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Your View: Stay involved in the community, says candidate

To the Editor: I want to be the first to say it was worth the fight whether you win or lose. New Britain people should be very happy about every candidate’s efforts to bring something to them to think about.…

icon Posted: 15 November 2017 [06:38 PM]

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Your View: City is lucky to host New Britain Symphony conductor Sener
icon Posted: 15 November 2017 [06:37 PM]

To the Editor: On Nov. 2, Maestro Ertan Sener, conductor for the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, came to deliver an inspiring talk to the orchestration class I teach at Central Connecticut State University about the upcoming concert on Nov. 5.…

Monday 11/13/2017
Your View: Reader takes issue with letter writer's viewpoint
icon Posted: 13 November 2017 [04:43 PM]

To the Editor: Wednesday’s Herald (11/8/17) carried a letter from one Faithe Gregory of Tunxis Community College. This letter was one of the more ridiculous letters I have ever seen. The writer boasts that as a college representative she…

Wednesday 11/08/2017
YOUR VIEW: City has new bloodhound, thanks to CPOA
icon Posted: 08 November 2017 [08:47 PM]

By To the Editor: New Britain residents are fortunate to have the services of our Police Department and Chief James Wardwell, his staff and aggressive police service dogs for the safety of all our citizens. These trained…

Tuesday 11/07/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader: Patton Brook is about strip mining
icon Posted: 07 November 2017 [07:26 PM]

By To the Editor: I read with interest Alderman Smedley’s letter defending the mayor and her team’s environmental record. Not surprisingly, water isn’t mentioned. The city attempted to sell Patton Brook Well last year without even…

Thursday 11/02/2017
YOUR VIEW: Alderman defends city's environmental record
icon Posted: 02 November 2017 [08:39 PM]

By To the Editor: I want to take the time to make something clear to voters. The attack from the Merrill Gay campaign on Mayor Stewart and her team for being “environmentally unfriendly” or “not caring…

Wednesday 11/01/2017
YOUR VIEW: A thank you for supporting the Class of 1960
icon Posted: 01 November 2017 [07:05 PM]

By To the Editor: This letter is being sent in appreciation of the outstanding professional services rendered by Nancy Johnson in publishing the New Britain High School Class of 1960 75th birthday celebration at Back Nine,…

YOUR VIEW: Reader supports DeLandro for alderwoman
icon Posted: 01 November 2017 [07:05 PM]

By To the Editor: On Nov. 7, I will be casting my vote for Veronica DeLandro for alderwoman in Ward 1. For the past decade, Veronica has served in various senior leadership roles at nonprofits that…

YOUR VIEW: DeFronzo: Debt plan is negative for taxpayers
icon Posted: 01 November 2017 [07:04 PM]

By To the Editor: I seldom write to respond to a letter, but Alderman Giantonio’s, which ran Wednesday, is an interesting one. He does not dispute the increased payment schedule called for in the city’s new…

Tuesday 10/31/2017
YOUR VIEW: Alderman disputes criticism of mayor, finances
icon Posted: 31 October 2017 [07:15 PM]

By To the Editor: I read with extreme concern a letter submitted to you this past weekend (Oct. 29). The letter was from Don DeFronzo. He, as a current Malloy administration official, should know better than…

Monday 10/30/2017
Your View: Kelly's response to Gold Star family was shameful
icon Posted: 30 October 2017 [08:12 PM]

To the Editor: On Oct. 26th you published a letter from Lou Salvio. Mr. Salvio took three paragraphs to explain how he and his family came to be a Gold Star Family. Anyone who has suffered the loss of…

Your View: President Toro demonstrates 'family sense' of CCSU
icon Posted: 30 October 2017 [08:11 PM]

To the Editor: CCSU President Zulmo Toro recently announced to the campus community and beyond that she was cancelling her inauguration. She said that, “[w]ith so many people suffering from the recent natural disasters and calamities…it would be inappropriate to…

Your View: Opponent says Stewart will raise taxes
icon Posted: 30 October 2017 [08:10 PM]

To the Editor: I can care less whether any voters vote for me but your liberty is at stake for next two years of tax. More taxes will rob you out of your lifetime future. I have been…

Sunday 10/29/2017
YOUR VIEW: Concerns about city debt
icon Posted: 29 October 2017 [08:31 PM]

By To the Editor: New Britain voters planning on voting for Mayor Stewart based on her handling of city finances should take a close look at the city’s new debt repayment schedule prepared at her direction…

Saturday 10/28/2017
Your View: Support for Tyrrell for Plainville school board
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:58 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Becky Tyrrell’s re-election to the Plainville Board of Education. I met Becky 20 years ago working together on the PTO at Toffolon School. It was evident then that Becky had…

Your View: Eshoo is a first-class gentleman
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:47 PM]

To the Editor: I wanted to thank Mayor Mark Kaczynski, Deputy Mayor Brenden Luddy, Dave Evans, and Peter Rosso for voting to appoint me to complete the Berlin Police Commission term of Kari Drost, who has moved out of Connecticut.…

Your View: Republicans show fiscal responsibility in Berlin
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:41 PM]

To the Editor: Recently, Moody’s downgraded Berlin to a negative outlook in their latest rating. We are in this position due to the same Progressive Democrat philosophy that has the state of Connecticut on the brink of bankruptcy. This philosophy…

Your View: Sanders is committed to protecting water resources
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:38 PM]

To the Editor: I read with interest William Ostapchuk’s recent letter setting forth the historical production of Patton Brook Well and the value of that water. Using 2013 residential water rates, the value is approximately $1.2 million a year.…

Your View: Davis supported for Board of Aldermen
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:37 PM]

To the Editor: It has been and still is an honor to both work with Daniel Davis and call him a friend. Dan’s professional performance, solid work ethic, affable persona, and integrity makes him a prized colleague. Likewise, his work…

Your View: Supports Salerno for Common Council
icon Posted: 28 October 2017 [07:35 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing is support of Team Stewart, but specifically Danny Salerno. I have known Danny for almost 20 years and have always been impressed by his dedication to our city. Danny makes himself available for…

Friday 10/27/2017
YOUR VIEW: Tips for keeping pets safe on Halloween
icon Posted: 27 October 2017 [10:12 PM]

By To the Editor: No tricks, just treats: Keep your pet safe this Halloween This Halloween, pet owners partaking in frightening family fun should remember to keep all their little ghouls and goblins safe - including the…

Thursday 10/26/2017
Your View: Hoping to see Team Stewart re-elected
icon Posted: 26 October 2017 [06:21 PM]

To the Editor: It’s campaign season in New Britain yet again with the next round of municipal elections scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 7th. After spending time researching all of the candidates, I have come to a rather simple conclusion: we…

Your View: Thankful Gay opposes Trump agenda
icon Posted: 26 October 2017 [06:19 PM]

To the Editor: Today our country is more divided than ever. Every day I turn on the news and I see something terrible coming out of the Trump administration. As a Muslim American, this makes me fear for my…

Wednesday 10/25/2017
Your View: Berlin losing valued town employees
icon Posted: 25 October 2017 [07:00 PM]

Dear Editor, Berlin has lost another talented and dedicated professional. Hellyn Riggins, our town planner, who was often unfairly denounced by Mayor Kaczynski, has joined the other employees who have either been fired or bailed out from the chaos existing…

Your View: Gold Star family member appalled by Wilson
icon Posted: 25 October 2017 [06:59 PM]

To the Editor: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the USA entered World War II. Two days later I had my seventh birthday. At the time I had three brothers and four sisters. I didn’t know…

Tuesday 10/24/2017
Your View: Write-in vote for Kisluk urged
icon Posted: 24 October 2017 [08:00 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of John Kisluk who is running as a write-in candidate for Plainville Town Council. John has been an active vocal resident in the town political arena for many years. He…

Your View: Plainville GOP team will be fiscally watchful
icon Posted: 24 October 2017 [07:59 PM]

To the Editor: Unlike the state of Connecticut, Plainville has managed its affairs much, much better, especially when it comes to the financial side. Plainville has been very prudent in how it spends our tax money and has been able…

Your View: State budget proposals would force mil rate increase
icon Posted: 24 October 2017 [07:58 PM]

To the Editor: Why are home owners being singled out for punishment? Someone has to ask Governor Malloy and the state legislators why they are trying to punish the homeowners of Connecticut. First, it was Malloy … by insisting that…

Monday 10/23/2017
Your View: Shaw deserves a place in city sports program
icon Posted: 23 October 2017 [06:35 PM]

To the Editor: Darwin Shaw has been a positive role model and leader in the New Britain school system for years. His influence on the young people of the city has been profound, affecting several generations of high school students.…

Sunday 10/22/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader backs Democrats for Plainville BOE
icon Posted: 22 October 2017 [09:25 PM]

By To the Editor: Local elections matter! Please support the Democratic candidates for Board of Education: Becky Tyrrell, Rebecca Martinez and Kathleen Wells. Strong public schools produce the educated work force required to keep us moving forward…

YOUR VIEW: Speaker lauds leaders' work on state budget
icon Posted: 22 October 2017 [09:24 PM]

By To the Editor: I appreciate the coverage you have given in recent days to the tentative bipartisan budget agreement that Republican and Democratic legislative leaders jointly announced this week, and wanted to publically thank my colleagues…

Friday 10/20/2017
YOUR VIEW: Reader backs three for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 20 October 2017 [09:48 PM]

By To the Editor: Local elections matter! Please support the Democratic candidates for Board of Education: Becky Tyrrell, Rebecca Martinez and Kathleen Wells. Strong public schools produce the educated work force required to keep us moving forward…

YOUR VIEW: Stewart for governor? Then support Gay for mayor
icon Posted: 20 October 2017 [09:47 PM]

By To the Editor: During the past calendar year, it has become increasingly clear that our mayor has intentions to run for statewide office, possibly governor, in 2018. Republican Erin Stewart has repeatedly said that…

YOUR VIEW: Plainville man supports Wells for school board
icon Posted: 20 October 2017 [09:46 PM]

By To the Editor: As a life-long resident of Plainville who attended Plainville schools, I support Kathy Wells’ candidacy for Plainville’s Board of Education. Kathy has two children who attended Plainville Schools from kindergarten through graduation from…

Thursday 10/19/2017
YOUR VIEW: Plainville rep talks about domestic violence month
icon Posted: 19 October 2017 [07:30 PM]

By To the Editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as a member of Interval House’s Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence initiative as well as a friend and supporter of…

Wednesday 10/18/2017
Your View: Petit endorses Davis for New Britain council
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:20 PM]

To the Editor, I first met Daniel Davis in the summer of 2016. At the time he was the chairman of the New Britain Republican Town Committee. I was impressed that such a young man had taken on this major…

Your View: Berlin reader questions GOP slogans on signs
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:19 PM]

To the Editor, The slogans on Republican campaign signs in Berlin have me wondering. How can they justify the sign that says “don’t let the Democrats bankrupt” when Republicans raised taxes two years in a row after campaigning in…

Your View: Gerratana recommends Speyer for council
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:18 PM]

To the Editor: Voters in the Fourth Ward of New Britain have an opportunity to elect an excellent candidate to represent them on the Common Council. Ann Speyer is…

Tuesday 10/17/2017
Your View: Ciotto supported for Plainville council
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [06:58 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing to support Robert Ciotto’s candidacy for the Town Council in Plainville. Robert has lived in Plainville for over 22 years, raising his children and becoming actively involved with youth sports. Robert coached both Plainville…

Monday 10/16/2017
Your View: Council candidate Miceli committed to Southington
icon Posted: 16 October 2017 [06:05 PM]

To the Editor: There is no one who is more committed to Southington than Dawn Miceli. I have known Dawn for two years and from our first meeting, I was extremely impressed with her extensive dedication and knowledge of…

Sunday 10/15/2017
YOUR VIEW: It's against the law to vandalize election signs
icon Posted: 15 October 2017 [09:34 PM]

By To The Editor The various political parties in New Britain have selected slates of candidates for the various offices available in the Nov. 7 municipal election. As is usual, many candidates have purchased lawn signs advertising…

Friday 10/13/2017