Category Archives: Columns

Letter: Outdated practices explain growth in town’s budget

To the editor, At the Prospect Town Council meeting on April 3, Region 16 Superintendent Michael Yamin discussed his anticipated budget for 2018-19 which called for no increase, and probably…

Letter: Proposal to change zone of property wrong for town

To the editor, Early in March, I happened upon a stick in my yard with a paper wrapped around it. I picked it up to read a note that said,…

Letter: Governor resorts to labeling opposition 

To the editor, I got quite a chuckle the other evening while watching Gov. Dannel Malloy comment on the rejection of his nominee, Judge Andrew McDonald, for chief justice of…

Letter: People should pick up after themselves in parks

To the editor, I am amazed at the amount of people who just don’t abide by signs posted at local parks. For example, all the signs at Toby’s Pond in…

Letter: Elected officials should be held to same stands as constituents

To the editor, Elected officials should be held to the same laws and expectations that their constituents are. Unfortunately, for the town of Beacon Falls, Democrat Selectman Peter Betkoski does…

Letter: Resident criticizes governor’s comments on NRA

To the editor, Recently, Gov. Dannel Malloy likened the National Rifle Association and its members to a terrorist organization. He would also like to strike the NRA name from all…

Letter: Legislature should revisit bill for grandparents

To the editor, Troxel v. Granville, a U.S. Supreme Court case from 2000, denied good, decent honorable grandparents visitation of their grandchildren. This decision was based on the Fifth and…

Letter: Age limit shouldn’t be raised to buy guns

To the editor, Raising the age requirement to purchase a long gun is stupid. When we are involved in a war, 18-year-olds are old enough to fight and die for…

Letter: People are fed up with Democratic Party

To the editor, This is a response to the letters “Legislators speak for the majority” and “Administration has seriously depended divides.” (Citizen’s News, Feb. 23, 2018) First I want to…

Letter: A great education doesn’t need to be expensive

To the editor, It’s time that Region 16 tightens its financial belt and decides what the district could and should live without. Our state is in a severe financial crisis…