To the editor:
As a New Haven County Realtor, I am reminded daily of the many homes that go unsold for lack of prospective buyers.
Potential home buyers require good, quality, stable jobs. But, sadly, many of these buyers have left, and continue to leave, Connecticut in droves to become tax payers elsewhere.
If Connecticut is to recover from the downward spiral it is in, we need to reverse this trend by creating meaningful jobs at all levels of the socio-economic strata.
Without the creation of jobs to support the absorption of Connecticut’s valuable real estate inventory, Connecticut will continue to falter.
In response to this crisis, state Rep. Dave Yaccarino has championed bringing high-tech science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs to Connecticut, such as Biotech.
Only the job-creating efforts like those championed by Mr. Yaccarino will turn the moving vans around, and help to bring Connecticut back to a place where residents want to live and work.
I will continue to support Mr. Yaccarino in his efforts.
Steven MillerNorth Haven
I am writing to remind all eligible voters to vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 14 primary. In North Haven, all five polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The results of the primary will determine the candidates for election this November.
If you are an unaffiliated voter, it is not too late to register with a party so that you may participate in this very important primary. Call the registrar’s office for details and deadlines.
My main focus the past five years has always been to represent the citizens of North Haven. All of my energy is spent on local town affairs, and, as a rule, I’ve stayed out of state elections.
However, as a member of the Board of Selectmen, I understand the importance of effective leadership in Hartford.
Accordingly, I urge my fellow Democrats to vote for Aili McKeen for the 34th State Senate District in the primary. We will need Aili McKeen on the ballot in November.
Aili is a lifelong Wallingford resident (the 34th District represents Wallingford, North Haven, East Haven and Durham) and she has the experience and determination to do the job.
Aili McKeen has a commanding grasp of issues important to working class people, such as healthcare, education and job creation.
Aili also advocates for expanded senior property tax relief programs.
Aili McKeen deserves your vote Aug. 14.
Sally J. BuemiSelectman, Town of North Haven
North Haven residents, please attend an important Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. It will be held in the Community Room at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., at 7:30 p.m.
On the agenda is the Certificate of Location Application of Cumberland Farms for 146 Washington Ave., between Blakeslee Avenue and Monroe Street. Cumberland Farms seeks to open a large store, with six gas pumps on islands with a canopy.
Nearby residents, business owners and anyone who drives by the property on Washington Avenue should attend this meeting and express why the ZBA should deny the Certificate of Location.
Quality of life will be negatively impacted for many residents, particularly those who live on Monroe Street, Blakeslee Avenue, Lincoln Street, George Street, Franklin Street and Pool Road.
People should object to the Certificate of Location. A tremendous amount of traffic would come to that location, Washington Avenue, and side streets. Many cars will be constantly driving in and out to get gas and to shop in the Cumberland Farms store.
Don’t forget about the fuel truck deliveries and the product truck deliveries.
Residents will have to deal with odors, toxic exhaust, light pollution and noise.
This ZBA meeting is a Public Hearing and you can speak. Let the members of the ZBA know your concerns and objections.
Please spread the word and attend this important meeting.
People’s health and safety matters.
Tom WhiteNorth Haven