Thursday, December 02, 2021

Essex Letters

Letters • Published Nov. 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Great Skill and Good Cheer

Nice shot! Essex Fire Marshal John Planas administered the Pfizer booster vaccine on Oct. 22 with great skill and good cheer. Town Hall staff members Maria Lucarelli and Mary Ellen Barnes, having...

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Letters • Published Sep. 08, 2021 08 a.m.

Helps First Responders

I wanted to write this letter to extend my deepest appreciation for the generous donation made by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. A donation in the amount of $2,500 was received and...

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Letters • Published July 21, 2021 08 a.m.

Strength in Numbers

Liberty Bank plans on closing the Essex downtown branch in October. It seems as though it is trying to keep this information from its customers, as we have not been notified directly from them,...

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Letters • Published July 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Generosity Appreciated

On behalf of the members of the Essex Fire Department (EFD), I would like to thank everyone in our community who sent in a donation in support of our Annual Appeal sent in October 2020. Our goal...

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Letters • Published June 16, 2021 08 a.m.

Reconsider

As a longtime personal and business customer, I was dismayed to learn fthat Liberty Bank is closing its Essex branch in October.You know the old saw, “We’re closing your...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Right On

Jane Siris’s concern about littering expressed in her April 22 letter to the editor [“A Scenic Amenity”] is right on. It is awful. Short of increased refunds on deposits, and...

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Letters • Published April 21, 2021 08 a.m.

A Scenic Amenity

I wanted to bring a problem to your attention—littering! I’m not kidding.My neighbor and I collected a full bag’s worth of trash on a quarter mile section of River Road ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

Compassion, Wisdom, and Joy

A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln says, “before the age of 40, God is responsible for our face. After the age of 40, we are responsible for our face.” Just looking at Brendan...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

Leadership Is Crucial

With such a polarized national election, I have looked to local politics with greater scrutiny. As a resident of Essex, it would be understandable for me to vote for State Senator Norm Needleman...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Championed the Environment

In her first term, State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has championed the environment in her proactive legislation. Most notable, she introduced and won adoption of a bill to ensure that...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Efforts on Climate Change

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has put Connecticut on the national radar as a leader in addressing climate change. Palm is on the ballot to continue as state representative for Chester,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Goes Above and Beyond

I support State Senator Norm Needleman (D) for re-election to the 33rd District. He has served as an outstanding first selectman in Essex and is now using his extensive experience to benefit all...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Leadership That’s Proactive

I support State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) for re-election. As a senior in his district, I have benefited from his regular updates about the COVID-19 pandemic and his availability to his...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Hard-Working and Effective

I plan to vote for Christine Palm as my state representative on Nov. 3, and hope your readers will, too. She has been a hardworking and tireless advocate for Connecticut and its people. She...

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Letters • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08 a.m.

Of Strong Character

Brendan Saunders is the Republican endorsed candidate for the 33rd Senatorial District. Brendan was born in Connecticut and he and his family have lived in the shoreline for more than 20 years....

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Letters • Published Oct. 07, 2020 08 a.m.

Makes Good Sense

I support the re-election of Norm Needleman for Connecticut State Senate for the 33rd District. It makes good sense. For the past two years, Norm has created an inclusive dialogue among Democrats, ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 07, 2020 08 a.m.

Supports First Supports First

Brendan Saunders will always stand with the working people of the 33rd District. He grew up in Westbrook and he, his wife Mary, and their daughter Jordon now live in Clinton. The 33rd is a...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Gets the Whole Picture

This year has been like an X-ray revealing what our public servants are made of, whether on the national level or locally. Our state representative for the 36th District, Christine Palm, has...

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Letters • Published Sep. 30, 2020 08 a.m.

Brings Sensible Solutions

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) has been steadfast in his support of our communities through this very trying time. Emails, phone calls, in-person visits—he has kept us informed and...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

A Salute

Thanks go to all the dedicated volunteers who made our upcoming Water Lantern Celebration a success. Faced with many challenges due to the current COVID-19 situation, it was a challenge to re-...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

A Racist Statement

Great article, “Saunders Challenges Needleman for 33rd District Senate Seat” [Sept. 3] all the way to sentence “Needleman is White; Saunders is Black.” Absolutely...

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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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