Online learning only
Per CNBC (Aug. l7, 2020), there are 51,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 per day in the United States. This is 1.55 percent of the population. Using the 1.55 percent formula, North Haven, with a population of 23,691, may have 36 new cases each week. And when visitors to town are accounted for, that figure may increase. Now, North Haven schools are set to open. If you feel strongly that the fall session should not have face-to-face classes, but rather virtual, online learning – at least for the fall session – please call Superintendent of Schools Patrick Stirk and First Selectman Michael Freda. Express your preference for virtual online education for the fall session for North Haven schools.
Sherman KatzDirty politics
The recent attack on state Rep. Dave Yaccarino by his opponent was upsetting to me. Insinuating that he is tone deaf and racist is abhorrent. I have known Dave for 55 years, having grown up in the neighborhood adjacent to his. We were classmates for eight years. I also observed him over the decades as a devoted parent and state representative who routinely meets with all of his constituents, young or old. Even after serving multiple terms in the legislature, Dave remains the most humble elected official I have ever known. He is kind to a fault and has never been someone to attack another politician to score political points, or kick someone when they are down. I realize that criticizing his voting record is fair game, but throwing the racist label on him is a shoe that simply doesn't fit.
Ted StockmonEndorsing Yacarino
As I have in the past, I am once again voicing my full support of Rep. David Yaccarino for re-election to the State Legislature. Without a doubt, and it goes without saying, that Dave is one of the finest, most hard-working representatives and residents this town has ever known.
The hallmarks of a good person are character, integrity and empathy. You will find those in Dave. I am sure that those whom have called upon Dave at one time or another found him committed to helping you to the best of his ability.
On a personal note, I often ask if he ever sleeps. Please exercise your right to vote and show your support for Dave Yaccarino.
Sandra A. Piontek