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Readers’ Opinions, 4-23-2014   Published Apr 24, 2014
Necessary services Editor: I just read the article in the Record Journal (4-19) “Wallingford councilor questions process for funding nonprofits” regarding Master’s Manna. I was appalled to see one of our own town councilors going to such lengths to question … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-24-2014   Published Apr 24, 2014
Cart before horse? Editor: Much has been written about minimum wage. First we have to ask our selves what minimum wage is. Is it the wage paid to a person entering the job market with no skills, training, or education … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-22-2014   Published Apr 22, 2014
Working families Editor: I can’t believe the number of workers in Connecticut trying to make it on minimum wage. Studies show the majority are adults working more than 20 hours a week. I want to thank our Connecticut Democratic Senator … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 4-20-2014   Published Apr 20, 2014
Signs of the times: Equal pay Editor: The editorial cartoon (R-J, 4-13, pg. D-3) showing what appears to be a female figure holding a “Pay Equity” sign is right on. The GOP seems to be making the point that if … more ...
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 ...

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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 ...
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 ...
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