique, special and worthy of respect. Teaching them…

Wednesday 10/03/2018
YOUR VIEW: Aresimowicz isn't the rep we need
icon Posted: 03 October 2018 [07:16 PM]

To The Editor: November’s election is extremely important to all of us. Dan Malloy and the Democrats have devastated our state with tax increases, increased debt, big government and costly long-term union contracts. Just ask Joe Arsemowicz, who serves…

YOUR VIEW: Vote the Republican ticket
icon Posted: 03 October 2018 [07:13 PM]

To The Editor: Although all the media attention lately has been focused on Washington, as election day approaches, I am urging voters in Bristol to pay attention to the local races. As Republican town chairperson, I want to share…

Sunday 09/30/2018
YOUR VIEW: Join me in supporting Rep. William Petit
icon Posted: 30 September 2018 [08:18 PM]

To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Dr. William Petit for re-election as the state representative for the 22nd District. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill since our Plainville High School days…

YOUR VIEW: I will cast my vote for Gary Turco
icon Posted: 30 September 2018 [08:16 PM]

To The Editor: There are many reasons why I will cast my vote on Nov. 6 for Gary Turco state representative for the 27th District. Gary Turco understands the struggle Newington’s middle class is facing from increased costs of…

YOUR VIEW: Plymouth volunteers deserve thanks
icon Posted: 30 September 2018 [08:14 PM]

To The Editor: I would like to take a moment and offer some thoughts on the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps 50th anniversary. A dinner was held on Sept. 21. As I heard first hand from many that attended, several…

Thursday 09/27/2018
YOUR VIEW: All the candidates should be heard
icon Posted: 27 September 2018 [08:52 PM]

By To The Editor: We have had two “debates” between only two candidates running for governor. However, there are more candidates who were not invited to the debates because they did not “poll” over 10 percent.…

YOUR VIEW: I am tired of tax-and-spend Democrats
icon Posted: 27 September 2018 [08:51 PM]

By To The Editor: Vote for the Republican Team! It should come as no surprise to hear the statement that Connecticut is not doing well financially. Businesses have fled our state and so have retirees.…

Monday 09/24/2018
YOUR VIEW: Balloon Festival costs the town too much
icon Posted: 24 September 2018 [07:30 PM]

To The Editor: Since I was concerned and interested in learning the cost to Plainville taxpayers for the services from our town departments concerning the balloon festival, I filed a freedom of information request. I asked for a separate bottom…

YOUR VIEW: Aresimowicz supports our veterans
icon Posted: 24 September 2018 [07:26 PM]

To the Editor: As a veteran and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs, I know firsthand how committed Joe Aresimowicz is to veterans. Not only has Joe’s involvement with veterans’ issues…

Thursday 09/13/2018
YOUR VIEW: Gracious mayor handled situation well
icon Posted: 13 September 2018 [08:17 PM]

To The Editor: On Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018 I attended the Global War on Terror Monument Dedication Ceremony at Central Park Plaza in New Britain. In the front row attending the ceremony was an elderly veteran proudly wearing his…

Wednesday 09/12/2018
YOUR VIEW: Protect Our Watersheds did its job
icon Posted: 12 September 2018 [07:30 PM]

To The Editor: A word of thanks is due. Recently, the mayor of New Britain announced that the City would no longer consider striking a deal with Tilcon, Inc. to destroy a valuable watershed vital to the region’s water needs.…

Tuesday 09/11/2018
YOUR VIEW: AARP campaign urges voter participation
icon Posted: 11 September 2018 [09:11 PM]

By To The Editor: Do you know the biggest and most robust bloc of Connecticut voters are over the age of 50? Therefore, we have a voice and need to make sure we use it in…

Monday 09/10/2018
YOUR VIEW: Change of leadership needed in Berlin
icon Posted: 10 September 2018 [08:13 PM]

To The Editor: Years ago, Rep. Joe Aresimowicz ran a campaign on reducing state government costs, by reviewing and eliminating duplication of services between departments, and by looking at private/public partnerships to help taxpayers save money. I can’t think…

YOUR VIEW: All Americans should honor the flag, anthem
icon Posted: 10 September 2018 [08:11 PM]

To The Editor: I read that ESPN “...will air the national anthem this season only when doing so feels newsworthy...” CBS and Fox have made similar decisions while NBC has not finalized how to handle the anthem.” Where is their…

Thursday 08/23/2018
YOUR VIEW: Pool lifeguards do a great job
icon Posted: 23 August 2018 [06:59 PM]

To The Editor: Where can one begin to express this family’s gratitude to the lifeguards at the Churchhill Pool? A child was struggling and the lifeguards on duty were helping him in seconds! Yes, seconds! It was reassuring to see…