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YOUR VIEW: Reader defends mayor against Dem letter writers

By To the Editor: Two recent letters to the editors of local newspapers, one from the Democratic party chair and the other, from a Democratic candidate for alderman commenting on the management of the city’s business…

icon Posted: 20 September 2017 [07:39 PM]

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
YOUR VIEW: A 'no' vote for Stewart after quarry support
icon Posted: 20 September 2017 [07:38 PM]

By To the Editor: Mayor Stewart has again misinterpreted Public Act 16-61, which requires an independent environmental study on the potential impact of a change in use of protected watershed to allow for the lease of…

Tuesday 09/19/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader supports Paradis for Berlin Board of Finance
icon Posted: 19 September 2017 [08:01 PM]

By To the Editor: To my fellow Berlin residents, please consider what this upcoming town election will include. Since the passage of charter changes, our town will reinstitute a Board of Finance. The structure of…

YOUR VIEW: A thank you from CCSU's president
icon Posted: 19 September 2017 [08:01 PM]

By To our Downtown Friends: Thank you for your enthusiastic welcome last Wednesday! I was proud to lead a group of more than 40 Central Connecticut State University students, student athletes, faculty, staff, and administrators in…

Monday 09/18/2017
Your View: Harvest yields petty thief and basic moral flaw
icon Posted: 18 September 2017 [07:41 PM]

To the Editor: Someone stopped at the road to help themselves to the apple tree in my front yard. Bad enough most of my trees are barren due to year-round deer damage. I find myself in solidarity at this harvest…

Sunday 09/17/2017
YOUR VIEW: Stewart raised taxes; vote for Gay
icon Posted: 17 September 2017 [09:52 PM]

By To the Editor: After two terms of Mayor Erin Stewart, I say it’s time for a change in leadership. In her two terms of office, Republican Mayor Stewart raised our property taxes by 19 percent or…

YOUR VIEW: Colleagues support Sanchez for re-election
icon Posted: 17 September 2017 [09:51 PM]

By To the Editor, We write this letter in support of Daisy Sanchez who is running for re-election to the Board of Education. Daisy has served diligently for the past four years. She is currently part of…

Friday 09/15/2017
Your View: Peters: Re-elect Eshoo to Police Commission
icon Posted: 15 September 2017 [08:06 PM]

To the Editor: Paul Eshoo is running for re-election for the Berlin Police Commission. He has already served two four-year terms on this commission and is currently the vice chairman. He is married for the past 53 years to his…

Thursday 09/07/2017
Your View: Reader stresses importance of the arts
icon Posted: 07 September 2017 [08:05 PM]

To the Editor, As we enter yet another school year, we take time to reflect on the role of education in our lives and how it has contributed to making us the people we are today. The research is undeniable:…

Monday 09/04/2017
Your View: A thank-you for area support of Nutmeg State Games
icon Posted: 04 September 2017 [08:53 PM]

To the Editor: Thank You! To all the athletes, coaches, trainers and medical staff, volunteers, parents, officials, sponsors and particularly, the supportive media led by the New Britain Herald, we extend a robust and well-deserved thank you! The Nutmeg State…

Tuesday 08/29/2017
YOUR VIEW: Commissioner stands behind embattled chief
icon Posted: 29 August 2017 [09:05 PM]

By Dear Editor, On May 5, 2017, allegations of racial bias and unequal treatment were levied against management of the NBFD and an investigation was launched. Fire Chief Thomas Ronalter ordered his entire staff to…

Sunday 08/27/2017
Your View: Another view of the Tilcon environmental study
icon Posted: 27 August 2017 [08:23 PM]

To the Editor: In connection with Tilcon’s proposal to quarry protected watershed for 50 years, and the mandated environmental study on the impact to the watershed on such a change of use, I read with interest Mayor Stewart’s recent statement…

Friday 08/18/2017
Your View: Ronalter is dedicated to New Britain
icon Posted: 18 August 2017 [08:43 PM]

To the Editor: I am compelled to write regarding your article about the Fire Department and the alleged racism of the chief, Tom Ronalter. I have known Tom his entire life and to call him racially insensitive is totally ludicrous.…

Tuesday 08/15/2017
YOUR VIEW: Local 'politicos' invited to Crocodile Club reunion
icon Posted: 15 August 2017 [07:56 PM]

By To the Editor: On Thursday, Aug. 24, the Crocodile Club will hold its 136th reunion dinner at Lake Compounce. This dinner commemorates Gad Norton’s successful petition to the state legislature to relocate a portion of…

Wednesday 08/02/2017
Readers: Water issue deserves coverage
icon Posted: 02 August 2017 [07:38 PM]

By To the Editor: We wholeheartedly agree with the April 30, 2017 op-ed in The Herald about the crucial importance of local journalism and the need for those who work at small newspapers “to stand up taller.”…

Tuesday 08/01/2017
Reader asks: Where is the budget?
icon Posted: 01 August 2017 [09:01 PM]

By To the Editor: It has been over a month and no state budget has been passed and there is no sign that one will be completed anytime soon. State programs have had to either shut down…

Wednesday 07/26/2017
Wednesday 07/19/2017
YOUR VIEW: Big Daddy Laundromat came to the rescue
icon Posted: 19 July 2017 [08:18 PM]

By To the Editor: Late Sunday our clothes dryer suddenly stopped working, leaving us with two loads of wet laundry. Desperate for options, we decided to rush over to Big Daddy 2 Laundromat at 145 Stanley…

Thursday 07/13/2017
YOUR VIEW: Registrar disputes Merrill's stand on voter privacy
icon Posted: 13 July 2017 [07:28 PM]

By To the Editor: Chris Powell’s recent column in this paper regarding his criticism of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s refusal to comply with the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity’s request for voter information was…

Sunday 07/02/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader: Erin Stewart should run for governor
icon Posted: 02 July 2017 [10:05 PM]

By To the Editor: The time has come for Erin Stewart to announce her candidacy for governor of Connecticut. Ms. Stewart has proven herself as an effective leader. She is smart and she knows her politics. She has…

Friday 06/30/2017
Your View: Tilcon project would destroy protected watershed
icon Posted: 30 June 2017 [08:50 PM]

To the Editor: At a recent Council of Environmental Quality meeting, which has oversight along with the Water Planning Council of the independent environmental study on the impact of Tilcon’s proposal to quarry 131 acres of protected watershed, an issue…

Your View: Free Bees tickets for Monday's game
icon Posted: 30 June 2017 [08:49 PM]

To the Editor: In honor of 4th of July weekend, our very own New Britain Bees will be giving away free tickets for Monday’s game starting at 2:05 p.m. As a part of “New Britain Day,” the Bees…

Wednesday 06/28/2017
Monday 06/19/2017
Your View: Alderman says city compensation is too low
icon Posted: 19 June 2017 [09:11 PM]

To the Editor: Compensation for elected officials in city government, a sticky subject in our city. What is fair and how does one answer that question? Very often you will hear some people say, “… whatever it says in the…

Friday 06/16/2017
YOUR VIEW: Candidate stands with African-American firefighters
icon Posted: 16 June 2017 [10:02 PM]

To the Editor: To our African-American firefighters: we stand with you against discrimination. We need answers, not silence from our city. Our community was bombarded with news media letting the whole world know African-American firefighters’ treatment was far more…

Thursday 06/15/2017
YOUR VIEW: Girl Scout cookie sales were a success
icon Posted: 15 June 2017 [09:35 PM]

To the Editor: I wanted to express my deepest thanks and appreciation on behalf of the 32,000 Girl Scouts in Connecticut, to those who supported our 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Because of your generosity and support, more…

Friday 06/09/2017
Your View: Reader suggests consolidating towns into 8 districts
icon Posted: 09 June 2017 [08:04 PM]

To the Editor: Property taxes are out of control mainly because the state of Connecticut’s legislature has failed in its responsibility to provide a safe and affordable place to live. Every time a new budget with increases is considered, it…

Thursday 06/01/2017
Reader: Stewart is a popular, respected mayor
icon Posted: 01 June 2017 [09:03 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: I have been a homeowner in New Britain since 1990. Prior to the election of Mayor Erin Stewart, I felt we would always have stagnant growth and a dismal future. Her love of the city…

Wednesday 05/31/2017
Reader redefines what makes a great country
icon Posted: 31 May 2017 [07:40 PM]

Steven Andrychowski New Britain To the Editor: What makes a nation great? Is it the ability to destroy the planet several times over? Does it depend on how many warships a country has? Or is it something harder to fathom,…

Tuesday 05/30/2017
YOUR VIEW: Alderman to host Coffee at Stanley Golf Course
icon Posted: 30 May 2017 [10:02 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: On Saturday, June 3, I will hold the No. 24 Coffee for Open Government from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Back Nine Tavern at Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Road, New…

Wednesday 05/24/2017
YOUR VIEW: Jefferson House residents thank public for donations
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [07:46 PM]

Community Outreach Assistant To the Editor: After Jefferson House announced that it welcomed donations of CDs and DVDs for the residents’ enjoyment, within days boxes began arriving. Susan Vinal, Jefferson House executive director, said the public response has been…

Monday 05/22/2017
YOUR VIEW: Vote 'yes' on renovations to Wheeler School
icon Posted: 22 May 2017 [09:43 PM]

Plainville To the Editor: On June 6, there will be an all-day vote at the Plainville Fire Station regarding renovations to Wheeler Elementary School. I strongly encourage you to vote Yes to this much-needed project. I have a…

Friday 05/19/2017
Your View: Woman's Club selling flags to honor vets
icon Posted: 19 May 2017 [09:23 PM]

Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain To the Editor: “Flags on the Green,” presented for the seventh consecutive year by the Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain, will again honor those veterans who have served our nation in the past…

Thursday 05/18/2017
YOUR VIEW: Updated Wheeler will 'level the learning field'
icon Posted: 18 May 2017 [08:23 PM]

Plainville To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of the Wheeler School Renovation project. I am a recently retired teacher from the Plainville Community Schools. My teaching career spanned 34 years, working at all the Plainville…

Tuesday 05/16/2017
YOUR VIEW: Thanks to Rebuilding Together volunteer crew
icon Posted: 16 May 2017 [07:30 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: It has been a horrible month in the news, especially with dogs getting abused. Also last week while I was sitting on my front porch, three policemen came walking up the street with shotguns and…

YOUR VIEW: Thanks to Rebuilding Together volunteer crew
icon Posted: 16 May 2017 [07:30 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: It has been a horrible month in the news, especially with dogs getting abused. Also last week while I was sitting on my front porch, three policemen came walking up the street with shotguns and…

YOUR VIEW: Candidate urges readers to get involved, vote
icon Posted: 16 May 2017 [07:29 PM]

Candidate for Mayor 2017, New Britain To the Editor: Our community needs men of color who can connect with the people - who are willing to help contribute to change. For hundreds of years, we have been a part of…

YOUR VIEW: Candidate urges readers to get involved, vote
icon Posted: 16 May 2017 [07:29 PM]

Candidate for Mayor 2017, New Britain To the Editor: Our community needs men of color who can connect with the people - who are willing to help contribute to change. For hundreds of years, we have been a part of…

Monday 05/15/2017
YOUR VIEW: Independent Living Centers are an investment
icon Posted: 15 May 2017 [10:08 PM]

Terryville To the Editor: I am proud to say that I am a Connecticut resident who can get the help I need to be a productive citizen again after a devastating car crash. The state helps fund Independent…

Sunday 05/14/2017
YOUR VIEW: A note of appreciation for columnist Reagan
icon Posted: 14 May 2017 [09:02 PM]

Bristol To the Editor: The following is a reply that was sent to Michael Reagan relative to his article that appeared in the May 13th edition of the Bristol Press. Michael, your dad must be smiling after reading your…

Thursday 05/11/2017
YOUR VIEW: Proposed Wheeler renovation 'over the top'
icon Posted: 11 May 2017 [07:14 PM]

Plainville To the Editor: Well, folks, some people have no problem spending other people’s money. We have the architect of the Wheeler renovation project, who would seem to say: the higher the cost of the project, the more money they…

Wednesday 05/10/2017
YOUR VIEW: Students excel at Police Academy contests
icon Posted: 10 May 2017 [08:56 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: My name is Andrianna Baez, I am an 11th grade student at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation. As many of you know, I am a New Britain Police Explorer. The pride I have in…

Friday 04/28/2017
Your View: To help shelter pets, give locally
icon Posted: 28 April 2017 [08:05 PM]

Center for Consumer Freedom To the Editor: April 30th is “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day,” and with an estimated 6.5 million pets entering shelters every year, there’s no shortage of furry friends looking for a new home. One way…

Thursday 04/27/2017
YOUR VIEW: Remembering Drs. Formica, father and son
icon Posted: 27 April 2017 [08:00 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: The cities of New Britain and Bristol and their environs lost an excellent physician 10 days ago in a tragic automobile accident. Since my arrival in New Britain in 1975, I had the pleasure of…

Sunday 04/23/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader: City knew about drought last year
icon Posted: 23 April 2017 [09:34 PM]

New Britain To the Editor: New Britain residents have been protesting the sale of the Patton Brook Well for almost a year. Despite repeated concerns about the lack of an appraisal, no competitive bid and water shortages, Mayor Stewart said…

Friday 04/21/2017
Your View: Thank a Girl Scout leader today
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [07:56 PM]

Girl Scouts of Connecticut To the Editor: This April, as we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, and Leader’s Day on April 22, Girl Scouts of Connecticut wishes to send a very large message of love and gratitude to the thousands of…

Your View: Get ready for International Firefighters Day
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [07:56 PM]

Fire commissioner, New Britain To the Editor: Thursday, May 4, is International Firefighters Day, also celebrated as St. Florian’s Day. He is the patron saint of all firefighters. It is a day to support our firefighters worldwide and show our…