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YOUR VIEW: Lawsuit against police is 'unreasonable'

To the Editor: In your news article of “Fatal police involved shooting...questions linger” published on Feb 15, 2019, the article states the following regarding the lawsuit: Sherene Fagon, the mother of Zoe Dowdell, still has a $6.5 million lawsuit…

icon Posted: 19 February 2019 [06:58 PM]

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Tuesday 02/19/2019
YOUR VIEW: Conn. needs paid family leave
icon Posted: 19 February 2019 [06:57 PM]

To The Editor: The time is now for Connecticut to pass a paid family and medical leave policy. I am a millennial, and I hear a lot of talk about young people leaving Connecticut to get jobs in other…

Monday 02/11/2019
YOUR VIEW: Don't forget the good Tim Stewart did
icon Posted: 11 February 2019 [08:32 PM]

By To The Editor: Comments that come out of our mouths without brain process can be a given for most individuals. Let us not forget the good that Mr. Tim Stewart has done with his…

Friday 02/08/2019
YOUR VIEW: Chamber and Bizzarro enabled Stewart
icon Posted: 08 February 2019 [06:56 PM]

Letter to the Editor To The Editor: Tim Stewart’s most recent abhorrent statement will require him to be held accountable for his actions. That is not in question. I hope he gets the help that he says he needs. But…

Thursday 02/07/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thanks to supporters of local athletes
icon Posted: 07 February 2019 [05:36 PM]

To The Editor: Recently two boys from New Britain had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and Australia to play baseball and represent New Britain High School and the United States. Michael Gajda and Justin Adorno were selected…

YOUR VIEW: Cast your vote for Gennaro Bizzarro
icon Posted: 07 February 2019 [05:34 PM]

To The Editor: For the upcoming senatorial election, make sure to support republican Gennaro Bizzarro. Gennaro is an attorney and political outsider looking to restore much needed common sense to Connecticut politics. Gennaro is in support of growing businesses,…

Wednesday 02/06/2019
GUEST COMMENTARY: Times may change, but challenges remain constant
icon Posted: 06 February 2019 [06:08 PM]

Guest commentary The 2019 Connecticut Legislature is underway and by all indications this will be a session with much promise as well as much controversy. Fiscal issues will be at the forefront of legislative proposals. With…

Tuesday 02/05/2019
YOUR VIEW: Great job by the New Britain Fire Dept.
icon Posted: 05 February 2019 [07:11 PM]

By To The Editor: On Feb. 1, Fire Chief Raul Ortiz and the New Britain Fire Department responded to 55 Horace St. in New Britain for a house fire where one person died and two victims…

Tuesday 01/29/2019
YOUR VIEW: Tercyak: Rick Lopes will get my vote
icon Posted: 29 January 2019 [06:55 PM]

By To The Editor: As someone who serves alongside Rick Lopes on behalf of the people of New Britain in the legislature, I have seen firsthand the passion he has for advocating for our community. Rick…

Wednesday 01/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: State going from bad to worse
icon Posted: 23 January 2019 [05:44 PM]

To The Editor: Well, I have to hand it to the voters of Connecticut. We had the most incompetent governor ever on his way out only to elect his clone to take his place. Malloy burdened every working individual in…

YOUR VIEW: Many volunteers made holiday dinner a success
icon Posted: 23 January 2019 [05:43 PM]

To The Editor: On Christmas Day, another successful Christmas Community Dinner was sponsored by South Church, New Britain. This year however, due to renovations taking place at South Church, the dinner was cooked and held at St. John’s Lutheran church…

Friday 01/11/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Bristol Fire Department
icon Posted: 11 January 2019 [08:51 PM]

To The Editor: A few days ago, I heard my smoke alarm chirping. I knew I had put in fresh batteries in when the clocks were changed. I tested them and they were okay. I called the dispatcher at…

YOUR VIEW: Deportation is the way to go
icon Posted: 11 January 2019 [08:39 PM]

To The Editor: Well, well, another decent individual taxpayer and restaurant owner gets deported. Where are the grand-standing senators, Blumenthal and Murphy now? Election is over! Aren’t there enough people in this country who need to…

Thursday 01/10/2019
YOUR VIEW: Post office needs to improve its service
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [06:15 PM]

To The Editor: I am disappointed with the lack of service from the New Britain Post Office. My father has been missing mail inconsistently from his PO box due to some getting returned to sender because the “box is closed”.…

Wednesday 01/09/2019
YOUR VIEW: Police shooting case is not about race
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [05:20 PM]

To The Editor: I saw the videotape and it shows the deceased driving in an erratic/dangerous manner that would harm the police officers (and any other potential bystander) as they pursued him for crimes he was suspected of committing. The…

YOUR VIEW: Leo Francini was a man who 'Did His Part'
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [05:19 PM]

To The Editor: The obituary of Leo Francini of New Britain gives our community an opportunity to reflect on a wonderful life of service to our nation and our military veterans. Leo was a child when the Great Depression…

Wednesday 01/02/2019
YOUR VIEW: A special thanks to a special hospital staff
icon Posted: 02 January 2019 [09:10 PM]

by To The Editor: This facility should be renamed Special Hospital for Special Care, Employing Special People That Make You Feel Special. From the time I entered the hospital until the day I left,…

Friday 12/07/2018
Mayor Erin Stewart should run for president
icon Posted: 07 December 2018 [08:44 PM]

To the Editor, I believe that when Mayor Erin Stewart turns 35 she should run for president of the United States. Reason number one, she is smart. Reason number two, she knows politics. Reason number three, she is…

Variety of columns keeps reader informed
icon Posted: 07 December 2018 [08:22 PM]

To The Editor: Once again I want to thank you for your wide selection of columns especially the Wisconsin one. I am a shut-in who relies on my computer to read the news. I don’t have cable,and use the radio…

Tuesday 12/04/2018
YOUR VIEW: One of the strangest football games ever played
icon Posted: 04 December 2018 [08:53 PM]

By To The Editor, The December 2018 issue of “Connecticut Magazine” carried a letter from Mike Moran about football and players in Connecticut. His PS. noted “one of the strangest football games ever played in…

Sunday 12/02/2018
YOUR VIEW: Trump will never be my president
icon Posted: 02 December 2018 [07:35 PM]

To The Editor: This is in response to Michael Russo’s letter titled “Reader urges more support of President Trump” that appeared in the Thursday, Nov. 29 edition of the New Britain Herald. For the record, Trump is NOT my president.…

Thursday 11/29/2018
Wednesday 11/28/2018
Reader urges more respect, support for Trump
icon Posted: 28 November 2018 [08:38 PM]

By To The Editor: The way in which politics are playing out nowadays are rude and ignorant. This country has to become bi-partisan and these politicians need to stop worrying about padding their own pockets.…

New Britain physician offers thanks and praise
icon Posted: 28 November 2018 [08:37 PM]

By To The Editor: After practicing medicine for more than 42 years in New Britain, I will be retiring from practice in the middle of December 2018. It was an amazing practice and the time past…

Thursday 11/22/2018
YOUR VIEW: Connecticut doesn't need to bring back tolls
icon Posted: 22 November 2018 [04:01 PM]

To The Editor, Governor-elect Lamont has not even been inaugurated and his first item on his agenda is tolls. His campaign promise was no tolls. Our state is in such financial difficulties, he should be concentrating on ways to…

YOUR VIEW: New Britain is lucky to have Stewart as mayor
icon Posted: 22 November 2018 [03:56 PM]

To The Editor, Mayor Erin Stewart needs to be commended for her performance as Mayor of New Britain, Conn. New Britain is thriving again under Mayor Stewart’s guidance. She has proved herself as a quality leader. New Britain…

Wednesday 11/21/2018
YOUR VIEW: We can fix blighted properties
icon Posted: 21 November 2018 [06:11 PM]

To The Editor: I don’t know the legality of this concept but you know it will be a lengthy process to try and get monies from the owners of the blighted properties. Why not offer them the option to…

Tuesday 11/20/2018
YOUR VIEW: Proud of the hometown hospitality
icon Posted: 20 November 2018 [08:08 PM]

To The Editor: I live in New Hampshire, about 170 miles north of New Britain. I was born and raised in New Britain, left for the Boston area to attend college, and have lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire ever…

Sunday 11/18/2018
YOUR VIEW: Volunteers, donors made book sale a success
icon Posted: 18 November 2018 [06:31 PM]

To The Editor: The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library would like to thank everyone who came to our Fall Book Sale the last weekend of October and to all the people who donated items to the sale.…

Wednesday 11/14/2018
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 [08:24 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.…

Friday 11/02/2018
YOUR VIEW: Here's one view of the Bristol ballot questions
icon Posted: 02 November 2018 [08:41 PM]

To The Editor: As a member of the Charter Revision Commission whose output is on the Nov. 6 ballot, I ask all Bristol voters to vote “yes” on each of the referendum questions. Here is my own personal explanation of…

Wednesday 10/31/2018
YOUR VIEW: Lopes supports education, environment
icon Posted: 31 October 2018 [07:50 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 [07:47 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 [07:48 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 [08:41 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 [08:44 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 [08:52 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 [08:49 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 [07:08 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…