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YOUR VIEW: Vote Kisluk for Plainville town council

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…

icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [02:16 PM]

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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…

Sunday 09/29/2019
YOUR VIEW: 'New' school means bright future
icon Posted: 29 September 2019 [07:50 PM]

To The Editor: While the beginning of every school year comes with feelings of excitement, anticipation and optimism; for the students and staff at Smalley Elementary School, this year is different. That’s because the new school year finds them in…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you Gerry for a great car show
icon Posted: 29 September 2019 [07:49 PM]

To The Editor: Kudos to Gerry Amodio, Exec. Dir. of the New Britain Downtown District, the volunteers who helped organize and the business owners who contributed to the fantastic car show this past Saturday. On a gorgeous fall like day,…

YOUR VIEW: Experience matters on the Board of Ed
icon Posted: 29 September 2019 [07:49 PM]

To the Editor: Experience! My husband has a long history of experience when it comes to the Newington Public School System. He taught in our great town for 35 years, retiring in 2009. Over those years he taught in grades…

Wednesday 09/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: Time for a new mayor and council
icon Posted: 25 September 2019 [01:48 PM]

To The Editor: At this year’s Berlin Fair the Republican booth had a large sign which asked “Had Enough?” That’s a good question. Had enough of annual tax increases accompanied by cuts in services? Had enough of proposed budgets rejected…

Wednesday 09/18/2019
YOUR VIEW: The rich and famous are not held accountable
icon Posted: 18 September 2019 [03:13 PM]

To The Editor: Only 14 days in jail, (for Felicity Huffman) what a joke! Just another example of how the rich and famous get away with anything and all they can because they have the money to pay off whatever…

YOUR VIEW: Stewart is a visionary leader
icon Posted: 18 September 2019 [03:12 PM]

To The Editor: I have owned a home in New Britain since 1990. I am amazed with the progress we are seeing in New Britain. Every where you look, from the Beehive Bridge, to our parks, Mayor Erin Stewart is…

Wednesday 08/28/2019
YOUR VIEW: New Britain mourns a great man
icon Posted: 28 August 2019 [02:24 PM]

Dear Editor, The greater New Britain community mourns the death of Joe Gustin. He was a man of great energy and talent, and he was a leader in a community that needed great leaders. He was an unequaled force in…

Thursday 08/22/2019
YOUR VIEW: What do you want from a president?
icon Posted: 22 August 2019 [05:27 PM]

To the editor: Time is drawing closer for us to decide who we will want for our next president. All I'm asking is just find a comfortable spot to sit and close your eyes. Forget your political views and those…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Row A on Sept. 10
icon Posted: 22 August 2019 [05:14 PM]

To the editor: I would like to remind all Republican voters that there will be a primary vote on September 10th for seats on the Town Council and Board of Education in the November town election. The Republican Town Committee…

Friday 08/09/2019
YOUR VIEW: Beware of the summer giving dips
icon Posted: 09 August 2019 [03:51 PM]

The summer season is full of plans. They can include vacation preparation plans, outdoor events, traveling, family gatherings, local festivals, or enjoying a staycation amidst busy work schedules. It’s a season full of distractions and destinations and we look…

Wednesday 07/31/2019
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Wednesday 07/17/2019
YOUR VIEW: State bill is shortsighted
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:24 PM]

New Britain Herald Staff To The Editor: The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed Senate Bill number 164 which pertains to compensation benefits for police officers and firefighters for certain mental or emotional impairments. The act was signed into…

YOUR VIEW: Holy Cross Bazaar thanks you
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:23 PM]

New Britain Herald Staff To The Editor: On behalf of the Holy Cross Bazaar Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Bazaar for your help and support. The parish has been putting on the…

Tuesday 07/09/2019
Friday 07/05/2019
YOUR VIEW: Gary Lee welcomes everyone
icon Posted: 05 July 2019 [07:51 PM]

To the Editor: Nice article in the Herald regarding Healthtrax but one person missing from the photo was Gary Lee who is the shining light at the gym. There isn’t anyone who hasn’t come in contact with Gary either…

Thursday 07/04/2019
YOUR VIEW: A thank you from YMCA Project Graduation
icon Posted: 04 July 2019 [01:54 PM]

To the editor: The YMCA PHS Project Graduation Committee 2019 would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the local businesses and volunteers for their year-round support to make this year’s celebration a success!! Thank you to…

YOUR VIEW: The Girl Scouts say thank you
icon Posted: 04 July 2019 [01:53 PM]

To the editor: On behalf of over 26,000 Girl Scouts in Connecticut, I’d like to thank all of those in our state and beyond who supported our young female entrepreneurs participating in the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Because of…

Wednesday 07/03/2019
YOUR VIEW: Trump should be impeached
icon Posted: 03 July 2019 [03:02 PM]

To President Trump, I am writing as the grandmother of a 14 year old and a 6 year old loved and lovely girls. I am writing as a citizen of the United States of America, a taxpayer and a law-abiding…

Tuesday 06/25/2019
YOUR VIEW: There's a special place in Hades
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [06:43 PM]

By To The Editor: Mohamed Buhary not prosecuted for asking teenager to sell drugs for him. Let’s hope this degenerate doesn’t violate his probation conditions by trying to pick up another teenager and ask them to…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Shaker Funeral Home
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [06:41 PM]

By To The Editor: Recently our father, grandfather, father-in-law, husband Theodore Gajda passed away. Our family entrusted the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements. Words can not express how wonderful Paul Shaker and…

YOUR VIEW: Thank you, Shaker Funeral Home
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [02:25 PM]

To The Editor: Recently our father, grandfather, father-in-law, husband Theodore Gajda passed away. Our family entrusted the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements. Words can not express how wonderful Paul Shaker and the staff of the funeral…

YOUR VIEW: There's a special place in Hades
icon Posted: 25 June 2019 [02:20 PM]

To The Editor: Mohamed Buhary not prosecuted for asking teenager to sell drugs for him. Let’s hope this degenerate doesn’t violate his probation conditions by trying to pick up another teenager and ask them to sell drugs for him. If…

Thursday 06/13/2019
YOUR VIEW: People in power have failed us
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:28 PM]

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,…

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…