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YOUR VIEW: People in power have failed us

Max Turgeon Newington To the Editor, As a rising Junior in college, I have spent a lot of time recently thinking of my future. While I don’t exactly know what I want to do for the rest of my life,…

icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:28 PM]

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Thursday 05/30/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you for a great parade
icon Posted: 30 May 2019 [06:52 PM]

To the Editor: The Forestville Parade Committee wishes to thank… everyone. We thank all the businesses, organizations and others who made donations and contributions to fund the parade. We thank the businesses who allowed us to use their parking lots…

Thursday 05/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Use of chlorpyrifos should be banned
icon Posted: 23 May 2019 [06:58 PM]

To the Editor: Public schools in Berlin are making efforts to incorporate more plants on students’ plates (Berlin school chefs learn about plant-based meals, May 19, 2019). Free plant-based training for cafeteria staff and greater plant-based offerings for students…

Wednesday 05/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: Tune in to Trump Radio for the 'best words'
icon Posted: 22 May 2019 [08:51 PM]

By To The Editor: Welcome to the smooth, relaxing sounds of Trump Radio. Grab a cool drink, your favorite conspiracy theory and unwind to the mellow tones of Lee, Brad, Mike and Bill as they…

YOUR VIEW: Not everyone gets a free sidewalk in Bristol
icon Posted: 22 May 2019 [08:48 PM]

By To The Editor: I read an article in The Bristol Press on May 11 about putting sidewalks on Divinity Street. I am asking all the taxpayers who went through the Residential Sidewalk Program are you…

Wednesday 05/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank a federal employee
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:37 PM]

To The Editor: Federal employees serve and protect us every day at every level across the country and in our community. At no time was this more evident than during the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year. From…

YOUR VIEW: Lock up the thief and throw away the key
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:36 PM]

To The Editor: West Hartford Insurance Agent Arrested. “Daniel Zaborowski, 45, charged with first-degree larceny, payment card theft, second-degree identity theft, third-degree forgery, more than $500 on a revoked payment card and receipt from illegal use of a credit card…

Tuesday 05/14/2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
YOUR VIEW: Run or walk to get kids to read
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:36 PM]

To The Editor: Books and children, what a great combination! This year some of the proceeds from the 5K race for Lucy Robbins Welles Library will be used to refurbish the children’s department. You have several options to show your…

Wednesday 05/08/2019
YOUR VIEW: Many thanks for the duck race
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:47 PM]

To the Editor, On behalf of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank the many people who helped make the 2019 Pequabuck River Duck Race Festival a success. This was our 15th annual festival and we couldn’t…

Tuesday 05/07/2019
YOUR VIEW: Comcast should put people before profits
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:20 PM]

By To The Editor: Kudo’s to the over 100 Comcast Cares volunteers who helped clean up the YMCA on Saturday. “For us it’s really about the community. This is a day we try to give back…

Friday 05/03/2019
YOUR VIEW: Republicans fail to lead Berlin
icon Posted: 03 May 2019 [06:03 PM]

To The Editor: The results of the latest budget referendum reflect the complete failure of the Republican majority of the Town Council to provide any leadership or direction for our community. The budget for the town budget was voted against…

Thursday 05/02/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you to NBHS student volunteers
icon Posted: 02 May 2019 [06:07 PM]

To the Editor: On behalf of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden’s board members, I would like to thank the NBHS students who helped to prepare the garden for a new season on Saturday, April 27. The students, organized by…

YOUR VIEW: Silence from the Bristol leadership
icon Posted: 02 May 2019 [06:06 PM]

To the Editor Monday night, Rep Chris Ziogas, as promised, presented the Democrat proposal on tolls and, as expected, the “facts” he and his colleagues provided served their purpose but fell short of the truth. The format of the “Forum”…

Wednesday 05/01/2019
YOUR VIEW: Nature center is a treasure
icon Posted: 01 May 2019 [05:10 PM]

Dear Editor, Several weeks ago, I attended a pancake breakfast at the Hungerford Nature Center in Kensington with my daughter, her husband and my grandchildren. I have been visiting the center for at least 20 to 30 years, with my…

YOUR VIEW: Shaker Funeral Home went beyond
icon Posted: 01 May 2019 [05:10 PM]

Dear Editor, My name is Val Faucher and I recenly buried my beloved wife Claudette of 60 years and the mother of my five sons. My sons and I used the services of the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home in…

Thursday 04/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Stewart has my vote
icon Posted: 25 April 2019 [06:11 PM]

To The Editor This week I attended Erin Stewart’s re-election campaign kickoff at the VFW in New Britain. Typically you see a lot of the same people at these events but I noticed a lot of new faces around the…

Wednesday 04/24/2019
YOUR VIEW: Please attend meeting on Charter revision
icon Posted: 24 April 2019 [07:24 PM]

To the Editor, As the chairman and vice-chairman of the Town of Plymouth Charter Revision Commission, we are writing to encourage public attendance at out informational meeting of April 25 at Town Hall at 7 p.m. The Charter Revision Commission…

YOUR VIEW: Berlin BOE gives confusing answers to important questions
icon Posted: 24 April 2019 [07:24 PM]

To The Editor: At last year’s budget meeting with the Board of Finance and Berlin BOE, BOF Finance Member Kevin Guite asked the Superintendent Brian Benigni, and BOE Member Jake Fisher to explain the open choice program. One would think…

Tuesday 04/23/2019
YOUR VIEW: Thank you for a successful HIV/AIDS forum
icon Posted: 23 April 2019 [06:14 PM]

To The Editor: On behalf of the members of the Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS, I would like to thank Mayor Ellen Zoppo Sassu, Health Director Marco Palmieri, the Connecticut AIDS Education Training Center and the Bristol Public Library for…

Friday 04/19/2019
YOUR VIEW: Spring bake sale was a success, thank you New Britain
icon Posted: 19 April 2019 [06:40 PM]

To the Editor, Our many thanks to the greater New Britain Community for helping us once again in making our spring bake sale a most successful event. The Women’s Guild of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection held…

Thursday 04/18/2019
YOUR VIEW: In Bristol, 'many hands make light work'
icon Posted: 18 April 2019 [06:52 PM]

To the Editor: Someone once said “many hands make light work.” That axiom proved to be QUITE true this past Tuesday afternoon. Having been notified that 18,000 gravesite flags were to be dropped off a day EARLY and within MINUTES…

YOUR VIEW: City Hall must stop foolish spending
icon Posted: 18 April 2019 [06:51 PM]

To the Editor, I read where the city is thinking of raising our taxes to 60 mil. With the city having 62% of the people below poverty rate, who will pay the taxes. We don’t need bricks all of…

Wednesday 04/17/2019
YOUR VIEW: Well done NBPD for ATV arrest
icon Posted: 17 April 2019 [06:06 PM]

To The Editor: Well done NBPD for arresting the teenager who recklessly drove his ATV in Stanley Q. Park!!! The fact that he was charged with “operating a motor vehicle without a license, reckless endangerment, operating a motor vehicle without…

Tuesday 04/16/2019
YOUR VIEW: Inspection of airbnbs is necessary
icon Posted: 16 April 2019 [08:21 PM]

by To The Editor: As a resident of New Britain, Conn. I am writing in response to Mayor Erin E. Stewart’s budget addendum on potential revenue generators. Personally, there are several items listed that I think…

Friday 04/12/2019
YOUR VIEW: American Legion Auxiliary nears 100th Anniversary
icon Posted: 12 April 2019 [06:43 PM]

To The Editor: The American Legion Auxiliary is a remarkable organization with nearly one million women across the country. We are the largest women’s patriotic organization in the nation devoted to America’s veterans, active duty military, their families, young people…

YOUR VIEW: Spring for Education Gala a success
icon Posted: 12 April 2019 [06:42 PM]

To The Editor: The Southington Education Foundation would like to thank Southington residents for their support of the Spring for Education Gala. The well-attended event was held on March 30 at Mt. Southington’s Mountain Room. Carmela Marie Caterers and…

Wednesday 04/10/2019
YOUR VIEW: There are two sides to every story
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:29 PM]

To The Editor: There are true facts and a secondary versions depending on who is the narrator. I’m not writing about a disappointing moment but actual intent to harm one’s reputation. Life can be paved with who you…

YOUR VIEW: Some pet owners are irresponsible
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:27 PM]

To the Editor: “Ricky Wells Jr., 34, of Meriden, was granted a dismissal Monday in Bristol Superior Court for five counts of animal cruelty during the brief proceeding because he completed a first time offender program. What a joke!!…

YOUR VIEW: Plainville voters need to wake up
icon Posted: 10 April 2019 [06:25 PM]

To The Editor: Well folks, it is budget time again in Plainville. It looks like there is no way to avoid an increase in taxes this year, with contractual and the usual increases in running and supporting a town government.…

Friday 04/05/2019
YOUR VIEW: Join us in Hartford and rally for the planet
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:24 PM]

To The Editor: I am writing today in support of the Stand Up for the Climate Action and Energy Equity Rally happening at the State Capitol on April 14 at 1 p.m. This rally calls all climate action seekers and…

YOUR VIEW: Bristol's mayor is a breath of fresh air
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:22 PM]

To The Editor: I want to take a moment to compliment Mayor Zoppo-Sassu, the City Council, and the city employees. Reading the newspapers this past year has been a breath of fresh air with all the positive activity and…

Wednesday 04/03/2019
YOUR VIEW: Residents deserve to hear the facts on tolls
icon Posted: 03 April 2019 [05:17 PM]

To The Editor: I attended the Republican legislators’ presentation on highway tolls at Bristol Central High School. They did a good job of explaining how transportation infrastructure projects are funded in Connecticut, and the audience came away with an appreciation…

YOUR VIEW: Climate change is fact, not fiction
icon Posted: 03 April 2019 [05:14 PM]

To The Editor: A recent news release stated: “In Connecticut, a politician wants to strike climate change from state science standards.” I find this appalling. Over thirty years ago, James Hansen was one of the first to bring attention…

Thursday 03/28/2019
YOUR VIEW: Sea creatures shouldn't die like this
icon Posted: 28 March 2019 [05:45 PM]

To The Editor: Yet another whale-a young Cuvier’s beaked whale-has been found with a stomach full of plastic bags. The 15-foot whale was recently found dead in the water at a fishing village in the Philippines, with sunken eyes and…

Wednesday 03/27/2019
YOUR VIEW: Fight for cleaner air in Connecticut
icon Posted: 27 March 2019 [05:31 PM]

To The Editor: On March 15, 1.5 million children protested for climate justice worldwide. In Connecticut, we can continue this march by advocating for clean action groups for all towns. At the federal level you can support…

Tuesday 03/26/2019
YOUR VIEW: Allow diversity to flourish naturally
icon Posted: 26 March 2019 [08:21 PM]

By To The Editor: This letter is in response to one that was recently published in your newspaper on the subject of diversity; it ridicules one that I had written addressing the same subject and was…

Thursday 03/21/2019
YOUR VIEW: All of us should embrace diversity
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [05:40 PM]

To The Editor: In his letter of Feb. 27 Peter Del Mastro says that the push for diversity hiring is based on something he calls “the concept of proportionality”. Wrong. Diversity hiring isn’t about making sure that…

YOUR VIEW: Infrastructure repairs needed now
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [05:39 PM]

To The Editor: The matter of tolls has been a live issue since Republican Gov. Jodi Rell authorized a study of the issue years ago. From 2006 through 2010 I had the privilege to serve as the Senate Chair of…

Tuesday 03/19/2019
YOUR VIEW: Schools should have boxing teams
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:13 PM]

By To the Editor, I think it is a good idea that all high school principles and athletic directors consider organize boxing teams at their respective schools. Team can compete against each other like they do…

Friday 03/15/2019
YOUR VIEW: White collar crimes must be punished
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:27 PM]

To The Editor: White collar crime, a term coined around 1939 are crimes with a wide range of criminal activities such as deceit, concealment, and trust. These crimes are motivated by financial gain and they do not affect just…

YOUR VIEW: Tell Rep. Ziogas to slash state spending
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:09 PM]

To The Editor: Old habits are hard to break; just ask Democrat state Rep. Chris Ziogas. While Dannel P. Malloy was governor, he was a pretty consistent voter when it came to legislation that increased State spending despite Connecticut’s perilous…

Wednesday 03/13/2019
YOUR VIEW: Claims against Shortell unfounded
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [08:52 PM]

By To The Editor: I am responding to a recent article in the New Britain Herald regarding Robert Berriault’s false allegations of discrimination by New Britain Democratic Town Committee Chair Bill Shortell. Mr. Berriault provided…

YOUR VIEW: State's motor vehicle laws draw questions
icon Posted: 13 March 2019 [08:50 PM]

By To The Editor: This is on the Connecticut handicapped parking issues. I was at the DMV in New Britain and all the handicapped stops were taken by Live Time stickers that were stopped on…

Sunday 03/10/2019
YOUR VIEW: Join us for annual Race in the Park
icon Posted: 10 March 2019 [09:02 PM]

By To The Editor: On Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 11, New Britain’s iconic Walnut Hill Park will once again host the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park, attracting thousands of residents, runners, walks,…

Friday 03/08/2019
YOUR VIEW: Clear your sidewalks of ice and snow
icon Posted: 08 March 2019 [07:50 PM]

To The Editor: We have a law in town that says sidewalks are supposed to be shoveled 24 hours after a storm. If you drive from Queen Street to Farmington Avenue to Maple Street and Peacedale Avenue you see several…

Thursday 03/07/2019
YOUR VIEW: Good op-ed on unfair treatment of African-Americans
icon Posted: 07 March 2019 [06:32 PM]

To The Editor: Thanks for your consistent coverage of the too often unfair treatment of African-Americans both at the hands of police officers, and common citizens. In today’s edition you had an editorial and a op-ed on these issues that…

Wednesday 02/27/2019
YOUR VIEW: Diversity is a complex issue
icon Posted: 27 February 2019 [05:26 PM]

To The Editor: In the name of diversity, people have been using demographic and other data as a club to force change in the composition of a wide variety of groups in all facets of society. Some examples: Teachers employed…

YOUR VIEW: Dr. Henderson gives patients a reason to smile
icon Posted: 27 February 2019 [05:25 PM]

To The Editor: I saw an article in The Bristol Press about Dr. Marc Henderson. I used to be nervous about going to a dentist until I had Dr. Henderson. He is the most caring, compassionate dentists I have…