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YOUR VIEW: Mayor Stewart capable of taking city to new heights

To the Editor: It is clear that Mayor Stewart understands her most critical duty as our Mayor is the honest, transparent, and wise management of our hard-earned tax dollars. She knows that no other form of progress can be made…

icon Posted: 22 September 2021 [11:57 PM]

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Monday 09/13/2021
Sunday 09/12/2021
YOUR VIEW: Pawlak endorses Scalise for Probate Judge
icon Posted: 12 September 2021 [12:03 PM]

(The following letter is meant as an open letter to New Britain residents.) Dear Neighbor: As we continue to respond to COVID-19 in a variety of ways, I write about an event that will not be cancelled or postponed. I…

Thursday 09/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Support Row A in New Britain Sept. 14 primary
icon Posted: 09 September 2021 [09:22 PM]

To the Editor: New Britain will be a better place to live over the next two years if it elects a Common Council committed to addressing public health, budget, environmental and economic issues in a cooperative, bipartisan way. That's why I support…

Thursday 08/19/2021
YOUR VIEW: Gostin to Shortell: My actions were not racist
icon Posted: 19 August 2021 [09:26 PM]

To the Editor: I write in reply to Mr. Bill Shortell’s editorial (“No love for city GOP Registrar Peter Gostin,” Aug. 19, 2021) in which he accuses me of racism for having a difference of political opinions. First, regarding the…

Wednesday 08/18/2021
YOUR VIEW: No love for New Britain Registrar Gostin
icon Posted: 18 August 2021 [09:06 PM]

To the Editor: (Editor’s note: The author is former New Britain Democratic Town Committee chair.) I was very disappointed to read your puff piece on Peter Gostin, New Britain Republican Registrar. New Britain Herald – “New Britain man keeps Registrars…

Thursday 08/12/2021
YOUR VIEW: Sanchez offers fresh, progressive perspective
icon Posted: 12 August 2021 [07:02 PM]

To the Editor: This election cycle, residents of New Britain will have the opportunity to elect a mayor who puts the interests and values of working-class people first, State Representative Bobby Sanchez. From our city’s poor performance regarding vaccination rates…

Tuesday 08/10/2021
YOUR VIEW: Strong mischaracterizes New Britain DTC
icon Posted: 10 August 2021 [07:14 PM]

To the Editor: I, like former New Britain Democratic Town Committee (NBDTC) member Alicia Strong, believe that the people of New Britain should select their candidates for mayor and common council. I respect that Ms. Strong and her colleagues…

Tuesday 08/03/2021
YOUR VIEW: State community college union against school consolidation
icon Posted: 03 August 2021 [08:57 PM]

Community college union against school consolidation Since the initial proposal to consolidate Connecticut’s twelve independently accredited community colleges into a single institution with 12 campuses in April 2017, CSU-AAUP has consistently voiced its opposition to the restructuring. Although the state…

Thursday 07/22/2021
YOUR VIEW: For those who haven't, please GET YOUR SHOT
icon Posted: 22 July 2021 [01:43 PM]

To the Editor: The divide between those that have been vaccinated vs. those who have not, is wide and dangerous. I may be wrong but I believe that insurance/government covers all Covid-related expenses including hospital stay. Since we the people…

Wednesday 07/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: We must do better on climate for our children
icon Posted: 21 July 2021 [09:05 PM]

To the Editor: It's hot, and my 3-year-old is sweaty and curious. He always wants to know more about the world, and on Tuesday he asked me 'why is it like the fog but in the sky?' The haziness had…

Tuesday 07/20/2021
YOUR VIEW: If you want safe streets, vote for Stewart's team
icon Posted: 20 July 2021 [08:58 PM]

To the Editor: It was really eye opening to see the reaction of the three Democratic candidates for Mayor in response to Mayor Erin Stewart's recent call for significant reforms to Connecticut's juvenile justice laws. Robert Sanchez and Veronica…

Thursday 07/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: Awake America! Before it's too late
icon Posted: 08 July 2021 [01:53 PM]

To the Editor: Americans are frogs in the pot of water being brought to the boil and cooked.  We ignore incremental chunks of our freedoms being chiseled away by Marxists determining our social mores. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter is…

Friday 05/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Time for the people to own the state's nursing homes
icon Posted: 21 May 2021 [09:06 PM]

To the Editor: Chris Powell is a designated hitter for the Herald/Press who swings for the fences at every at bat. He strikes out a lot, but hits a few home runs. His recent column “Should the state government take…

Tuesday 05/18/2021
Monday 05/03/2021
YOUR VIEW: Congrats to Mayor Stewart on her proposed budget
icon Posted: 03 May 2021 [08:33 PM]

To the Editor,  Great news to the New Britain taxpayers! Congratulations to Mayor Stewart in proposing in her Annual Budget with no increase in taxes to the residents and taxpayers in the City. Her experience in office and her leadership…

Wednesday 04/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Pass mayor's proposed budget
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:07 PM]

To the Editor,   As an expectant mother, the issues of education and tax relief are both very important to me. Mayor Stewart was able to do something unique the other day as she presented a budget that not only lowers taxes, but…

YOUR VIEW: Stewart's budget right for the city
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:06 PM]

To the Editor,  For the first time in 15 years, a Mayor was able to lower taxes in New Britain. This decrease will provide us with financial relief in a time of need –- without cutting any essential services and…

YOUR VIEW: Thankful for Stewart's budget
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:05 PM]

Dear Editor,  Mayor Stewart recently announced that her proposed budget will lower taxes, and I could not be more thankful. So many politicians are quick to advocate for raising taxes by telling us there is absolutely no other possible way…

Tuesday 04/20/2021
YOUR VIEW: Mr. Powell: Stop pandering to suburban fears
icon Posted: 20 April 2021 [08:59 PM]

To the Editor: For Chris Powell [“Violence, depravity, in cities sustain exclusive zoning,” New Britain Herald 4-17/18-2021] every ounce of prejudice toward people of color has been transferred from race to socioeconomic status. White folks are no longer escaping…

Thursday 04/15/2021
YOUR VIEW: 'THANK YOU' city workers
icon Posted: 15 April 2021 [10:42 PM]

To The Editor: I’ve been a resident of New Britain for close to 70 years and really don’t have too many complaints about the city, its services, or the hundreds (thousands?) of employees. In the past few weeks I’ve had…

Monday 03/15/2021
YOUR VIEW: Students may attend school, but are they engaged?
icon Posted: 15 March 2021 [09:42 PM]

By COALITION FOR EQUITY IN LEARNING To The Editor: In 2019, a student could show up to school, sit in their seat for the requisite hours, and go home, and we could have safely said that they had attended school…

Friday 03/12/2021
YOUR VIEW: New Britain schools need to do better
icon Posted: 12 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROSEANN BUCHIERE To the Editor: Mayor Erin Stewart, New Britain schools need to do better - and not with more money. It’s time to stop throwing more money into a failing system. Put the blame on the teachers…

Tuesday 03/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Supporting HB6425 is crucial
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:57 PM]

By PAUL BLUESTEIN To the Editor: On Friday, March 5, 2021, for the first time in 14 attempts spanning a quarter century, the Public Health Committee, by a vote of 24 to 9, moved bill HB6425, An Act Concerning Aid…

YOUR VIEW: Bondsmen do more than just post bail
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:53 PM]

By JHADY RIOS To the Editor: Life has been far from normal since Connecticut discovered its first case of covid-19 last year. Yet bail bond agencies like 3-D Bail Bonds, Inc. took it upon themselves to continue serving regardless of…

Monday 03/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: The Arch Street parking meters are a sham
icon Posted: 08 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROGER BAKER To the Editor: The new meter parking on Arch Street seems a little discriminatory. Funny how the meters STOP directly after the Five Churches Brewery. My wife and I travel 45 miles from southeastern Connecticut to support…

Friday 02/12/2021
YOUR VIER: Voting to convict Trump is an easy choice
icon Posted: 12 February 2021 [09:10 PM]

By GARY HENRIKSON To the Editor: The House managers have made a compelling argument in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Trump’s use of incendiary language and violent imagery to willfully incite the deadly neo-Nazi mob of his minions to storm the…

YOUR VIEW: Our senators need to co-sign SJ-13
icon Posted: 12 February 2021 [09:06 PM]

By STEVE WHINFIELD To the Editor: There are bills where unity can be met. Our country is split on many issues and we now have a president who wants to build unity in a time where none exist. I…

Wednesday 01/27/2021
YOUR VIEW: Powell's views in his columns are troubling
icon Posted: 27 January 2021 [08:58 PM]

By JOHN DUBE To the Editor: We hear a lot from Chris Powell (usually without identification) these days in the Opinion section of the Bristol Press. But I’m puzzled as to why that is after reading his cavalier dismissal…

YOUR VIEW: How well do you know your taxes?
icon Posted: 27 January 2021 [08:53 PM]

By RICHARD BARANOWSKI To the Editor: Federal and state Democrats will be meeting soon to raise your taxes. Do you really understand how much money in taxes you are currently paying? Let me help with a little math. Start…

Sunday 01/17/2021
YOUR VIEW: Tolls have no place in Connecticut
icon Posted: 17 January 2021 [09:02 PM]

By DANTE TAGARIELLO To the Editor: Just last week, two Democratic state senators from Fairfield County, Sens. Will Haskell (Wilton) and Alex Kasser (Greenwich), have once again proposed a bill to support highway tolling. Both senators have proposed the…

Monday 01/04/2021
YOUR VIEW: The arts are essential and they need our help
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:04 PM]

By KATE MCOMBER To the Editor: The arts are essential and they need our help. In March, the City of Hartford asked the Greater Hartford Arts Council to survey a number of local arts organizations about how they were…

YOUR VIEW: Certain things cannot be negotiable
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:02 PM]

By ALEX SOKLOW To the Editor: If President Biden agrees to a pact with Iran or North Korea, we must be allowed to inspect suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move…

YOUR VIEW: We must keep fighting covid-19 globally
icon Posted: 04 January 2021 [09:01 PM]

By JACOB SWATHI To the Editor: As our own country struggles with the battle against covid-19, some may have forgotten the global scale of this disease, especially in third-world countries. Due to limited manufacturing and the preorders of wealthy…

Wednesday 12/23/2020
YOUR VIEW: Thank you Mayor Stewart
icon Posted: 23 December 2020 [08:56 PM]

By ROSEANN BUCHIERE To the Editor: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart vetoes removal of city’s Christopher Columbus statue. Finally, a voice of reason. Thank you Mayor Stewart! Democrats, stop wasting the city’s tax payers’ money, as well as insulting…

Sunday 12/20/2020
YOUR VIEW: A big thank you to The Herald
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:18 PM]

By DAVID KEATING To the Editor: By way of introduction, I am David Keating, and I live in the west side of New Britain. We have subscribed to your paper for the past 15 years. I am wiring in the…

YOUR VIEW: Americans need to come together
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:16 PM]

By KIM SHINKOSKEY To the Editor: Americans late in 2020 have found our first, if likely our last, common rallying point since 2016. That wonderful place of agreement is priority vaccination of healthcare workers. In this, we all believe.…

Monday 12/07/2020
YOUR VIEW: Newington and New Britain should partner up
icon Posted: 07 December 2020 [09:04 PM]

By JILL PRICE To the Editor: New Britain is so progressive with all of its redevelopment and grants, but when I happened to be driving through town I was so surprised to see the biodegradable bags filled with leaves.…

YOUR VIEW: Long-term care residents should get covid vaccine first
icon Posted: 07 December 2020 [09:03 PM]

By MARK PARKINSON AND SCOTT TITTLE To the Editor: Dear Governors, Thank you for your leadership in response to this unprecedented health crisis and the action your administrations have undertaken to help nursing homes and assisted living communities protect our…

Monday 11/23/2020
Wednesday 10/28/2020
YOUR VIEW: Vote Russell for state representative
icon Posted: 28 October 2020 [09:21 PM]

By BOBBY BERRIAULT To the Editor: I am proud to support Alden Russell for state representative in the 24th district. As a fellow commissioner in New Britain, I saw firsthand how hard-working and caring Alden is. He cares about…

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: Much of our future is on the table
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:28 PM]

By NATHAN “NATE” SIMPSON To the Editor: Reflecting on my own coronavirus exposure, I wish to send those who reached out another round of thanks along with a message to the community. With all that has changed this year,…

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: Vote yes to repair Southington's roads
icon Posted: 27 October 2020 [09:20 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 [09:18 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 [09:13 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: We need to make sure we keep our communities safe
icon Posted: 26 October 2020 [09:08 PM]

By JHADY RIOS To the Editor: As a New Britain worker, I’m seeing firsthand even more endangered streets and shooting throughout Connecticut. If you live or work in New Britain, you know if you feel safer today walking down…