Readers’ Opinions, 7-22-2014   Published Jul 22, 2014
Blank check Editor: It’s obvious that Meriden Democrats can’t let go of the fact they lost the mayor’s seat over 6 months ago. It’s obvious that they cannot accept the ruling of a superior court judge which was that the … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-20-2014   Published Jul 20, 2014
Exemplary councilor Editor: I have known Meriden City Councilor Brian Daniels for over 10 years. When he first ran for office in 2007, he published an advertisement identifying concrete issues he intended to address if elected. Priority one was stabilizing … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-18-2014   Published Jul 18, 2014
An arbitrary ban Editor: It is encouraging to see the Record-Journal recognize the significant ongoing economic contribution of firearms manufacturers to Connecticut’s economy and acknowledge that business uncertainty has been introduced as the result of action by state government (R-J … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-17-2014   Published Jul 17, 2014
Dog park Editor: Many thanks to Meriden City Councilor Cathy Battista for facilitating our first meeting to establish a Meriden dog park. She obviously is a very busy person — working for this new facility and all of Meriden. The … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-16-2014   Published Jul 16, 2014
Spirits lifted Editor: Last month, the Record-Journal sports page published two letters concerning my trip to Boston’s Fenway Park, along with my grandson John Carlson, his dad, Jim, and his brother, Danny (see R-J, 6-1 and 6-8). The trip was … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-15-2014   Published Jul 15, 2014
Antagonistic Editor: It has be over 6 months since Mayor Manny Santos has been elected and set up camp in Meriden City Hall. Please look at your public services, taxes, schools, and quality of life and ask yourself if he … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-13-2014   Published Jul 13, 2014
Not good enough? Editor: According to the last census, the median household income in Meriden is $53,831, with the average household consisting of 2.5 persons. Mayor Manny Santos has stated publicly that, in his opinion, a married couple with one … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-12-2014   Published Jul 12, 2014
‘Spoilers’ Editor: I can say that I rarely agree with anything columnist Chris Powell ever says in his commentaries. However, his position on removing spoilers (R-J, 7-9) in an election by implementing an instant runoff system in our voting process … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-10-2014   Published Jul 10, 2014
Facebook ‘friends’ Editor: Kelly Rossitto’s letter to the editor (R-J, 7-8) referred to Meriden Mayor Manny Santos as “having a mere 501 friends” on Facebook. I guess I no longer have to worry that Mike Rohde will run for mayor … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-8-2014   Published Jul 8, 2014
Expensive bridge Editor: I just read Stephen Knight’s column (R-J, 7-6) about Wallingford’s Center Street bridge, and was floored by the timeline and price tag of $3.9 million for taxpayers. Three years to build a thirty-foot bridge with utilities running … more ...

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Readers’ Opinions, 7-6-2014   Published Jul 6, 2014
Cheshire ‘hiccup’? Editor: The Cheshire Town Council recently canceled the $1.8 million contract with Signature Structures, which was to manufacture the tension membrane to cover the Cheshire Community Pool. The reason was that the firm “balked when asked to obtain … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-3-2014   Published Jul 3, 2014
Beltway thinking Editor: My understanding is that Elizabeth Esty is trying to pass a protection act H.R. 1565, in four parts, of which part two says to provide exceptions from background checks for transfer of guns between family and friends, … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 7-02-2014   Published Jul 2, 2014
Courageous Editor: To Meriden City Councilor Kevin Scarpati, I say: “Way to go!” It’s no wonder our city council is in such a mess. It seems that we only have one councilor who has the nerve to go against the … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-30-2014   Published Jun 30, 2014
Vote them out! Editor: In response the R-J article, June 27, “City Council votes to override mayor’s veto”: Congratulations to the city council. Once again they want the taxpayers to foot the bill for Corporation Counsel Michael Quinn’s lawsuit. The … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-28-2014   Published Jun 28, 2014
Councilor with ‘class’ Editor: I would like to point out all of the good Councilwoman Catherine Battista and many other Meriden councilors are doing in this city, despite all of the negativity that somehow manages to swirl around these people. … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-27-2014   Published Jun 27, 2014
Excellent service Editor: I’m writing on behalf of myself and some friends at McKenna Court in Wallingford. We like and trust our maintenance men. If they have to fix things in our apartment, it’s alright. The sad part is they … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-26-2014   Published Jun 26, 2014
‘Romantic’ train whistles Editor: I don’t understand people who see or hear no beauty in train whistles and describe them as “noise.” These same people would rather listen to acid rock, heavy metal, screaming babies and boom-boxes. Train whistles have … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-25-2014   Published Jun 25, 2014
Low-income housing Editor: Now is the perfect time for the city of Meriden to reinvent itself. And yet, with its current plans to develop low-income housing in the downtown area, the outlook is not promising. Low-income housing means just that … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-24-2014   Published Jun 24, 2014
Bullying and self-esteem Editor: In reference to the R-J article on June 16 concerning the teenagers who formed a coalition against bullying, I commend them. This means a lot to those of us who have been bullied in the past. … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 6-23-2014   Published Jun 23, 2014
Vote them out! Editor: Republican Meriden City Councilor Kevin Scarpati should resign or become a Democrat. I believe that he has “back-stabbed” his party many times this year. He will never get my vote, and I urge others to follow. … more ...
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