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YOUR VIEW: The Bristol Veterans Councilis very appreciative

By TIM GAMACHE To the Editor: The Bristol Veterans Council would like to express our appreciation to those high school student volunteers who assisted with reading the names of Bristol Veterans who passed away in the last year. Without…

icon Posted: 23 November 2020 [08:11 PM]

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Thursday 10/29/2020
YOUR VIEW: Rasmussen-Tuller is the right choice for state rep
icon Posted: 29 October 2020 [09:19 PM]

By MEL BARDELL To the Editor: Over the last 4 months, I have had the pleasure of volunteering with #andrewforbristol’s campaign. Not only has it been an incredibly rewarding learning experience - regarding even just a small portion of…

Wednesday 10/28/2020
YOUR VIEW: I support my Democrat colleagues
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:19 PM]

By ELLEN ZOPPO-SASSU To the Editor: I want to share a few reasons why I am enthusiastic about the election and the potential of electing Mary Fortier and Andrew Rasmussen-Tuller, as well as re-electing Chris Ziogas to represent Bristol in…

YOUR VIEW: We need to make sure we re-elect Pavalock-D'Amato
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:18 PM]

By ERNIE PITTI To the Editor: “I am a senior and an unabashed, enthusiastic supporter of Cara Pavalock-D’Amato! To those who may ask why, let me say first and foremost, she works for all of us! She knows how to…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain Southington's roads
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:17 PM]

By MARK J. SCIOTA To the Editor: On Nov. 3, 2020, there will be a $10 million referendum for road improvements on the ballot. If approved, it is a serious responsibility to utilize these funds as effectively as possible.…

Tuesday 10/27/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Sanchez for state representative
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:26 PM]

By PAUL ZAGORSKY To the Editor: I write in support of Emmanuel “Manny” Sanchez as New Britain state representative. He has served the city’s interests well as an alderman for 10 years and will do so as state representative.…

YOUR VIEW: I'm supporting the Bristol Democrats on Election Day
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:24 PM]

By TIM GAMACHE To the Editor: As Election Day nears, I would like to voice my support for the Democratic Team of Mary Fortier (state senate, 31st), Andrew Rasmussen-Tuller (state rep., 77th), Chris Ziogas (state rep., 79th) and Dean Kilbourne…

YOUR VIEW: Kilbourne for judge of probate
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:22 PM]

By CHRIS, TIM, LISA AND NICOLE MAYNARD To the Editor: The Maynard Family is proud to support Dean Kilbourne as judge of probate. Our father was Judge Robert Maynard. He was elected as probate judge and served honorably from…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair Southington's roads
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:19 PM]

By CHRIS PALMIERI To the Editor: I would like to share my support for the $10 million roads improvement referendum in Southington. This is the next step in a long-range plan to improve our 214 miles of this…

YOUR VIEW: I'm supporting Fortier for state senate
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:17 PM]

By ROSEMARY MORANTE To the Editor: I am writing in support of Mary Fortier, an outstanding candidate for the state senate in the 31st District. Mary has been elected to multiple terms on the Bristol City Council. She is…

YOUR VIEW: Let's vote to re-elect Martin to state senate
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:15 PM]

By MATT BENNETT To the Editor: I’m writing in support of Senator Henri Martin who is seeking re-election in Connecticut’s 31st Senatorial District which includes Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston. I moved to Bristol a couple of years…

YOUR VIEW: Some more balance would be nice
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:12 PM]

By DONALD CHAMBERLIN To the Editor: I believe some balance must be added to the op-ed article in the Thursday Oct. 22, 2020 Herald entitled, “Why Senate Republicans deserve to lose a number of seats.” Contrary to what the article…

Monday 10/26/2020
YOUR VIEW: Kilbourne is the choice for judge of probate
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:06 PM]

By FRANK N. NICASTRO, SR. To the Editor: The voters in Bristol and Plymouth will be electing a new judge of probate to fill the vacancy which will be left by our current retiring judge, Andre Dorval. With…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain our roads
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:03 PM]

By VICTORIA TRIANO To the Editor: “Shall the Town of Southington appropriate $10 million for cost related to the 2020-2021 road and bridge improvement program and authorize the issue of $10 million bonds and notes to finance the appropriation?” I…

YOUR VIEW: Support Southington's road referendum
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:02 PM]

By TOM LOMBARDI To the Editor: I am writing in support of the referendum question for infrastructure (roads and bridges) upgrades. The $12 million investment would be allocated over a period of four years and would provide the majority…

YOUR VIEW: Pick Sullivan for Congress
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:00 PM]

By HELEN BERGENTY To the Editor: I am supporting David X. Sullivan to represent us in the United States Congress. David supports commonsense law and order, not anarchy. This is the kind of representation we need in Washington…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Martin, Petit into public office again
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [08:59 PM]

By HELEN BERGENTY To the Editor: I am urging my fellow residents of Plainville to support the re-election of both Henri Martin to represent us in the state senate and Dr. William Petit to represent us in the state House…

YOUR VIEW: I'm supporting Trump for re-election
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [08:56 PM]

By CASSANDRA CLARK To the Editor: I am supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump. He turned the American economy around when the pundits said it couldn’t be done. He has cut down on the number of illegal…

Sunday 10/25/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote yes to repair, maintain our roads
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [08:56 PM]

By MIKE SEL SANTO To the Editor: This Election Day, the taxpayers of Southington have a very important decision to make. We need to decide whether or not to spend $10 million to repair and/or replace hundreds of miles…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Kilbourne for probate judge
icon Posted: 25 October 2020 [08:51 PM]

By DANIEL O. TULLY To the Editor: Over the next two weeks you will see numerous letters about how great the candidates are, encouraging you to vote on November 3rd. I believe my letter is a bit different in…

Wednesday 10/21/2020
YOUR VIEW: We support the election process
icon Posted: 21 October 2020 [09:04 PM]

By THE PLYMOUTH DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE To the Editor: From the Plymouth Democratic Town Committee to our friends and neighbors of every party: As we approach Election Day, many in town have expressed concern over the plan for in-person voting…

Monday 10/19/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Fortier for state senate
icon Posted: 19 October 2020 [09:09 PM]

By SANDY STAFFORD To the Editor: I am writing this letter to express my support for Mary Fortier for State Senate. Many people know Mary from her distinguished record of service as a city councilwoman: the thoughtful communicator, the…

YOUR VIEW: Angelico-Stetson for state rep
icon Posted: 19 October 2020 [09:03 PM]

By Mike Urrunaga To the Editor: I like to elect leaders I know will get things done. That is why I am endorsing JoAnn Angelico-Stetson as our representative in the state house. JoAnn’s extensive experience in business coupled with…

Sunday 10/18/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Veach for state representative
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:50 PM]

By SALVATORE BORDONARO To the Editor: Donna Veach is a great candidate who will work hard towards restoring fiscal sanity in this state. As a business and community leader, Donna has the experience and toughness to fight for us.…

YOUR VIEW: Thanks for the memories Nuchie's
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:49 PM]

By LAURIE WOJCULEWICZ To the Editor: Sometime in the 1970s, I became active with the Guild of the Blessed Sacrament of St. Matthew Parish here in Forestville. I’m still active to this day, or I will be after this…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Sullivan for Congress
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:48 PM]

By NANCY L. JOHNSON To the Editor: I write in enthusiastic support of David Sullivan for 5th District Congressman. He listens well, acts effectively and brings to Washington a desperately needed problem-solver approach. He is an active listener, listening…

Thursday 10/15/2020
YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Martin for state senate
icon Posted: 15 October 2020 [09:11 PM]

By JEFFREY CAGGIANO To the Editor: Senator Henri Martin should be re-elected to the state Senate. His strong commitment to our district has been consistent. Henri has worked to keep individuals and families financially intact, both before and during the…

Wednesday 10/14/2020
YOUR VIEW: We need Sullivan in Congress
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:17 PM]

By MARIANNE HEFFERNAN To the Editor: When I was a newspaper reporter, I met a fierce defender of justice. He was a relentless assistant U.S. Attorney who started his days earlier than anyone I knew, and ended them late.…

YOUR VIEW: Veach is the right candidate to choose
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:16 PM]

By TIM GRADY To the Editor: Once again it’s election year and once again the Democrat candidate for the 30th House seat, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson is running from her own progressive liberal agenda. Less than a year ago she authored…

YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Martin for state senate
icon Posted: 14 October 2020 [09:15 PM]

By JACOB ROCCO To the Editor: Senator Henri Martin understands the needs of locally owned small businesses. He has been a part of the Bristol business community for years and is the man to represent Bristol in the 31st Senate…

Tuesday 10/13/2020
YOUR VIEW: I'm voting to re-elect Martin
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:17 PM]

By DANNY CARRIER To the Editor: State Senator Henri Martin has been a strong advocate for our public schools here in Plainville. We need a voice like Sen. Martin’s representing us in Hartford. That’s why I am voting to re-elect…

YOUR VIEW: Sullivan is my choice for U.S. representative
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:15 PM]

By GAYLE DENNEHY-CARRIER To the Editor: I am supporting David Sullivan to be our next United States Representative because he is for the rule of law not the rule of the mob. That’s why Connecticut’s Fraternal Order of Police has…

YOUR VIEW: I urge you to re-elect Petit as state rep
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:12 PM]

By DAVE UNDERWOOD To the Editor: State Rep. Bill Petit has done a great job providing us, his constituents, with updates about covid-19. Doc Petit’s medical background and knowledge are what we need in Hartford. I am urging my…

YOUR VIEW: The Gentle Barn is in need of your help
icon Posted: 13 October 2020 [08:11 PM]

By NANAZ KHOSROWSHAHI To the Editor: What do Peyton Manning and Luke Skywalker have in common? Both are names given to rescued turkeys at The Gentle Barn waiting for your help. For 2020 why not sponsor a turkey instead…

Monday 10/12/2020
YOUR VIERW: Veach is the clear choice in this election
icon Posted: 12 October 2020 [09:11 PM]

By BRENDEN LUDDY To the Editor: A leopard does not change its spots overnight. Berlin Democrat candidate for the 30th House District seat, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson, has co-opted conservative ideas for her platform by claiming to support balanced budgets, the…

YOUR VIEW: I will be voting for Angelico-Stetson
icon Posted: 12 October 2020 [09:09 PM]

By MAURA CHASSE To the Editor: The 2020 campaign season affords few chances to meet our candidates. Everyone is social distancing and learning new ways to reach out. I have looked at JoAnn Angelico-Stetson’s campaign page and have spoken…

Sunday 10/11/2020
YOUR VIEW: Beware of misleading statements from some candidates
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:03 PM]

By SALVATORE BORDONARO To the Editor: The Democrat candidate for state representative, District 30, JoAnn Angelico-Stetson continues to make misleading statements. On Sept. 1, Ms. Stetson posted a statement regarding the transit-oriented development on Farmington Avenue in Berlin, stating,…

YOUR VIEW: Gun owners should support Veach
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:02 PM]

By LOU ZUCCHI To the Editor: There are two choices for state representative for the 30th District in Berlin and Southington. The Republican candidate is Donna Veach and the Democrat candidate is JoAnn Angelico-Stetson. Donna is a gun owner…

YOUR VIEW: I don't support the Bristol Democrats
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:01 PM]

By SUZANNE DAIGLE To the Editor: Earlier this week, I was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of routes 72 and 229 waiting to take the left turn under the railroad trestle. There is an electronic billboard…

YOUR VIEW: Veach supports the police
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:00 PM]

By NINA DEDOMINICIS To the Editor: I’m very pleased that Donna Veach, candidate for state representative, actively supports our police by opposing portions of the Police Accountability Bill #3471. You can read her testimony on her Facebook campaign page,…

Wednesday 10/07/2020
YOUR VIEW: Who is the GOP taking Bristol back from?
icon Posted: 07 October 2020 [08:34 PM]

By SUSAN ZAREMBA To the Editor: Wasn’t state Representative Whit Betts (R) big issue term limits? So how many terms does Betts believe IS term limits? How many terms has he run? The Republican slogan is “Take back…

Tuesday 10/06/2020
YOUR VIEW: Elect Fortier and Rasussmen-Tuller
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:45 PM]

By LAURA S. MINOR To the Editor: I’m excited this year to be able to vote for a state senator and a state representative who I know will represent Bristol with passion and commitment to providing the best possible for…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for Hayes for a second term
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:43 PM]

By LIZ AARONSOHN To the Editor: Our congresswoman is the real deal! I’m proud that Jahana Hayes is our 5th Dstrict congresswoman. She represents us - all of us - in this strangely constructed grouping of cities and towns, and…

YOUR VIEW: It's time to shake up the state legislature
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [08:38 PM]

By RICHARD BALSAM To the Editor: Does anyone else think that the Republican signs that say “Take Back CT” are funny? Especially since Whit Betts has been there for 10 years and is running again, even after introducing a term…

Sunday 10/04/2020
YOUR VIEW: Please, make sure you vote this election
icon Posted: 04 October 2020 [08:43 PM]

By CHAP. MATTHEW SHULMAN To the Editor: Traditionally, Republicans focused on small government, fiscal conservatism and belief that self-reliance and hard work were the society’s keystones. Despite imperfections, we’ve argued for 244 years to create a “more perfect union.”…

YOUR VIEW: Larson listens to the people
icon Posted: 04 October 2020 [08:39 PM]

By STEVE CASEY To the Editor: I have known United State Representative John Larson since he was first elected to the state Senate almost 40 years ago. We served together and he soon showed that he was an outstanding leader…

Monday 09/28/2020
YOUR VIEW: We need a conservative state legislature
icon Posted: 28 September 2020 [08:50 PM]

By GEORGE MILLERD To the Editor: As you enter this important election season, it’s important that we reflect back on Connecticut’s state government prior to covid-19 and remember the dire financial straits that multiple years of Democrat controlled government has…

Sunday 09/27/2020
YOUR VIEW: Your vote can make a difference; vote Hayes
icon Posted: 27 September 2020 [08:43 PM]

By MICHAEL REITER To the Editor: We face perhaps more critical issues as a community and nation than in any previous election. I’m writing about reelecting Johana Hayes because of her views on health care, which has been under attack…