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

Readers Have a Right

I am writing in response to Debra Paulson’s Jan. 2 letter [“Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper”] in the Valley Courier, in which she opposed the ads by CT...

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

When Will this End?

I’m writing in response to the letter by Debra Paulson, regarding her objection to the Courier publishing an advertisement from a local gun store [Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads...

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

Communities Are Diverse

I applaud your decision to continue to accept firearms advertising in the Valley Courier. I disagree with Debra Paulson’s assertion (Jan. 2 letter “Gun Ads Unfit for...

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

Valley Can Move Forward

I read with keen interest Karena Garrity’s Dec. 26 article “Warriors’ ‘Indian’ Imagery at Heart of New Debates.”Although not a Valley grad myself,...

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

Gun Ads Unfit for Community Newspaper

Dismayed to see another full-page ad for handguns in the Valley Courier this week, I called the publisher, Robyn Wolcott, directly. We had an informative, respectful conversation. She...

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

All That Matters

After the Dec. 10 Board of Selectmen meeting, I ask if First Selectman Angus McDonald is a servant to the taxpayers or dictator. He’s not unlike the former zoning enforcement officer Cathie ...

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

Disrespect and Discourtesy

I’m disappointed how the leadership of Deep River handled my removal from the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). I was dismayed by their disrespect and discourtesy after years of...

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Letters • Published Dec. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Full Steam

In the past month, our little nonprofit that could has been chugging along at full steam! A Little Compassion, Inc., and The Nest Coffee House would like to thank our community of supporters from...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Stable, Knowledgeable Leadership

I moved back to the area six years ago. Before we decided where to move, my husband and I brainstormed what we wanted in a community, and we found that we had a few non-negotiables: strong schools,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Experienced, Stable Leadership

The progress Deep River has made over the past 30 years is visible all around our amazing town. All you need do is take a ride down our Main Street, visit any of our many parks, or shop in our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Not a Newcomer

As a candidate for the Deep River Board of Finance, I am writing to introduce myself and ask for your readers’ votes on Nov. 5. After raising our family in Old Saybrook, my husband Greg and ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Experienced, Dedicated People

As a member of Deep River’s government, in a variety of capacities, for the last 12 years, I wish to express the need for experience and professional government.Much has been said...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Builds Bridges, Not Fences

The Town of Deep River has endured extraordinary challenges in recent years. The sudden death of a revered first selectman, rising educational costs, and a reduction in state revenue to...

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Letters • Published Sep. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

Stable and Strong

The Deep River Democrats are proud to introduce a slate of candidates for the Nov. 5 election including Angus McDonald for first selectman and Duane Gates for selectman. These candidates will...

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

Support a Great Organization

The Rotary Club of Deep River has been an integral part of the community since 1950, when the club was established. Our local club is part of Rotary International, which is an organization of...

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Letters • Published Sep. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Hard Work Lies Ahead

To correct the Aug. 15 article in the Courier [“Deep River Slates for the November Elections”], I’m an unaffiliated, petitioning candidate for first selectman in Deep ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Hold a Town Referendum

In response to “Compromise May be Near for Horse Tax Issue” published on Aug. 1, I am a citizen who has been following the horse tax issue in my town. I have heard our first...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

The Messages We’re Sending

Am I the only one that is baffled and somewhat appalled at the adjoining billboards in Deep River that are just north of exit 4? One is a call for teachers, and the other is an advertisement for...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

An Irreplaceable Resource

Regarding Peter Lewis’s letter to the editor (June 13, “Courier is Poisoning the Local Landscape”), I thank him for 34 years of public service. Having a son and daughter who...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Enlightened Leadership

This letter is a response to your June 13 article “State Representative Palm Reviews Legislative Freshman Year.” As a voter in the 36th Assembly District, it was encouraging to see a ...

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Letters • Published June 12, 2019 08 a.m.

Courier is Poisoning the Local Landscape

For 34 years, I have worked for, and resided in the Town of Deep River. While the personal loss of my best friend, Dick Smith, was tragic to me, I was concerned: Who would replace him at the helm? ...

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Letters • Published June 05, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Destroying our Neighborhood

In response to concerns expressed by many in the Town of Deep River involving the office of the first selectman and members of the Inland Wetlands and Planning & Zoning commissions and that...

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Letters • Published May 29, 2019 08 a.m.

Feeling Some Strain

It appears that Deep River First Selectman Angus McDonald is feeling some strain. That might explain his curious behavior at the last Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting at which, as I...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Different Kind of Change

In a recent issue of Deep River Town News, First Selectman Angus McDonald published an essay on change. It sounded to me like a warning that the kind of change he had in mind was both inevitable...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Lack of Ethics and Professionalism

Having attended several different meetings since the new year in my town of Deep River, I have noticed an appalling lack of ethics and professionalism. Elected, appointed, and paid representatives ...

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