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YOUR VIEW: Students may attend school, but are they engaged?

By COALITION FOR EQUITY IN LEARNING To The Editor: In 2019, a student could show up to school, sit in their seat for the requisite hours, and go home, and we could have safely said that they had attended school…

icon Posted: 15 March 2021 [09:42 PM]

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Friday 03/12/2021
YOUR VIEW: New Britain schools need to do better
icon Posted: 12 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROSEANN BUCHIERE To the Editor: Mayor Erin Stewart, New Britain schools need to do better - and not with more money. It’s time to stop throwing more money into a failing system. Put the blame on the teachers…

Tuesday 03/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Supporting HB6425 is crucial
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:57 PM]

By PAUL BLUESTEIN To the Editor: On Friday, March 5, 2021, for the first time in 14 attempts spanning a quarter century, the Public Health Committee, by a vote of 24 to 9, moved bill HB6425, An Act Concerning Aid…

YOUR VIEW: Bondsmen do more than just post bail
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:53 PM]

By JHADY RIOS To the Editor: Life has been far from normal since Connecticut discovered its first case of covid-19 last year. Yet bail bond agencies like 3-D Bail Bonds, Inc. took it upon themselves to continue serving regardless of…

Monday 03/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: The Arch Street parking meters are a sham
icon Posted: 08 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROGER BAKER To the Editor: The new meter parking on Arch Street seems a little discriminatory. Funny how the meters STOP directly after the Five Churches Brewery. My wife and I travel 45 miles from southeastern Connecticut to support…

Friday 02/12/2021
YOUR VIER: Voting to convict Trump is an easy choice
icon Posted: 12 February 2021 [09:10 PM]

By GARY HENRIKSON To the Editor: The House managers have made a compelling argument in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Trump’s use of incendiary language and violent imagery to willfully incite the deadly neo-Nazi mob of his minions to storm the…

YOUR VIEW: Our senators need to co-sign SJ-13
icon Posted: 12 February 2021 [09:06 PM]

By STEVE WHINFIELD To the Editor: There are bills where unity can be met. Our country is split on many issues and we now have a president who wants to build unity in a time where none exist. I…

Wednesday 01/27/2021
YOUR VIEW: Powell's views in his columns are troubling
icon Posted: 27 January 2021 [08:58 PM]

By JOHN DUBE To the Editor: We hear a lot from Chris Powell (usually without identification) these days in the Opinion section of the Bristol Press. But I’m puzzled as to why that is after reading his cavalier dismissal…

YOUR VIEW: How well do you know your taxes?
icon Posted: 27 January 2021 [08:53 PM]

By RICHARD BARANOWSKI To the Editor: Federal and state Democrats will be meeting soon to raise your taxes. Do you really understand how much money in taxes you are currently paying? Let me help with a little math. Start…

Sunday 01/17/2021
YOUR VIEW: Tolls have no place in Connecticut
icon Posted: 17 January 2021 [09:02 PM]

By DANTE TAGARIELLO To the Editor: Just last week, two Democratic state senators from Fairfield County, Sens. Will Haskell (Wilton) and Alex Kasser (Greenwich), have once again proposed a bill to support highway tolling. Both senators have proposed the…

Monday 01/04/2021
YOUR VIEW: The arts are essential and they need our help
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:04 PM]

By KATE MCOMBER To the Editor: The arts are essential and they need our help. In March, the City of Hartford asked the Greater Hartford Arts Council to survey a number of local arts organizations about how they were…

YOUR VIEW: Certain things cannot be negotiable
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:02 PM]

By ALEX SOKLOW To the Editor: If President Biden agrees to a pact with Iran or North Korea, we must be allowed to inspect suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move…

YOUR VIEW: We must keep fighting covid-19 globally
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:01 PM]

By JACOB SWATHI To the Editor: As our own country struggles with the battle against covid-19, some may have forgotten the global scale of this disease, especially in third-world countries. Due to limited manufacturing and the preorders of wealthy…

Wednesday 12/23/2020
YOUR VIEW: Thank you Mayor Stewart
icon Posted: 23 December 2020 [08:56 PM]

By ROSEANN BUCHIERE To the Editor: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart vetoes removal of city’s Christopher Columbus statue. Finally, a voice of reason. Thank you Mayor Stewart! Democrats, stop wasting the city’s tax payers’ money, as well as insulting…

Sunday 12/20/2020
YOUR VIEW: A big thank you to The Herald
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:18 PM]

By DAVID KEATING To the Editor: By way of introduction, I am David Keating, and I live in the west side of New Britain. We have subscribed to your paper for the past 15 years. I am wiring in the…

YOUR VIEW: Americans need to come together
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:16 PM]

By KIM SHINKOSKEY To the Editor: Americans late in 2020 have found our first, if likely our last, common rallying point since 2016. That wonderful place of agreement is priority vaccination of healthcare workers. In this, we all believe.…

Monday 12/07/2020
YOUR VIEW: Newington and New Britain should partner up
icon Posted: 07 December 2020 [09:04 PM]

By JILL PRICE To the Editor: New Britain is so progressive with all of its redevelopment and grants, but when I happened to be driving through town I was so surprised to see the biodegradable bags filled with leaves.…

YOUR VIEW: Long-term care residents should get covid vaccine first
icon Posted: 07 December 2020 [09:03 PM]

By MARK PARKINSON AND SCOTT TITTLE To the Editor: Dear Governors, Thank you for your leadership in response to this unprecedented health crisis and the action your administrations have undertaken to help nursing homes and assisted living communities protect our…

Monday 11/23/2020
Wednesday 10/28/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Russell for state representative
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:21 PM]

By BOBBY BERRIAULT To the Editor: I am proud to support Alden Russell for state representative in the 24th district. As a fellow commissioner in New Britain, I saw firsthand how hard-working and caring Alden is. He cares about…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain Southington's roads
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:17 PM]

By MARK J. SCIOTA To the Editor: On Nov. 3, 2020, there will be a $10 million referendum for road improvements on the ballot. If approved, it is a serious responsibility to utilize these funds as effectively as possible.…

Tuesday 10/27/2020
YOUR VIEW: Much of our future is on the table
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:28 PM]

By NATHAN “NATE” SIMPSON To the Editor: Reflecting on my own coronavirus exposure, I wish to send those who reached out another round of thanks along with a message to the community. With all that has changed this year,…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Sanchez for state representative
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:26 PM]

By PAUL ZAGORSKY To the Editor: I write in support of Emmanuel “Manny” Sanchez as New Britain state representative. He has served the city’s interests well as an alderman for 10 years and will do so as state representative.…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair Southington's roads
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:20 PM]

By CHRIS PALMIERI To the Editor: I would like to share my support for the $10 million roads improvement referendum in Southington. This is the next step in a long-range plan to improve our 214 miles of this…

YOUR VIEW: I'm supporting Fortier for state senate
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:18 PM]

By ROSEMARY MORANTE To the Editor: I am writing in support of Mary Fortier, an outstanding candidate for the state senate in the 31st District. Mary has been elected to multiple terms on the Bristol City Council. She is…

YOUR VIEW: Let's vote to re-elect Martin to state senate
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:15 PM]

By MATT BENNETT To the Editor: I’m writing in support of Senator Henri Martin who is seeking re-election in Connecticut’s 31st Senatorial District which includes Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston. I moved to Bristol a couple of years…

YOUR VIEW: Some more balance would be nice
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:13 PM]

By DONALD CHAMBERLIN To the Editor: I believe some balance must be added to the op-ed article in the Thursday Oct. 22, 2020 Herald entitled, “Why Senate Republicans deserve to lose a number of seats.” Contrary to what the article…

Monday 10/26/2020
YOUR VIEW: We need to make sure we keep our communities safe
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:08 PM]

By JHADY RIOS To the Editor: As a New Britain worker, I’m seeing firsthand even more endangered streets and shooting throughout Connecticut. If you live or work in New Britain, you know if you feel safer today walking down…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Turco for state representative
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:05 PM]

By SANDY NAFIS To the Editor: I am so pleased once again to support Gary Turco for re-election as our state representative for the 27th District. I have known Gary for more than 16 years from my work as…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain our roads
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:03 PM]

By VICTORIA TRIANO To the Editor: “Shall the Town of Southington appropriate $10 million for cost related to the 2020-2021 road and bridge improvement program and authorize the issue of $10 million bonds and notes to finance the appropriation?” I…

YOUR VIEW: Support Southington's road referendum
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:02 PM]

By TOM LOMBARDI To the Editor: I am writing in support of the referendum question for infrastructure (roads and bridges) upgrades. The $12 million investment would be allocated over a period of four years and would provide the majority…

YOUR VIEW: Pick Sullivan for Congress
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:01 PM]

By HELEN BERGENTY To the Editor: I am supporting David X. Sullivan to represent us in the United States Congress. David supports commonsense law and order, not anarchy. This is the kind of representation we need in Washington…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Martin, Petit into public office again
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [08:59 PM]

By HELEN BERGENTY To the Editor: I am urging my fellow residents of Plainville to support the re-election of both Henri Martin to represent us in the state senate and Dr. William Petit to represent us in the state House…

YOUR VIEW: I'm supporting Trump for re-election
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [08:56 PM]

By CASSANDRA CLARK To the Editor: I am supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump. He turned the American economy around when the pundits said it couldn’t be done. He has cut down on the number of illegal…

Sunday 10/25/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Russell for state representative
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [09:00 PM]

By THOMAS A. TALALAJ To the Editor: Another election season is upon us this year and the date is approaching us quickly. Today, I want to ask the voters in district one in the city of New Britain to…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain our roads
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [08:57 PM]

By MIKE SEL SANTO To the Editor: This Election Day, the taxpayers of Southington have a very important decision to make. We need to decide whether or not to spend $10 million to repair and/or replace hundreds of miles…

YOUR VIEW: Pick Russell for state representative
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [08:52 PM]

By ALDEN RUSSELL To the Editor: My name is Alden Russell and I am running for state representative for the 24th district, New Britain/Newington. I have been involved in city politics for more than five years and lived in…

YOUR VIEW: Support Sanchez for state representative
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [08:49 PM]

By KEITH EBOW-SAM To the Editor: I’m supporting Bobby Sanchez for state representative and suggesting other people support him as well. He supports and tries to benefit other people who are in need or can’t afford important things like high…

Monday 10/19/2020
YOUR VIEW: Angelico-Stetson for state rep
icon Posted: 19 October 2020 [09:03 PM]

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…

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…