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YOUR VIEW: Spring bake sale was a success, thank you New Britain

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…

icon Posted: 19 April 2019 [06:40 PM]

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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…

Tuesday 02/26/2019
YOUR VIEW: Stop talking and start building
icon Posted: 26 February 2019 [07:55 PM]

By To The Editor: Enough already build it... I am entering my fourth year of being a Newington resident and in Connecticut terms I’m still a newbee. It seems like the citizens of the…

Thursday 02/21/2019
YOUR VIEW: Knee-jerk reaction to comments by Stewart
icon Posted: 21 February 2019 [07:10 PM]

To The Editor: Concerning the former mayor Tim Stewart I wish the Democrats had taken a deep breath before ousting a man who had done tremendously wonderful things as former mayor of New Britain. I am not condoning the remarks…

YOUR VIEW: We all have forgiveness in our hearts
icon Posted: 21 February 2019 [06:53 PM]

To The Editor: In regard to abuse in churches: In life we may experience different kinds of human behavior which may be defined as unbecoming and no morals attached. Trust is a great gift to have especially to the one’s…

YOUR VIEW: Berlin High has an outstanding athlete
icon Posted: 21 February 2019 [06:52 PM]

To The Editor: On Saturday February 16th a Berlin High School wrestler won the State Championship for the THIRD TIME!!! I think this young man, as well as Berlin High and also his family, deserve some additional recognition!…

Tuesday 02/19/2019
YOUR VIEW: Lawsuit against police is 'unreasonable'
icon Posted: 19 February 2019 [06:58 PM]

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…

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…