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

Helping Us Find Our Way

The worst of times can bring out the best of people and here, in Branford, we are most fortunate that two women, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) and State Representative Robin Comey (D-102),...

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

Concerned Over Apartments

As a member of the Indian Neck community, I am concerned over the Tidal Basin apartments that Mr. Ed Crowley (owner of Stony Creek Brewery) is asking to be approved by the Town of Branford. The...

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

Earned my Support

I am writing as a public thank you to State Representative Robin Comey (D-102). I, like many others, had a problem with the Department of Labor (DOL) over unemployment claims filings. After...

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

Message Was Hateful

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest on July 12 was well-funded with stage, speakers, microphones, etc. at the Branford Police Department and was peaceful, however, I stopped in to listen to what...

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

Sounding Very Familiar

History is about to repeat itself. Branford, in the ’80s earned the title of the Condo Capital of Connecticut. Now, we are priming our town to become the Connecticut town with the most...

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

Some Factual Information

With the continued publishing of misleading and fallacious letters to The Sound regarding the Blackstone budget, I would like to respond with some factual information. Fact #1, there was...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

A Strong Demand

Words cannot describe how saddened I am that Branford’s iconic James Blackstone Memorial Library suffered a financial setback. It is a cornerstone for Branford, providing educational...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

Unrelenting Aid

I’m writing to publicly thank State Representative Robin Comey (D-102) for her recent help during a difficult time.Immediately following the outbreak of COVID-19, my wife, a self-...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

Essential to our Community

Since my family moved to the town of North Branford 15 years ago, we have found this community to be truly welcoming and supportive. My interactions with the North Branford Police department have...

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Letters • Published June 17, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Partisan Issue

Since when did our civic commemorations in Branford become politicized? Well, apparently since this past Memorial Day. Let me explain.I look forward to Memorial Day, but not for picnics and ...

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

A Disservice to Our Community

I was disappointed to learn that at the recent RTM budget meeting, Republicans cut $45,000 from the library budget approved by the Board of Finance. Republican RTM Education Committee Chairman...

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

Hard to Understand

Libraries are the great equalizers: They provide books, technology, computers, and educational materials to everyone regardless of income, education, skin color, religion, gender identity, or...

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

Heartbeat of the Operation

Mary Johnston and Barbara Barrett as well as the volunteer staff are the heartbeat of the operation at the Community Dining Room. Without their due diligence, the operation of the kitchen would be ...

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

Exceeded the Challenge

The Board of Directors at the Community Dining Room of Branford would like to send out a giant thank you to all of our supporters who have assisted us during this horrible pandemic. We could not...

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

Stop Being a Hypocrite

People from our towns and cities who have been subject to business closures have been anxiously waiting to reopen their businesses to begin paying bills and put their employees back to work. Other ...

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

Prudent and Fair

In light of the current crisis, I ask that the Board of Selectmen and other town bodies seriously consider the partial use of Branford’s roughly $25 million fund balance to assist local...

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

A Round of Applause

COVID-19 has thrown a curve ball at all of us (your readers and their neighbors) in ways we never thought would happen. With this, I have been volunteering for different non-profit organizations...

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

Can All Do Our Part

Branford is a restaurant town, and our restaurants are in trouble.Dinner shifts that once required 16 employees are now down to three. Breakfast shifts that called for 11 workers now have...

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

Keeping It Simple

Thank you to the first responders in the Branford Fire Department and Police Department. You’re great.Geneva O’DonnellBranford...

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

Not a Show of Leadership

It has become clear that our state senator, Christine Cohen (D-12), has not lived up to our expectations. For more than a year now, we have been threatened with increased taxes via tolls. In that...

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

Robyn Will Be Missed

I just learned Robyn Wolcott will no longer be leading the professional Shore Publishing team as she’s about to change careers. Wow, what are we all going to do now? I know it’s...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Another Successful Season

Branford Counseling and Community Services Secret Santa program enjoyed another successful season due to the generous donations of individuals, families, and businesses in our community. Thanks to ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Local Emergency Preparedness

I’d like to thank Tracy Everson, our brand-new RTM member from the 5th District, for alerting the town that many Branford residents were unaware that our municipal emergency notification...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Appreciated the Opportunity

In the Jan. 23 issue of The Sound, an article appeared concerning the North Branford/Northford Home Delivery Program [“Armin Helps CDR Home Delivery Grow in North Branford”]....

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

A Beautiful And Welcoming Presence

Trinity Church’s very visible renovation project, wonderfully chronicled in Pam Johnson’s June 6 article “...

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