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YOUR VIEW: Be patriotic and give Thanksgiving its due

To the Editor: By Elaine Marie Cooper, author and history buff, (from www.hhhistory.com.) “The traditional first Thanksgiving in America took place in November of 1621, one year after the Pilgrim’s arrival in the new world. It had been a long…

icon Posted: 17 November 2021 [08:56 PM]

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Wednesday 11/10/2021
YOUR VIEW: Appreciates Tyree's column about veterans' service
icon Posted: 10 November 2021 [08:56 PM]

To the Editor: Just wanted to express my sincere appreciation to Danny Tyree in relation to his outstanding piece "Are Veterans the Heroes who keep on giving?" on the 11/10 Press Op-Ed page. The credit he affords Veterans for…

Tuesday 11/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Government should require all people vaccinated
icon Posted: 09 November 2021 [08:57 PM]

To the Editor: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) – unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our…

Monday 11/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: Nation's EMS system needs lots of help soon
icon Posted: 08 November 2021 [07:04 PM]

To the Editor The nation's EMS system is facing a crippling workforce shortage, a long-term problem that has been building for more than a decade. It threatens to undermine our emergency 9-1-1 infrastructure and deserves urgent attention by the Congress.…

Wednesday 10/27/2021
YOUR VIEW: Tyrrell again for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 27 October 2021 [09:12 PM]

To the Editor: I write in support of Becky Tyrrell for re-election to the Plainville Board of Education. As current  chairperson, Becky demonstrates integrity and skilled leadership. I have long admired her thoughtful approach to all issues. Becky is fair,…

YOUR VIEW: Davenport for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 27 October 2021 [09:12 PM]

To the Editor: In today’s politically motivated world, it is more important than ever to elect Board of Education members that understand the balance of doing what is in the best interest of our students’ education while maintaining fiscal responsibility…

Tuesday 10/26/2021
YOUR VIEW: A vote for Joe Kilduff for mayor of Plymouth
icon Posted: 26 October 2021 [02:16 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing to encourage Plymouth voters to vote for Mayoral candidate Joe Kilduff on November 2. He is prepared to address the challenges that currently face our town. He believes we must be “forward thinking” about…

YOUR VIEW: Vote for the GOP slate in Plymouth
icon Posted: 26 October 2021 [02:15 PM]

To the Editor: The November 2 election is a pivotal one for the future of the Town of Plymouth. The GOP has presented a wonderful slate of candidates who are experienced, educated, and professional. They are people who have put…

Monday 10/25/2021
YOUR VIEW: Catanzaro for Plainville Town Council on Nov. 2
icon Posted: 25 October 2021 [08:53 PM]

To the Editor: I write to endorse Joey Catanzaro for Plainville Town Council. I have known Joey for several years and have always been impressed with his commitment to public service and his dedication to his community. His…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Consalvo for Plainville Board of Education
icon Posted: 25 October 2021 [08:50 PM]

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter in support of Lori Consalvo, who is running for Board of Education.  There is no doubt in my mind Lori will serve the residents of Plainville in a tremendous way.  I've known…

Sunday 10/24/2021
YOUR VIEW: Support public library referendum in Southington
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:34 PM]

To the Editor: As a former library board member for the town of Southington, I urge you to support the YES referendum for the Southington public library on November 2, 2021. The library is truly a community center that needs…

YOUR VIEW: Re-elect Morante to Plainville Town Council
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:33 PM]

To the Editor: I encourage Plainville’s voters to support Rosemary Morante’s bid for re-election to the Plainville Town Council. Rosemary approaches anything she does with thoughtfulness, looking at both the big picture as well as the details. She is a…

YOUR VIEW: Vote Christopher for Plainville Town Council
icon Posted: 24 October 2021 [07:33 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing in strong support of Quinn Wazorko Christopher for the Plainville Town Council. I have known Quinn for many years.  She is kind, smart, and energetic.  When she previously served on the Town Council, I…

Friday 10/22/2021
YOUR VIEW: Olsen for City Council
icon Posted: 22 October 2021 [09:33 PM]

To the Editor: Throughout her life Jacqueline Violette-Olsen aka Jacky Violette-Olsen candidate for councilwomen in the 2nd District, has demonstrated that she can handle personal and professional responsibilities and obligations. When she makes a commitment, Jacky dedicates herself to organizing…

YOUR VIEW: Vote yes for new Southington public library building
icon Posted: 22 October 2021 [09:32 PM]

To the Editor: The mission of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington is that all children are healthy and ready to learn. We do that through education, referrals, and advocacy. The ECCS Board approved advocating for a new Southington Public…

Thursday 10/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Mayor Ellen's work excellent
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:15 PM]

To the Editor: My husband, Rick, and I moved from New Jersey to Bristol 36 years ago. Our three children were born in Bristol Hospital and attended Bristol Public Schools. Our family always took advantage of the wonderful programs and…

YOUR VIEW: Another vote for Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:14 PM]

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter to support Quinn Wazorko Christopher for Town Council. I have known Quinn for many years. She is dedicated and compassionate individual. I highly recommend for her to be a part of your…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Plainville's Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:12 PM]

To the Editor: Please join me in giving Democratic candidate Quinn Wazorko-Christopher your full support for Town Council. It is evident in her current leadership role as the chair of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and owner of a Plainville-based…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Panioto for City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:10 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing today in support of Sebastian Panioto for Bristol City Council. I am a resident of Bristol and I have known Sebastian for more than 10 years, as a colleague. Through that time, Sebastian has…

YOUR VIEW: Sings Mayor Ellen's praises
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:10 PM]

To the Editor: Am I the only person who is confused by the lack of a Republican platform and their false narrative about what has been happening for the last few years? Mr. [Peter] Del Mastro’s recent letter said we…

YOUR VIEW: Kelley for Bristol City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:09 PM]

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse my brother-in-law for City Council. While I no longer reside in Bristol, I take great interest in the state affairs in my hometown. I have been troubled recently…

YOUR VIEW: Supports Mielcarz in 2nd for Bristol City Council
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [08:06 PM]

To the Editor: Please support Bob Mielcarz for Bristol City Council from the Second District. I have known Bob for over 40 years as a fellow teacher, coach, and longtime Bristol resident. Over those many years, I saw how Bob…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Plainville's Quinn
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:49 AM]

To the Editor: On November 2 when I head to the Plainville polls, Quinn Wazorko-Christopher has my vote! Quinn is a long time resident and business owner who has Plainville’s best interest at hand. She brings excellent credentials to the…

YOUR VIEW: City artists for Mayor Ellen
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:48 AM]

To the editor: I moved back to my hometown of Bristol in December of 2007. After living and traveling in places like California, Italy, Costa Rica, China, Serbia and Macedonia, it was clear to me that public art is a…

YOUR VIEW: Uncle pitches for Howe
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:47 AM]

To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of my nephew, Andrew Howe, who is running for City Council. I have watched him grow into a passionate, dedicated and responsible young man! Andrew has many great ideas that…

YOUR VIEW: Morante for re-election
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:46 AM]

To the Editor: I have known Rosemary Morante for a long time and am very pleased to support her re-election to a fourth term. She is a serious, hard-working member of the Plainville Town Council who will always put the…

YOUR VIEW: Support for Scott Rosado
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:46 AM]

To the Editor: This is a letter to support [Bristol] Councilman Scott Rosado, an entrepreneur who has successfully run his business, MR Home Care, providing a valuable service to the elderly and disabled population. Having worked with him for over…

YOUR VIEW: A shout-out for Zoppo-Sassu and Rosado
icon Posted: 21 October 2021 [11:44 AM]

To the Editor: This is a shout-out for Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and Scott Rosado - two people I admire and who have gotten me involved with my City, which is part of why they are so good at their jobs. I…

Wednesday 10/20/2021
YOUR VIEW: Supports Bristol administration
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:37 PM]

To the Editor: I am a proud supporter of the Mayor and City Council based on their performance. At a recent meeting, the Mayor cited the over 40 new businesses that had opened in Bristol in the last two years,…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Dems in Bristol
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:37 PM]

To the Editor: I am excited to support Mayor Ellen, my councilmen in the first district: Greg Hahn and Scott Rosado along with our BOE candidates on Nov. 2. I was appointed to the Youth Commission last year and serve…

YOUR VIEW: A vote for Mayor Ellen
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:36 PM]

To the Editor: I'm writing this letter to express my support for Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the entire Democratic slate. I find it incredulous that any voter could question the vision of Mayor Zoppo-Sassu. Her entire focus has been on…

YOUR VIEW: Ragaini looks for re-election
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:35 PM]

To the Editor: I am asking for your support to re-elect me as a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals. As a 4 year member of the panel, my experience will be important as we see property values increase…

YOUR VIEW: Backs Morante for Town Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:34 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing to endorse Rosemary Morante for re-election to the Plainville Town Council. In her years serving on the Council, Rosemary has established herself as an intelligent and thoughtful member.  She has developed a reputation as…

YOUR VIEW: A colorful Barney endorsement
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:34 PM]

To the Editor: Fasten your seatbelts, I’m going to take you on a literary journey. I’m going to tell you why I’m voting for Brittany Barney for city council. Brittany is a stellar member of this community. She is a…

YOUR VIEW: Mayor Ellen is good for health
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:33 PM]

To the Editor: I have been a physician in Bristol for over 35 years and it continues to be a pleasure to serve the community and be the beneficiary of living in a town where we care for each other.…

YOUR VIEW: Five examples of political integrity for Mayor Ellen
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:32 PM]

To the Editor: Before heading to the polls on November 2, I ask voters to consider the integrity of the candidates on the ballot. Ellen Zoppo-Sassu provides a real-life example of political integrity that is unmatched: (1) Ellen has strong…

YOUR VIEW: Non-Confederate statue removal isn't 'logical'
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:28 PM]

To the Editor: The James Hohmann opinion piece [Sept. 12, 2021, Herald/Press] regarding the removal of Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond claimed those who worried about the “slippery slope” that would not confine the removal of statues to those…

YOUR VIEW: Kelley for Bristol City Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:25 PM]

To the Editor: I urge the people of the second district to re-elect Councilman Peter Kelley on November 2nd. The upcoming municipal elections are an important opportunity to continue the progress made over the past few years in Bristol, and…

YOUR VIEW: GOP has hope in Bristol
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:25 PM]

To the Editor: No matter the venue, whether at the Mum Festival over the weekend [Sept. 24-26] or at the packed BRTC (Bristol Republican Town Committee) meeting last night [Sept. 27], the air is filled with the excitement change can…

YOUR VIEW: Morante for Town Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:24 PM]

To the Editor: I am writing in full support for the re-election of Rosemary Morante for the Plainville Town Council. Rosemary's interest in government was instilled at a young age by family, teachers and others.  Rosemary learned her lessons well;…

YOUR VIEW: Gediman for Town Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:23 PM]

To the Editor: When Plainville residents elect Ben Gediman to the Town Council on November 2, 2021, we will have taken a positive step forward in the maintenance of good local government. Ben has a long-established record of volunteer service…

YOUR VIEW: Dem slate backed in Plainville
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:23 PM]

To the Editor: “Community First” says it all for the 2021 Plainville Democratic slate for Town Council and Board of Education. Our candidates have given years of volunteering in multiple ways to make Plainville a better place. They are deeply…

YOUR VIEW: Caggiano for Bristol mayor
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:22 PM]

To the Editor: I have watched Jeff Caggiano grow from a great neighbor into an outstanding community leader for Bristol. I've known Jeff since he was in the high school when he and high school teammates would play us "old…

YOUR VIEW: Bristol trio for school board
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:22 PM]

To the Editor: The trio of Tom O’Brien, Chris Wilson and Jaymie Bianca for Bristol Board of Education is the ideal team of experience, leadership and innovation to guide future decisions for our children’s education. Tom’s financial acumen and years…

YOUR VIEW: Christopher for Town Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:21 PM]

To the Editor: I am supporting Quinn Christopher as a candidate for Plainville Town Council. I have known Quinn since before she came on the political scene and would like to mention some of her qualifications and reasons for my support! Quinn is a former Town Council member, a successful Plainville business owner, co-president of the Plainville Chamber of commerce along with her sister Tabitha and an appointed member of the Park & recreation department. Quinn backs the blue and Plainville's finest by supporting the appointment of Eric Peterson as Plainville police chief. Quinn is a motivated, energetic, ambitious, young positive person with goals for Plainville. My favorite memory of Quinn is when the Town Council and their boss decided that the citizens were not worthy of being part of council meetings. The citizens hired Nutmeg TV to film us at meetings to be shown before the start of council meetings. Quinn sided with the citizens and did not back down, with her support and perseverance we embarrassed the tyrants, brought them to their knees and got our voice back. If anyone deserves to be a council member, it is Quinn! With all these attributes, I cannot see any reason why every voter should not give Quinn one of their seven votes John Kisluk Plainville …

YOUR VIEW: Snell is right for Board of Ed
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:20 PM]

To the Editor: Third generation Plainville citizen, Dayna R. Snell, is running for a position on the Plainville Board of Education this November. Educated in the Plainville school system herself, she also chose to raise her five children in Plainville.…

YOUR VIEW: An endorsement for Morante for Plainville Council
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:19 PM]

To the Editor: I would like to proudly endorse Democrat Rosemary Morante for re-election to Town Council. As an intelligent, knowledgeable and dedicated Plainville resident, Rosemary wants to see the town make progress in many areas. She recognizes the overall role of…

YOUR VIEW: Bristol is building for the future with Mayor
icon Posted: 20 October 2021 [01:18 PM]

To the Editor: Four years ago, Bristol was dragged through the mud by a Republican mayor mired in scandal and censured unanimously by a bipartisan City Council. Since then, with the election of Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Bristol has experienced a golden…