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Letter: Suspend Privacy Laws Isolating Nursing Home Residents from their Families

AARP (the nation’s largest advocacy group for seniors) is urging Connecticut residents to petition state lawmakers to temporarily suspend privacy laws that effectively prevent nursing home residents from communicating with family members during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. For several weeks, nursing home visits have been banned, except in “compassionate care” circumstances.  In addition, privacy laws… Keep Reading

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Letter: Missing Notice, Discussion, of Canceled Vote

There have been 19 Executive Orders issued in Connecticut by the Governor over the past 3 weeks. All under #7 (A-T). One 7I, that is #7 letter I, suspends the public’s right to vote on Regional School Budgets as well as your local municipal budget. That’s right you will not be voting on your local… Keep Reading

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Letter: Needleman Reaches Out on Coronavirus

By now, we are all aware of the health and quality of life implications of COVID-19.  The virus has become a significant threat to our families and to our communities. We also know that widespread testing will not be available in the immediate future and there is no definite treatment at this time. Those circumstances… Keep Reading

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Letter: Anti-Vaccine Activists Want to Mislead Parents — Legislators Shouldn’t Let Them

Twice last month I woke at dawn to head to my state capitol of Hartford, Connecticut. Legislators were deliberating HB-5044, a bill that would remove non-medical exemptions for vaccines required for school and daycare enrollment and, ultimately, make our state’s schools safer and better protected from outbreaks. I wanted to provide testimony, not just as… Keep Reading

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Letter: “Plowing forward,” on Chester Main Street Project Puts Businesses at Risk

As a commercial property owner, concerned for the downtown and its merchants, I write to express my ever growing concern that the Main Street project is “plowing forward” to be completed this year in spite of the mountain of uncertainties. To move ahead without detailed plans for all possible uncertainties is irresponsible. It risks intolerable… Keep Reading

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Letter: Kobe’s “Total Effort” Leaves Legacy

For reasons I still cannot fully describe, I was never a fan of Kobe Bryant.  That feeling started to change after the 2006 NBA playoffs.  The Lakers were completely outmatched by the Suns, but, by sheer force of will, Kobe led the Lakers to a Game 1 victory in dramatic fashion.  Though they did not… Keep Reading

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Letter: Fort Trumbull State Park Seeks Volunteers for Civil War Park Day, April 4

In September of 1781, the British stormed Fort Trumbull.  On Saturday, April 4, 2020, a very different group of people will descend on Fort Trumbull State Park.  Members of the Civil War Trust are soliciting other history buffs, preservationists, community volunteers, and Coast Guard Cadets to join together to help clean and restore Fort Trumbull,… Keep Reading

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Letter: Old Lyme Land Trust Responds to Beaver Claims

Members of the Old Lyme Land Trust and its Board investigated the claim made by Mr. Berggren, certain Town of Old Lyme officials, and others, that one or more animal obstructions on the Jericho Preserve have restricted the water flow from Black Hall Pond and caused the water level to rise by as much as… Keep Reading

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