Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Deep River Letters

Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Dedicated, Accessible, Caring

It is an honor for me to support Bob Siegrist as our next 36th District state representative serving the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam. His roots run deep in our district, where...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Cares About Us

As a senior, I am increasingly concerned when I hear threats to end social security or coverage for pre-existing conditions. These policies were enacted to protect our healthcare and to ensure our ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Strong, Confident, Intelligent

I support State Representative Christine Palm (D) for re-election to the 36th District. As a grandmother, nothing concerns me more than the world we will leave our grandchildren. I believe our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Willing to Work

Our environment is under threat as never before and it’s more important than ever that we raise our voices in defense of the climate and our future on this planet. We are very lucky to have ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Will Protect our Interests

The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened many to how fragile they are, and to the importance of elected officials who are working to protect them.As a person with a good paying job in a highly...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Some Misconceptions

I’d like to address some misconceptions in John Greene’s Oct. 1 letter [“The Last Thing We Need”] regarding the code of ethics question on the Nov. 3 ballot....

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Promoting Health and Security

I’m voting for the re-election of State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)to the State Assembly. Why would I vote for anyone else when I have a representative who has already proven her...

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Letters • Published Oct. 07, 2020 08 a.m.

Record Speaks for Itself

As a social worker, I was not surprised that State Representative Christine Palm was endorsed by the CT Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in her re-election bid. During her...

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Letters • Published Oct. 07, 2020 08 a.m.

Experience and Competent Leadership

I support State Senator Norm Needleman for re-election to the 33rd District. He has been an outstanding advocate for his constituents, and this has been particularly evident during the COVID-19...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Attention to the Issues

Elections are a time when we evaluate the incumbent candidate for their leadership and attention to the issues that affect us all. Healthcare is one of those issues. Recently I read a letter by...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Fiscal Discipline and Social Values

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with and then meeting Brendan Saunders, the Republican candidate for Connecticut’s 33rd Senate District, which serves Chester, Clinton, Colchester,...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Knows the Issues

Senator Norm Needleman is an outstanding state senator for the 33rd District and merits re-election for a second term. Norm is extraordinarily well qualified and combines leadership and management ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

The Last Thing We Need

Deep River does not need an ethics commission. Before COVID, I had attended virtually every Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance meeting since 2002, video-recording those meetings for broadcast....

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Making Difficult Decisions

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) was recently criticized by his Republican opponent for supporting the Police Accountability Act, which was voted into law in a special session in July [Sept. 3...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Access to Healthcare

As a registered nurse, of utmost importance to me is that all people should have access to affordable, quality, and competent healthcare. Since she first ran for office two years ago, State...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Competence, Compassion, and Action

I have followed events in the news about absentee ballot voting and was very concerned that voters would have to make a choice between their health and their right to vote during the COVID-19...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

No Matter How Small

Over the past few weeks, a dedicated group of Deep River residents has been collecting petition signatures. The purpose of the petition is simple: Will Deep River join more than 130 Connecticut...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Providing Competent Leadership

I support the re-election of Christine Palm for state representative in the 36th Assembly District. Representative Palm has demonstrated her commitment to protect the environment by co-sponsoring...

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Letters • Published July 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Sincerely Concerned and Motivated

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) recently announced her candidacy for re-election and I plan to support her for a second term. We moved to Deep River from Guilford five years ago and...

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Letters • Published July 01, 2020 08 a.m.

One Flag MIA

As you pass by the Essex Town Hall, you will notice the pride flag flying under the stars and stripes for the month of June. I don’t have an issue with that. My question is, why...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

Support Safe Voting

Unlike in Wisconsin, you might think that we in Connecticut wouldn’t have to risk our lives to vote. Unfortunately, you would be wrong with that belief. Now is the time to support safe...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Dumping Ground

I share the frustration of the author of a recent letter to the editor [May 14 letter “In Violation” by Michael Wayne] concerning Valley Railroad Company use of Deep River Depot as...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Partisan Issue

As we begin to indulge in the pleasures of summer, the COVID-19 pandemic continues its negative impact on our lives. Although the November election is months away, we are faced with the reality...

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Letters • Published May 27, 2020 08 a.m.

Competent, Thoughtful, and Effective

Representative democracy depends upon effective representation. Christine Palm, our 36th District’s representative, has done an outstanding job for us and deserves our full support for a...

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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

Bad News and Good News

I heartily disagree with John Parunak’s April 30 letter to the editor [“Mindlessly Insensitive”] regarding his perceived negativity of Ambassadors for Christ advertising....

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