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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the support


The Durham Economic Development Commission would like to thank everyone who participated in the Local Weekend Warriors shopping events the past two months.

The Economic Development Commission sponsored this summertime initiative to help fight the battle to keep our local businesses alive and well during a typically slower shopping time of year. Feedback has been so positive that we will probably do something similar again in the late winter or early spring.

The idea was taken from the book, “This is Where You Belong” by Melanie Warnick, which is the focus of the One Book, One Durham program (see the Durham Public Library website for more details).

The EDC encourages all Durham residents and business owners to reach out to us if you have any thoughts or ideas to help existing businesses or how to attract new business to Durham.

You can reach us at You can also message us via our DiscoverDurhamCT Facebook page, where you can also read about current happenings and upcoming events.

Linda Torres

Well done


We would like to say thank you to the Middlefield Board of Finance and the First Selectman for managing the budget and working closely with the Board of Education to lower our taxes again. In a climate of statewide partisan politics and higher taxes, we appreciate fiscal responsibility and volunteers who consider the needs of the taxpayers.

Joan and Rick Santos

We need Eames


My wife and I have lived in Durham for three-plus years. Prior to moving here we lived in Higganum.

We love Durham, but there are disturbing similarities between the two towns.

We experienced ridiculously high taxes and received, except for snow plowing, nothing for them. Our children are grown, so we didn’t use the school system.

We watched as the center of town failed to grow or produce any tax relief. 

I don’t want to see Durham continue down the same path.

We need someone with a new plan for Durham. We need George Eames!

Jim Gannon