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

A Positive Impact on Artists

In light of recent news about retail store closings both in our state and nationally, we felt a thank you note to our supportive community was in order. The non-profit Guilford Art Center (GAC)...

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

One Can’t Be Sure

Like the flu, some scourges will return while others may return. In either case, it requires eternal vigilance to protect ourselves. One serious threat that Clinton’s public successfully...

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

Inappropriate for Publication

The first time I saw the full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier, I too felt it was inappropriate for publication in a community newspaper. This ad was bold and focused on hand...

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

Thank You for the Courage

I write regarding your column in the Jan. 8 edition, “Regarding Firearms Ads in The Sound.” I write to say thank you for your position in the piece. When I first saw the ads,...

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

Source Bias Hopefully Not Sexism

The toxic environment of current era can be terrifying. Despite relative peace times, our we have become increasingly partisan and fearful of the other. We lack civility at the national level, but ...

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

Readers Have a Right

I am writing in response to Debra Paulson’s Jan. 2 letter [“Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper”] in the Valley Courier, in which she opposed the ads by CT...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Before You Know It

Chester Village has a very exciting future. In about six months from now, the center of Chester will be graced with new sidewalks, roadways, parking, streetlights, benches, bicycle racks, trash...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

An Honor and Privilege

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for re-election as state representative for North Haven, the 87th District. My goals will be to continue to advocate for better jobs, a fiscally sound...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

We Never Knew

I read with interest the Dec. 26, 2019 obituary of Dr. Lee J. Goebel because it answered a lot of questions. Not that I knew her name, I recognized her face in the picture.About 30 years...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Historian a Municipal Appointment

In 1987, a Connecticut law was passed that authorized towns to appoint a municipal historian. This law is part of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the section regarding...

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

Couldn’t Do It Without

The East Haven Food Pantry would like to thank Stop & Shop and ShopRite and their customers for their support of the box/bag holiday program. Both supermarkets offered $10 worth of groceries...

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

Making an Indelible Impression

Thanks for the wonderful profile of Deb Mal [Dec. 26, 2019 “Debra Mal: Dancing a Life of Exuberance”]. What an amazing career she is having—making an indelible impression on...

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

When Will this End?

I’m writing in response to the letter by Debra Paulson, regarding her objection to the Courier publishing an advertisement from a local gun store [Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads...

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

Communities Are Diverse

I applaud your decision to continue to accept firearms advertising in the Valley Courier. I disagree with Debra Paulson’s assertion (Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for...

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

A Tremendous Success

The Westbrook Treelighting Committee would like to thank the many local people, businesses, and organizations that helped make this year’s Treelighting event on Dec. 8 such a tremendous...

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

Valley Can Move Forward

I read with keen interest Karena Garrity’s Dec. 26 article “Warriors’ ‘Indian’ Imagery at Heart of New Debates.”Although not a Valley grad myself,...

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

Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper

Dismayed to see another full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier this week, I called the publisher, Robyn Wolcott, directly. We had an informative, respectful conversation. She...

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

People are Listening

Within a month of Clinton’s new Town Council being seated, the seven members who represent three parties, all of whom ran on transparency, were set to appoint a town historian, typically a...

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

Precedents and Traditions

The Dec. 19 Board of Selectman (BOS) meeting was grueling, at best, to get through. The lack of parliamentary procedure made the meeting hard to stomach, but even worse was the clear partisan...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Warm Welcome for Wreaths Across America

We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to all who came to greet Morrill and Karen Worcester and the 12 tractor-trailers; 12 WAA-wrapped SUVs; four, 15-passenger vans; 20-plus police cruisers...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Model Citizen

Doug Traynor passed away Dec. 5. He was a spirited member of the Republican Town Committee (RTC) who served on the Board of Finance, Board of Education, and many other civic boards and commissions ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

Misguided Notion of Morality

In these politically polarized times, I was not surprised to see the letter from one of your readers [David Burke, Dec. 12 letter “Courier Values Profit Over Ethics”]...

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Letters • Published Dec. 18, 2019 08 a.m.

All That Matters

After the Dec. 10 Board of Selectmen meeting, I ask if First Selectman Angus McDonald is a servant to the taxpayers or dictator. He’s not unlike the former zoning enforcement officer Cathie ...

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