LETTERS: Time for an operating system upgrade in Wallingford

LETTERS: Time for an operating system upgrade in Wallingford

Time for an update


I want out of the 1995 operating system.

It may or may not be true today, but in 2000, 2010 and 2015 it was true that the few computers in existence in town were running 1995 operating systems.

How many readers believe that having 1995 software on their home or work computers is in their best interest? In my opinion, that same number of people probably should believe that the mayor has served our community’s best interest for 30 years.  

I can attest that it is not easy to get information about anything here in Wallingford. Supporting the mayor, Mr. Knight quoted Steinbeck, “… to find where you are going, you must know where you are.” So true.  And truth and integrity do matter.

Here is a truth: The mayor singing at your graduation should not be the substance upon which one votes. I’ve heard from numerous voting-age residents that this is how “the clownish mayor” gets votes.

This is no false narrative, nor inaccuracy. I find it objectionable, even distasteful, that it is part of the foundation of our community fantasy.  

So many people fear retribution, have been worn down, have hit the word-wall “liability” and have chosen safe over truth. Unfortunately, with such a long timeline of “duck & cover,” much needs investigation, reform, and correction in our hometown.

Mayoral candidate Jared Liu is fully transparent about ideas he has reaped with the input of others, and his fiscally conservative approach to improvements he would pursue on behalf of Wallingford. It is time to update our outdated operating system.

Susan Huizenga, Wallingford

Attention all do-gooders


Summer’s here. Short letter. No tolls ever. No new taxes.

Family leave is a joke —  .5 percent payroll tax except for all government workers, police, fire and teachers who get paid through their own generous contracts by politicians buying votes.

All you do-gooders and liberals, will you volunteer to support illegal immigrants? They don’t pay taxes but receive all kinds of services that I have to pay for.

How about taking care of American citizens first?

Democratic debates, pandering to every segment of society. Reparations, school debt, free college, free healthcare, etc.

Who pays? We cannot have a welfare state and no borders at the same time. It will be the end of the U.S.A.

Global warming a.k.a. climate change: largest hoax ever. What happened to the ozone scare? God bless Chris Powell in the R-J. He says it all for me.

News alert: Democratic agenda. Gun confiscation, ammunition tax. I am the N.R.A. I stand for the flag, kneel for the cross. Give me liberty or give me death.

S.C. Staszewski, Meriden