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

On the Long Path

I write to express my gratitude for our representatives, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) and State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98), because of their hard work leading up to and during this ...

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

A Thin Blue Line

Here in Guilford your readers are fortunate to have the security that comes from living in a tranquil little town, in a nation of laws. Sadly we are living in frightening times with the marauding...

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

Act of Petty Vandalism

How sad that on the same weekend when many in our country and in our community are grieving the deaths of civil rights heroes Congressman John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian, someone, in an act of...

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

Heart-Wrenching and Heartwarming

I thank Dylan and Ethan Richmond for their heart-wrenching and heartwarming wake-up speech given at the Black Lives Matter Youth Protest in Madison and appearing in the July 2 Courier...

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

To Express our Respect

I would like to add another perspective to the ongoing discussion of the use of the Indian mascot for GHS. I was a member of the Class of 1946 that voted in 1944 to name the first yearbook...

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

Respect the Wishes

The entire State of Maine,the Connecticut towns of Killingly and Manchester, and Quinnipiac University back in 2002, have all come around to respecting the wishes of tribal nations and have...

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

A Thorny Problem

I’m adding my voice to that of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust and Conservation Commission about the increased pressure on Guilford’s recreational lands [ June 18 letter...

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

Simply Overwhelmed

I wanted to thank all of the residents of Guilford that came out to cheer on the 2020 Guilford High School graduates on Wednesday. We were simply overwhelmed by all the people who lined the...

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

A Noticeable Reduction

I am writing to you out of concern for our neighborhood’s insects’ health and population. My wife and I live in North Guilford very close to Lake Quonnipaug. We have been avid...

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

Thumbs Up to GPD

It’s not easy to be a cop nowadays, and I want to put in a good word for the officers of our Guilford Police Department. Horrific actions by an isolated few police officers elsewhere in the ...

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

The Engaged Citizen

I write in gratitude to the citizens of Guilford and, in particular, to 31 anonymous volunteers who responded to my request for their expectations of their fellow citizens’ participation in ...

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

They’ve Been Here for Us

Do you really want to help some of the volunteer first responders in Guilford? They’ve been here for us since the 1800s until the present. All volunteers are trained to state and national...

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

The Damage Continues

One of the privileges of living in Guilford during quarantine has been the ready access to outdoor spaces and hiking trails. For both families and individuals, a quiet hike or mountain bike ride...

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

A Gap Remains

The Dudley Foundation and its Board of Directors would like to thank the people of Guilford and surrounding towns for the support they have shown The Dudley Farm Museum and the Dudley Farm...

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

Proud of Our Initiatives

The Leete’s Island Garden Club recently joined National Garden Club (NGC) members across the country in celebration of National Garden Week.As a member of NGC, Leete’s Island...

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

Meals and a Smile

During this pandemic, when many of us are staying at home, activities of kindness in Guilford stand out against a backdrop of silence and stillness. The hum of generosity has interrupted the quiet....

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

Liberty and Democracy

At this time, we see and hear much gratitude for the heroic work of our medical professionals and while I fully concur (my own daughter is a nurse), we are overlooking another worthy group. These...

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

Guilford Cares, Guilford Proud

Thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Guilford Cares program, my wife and I have had our food shopping at the Big Y taken care of for the past six weeks. As we are both in our 80s and advised...

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

Feel Safe and Secure

I would like to remind all of my Guilford friends and neighbors that COVID-19 needs to be taken seriously. Keeping a six-foot distance apart and wearing a face mask in public—these are...

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

Missteps Don’t Bode Well

This past May 2 was a delightful day to be outdoors. How wonderful that Guilford town officials re-opened our parks. Unfortunately, many failed to heed First Selectman Hoey’s April 29...

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

The Caring Community?

In addition to the present health crisis there are many (including in our own community) unexpectedly facing a dire financial crisis. They have lost their incomes, healthcare, and benefits and are ...

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

In Whatever Form

I am writing with gratitude for our church, First Congregational Church of Guilford, which, like my sister’s in Old Lyme and my godmother’s in Detroit, has shifted its spiritual...

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

Goodness and Generosity

Easter Sunday 2020 was certainly not your standard holiday celebration. However, the kindness and beauty of the day were as evident as ever in Guilford, even at a socially appropriate distance of...

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

No Time to Raise Taxes

Recently our first selectman, Matt Hoey, put out a recorded call to tell us all that this year’s budget referendum has been canceled due to the coronavirus, and that the budget and mill...

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

Stay Positive

The last month has been a trying time for our community. We’re facing both a health and economic crisis at the same time and it’s unclear when we’ll turn the corner. Yet...

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