Great job by MPD
I am writing this letter to show my appreciation to the Meriden Police Department. On Thursday, Nov. 16. after midnight, my car was stolen from my driveway at 10 Maple Avenue. I filled out a stolen vehicle report. I have been a Meriden resident most of my life. And I must compliment our Meriden Police Department. They were knowledgeable about every aspect on stolen vehicles and very dedicated to help with my problem. The Meriden Police Department did locate and return my vehicle and I am very grateful. The list of policemen and officers is long but I must single out the following: Chief Jeff Cossette, Deputy Chief Tim Topulos, Officers David Matson, John Slezak and Detective Michael Fonda. I also believe our police department has the hardest job in the city and they do it proudly day in and day out.
Walter A. Shamock, Meriden
The real bums
Like him or not, President Trump speaks on subjects people think about, but are silent. A good example is the controversy on the National Anthem. There is a time and place for protests and the playing of the anthem is not the place. Americans, especially veterans, should support the president by expressing their feelings. If it were not for the World War II veterans who fought and died to save democracy, these overpaid prima donnas might be “shaking in their boots” while standing at attention saluting the Nazi flag. If these malcontents cannot spend three minutes respecting the American flag, I am quite sure Lil’ Kim would welcome them, at much lower wages. When they leave, they should take with them, all the left wing celebs who stated, “they would leave the country if Donald Trump became president.” Perhaps if this country had compulsory military service for everyone this problem would not have surfaced. Finally one athlete called President Trump a ‘bum’, but patriotic Americans know who the real bums are.
Ralph J. Esposito, Meriden
Just plain wrong
It's clear who will benefit from the new tax plan in Washington: the rich. What we're hearing less about is who will pay the consequences – and that's hardworking, low-income Americans.
This year we've already seen attempts to gut essential programs like Medicaid and SNAP (formerly Food Stamps). So after giving away $1.5 trillion in tax breaks to millionaires, those same critical programs would likely wind up back on the chopping block. Meanwhile, the bill would unravel our health care system by repealing the individual mandate.
With one in eight Americans below the poverty line, this is both bad public policy and just plain wrong. I hope we can count on our Senators to stand up against this plan.
Amy Dombek, Glastonbury