August 8, 2020
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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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Letters • Published Nov. 20, 2019 08 a.m.

A Collaborative Endeavor

On behalf of the Essex Elementary School Foundation, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff and students at Essex Elementary School for their enthusiastic participation in the...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

To Continue the Work

We are honored that Essex voters have given us another opportunity to serve the town we all love. It is gratifying that so many of our fellow citizens exercised their right to choose the officials ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Make the Necessary Changes

I am a shoreline resident and alumnus of the local Valley Regional High School. For several years now, Valley Regional High School has used a racially and culturally offensive depiction of an...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Preserve, Grow, and Improve

It was early morning on Nov. 5, when I pulled my truck into the parking lot at the Essex Town Hall. I stood there all day with my wife Yvette and my campaign manager, Samantha Barlow from Whatever ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

No Doom and Gloom

When you have lived in Essex for as long as I have (18 years), you have the experience to compare what’s happening now to the way it was in the old days. We’re still a small town...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

The Most Effective Way

Your readers’ votes on Nov. 5 are vitally important. Amid the divisiveness and uncertainty that now grips our country, casting a ballot in our local election is by far the most effective...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Incredible Outpouring of Support

Two weeks ago, more than a hundred members of our local community attended 90 Years in Ivoryton, a benefit to raise funds for local afterschool and day camp programs at Incarnation Center. The...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

Amazing and Thorough Job

I want to thank you, on behalf of the all animal lovers that your paper serves, for the amazingly comprehensive article on taking care of one’s dogs during the fireworks and storms [June 26,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

For All They Do

I would like to thank Jim and Nan Crowell from the Ivoryton Tavern. They organized a fundraiser for Special Olympics on July 29. The night was a huge success. More than 80 people were there as...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

A Tremendous Success

The eighth annual Run for Chris 5K with the Y was held on June 22, in Essex, attracting many runners from both in and out of state. The Valley Shore YMCA has been a wonderful partner for promoting ...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Still a Tax

In State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)’s review of the recent legislative session [June 13 article “State Rep. Palm Reviews Legislative Freshman Year”], she asserts...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Managing Their Money Responsibly

As a selectman in Essex, I’m often asked how our town’s budget development process can happen every year without the divisiveness and discord that characterize the process in many...

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