Letters

Top Story

YOUR VIEW: Petit throws support behind Rackliffe

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…

icon Posted: 17 October 2018 [06:21 PM]

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 10/17/2018
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 [06:17 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 [08:11 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 [08:07 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 [08:47 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 [08:45 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…

YOUR VIEW: Adopt a pet or donate to your local shelter
icon Posted: 11 October 2018 [08:43 PM]

By To The Editor: October may be dominated by falling leaves and Halloween, but it’s also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Across the country, shelter dogs are looking for warm homes with owners who can provide…

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 [07:15 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 [08:17 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 [08:50 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 [07:29 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…

Sunday 08/19/2018
YOUR VIEW: Local media have reader's support
icon Posted: 19 August 2018 [08:57 PM]

By To The Editor: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for co-publishing your sister paper’s editorial. (President Trump, the press is a vital American institution, Aug. 16.) I’m usually thankful for the editorials you…

YOUR VIEW: Tilcon's plan would devastate watershed
icon Posted: 19 August 2018 [08:55 PM]

By To The Editor: New Britain officials have again misinterpreted Public Act 6-61 which requires an environmental study on the potential impact on a change in use of protected watershed to allow Tilcon to strip mine…

Sunday 08/05/2018
YOUR VIEW: You, too, can help save the planet
icon Posted: 05 August 2018 [08:32 PM]

By To The Editor: My name is Victoria Zaldivar and I am 6 years old. I’ve been reading National Geographic Kids magazine with my mom. A recent edition was all about how our…

YOUR VIEW: Candidate's sister says he deserves your vote
icon Posted: 05 August 2018 [08:28 PM]

By To The Editor: Thoughts that I would like to share. I feel we are living in a time, that more than ever, we experienced well-rounded, compassionate and strong leadership in our “great state of Connecticut.”…

Wednesday 06/20/2018
YOUR VIEW: It's not about water, it's about a quarry
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:07 PM]

By To The Editor: I read with interest the comments of Ramon Esponda, New Britain’s Acting Deputy Director of Public Works-Utilities Division, in response to the Water Plannning Council’s finding that the Lenard…

Sunday 06/10/2018
YOUR VIEW: Plainville firefighters need your support
icon Posted: 10 June 2018 [09:10 PM]

By To The Editor: The Plainville Town Council is asking voters and eligible taxpayers to support the replacement of two fire trucks at a referendum to be held on June 19th. The appropriation is to…

Wednesday 05/30/2018
YOUR VIEW: Tilcon must never acquire watershed lands
icon Posted: 30 May 2018 [06:27 PM]

To The Editor: Almost over two years ago The City of New Britain held hearings at the Slade School pertaining to the sale of a watershed to Tilcon, Inc. The basic issue would be selling 13.6 acres of Class I…

Tuesday 05/29/2018
YOUR VIEW: Officials need to fix New Britain downtown issues
icon Posted: 29 May 2018 [06:43 PM]

To The Editor: The revitalization of New Britain downtown is going to take more than transferring Porter’s building into luxury apartments and a restaurant. Until New Britain takes responsibility to acknowledge that there is a problem within the Hispanic…

YOUR VIEW: Stanley golf course is a great one
icon Posted: 29 May 2018 [06:42 PM]

To The Editor: Just finished another round at the Stanley Golf Course and continue to be impressed with the facilities and personnel encountered each time I tee it up. From the friendly pro shop, under the leadership of Head Professional…

Sunday 05/27/2018
YOUR VIEW: Powell should apologize for column
icon Posted: 27 May 2018 [07:53 PM]

To The Editor: I write to strongly object to Chris Powell’s May 16 column where he implied that Connecticut public employee unions are worse than German armed forces under the direction of Adolf Hitler. This inept and ridiculous comparison…

Sunday 05/20/2018
YOUR VIEW: Help us help our veterans
icon Posted: 20 May 2018 [08:53 PM]

To The Editor: Once again, the Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain is looking for support from our community to help us continue to raise the necessary funds to enable our club to continue the work that we do on…

Friday 05/18/2018
YOUR VIEW: Many helped make Duck Race a success
icon Posted: 18 May 2018 [10:02 PM]

To The Editor, On behalf of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank the many people who helped make the 2018 Pequabuck River Duck Race a success. This was our 14th race and we couldn’t have done…

Thursday 05/10/2018
YOUR VIEW: State's budget dysfunction has hurt families
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [07:58 PM]

To the Editor: I recently met with Scott Gaudet, principal at Greene-Hills School, to discuss the impact of the state budget cuts on programs in his school. He introduced me to Linda Rich, the program director for the Family Resource…

Wednesday 05/09/2018
YOUR VIEW: Toby the pug would make a great mascot
icon Posted: 09 May 2018 [08:07 PM]

To The Editor: A letter to Bristol Mayor Zoppo-Sassu Dear Mayor: We have a proposal for you! We think the town of Bristol needs a doggie mascot, and it should be our friend Toby. If you don’t take Toby…

Tuesday 05/01/2018
Monday 04/23/2018
YOUR VIEW: Proposed Berlin budget not fiscally responsible
icon Posted: 23 April 2018 [07:39 PM]

To The Editor: Over the last couple of years, the Town Council Republican majority minimized the tax increases to our citizens, based on the fact that the State of Connecticut is in a downward spiral, we are seeing less and…

YOUR VIEW: I will vote no on the Berlin budget
icon Posted: 23 April 2018 [07:38 PM]

To The Editor: On April 24, the Berlin residents have an opportunity to vote their opinion on the budget. I will be at the polls and I will be voting NO. I do not accept the budget and I…

Sunday 04/22/2018
Your View: State should restore cuts to Medicaid
icon Posted: 22 April 2018 [08:08 PM]

To The Editor: Medicaid lifts people out of poverty and improves their health. What’s more, children are more likely to be insured and to receive care when their parents are insured, making Medicaid coverage for parents especially effective at promoting…

Your View: There are a lot of good restaurants in Bristol
icon Posted: 22 April 2018 [08:07 PM]

To The Editor: This is an open letter to Mr. Alex Hamzy. Sir, I am very happy that you are opening your diner for dinner. It is always nice to have somewhere new to try for dinner. However, I take…

Tuesday 04/17/2018
YOUR VIEW: Memorandum is not about health and wellness
icon Posted: 17 April 2018 [08:09 PM]

By To The Editor: On Wednesday, March 14, Mayor Zoppo-Sassu announced that she had created a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of altering the fire schedule to 24/72 schedule; where firefighters work a 10 hour…

YOUR VIEW: 'Attack' on Aqua Turf was wrong
icon Posted: 17 April 2018 [08:07 PM]

By To The Editor: I have thought about this issue for a long time and have finally come to a decision on what we all are experiencing. These misguided public displays of emotion at honest, trustworthy…

Wednesday 04/11/2018
YOUR VIEW: Spring for Education Gala a success
icon Posted: 11 April 2018 [08:39 PM]

By To The Editor: The Southington Education Foundation would like to thank all Southington residents for their support of the Spring for Education Gala. The well-attended event was held on March 24 at Mt. Southington’s Mountain…