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Readers’ Opinions, 4-17-2014   Published Apr 17, 2014
‘Britannia Park’ Editor: I am writing on behalf of the Meriden Historical Society to submit “Britannia Park” for consideration as a new name for the Hub in downtown Meriden. The name has a prestigious ring, and relates strongly to the … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-16-2014   Published Apr 16, 2014
Pensions, health care Editor: My 93-year-old father worked a hard 40-hour week to put bread on the table. He had health care for the family and a pension from his employer. Today, fathers and mothers work just as hard, or … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-15-2014   Published Apr 15, 2014
Christie’s caper Editor: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who I never cared for, has done what many elite groups have done — hand-picked fellow cronies, lawyers, investigators, to prove him 100 percent innocent of the George Washington Bridge-gate caper. Journalists … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-11-2014   Published Apr 11, 2014
Waiting for Godot Editor: Types of most people you might meet: The stoned: No ambition. Only concerned with their own dependencies and where and how the next fix is coming from. The stupid: Victims of biological and hereditary circumstance. The … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-3-2014   Published Apr 10, 2014
Fluff and nonsense Editor: Well folks, letter-writer Paul Gradwell (R-J, 4-2) again dumped what I consider to be his monthly uninformed and inaccurate diatribe on Meriden Mayor Manny Santos. First of all, citizens elected to office are, by necessity, trained … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-9-2014   Published Apr 9, 2014
Working tools Editor: The most important business in any village, town, city, county, state or federal government is the operation of the governed governing themselves in an effort to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all, not just … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-6-2014   Published Apr 6, 2014
Money rules elections in the USA Editor: The recent ruling by the Supreme Court stating that the restrictions on the amount of money one (or, in this case, many — such as corporations) can contribute to campaign finances is no … more ...

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Readers’ Opinions, 4-4-2014   Published Apr 4, 2014
Buck the system Editor: To me it’s astounding how the upper class — the one percent — can’t stop the gluttney. Write in the U.S. Supreme Court as another puppet in the destruction of political decency with their latest decision … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-2-2014   Published Apr 2, 2014
‘Painful to view’ Editor: OJT — “on the job training.” We all know the term if we are employers or employees. OJT is an expensive way to hire people , pay and train them concurrently. The people of Meriden must … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-1-2014   Published Apr 1, 2014
‘Expert’ opinions Editor: You can always find an expert to confirm your belief no matter how ridiculous. What is the possible difference among soil samples that would be taken from 49, 39, and 25 Hourigan Drive in Meriden? Mr. Young … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 3-30-2014   Published Mar 30, 2014
Minimum wage: a free ride Editor: When I was young and unqualified for anything more than pushing shopping carts in a store parking lot, I did my best at that job. I didn’t hang around talking on the phone or … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 3-28-2014   Published Mar 28, 2014
‘Off with his head!’ Editor: After reading the CTLatinoNews.com article on Meriden Mayor Manny Santos (see also R-J news story, 3-27), some thoughts came to mind. I wanted to get them down on paper and put them out for discussion. … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 3-26-2014   Published Mar 26, 2014
Inept president Editor: Now is the time for President Obama to stop treating Vladimir-KGB-Putin like a gentleman and to start playing hardball using former President Reagan’s policy of peace through strength. Reagan would have gone straight for the jugular and … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 3-25-2014   Published Mar 25, 2014
For the veterans Editor: The Wallingford Lions Club held a comedy dinner show on Feb. 22 to benefit Hounds Healing Heroes. The event was enjoyable and successful. Many thanks go out to our supporters and sponsors. A special thank-you to … more ...
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