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YOUR VIEW: Wonderful performance by orchestra

To The Editor: I attended an excellent concert on January 5 given by the New Britain Symphony Orchestra at the stately South Congregational - First Baptist Church in New Britain. The music was provided by a Brass Quintet consisting of…

icon Posted: 08 January 2020 [08:32 PM]

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
YOUR VIEW: Kind strangers in New Britain
icon Posted: 08 January 2020 [08:31 PM]

To The Editor: Just a note of thanks to the hospital staff, EMTs, police officers, the store clerk and a customer who were extremely kind and professional to this traveler. We were on our way to Ohio for the…

YOUR VIEW: Good column by Powell
icon Posted: 08 January 2020 [08:30 PM]

To The Editor: Chris Powell, I very much enjoyed your column about Russian interference, etc. I think your opinions here are spot on, and a refreshing change from normal coverage. It’s sad, however, that you can’t distinguish between the national…

Tuesday 01/07/2020
GUEST COMMENTARY: The importance of a local newspaper
icon Posted: 07 January 2020 [08:12 PM]

The front page of the January 1, 2020 Herald was devoted to a poignant and thought provoking statement by the publisher of the goals and aspirations of our local newspaper. For those who didn’t see it, it should be…

Thursday 12/26/2019
YOUR VIEW: No to privatization of the VHA
icon Posted: 26 December 2019 [06:03 PM]

To The Editor: With regard to proposals for the privatization of Veterans Healthcare, I say no. Privatization of the VHA may seem to most a positive policy recommendation, but I am not convinced. According to the article, Value for Taxpayers…

Wednesday 12/11/2019
YOUR VIEW: Bristol prioritizes its youth
icon Posted: 11 December 2019 [01:45 PM]

To The Editor Last evening, I attended an event celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club building on West St. The building is beautiful and is a testament to the priority Bristol attaches to youth development.…

Friday 11/29/2019
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Erin Stewart is a great politician
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:40 PM]

To The Editor: Good news for New Britain. Mayor Erin Stewart has been re-elected. She has earned her keep. She continues to make good things happen for the city of New Britain. She has the savvy of a great politician.…

Wednesday 11/27/2019
Friday 11/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: Why do CT Democrats continue to lie?
icon Posted: 22 November 2019 [03:04 PM]

To the Editor, Governor Lamont and CT Democrats are liars, plain and simple. Candidate Lamont said no tolls. Governor Lamont, within six months of elections said tolls are possibility. Within 30 days he insisted they are a must; and…

Thursday 10/31/2019
YOUR VIEW: I wholeheartedly recommend Lemek
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:56 PM]

To The Editor: Over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know one of the candidates very well in the 2nd district. She is one of the three Republicans under the age…

YOUR VIEW: Letter had glaring omissions of facts
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:55 PM]

To The Editor, I’m writing this letter in the spirit of transparency to Bristol’s voters. I have served on the Finance Board for a number of years, originally appointed by a Republican mayor. Although I’m a registered Democrat my…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for the GOP slate in Plymouth
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:53 PM]

To The Editor: “Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote” – Walter H. Judd Mayor Dave Merchant is running unopposed- a testament to his leadership during the past 3 terms.…

YOUR VIEW: Arts magnet school is folly
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:53 PM]

To The Editor: Recently I wrote a letter to the editor critical of the mayor and her support of (in my opinion) wrong-headed projects such as the Renaissance project (which luckily fell apart) and the latest folly, the arts magnet…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Ellen, Greg and Scott
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:52 PM]

To The Editor: I am writing today in support of Ellen Zoppo Sassu for Mayor and Greg Hahn and Scott Rosado for Council in the 1st District. Since I have been involved in local government I have seen many different…

YOUR VIEW: School is epitome of government failure
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:50 PM]

To The Editor: Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School. The name itself is the epitome of government failure. Two years ago the BOE unanimously voted to “Authorize the Superintendent to file paperwork requesting state funding for a magnet school.” Oh…

YOUR VIEW: Democrats make Bristol great
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:47 PM]

To The Editor: I am writing my first ever letter to the editor because I am very happy with the tone that our City has taken in the last 2 years. In fact, I also have asked for lawn…

Wednesday 10/30/2019
YOUR VIEW: Vote Row A for continued progress
icon Posted: 30 October 2019 [04:47 PM]

To The Editor: It has been the honor to serve as your City Councilman during the last two years. I’d like to thank each and every one of you for sharing your stories with me as I’ve knocked your doors,…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for change, vote Row B
icon Posted: 30 October 2019 [04:47 PM]

To The Editor: Two years ago, one of the most thoughtful public servants threw her hat into the ring as a candidate for city council in district three. While I have come to know various candidates for public office…

YOUR VIEW: Cast your vote for Bill
icon Posted: 30 October 2019 [04:43 PM]

To The Editor: I have known Bill for more than 25 years and I could not be more honored to call him friend. I met Bill when he was the Oncology Nurse for a friend of mine who was receiving…

Tuesday 10/29/2019
YOUR VIEW: Check your voting status
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:04 PM]

By To The Editor: Election Day is around the corner: Know your voting status. Election Day is almost here. As November 5th approaches we, along with other Connecticut Registrars, want to make sure you’re registered to…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Rebecca Martinez
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:04 PM]

By To The Editor: On November 5th, I ask that Plainville voters support the election of Rebecca Martinez to a seat on the Board of Education. Rebecca has dedicated herself to public service in several youth…

YOUR VIEW: Latest letter was an embarrassment
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [06:58 PM]

By To The Editor: The recent letter attacking the Mayor and insinuating her public service is based on self-serving interests is appalling. In 2017, voters spoke loud and clear and said no more to the ethics…

YOUR VIEW: This election, vote to fund education
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [06:57 PM]

By To The Editor: At the Municipal Candidates Introduction event, sponsored by the NAACP, a concern was raised that my campaign sign suggested I was not in favor of adequate spending for education. On the contrary,…

YOUR VIEW: Bristol needs David Preleski
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [06:56 PM]

By To The Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor to express my view on Democratic candidate, David Preleski. My wife and I know Mr. Preleski to be a man of great integrity. When…

Friday 10/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: Parents need to be good role models
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:40 PM]

To The Editor: One of the main on-going concerns for many parents is problems associated with alcohol being abused by their children or other children. Parents can be proactive by getting involved in alcohol abuse prevention efforts. Parents can teach…

YOUR VIEW: The choice this election is simple
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:38 PM]

To The Editor, As a lifelong Bristol resident of seventy plus years, I've seen many administrations come and go. Some good, some not so much. It is my opinion the current Mayor and her colleagues are clearly one of…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for a proven leader
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:38 PM]

To The Editor: When Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu ran for the office two years ago, her economic development “Platform Issue #5” included a wide range of promises. Let’s take a look at whatever became of them. “There needs to be more…

YOUR VIEW: Edward Reid's Aug. meeting shouldn't have been canceled
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:35 PM]

To The Editor: The article by Michelle Jalbert published in the New Britain Herald on Aug. 22, 2019, titled: “New Britain’s Gen. Haller Post cancels guest speaker amid backlash “described the events in relation to a planned meeting with Edward…

Thursday 10/24/2019
YOUR VIEW: Crystal St. Lawrence has my vote
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:18 PM]

To The Editor: Crystal St. Lawrence possesses the high level of clear thinking, commitment, experience and dedication required to be an effective Board of Education member. Having had the opportunity to serve with her, I know that she is passionately…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Rosemary Morante
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:17 PM]

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

YOUR VIEW: City deserves better than Caggiano
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:11 PM]

To The Editor As a recent resident to Bristol’s First District, I decided checked out my candidate’s social media pages. I came across Jeff Caggiano trying to get people all worked up about the Mayor and Council “spending $65 million…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Tagariello for Mayor
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:10 PM]

To The Editor, I am writing in support of Dante Tagariello for Mayor of Bristol. Bristol has a $221 million dollar budget which requires an ability to forecast, budget and plan. As a corporate tax…

Wednesday 10/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Support Tagariello for mayor, Republicans for City Council
icon Posted: 23 October 2019 [02:12 PM]

To the Editor: Please join me in supporting Dante Tagariello for Mayor of Bristol and the Republican slate of City Council and board of education candidates. Dante is a capable, talented, educated and hardworking individual. He is mature well…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Mayor Zoppo-Sassu
icon Posted: 23 October 2019 [02:03 PM]

To The Editor: The Greater Bristol Realty Corporation is an all-volunteer, non-profit developer of affordable housing in Bristol, and our mission is to create first time homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. By partnering with Habitat for Humanity in…

Tuesday 10/22/2019
Monday 10/21/2019
YOUR VIEW: Jessie Salley cares about Plainville
icon Posted: 21 October 2019 [07:34 PM]

To The Editor: I’m writing this letter to endorse Jessie Salley for Town Council in Plainville. I know Jessie as a person who cares deeply about Plainville. She grew up here and volunteers for the many events in town…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Crystal St. Lawrence
icon Posted: 21 October 2019 [07:33 PM]

To The Editor: I have known Crystal St. Lawrence for over ten years both personally and as on a volunteer on organizations both within the Plainville Community Schools and outside. Our daughters have been in school together since Kindergarten at…

Sunday 10/20/2019
YOUR VIEW: Zoppo-Sassu has experience, skills
icon Posted: 20 October 2019 [08:57 PM]

By To The Editor: In a recent post on the Dante for Bristol Facebook page, Mr. Tagariello stated that “Maybe if they (meaning Democrats) actually understood how to save money, rather than raise the cost…

YOUR VIEW: Keep Bristol on the upswing
icon Posted: 20 October 2019 [08:56 PM]

By To The Editor: I grew up in Bristol and in many ways it was an idyllic upbringing. When I was old enough for school, I received a wonderful education at Northeast and BEHS…

Friday 10/18/2019
YOUR VIEW: Caggiano's campaign tactics are appalling
icon Posted: 18 October 2019 [02:07 PM]

To The Editor, I am a grateful and enthusiastic supporter of Mayor Ellen and my Council representatives Greg Hahn and Scott Rosado. I own a home here, have raised my family here, and enjoy the parks, schools and all…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for the Democratic Team
icon Posted: 18 October 2019 [02:06 PM]

To The Editor: I was amused by Jeff Caggiano’s recent letter in the Press titled “Run Government like a Business.” It’s apparent that the local Republicans will say anything to attempt to get votes. I am a proud supporter…

Tuesday 10/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: City needs to talk about project
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:39 PM]

By To The Editor: “Why is nobody talking about the Memorial Boulevard magnet school project, we cannot follow the trend of the state.” “I find it curious that a project of this size and cost to…

Tuesday 10/08/2019
YOUR VIEW: We need to run government more like a business
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [02:20 PM]

To The Editor: As the Republican Party Chair and a candidate for Council this year, I would like to highlight the most inclusive slate of all NEW candidates this year and describe the “New Generation of Accountability” theme. Simply…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Dante Tagariello for mayor
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [02:19 PM]

To the Editor The Mayoral campaign to date has focused on differentiating Ellen Zoppo-Sassu’s performance as Mayor with the planned administration of Dante Tagariello. Zoppo-Sassu has raised taxes in both years of her administration (2.4% in year 1 and 3.17%…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Kisluk for Plainville town council
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [02:16 PM]

To The Editor: Since Plainville will be having an election on Nov. 5 for seats on the Town Council, I decided to throw my hat in the ring. I have registered with the Secretary of State as a write-in candidate…

Sunday 10/06/2019
YOUR VIEW: Bristol's Youth Services will be just fine
icon Posted: 06 October 2019 [08:18 PM]

To The Editor: I recently read an editorial by Dante Tagariello about the merger proposal of Youth Services and Parks and Recreation. As vice chairman of the Youth Commission, for the city I feel compelled to speak to the facts…

YOUR VIEW: Re-elect Rosemary Morante in Plainville
icon Posted: 06 October 2019 [08:12 PM]

To The Editor: I write to urge the re-election of Rosemary Morante to the Plainville Town Council. Rosemary has been a hard-working, highly competent Councilwoman. Plainville has benefited from her service. I’ve known Rosemary Morante for more than…