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YOUR VIEW: Special session on tolls a waste

By To The Editor: Governor Ned Lamont and legislative Democrats are rumored to hold a special session to vote on “trucks only” tolls in a matter of days, despite the 2020 Legislative Session set…

icon Posted: 20 January 2020 [07:45 PM]

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
YOUR VIEW: Wonderful performance by orchestra
icon Posted: 08 January 2020 [08:32 PM]

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…

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 [08:11 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…

Friday 12/27/2019
YOUR VIEW: New Britain had a great year
icon Posted: 27 December 2019 [01:46 PM]

To the Editor: 2019 was a year of amazing transformation and successes for our community. Over the last year, more than a dozen new businesses opened in New Britain. A handful of others decided to expand their presence here in…

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…

Thursday 12/12/2019
Friday 11/29/2019
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Erin Stewart is a great politician
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:41 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.…

Tuesday 11/26/2019
YOUR VIEW: Shame on Chrysalis Center and CCRE Corp
icon Posted: 26 November 2019 [02:01 PM]

To The Editor: Courtland Arms Apartments affordable housing scam. In April 2017, an article indicated the CCRE Corp “plans call for converting the site into 24 one-bedroom units, including four dedicated to supportive housing, 17 units with affordable rents and…

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…

Friday 11/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: Get involved in your community
icon Posted: 15 November 2019 [01:59 PM]

To The Editor: New Britain is one of the most diverse communities in the state, with an estimated 75,000 individuals living in just over 13 square miles. We have families of different races, socio-economic statuses, genders and sexual orientations all…

Wednesday 11/13/2019
YOUR VIEW: Representing Newington is an honor
icon Posted: 13 November 2019 [02:01 PM]

To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported my reelection to the Newington Town Council. Being able to serve Newington as a Town Councilor is an honor. My election would not have…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Newington voters
icon Posted: 13 November 2019 [02:01 PM]

To The Editor, I just want to say THANK YOU to the Newington voters for your support not only on Election Day, but throughout the campaign. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who reached out, worked hard…

Thursday 10/31/2019
YOUR VIEW: Why did the budget go over?
icon Posted: 31 October 2019 [05:46 PM]

To The Editor: For months there have been arguments about the Newington town hall referendum overrun, what the legal experts say about it, how Newington residents feel about it. I think we are missing a step. None of the editorials…

Wednesday 10/30/2019
YOUR VIEW: Vote to protect the planet
icon Posted: 30 October 2019 [04:55 PM]

To the Editor: New Britain’s election is coming up Tuesday, November 5th. I am hoping voters remember that Republican Mayor Erin Stewart pushed proposals that would have had devastating impacts on our environment. Just a few years ago, during…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Marocchini and the Democrats
icon Posted: 30 October 2019 [04:52 PM]

To The Editor: As we move through the local election cycle, I have researched Beth DelBuono’s voting record. Beth says she supports education, is a speech pathologist and served some years ago on our Board of Education. HOWEVER, her voting…

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: Jim Marocchini is my pick for mayor
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:08 PM]

By To the Editor: Jim Marocchini is my pick for Mayor! I have known Jim for over 30 years and have watched him grow into a caring husband and father, a disciplined Project Manager and…

YOUR VIEW: New Britain, vote for Mayor Stewart
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:07 PM]

By To The Editor: On November 5th the voters of New Britain will go to polling districts to elect other citizens to lead this City. I encourage them to cast a solid vote for the Stewart…

YOUR VIEW: Elected officials need to be civil
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:06 PM]

By To The Editor: Last Saturday I attended the League of Women Voters “debate” at Trinity on Main. There was a pretty good crowd and much enthusiasm on both “sides of the aisle”. All was civil…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Rebecca Martinez
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:02 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: Check your voting status
icon Posted: 29 October 2019 [07:01 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…

Friday 10/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: Vote Jim Marocchini for mayor
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:37 PM]

To The Editor: Jim Marocchini is the most suitable candidate for the position of Mayor for the Town of Newington. He has the necessary personal characteristics to move the town forward. Jim is intelligent, personable and willing to work…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Rita, for your kindness
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:37 PM]

To The Editor: I was in Price Chopper in Newington today and when checking out, there was a nice lady in front of me who was just for her items when she whispered something to the cashier who pick up…

YOUR VIEW: Parents need to be good role models
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:36 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: Edward Reid's Aug. meeting shouldn't have been canceled
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:36 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…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for the best candidates
icon Posted: 25 October 2019 [02:35 PM]

To The Editor: I am splitting my vote this year and voting for whom I believe are the best candidates from both the Democrat and Republican slate. My first choice for Town Council is Carol Anest. The reason I will…

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: Consider supporting Jim Marocchini
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:16 PM]

To The Editor: Dear Constituents, I am a Newington resident for many years and I will be giving my vote to James Marocchini for Mayor and the Democratic candidates running for election on Tuesday, November 5th. I am asking you…

YOUR VIEW: Help continue fiscal responsibility
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:15 PM]

To The Editor: Over the last four years under the leadership of Mayor Mark Kaczynski, the Republican controlled Town Council has been trying to keep Berlin on a path to living within its means, by minimizing tax increases, while providing…

YOUR VIEW: Re-elect Alderman Sanchez
icon Posted: 24 October 2019 [06:13 PM]

To The Editor: I write in support of the re-election of Alderman-at-Large Emmanuel “Manny” Sanchez. He opposed the City’s ill-conceived attempt to give away Patton Brook Well to Southington for one million dollars. The value of that water is approximately…

Wednesday 10/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Vote for Newington's Democratic team
icon Posted: 23 October 2019 [02:01 PM]

To the Editor, As one of Newington’s State Representatives, I applaud all those who have served and all those who are running in Newington's local elections. Public service is a considerable commitment and comes with great sacrifice. Only one…

YOUR VIEW: Make a better choice for Newington
icon Posted: 23 October 2019 [02:01 PM]

To the Editor, The assault on my wallet continues here in Connecticut even though the federal economy is thriving. It seems like there is a new tax in effect almost monthly as the state tries to find new sources…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Mayor Erin Stewart
icon Posted: 23 October 2019 [02:00 PM]

To the Editor: The progressive train of progress in New Britain driven by engineer Mayor Erin Stewart is remarkable. During her past three terms she accomplished and initiated multiple programs and achievements and changed New Britain’s image for the better.…

Tuesday 10/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: Vote Marocchini for Mayor of Newington
icon Posted: 22 October 2019 [02:49 PM]

To the Editor: On November 5th, I am casting my vote for Democrat Jim Marocchini for Mayor of Newington. He represents the values I believe in, and is the obvious choice for me. I have seen Jim talk to residents…

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…

Friday 10/18/2019
Tuesday 10/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: Bad behavior must be punished
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:38 PM]

By To The Editor: On the October 9, 2019, New Britain Common Council we passed a historic resolution about combating climate change. The resolution mentions the huge danger that climate change poses to humanity and…

Tuesday 10/08/2019
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: Re-elect Rosemary Morante in Plainville
icon Posted: 06 October 2019 [08:11 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…

Friday 10/04/2019
YOUR VIEW: New Britain needs deep change
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [02:49 PM]

To the Editor: In a recent article, the Herald cited one of the common boasts of the current administration: that an increase in New Britain’s Grand List, the sum of all taxable property, is due to the “addition of several…

YOUR VIEW: Thief being held accountable is good
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [02:49 PM]

To the Editor: Dee Mack Needs to Move Far Away, Not Past It!!! What an idiot, claiming to own a new business (be associated with a new business in N.B.), when in fact he doesn’t. He steals lobsters and says…

Wednesday 10/02/2019
YOUR VIEW: Rally to help our schools
icon Posted: 02 October 2019 [01:47 PM]

To The Editor: Thank you and Catherine Shen for your coverage of the New Britain Education forum held at Smalley Elementary School Tuesday evening. We are encouraged in our reading of the planned changes (beginning 2021-22) to make Connecticut’s school…

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support the Suburban Woman's Club
icon Posted: 02 October 2019 [01:47 PM]

Guest commentary Through the years, you may have read articles about the Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain in this newspaper. But did you know that it is one of the only civic/social clubs that still exists today with the…

Monday 09/30/2019
YOUR VIEW: Berlin needs new leadership
icon Posted: 30 September 2019 [07:13 PM]

To The Editor: I recently noticed signs in Berlin asking to re-elect Mark Kaczynski because he is concerned for ALL Berlin citizens. How could this be when the last two budget referendums cut teachers and administrators? Our children were put…