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YOUR VIEW: Angelico-Stetson for state rep

By Mike Urrunaga To the Editor: I like to elect leaders I know will get things done. That is why I am endorsing JoAnn Angelico-Stetson as our representative in the state house. JoAnn’s extensive experience in business coupled with…

icon Posted: 19 October 2020 [09:03 PM]

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Sunday 10/18/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Veach for state representative
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:50 PM]

By SALVATORE BORDONARO To the Editor: Donna Veach is a great candidate who will work hard towards restoring fiscal sanity in this state. As a business and community leader, Donna has the experience and toughness to fight for us.…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Sullivan for Congress
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:48 PM]

By NANCY L. JOHNSON To the Editor: I write in enthusiastic support of David Sullivan for 5th District Congressman. He listens well, acts effectively and brings to Washington a desperately needed problem-solver approach. He is an active listener, listening…

Thursday 10/15/2020
YOUR VIEW: Elect Lopes to the state senate
icon Posted: 15 October 2020 [09:13 PM]

By DAVID PRICE To the Editor: The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and has not been raised since 2009. Individuals working 40 hours a week at that amount cannot support themselves let alone their families. That’s why Connecticut…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Martin for state senate
icon Posted: 15 October 2020 [09:12 PM]

By JEFFREY CAGGIANO To the Editor: Senator Henri Martin should be re-elected to the state Senate. His strong commitment to our district has been consistent. Henri has worked to keep individuals and families financially intact, both before and during the…

Wednesday 10/14/2020
YOUR VIEW: We need Sullivan in Congress
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:18 PM]

By MARIANNE HEFFERNAN To the Editor: When I was a newspaper reporter, I met a fierce defender of justice. He was a relentless assistant U.S. Attorney who started his days earlier than anyone I knew, and ended them late.…

YOUR VIEW: Veach is the right candidate to choose
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:16 PM]

By TIM GRADY To the Editor: Once again it’s election year and once again the Democrat candidate for the 30th House seat, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson is running from her own progressive liberal agenda. Less than a year ago she authored…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Martin for state senate
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:15 PM]

By JACOB ROCCO To the Editor: Senator Henri Martin understands the needs of locally owned small businesses. He has been a part of the Bristol business community for years and is the man to represent Bristol in the 31st Senate…

Tuesday 10/13/2020
YOUR VIEW: I'm voting to re-elect Martin
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:18 PM]

By DANNY CARRIER To the Editor: State Senator Henri Martin has been a strong advocate for our public schools here in Plainville. We need a voice like Sen. Martin’s representing us in Hartford. That’s why I am voting to re-elect…

YOUR VIEW: Sullivan is my choice for U.S. representative
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:16 PM]

By GAYLE DENNEHY-CARRIER To the Editor: I am supporting David Sullivan to be our next United States Representative because he is for the rule of law not the rule of the mob. That’s why Connecticut’s Fraternal Order of Police has…

YOUR VIEW: I urge you to re-elect Petit as state rep
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:12 PM]

By DAVE UNDERWOOD To the Editor: State Rep. Bill Petit has done a great job providing us, his constituents, with updates about covid-19. Doc Petit’s medical background and knowledge are what we need in Hartford. I am urging my…

YOUR VIEW: The Gentle Barn is in need of your help
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:11 PM]

By NANAZ KHOSROWSHAHI To the Editor: What do Peyton Manning and Luke Skywalker have in common? Both are names given to rescued turkeys at The Gentle Barn waiting for your help. For 2020 why not sponsor a turkey instead…

Monday 10/12/2020
YOUR VIERW: Veach is the clear choice in this election
icon Posted: 12 October 2020 [09:12 PM]

By BRENDEN LUDDY To the Editor: A leopard does not change its spots overnight. Berlin Democrat candidate for the 30th House District seat, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson, has co-opted conservative ideas for her platform by claiming to support balanced budgets, the…

YOUR VIEW: I will be voting for Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 12 October 2020 [09:09 PM]

By MAURA CHASSE To the Editor: The 2020 campaign season affords few chances to meet our candidates. Everyone is social distancing and learning new ways to reach out. I have looked at JoAnn Angelico-Stetson’s campaign page and have spoken…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to re-elect Turco
icon Posted: 12 October 2020 [09:06 PM]

By LIZA ANDREW To the Editor: State Rep. Gary Turco has been working hard to deliver results for Newington residents during his first two years in office and deserves to be re-elected on November 3rd. He has championed progressive…

Sunday 10/11/2020
YOUR VIEW: Beware of misleading statements from some candidates
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:03 PM]

By SALVATORE BORDONARO To the Editor: The Democrat candidate for state representative, District 30, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson continues to make misleading statements. On Sept. 1, Ms. Stetson posted a statement regarding the transit-oriented development on Farmington Avenue in Berlin, stating,…

YOUR VIEW: Gun owners should support Veach
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:02 PM]

By LOU ZUCCHI To the Editor: There are two choices for state representative for the 30th District in Berlin and Southington. The Republican candidate is Donna Veach and the Democrat candidate is JoAnn Angelico-Stetson. Donna is a gun owner…

YOUR VIEW: Veach supports the police
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:00 PM]

By NINA DEDOMINICIS To the Editor: I’m very pleased that Donna Veach, candidate for state representative, actively supports our police by opposing portions of the Police Accountability Bill #3471. You can read her testimony on her Facebook campaign page,…

Wednesday 10/07/2020
YOUR VIEW: Safety concerns take priority
icon Posted: 07 October 2020 [08:36 PM]

By CLARKE CASTELLE To the Editor: I was surprised to learn recently (reading Erica Drzewiecki’s article in the New Britain Herald of Sept. 2) that the town manager of Newington, in his capacity as “public safety director,” has…

Tuesday 10/06/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote for Hayes for a second term
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:43 PM]

By LIZ AARONSOHN To the Editor: Our congresswoman is the real deal! I’m proud that Jahana Hayes is our 5th Dstrict congresswoman. She represents us - all of us - in this strangely constructed grouping of cities and towns, and…

YOUR VIEW: Does Angelico-Stetson support the police?
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:41 PM]

By CODY WHITESIDE To the Editor: Does Stetson support our police? If JoAnn Angelico-Stetson supports our police, then why hasn’t she made any statements regarding the Police Accountability Bill? The Berlin Democrat Town Committee stated that their candidate showed…

YOUR VIEW: It's time to shake up the state legislature
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:38 PM]

By RICHARD BALSAM To the Editor: Does anyone else think that the Republican signs that say “Take Back CT” are funny? Especially since Whit Betts has been there for 10 years and is running again, even after introducing a term…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Veach this election
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:35 PM]

By ALEX GIANNONE To the Editor: The issue of tolls will likely come up again. I feel confident that Donna Veach, if elected as our state representative, will NEVER vote for tolls because she has actively demonstrated her opposition.…

Sunday 10/04/2020
YOUR VIEW: Please, make sure you vote this election
icon Posted: 04 October 2020 [08:43 PM]

By CHAP. MATTHEW SHULMAN To the Editor: Traditionally, Republicans focused on small government, fiscal conservatism and belief that self-reliance and hard work were the society’s keystones. Despite imperfections, we’ve argued for 244 years to create a “more perfect union.”…

YOUR VIEW: Larson listens to the people
icon Posted: 04 October 2020 [08:40 PM]

By STEVE CASEY To the Editor: I have known United State Representative John Larson since he was first elected to the state Senate almost 40 years ago. We served together and he soon showed that he was an outstanding leader…

Monday 09/28/2020
YOUR VIEW: We need a conservative state legislature
icon Posted: 28 September 2020 [08:50 PM]

By GEORGE MILLERD To the Editor: As you enter this important election season, it’s important that we reflect back on Connecticut’s state government prior to covid-19 and remember the dire financial straits that multiple years of Democrat controlled government has…

YOUR VIEW: I'm proud to support Turco
icon Posted: 28 September 2020 [08:47 PM]

By RALPH V. HERSEY To the Editor: I would like to thank state Rep. Gary Turco for safeguarding our right to vote during the covid-19 pandemic. Gary understands that safe and secure voting is fundamental to democracy. In a…

Sunday 09/27/2020
YOUR VIEW: Your vote can make a difference; vote Hayes
icon Posted: 27 September 2020 [08:43 PM]

By MICHAEL REITER To the Editor: We face perhaps more critical issues as a community and nation than in any previous election. I’m writing about reelecting Johana Hayes because of her views on health care, which has been under attack…

YOUR VIEW: I'll be voting for Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 27 September 2020 [08:42 PM]

By JULIE ERICKSON To the Editor: JoAnn Angelico-Stetson’s policy proposals prove that she is a different kind of Democrat. She’s focused on reducing property taxes for working families. She will work to create new jobs and revitalize the local…

YOUR VIEW: Re-elect Newington's legislative team
icon Posted: 27 September 2020 [08:40 PM]

By JAN AND HAROLD KRITZMAN To the Editor: My state representative in Newington, Gary Turco, helped me to accomplish an extraordinary goal in legislation on which I had been working for five years. My efforts were unsuccessful until…

Friday 09/25/2020
YOUR VIEW: I support Angelico-Stetson for state rep
icon Posted: 25 September 2020 [07:43 PM]

By RAYMOND HINCHCLIFFE To the Editor: Creating good jobs in Connecticut that address the health of the natural world is imperative. That’s why I’m voting for JoAnn Angelico-Stetson to represent us in the 30th House District. A recent report…

YOUR VIEW: Hatred for Trump is better than world peace?
icon Posted: 25 September 2020 [07:41 PM]

By DONALD CHAMBERLIN To the Editor: Hussein Irish’s op-ed in Friday’s Herald was most disturbing. Not for his apparent support for Joe Biden, but for the statement that Joe Biden, rather than Donald Trump, can better deliver the Israel-UAE peace…

Wednesday 09/23/2020
YOUR VIEW: Join me in voting for Turco
icon Posted: 23 September 2020 [08:47 PM]

By KIM RADDA To the Editor: Since state Representative Gary Turco has taken office he has consistently shown his commitment to our local community as well as to residents across our state. He has fought for and championed legislation…

Sunday 09/20/2020
Friday 09/18/2020
YOUR VIEW: I'm endorsing Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 18 September 2020 [09:09 PM]

By FRED JORTNER To the Editor: As a lifelong resident of Berlin and a former elected official, I am proud to endorse JoAnn Angelico-Stetson to be our next state representative from the 30th District. JoAnn has extensive experience in…

YOUR VIEW: Join me in voting for Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 18 September 2020 [09:07 PM]

By KAREN JACKIE To the Editor: In 2016, for numerous reasons, I attended an open house for the Berlin Democratic Town Committee. I knew a few members when I got there, but one person stood out: JoAnn Angelico-Stetson. Not…

Tuesday 09/15/2020
YOUR VIEW: We support Mike Camillo for state representative
icon Posted: 15 September 2020 [07:47 PM]

By JAY SLATER To the Editor: As seniors and independent voters from Newington, we asked candidates, Michael Camillo and Gary Turco the following question. Both are running for state representative from the 27th District in Newington. “Do you support…

YOUR VIEW: Puppy shooter needs to be punished
icon Posted: 15 September 2020 [07:45 PM]

By KATHLEEN BAICH To the Editor: So, another bully shoots and kills an innocent puppy in front of minors. What an accomplishment! This happened in Cromwell. This monster should be held on criminal animal cruelty and firing a…

YOUR VIEW: President Trump supports our military
icon Posted: 15 September 2020 [07:41 PM]

By JOHN GERDIS To the Editor: It’s ironic that John Bolton (no friend of President Donald Trump) and Sara Sanders were in the room when President Trump supposedly called soldiers who die in war suckers and losers. It’s…

Friday 09/11/2020
YOUR VIEW: Thanks to all who made primary a success
icon Posted: 11 September 2020 [08:09 PM]

To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who worked the Southington polls during the August 11, 2020 Federal Primary. The poll workers made the voting experience easy, safe and clean. The addition of…

YOUR VIEW: Rasmussen-Tuller wants your vote
icon Posted: 11 September 2020 [08:09 PM]

To The Editor, During the pandemic, we have all learned that safety precautions save lives and lower infection rates. Whether that be wearing masks, social distancing, hand hygiene, or other methods of limiting exposure to others, these interventions have all…

YOUR VIEW: Writer appreciates city's response after storm
icon Posted: 11 September 2020 [08:07 PM]

To the editor: On August 2, storm Isaias brought down a huge tree across my driveway and up to my front door. The fire department was in the area and stopped by to make sure everyone was safe. I…

Wednesday 09/09/2020
YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote for Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 09 September 2020 [08:16 PM]

By RICHARD PASKIEWICZ To the Editor: Dedication, commitment and experience. Three highly desirable qualities you would like to see in each candidate seeking a political office. JoAnn Angelico-Stetson is a candidate for the Connecticut House of Representatives District 30,…

YOUR VIEW: Angelico-Stetson for state representative
icon Posted: 09 September 2020 [08:14 PM]

By BRUCE LAROCHE To the Editor: Details matter. When you look for experience in your next state representative look at the facts. With two terms of Town Council, one on the Board of Education and a concurrent term on the…

Tuesday 09/08/2020
YOUR VIEW: Hopefully visitors are self quarantining
icon Posted: 08 September 2020 [09:08 PM]

By RACHAEL DAVIS To the Editor: I hope visitors from states on the travel advisory list are complying with Executive Order No. 7III, and self quarantining. In the last two weeks, I’ve seen numerous cars driving around with license…

YOUR VIEW: People need to be more responsible
icon Posted: 08 September 2020 [09:06 PM]

By RACHAEL DAVIS To the Editor: Just another example of a stupid, selfish, disrespectful adult. Let’s hope you and the eight children don’t contract the virus. “In Cicero, Indiana, 40-year-old Matt McInnis planned to continue with tradition by getting…

YOUR VIEW: Turco has my vote for state rep
icon Posted: 08 September 2020 [09:05 PM]

By JON TRISTER To the Editor: I was very disturbed by the recent allegations made against Councilman Michael Camillo. It is disturbing because I am left to conclude, based on the evidence, that either Councilman Camillo holds these disgusting…

Wednesday 09/02/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote for Lopes for state Senate
icon Posted: 02 September 2020 [09:03 PM]

By EDWARD GRADY To The Editor: After distinctively serving at the State Capitol for the greater part of the past two decades, the last eight years in the House of Representatives, Rick Lopes has decided to pursue a seat in…