Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Essex Letters

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

Championed the Environment

In her first term, State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has championed the environment in her proactive legislation. Most notable, she introduced and won adoption of a bill to ensure that...

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

Efforts on Climate Change

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has put Connecticut on the national radar as a leader in addressing climate change. Palm is on the ballot to continue as state representative for Chester,...

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

Goes Above and Beyond

I support State Senator Norm Needleman (D) for re-election to the 33rd District. He has served as an outstanding first selectman in Essex and is now using his extensive experience to benefit all...

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

Leadership That’s Proactive

I support State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) for re-election. As a senior in his district, I have benefited from his regular updates about the COVID-19 pandemic and his availability to his...

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

Hard-Working and Effective

I plan to vote for Christine Palm as my state representative on Nov. 3, and hope your readers will, too. She has been a hardworking and tireless advocate for Connecticut and its people. She...

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

Of Strong Character

Brendan Saunders is the Republican endorsed candidate for the 33rd Senatorial District. Brendan was born in Connecticut and he and his family have lived in the shoreline for more than 20 years....

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

Makes Good Sense

I support the re-election of Norm Needleman for Connecticut State Senate for the 33rd District. It makes good sense. For the past two years, Norm has created an inclusive dialogue among Democrats, ...

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

Supports First Supports First

Brendan Saunders will always stand with the working people of the 33rd District. He grew up in Westbrook and he, his wife Mary, and their daughter Jordon now live in Clinton. The 33rd is a...

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

Gets the Whole Picture

This year has been like an X-ray revealing what our public servants are made of, whether on the national level or locally. Our state representative for the 36th District, Christine Palm, has...

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

Brings Sensible Solutions

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) has been steadfast in his support of our communities through this very trying time. Emails, phone calls, in-person visits—he has kept us informed and...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

A Salute

Thanks go to all the dedicated volunteers who made our upcoming Water Lantern Celebration a success. Faced with many challenges due to the current COVID-19 situation, it was a challenge to re-...

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

A Racist Statement

Great article, “Saunders Challenges Needleman for 33rd District Senate Seat” [Sept. 3] all the way to sentence “Needleman is White; Saunders is Black.” Absolutely...

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

Impressive and Unforgettable

Since my own graduation from the Valley Regional High School in 1954, I’ve had no occasions to be in contact with any subsequent seniors and, in fact, I know none of the 2020 grads....

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

Stand Aside

The May 21 story “We Need the Help of People in the Community” discussed the reopening of restaurants in the shoreline area. Since the seating will be limited to outdoors and social...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Wonderful Opportunities

I would like to give a shout-out to the Essex Land Trust for its admirable work over the years to provide our community with wonderful opportunities for walking and hiking in the many land trust...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

Professionalism, Compassion, and Good Nature

In the early hours of April 13, I experienced a calamity that resulted in a broken collar bone and numerous bumps and bruises. Thanks to the careful and efficient work of EMTs Amanda and Jed of...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Mindlessly Insensitive

During these times of extreme stress and personal tribulation, we found stories in last week’s Courier of people rising above their own concerns, using their unique skills to...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Never Regret That

Congratulations Zip06 on lovely Spring on the Shoreline magazine. At age 84, there’s not much of direct interest to me, but I loved seeing what else is going on in the world, especially...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Showing our Community Strength

Last week I wrote a note to Norm Needleman, our first selectman, asking if it would be possible to have the American flags decorating our streetlights down Main Street as a reminder of what a...

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

A Record-Breaking Success

Sometimes children need to be reminded to say “Thank you,” but when you hear them laughing and screaming with joy on Essex Elementary School’s new swing set later this summer, ...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

A Plea to Drivers

We had just pulled into our driveway on Route 153, my wife and I and our eight-month-old puppy.As we exited the car, I decided to take the dog for a walk since she was already wearing her...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

All Kinds of Incidents

Early on Monday morning, Feb. 17, we had an unusual incident at our house, and the only thing I could think to do was call the Fire Department for help. No, our cat was not stuck in a tree, but...

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Letters • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Deepest Thanks and Respect

Words are difficult to find to express our appreciation for the highly attended and memorable benefit to assist the servers of The Black Seal this past Sunday.Many people (too many to...

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Letters • Published Jan. 08, 2020 08 a.m.

A Long History

I encourage you strongly not pay too much attention to writers howling about firearms advertising. For a newspaper to give into that sort of thing really is an example of the potential of tyranny...

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Letters • Published Jan. 08, 2020 08 a.m.

The Courier’s Predicament

I applaud the Courier’s position concerning advertisers in its newspaper (re: Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper” by Debra Paulson). Sensitivity...

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