Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Backing Kokoruda


The candidate who has the experience, knowledge, influence and ability to ensure Madison and Durham residents receive the best outcome from the State Capitol is Noreen Kokoruda, who has worked  tirelessly for these towns. Noreen understands town issues after serving on the Madison Board of Selectmen for 14 years. She has extraordinary influence at the Capitol, serving on General Assembly Committees for Children, Education and Appropriations. All of these are important issues for our towns. We think all of us want to see legislators work together to solve problems and not blindly follow their party platform.

Bill and Maureen Porter

Vote Parker


It should come as no surprise, but these next few years are going to be very difficult in this state. The damage caused by this pandemic will have far-reaching consequences on our budget, our state’s support systems, and our daily lives.

Recovery will require new voices and new approaches. We will need someone who has the energy to dedicate themselves to long hours in an ever-contentious political climate. That is why it is so important to elect someone who grasps both the real and the ideal. We need someone to represent us, the working families of Durham. I believe that someone is John Michael Parker.  

Mike Czarkowski



I am writing to express my support for John-Michael Parker and his candidacy for State Representative in CT's 101st district.

John-Michael is an enthusiastic, conscientious person with a strong community mindset and dedication to helping others. Importantly in this day and age, John-Michael has a pragmatic and independent approach to solving our state’s problems through open, honest listening and consensus building. Durham and Madison would be well-served to have such tireless advocate working for us in Hartford.

Andrew Taylor

Our state needs Skelps


We’re living through a time of political polarization. Now more than ever, it is important to put our individual party affiliation aside and focus on candidates’ platforms. That’s why I support Mike Skelps; a veteran who loves his district and the people that make it a great place to live and raise a family. As a former small business owner, Mike knows what’s best for families trying to make a living in these tough times. He’s educated and experienced not only in business, but also in serving Middlefield’s local government. Vote Mike Skelps to get Connecticut back on track!

Luis Cruz



Thanks to Middlefield & Durham residents who supported our September food drive. A total of 151.9 pounds of food was donated through our drop boxes in the lobbies at the Levi Coe and Durham libraries. We are grateful for all donations received! The bounty was distributed to the food pantries in Middlefield & Durham.

This opportunity to help our neighbors in need was made possible by the generous cooperation of the directors of the libraries, who allowed us to place the collection boxes in their lobbies. Thank you, Jess & Christine!

Grace, Kayla, Charlotte, Jenna and Maddie,
Girl Scout Troop 62115

Turn Durham blue


Durham’s voter list reveals the following: Democrat - 1,406, Republican - 1,571, Unaffiliated - 2,243. The trend of voter affiliations has progressively changed during the four years of my residency. This data restores my vision of hope for the future of this town, state and country. Your country needs more hope at this arduous time. “Hope” is the motto of the Biden-Harris ticket! The perception that Durham has been affiliated as one political party’s stronghold is not the case. Unaffiliated voters of Durham, you are the majority. Vote Biden-Harris. Turn Durham blue for Election 2020!

Bob Donahue

Votethe common good


I feel fortunate to live in a state which leads in responding to the COVID-19 epidemic because our leaders listen to the experts and collaborate. This November we need to support candidates who put the common good first, candidates with priorities which strengthen education, healthcare and economic development while protecting the environment for future generations. Please join me in voting for state Sen. Christine Cohen, state representative candidate John-Michael Parker, and the entire Democratic ticket.

Pam Hogarth

Our champion in Hartford


It was a difficult decision to retire as your state senator, but one made much easier seeing Paul Cicarella become a candidate to represent our great district in Hartford. Paul Cicarella has my full support in running for state senate. He is the most capable, hard-working and passionate candidate to represent our community. He is a father, small business owner, coach and community volunteer who has the energy and the vision we need to improve our state and make sure the needs of people in our district are heard loud and clear. He will be an unparalleled champion and voice for us all in Hartford. 

State Sen. Len Fasano

Capone for Senate


I endorse April Capone for the 34th State Senate seat. April is a former, two-term Mayor of East Haven, and has worked in state government. With this knowledge and experience, April is uniquely qualified to make an immediate impact to enrich our lives.

Originally from East Haven and now living in North Haven, April has a firm understanding of area needs. As Mayor, April worked to overcome economic adversity, and she will do the same during these challenging times.

We are coping with unprecedented circumstances; all the more reason we need April representing the 34th.

Sally J. Buemi
Town of North Haven

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