LETTERS: Make a deal in Washington, a great season at the Liberty Street Community Garden

Make some deal


Anyone who has kept up on the news of Biden’s infrastructure plan would know about how Manchin of West Virginia and Sinema of Arizona have been blocking progress on the bill because they do not like things in the Build Back Better plan like including action on climate change in planning infrastructure. Climate change is the most important issue of our time. Those two Congress people should not go against it.

The climate deniers should face up to the reality. First a lot of them deny climate change altogether. Then when it becomes obvious they say that why should we do anything about it since China and India don’t! Then when it gets worse they say that it is too late and we are all doomed anyway.

It is not too late for action and if Manchin and Sinema go along with active climate policy then Biden’s plan would be more likely to succeed. If they don’t then the rest of the Democratic senators and congress people should work out something among themselves where they can do without Manchin and Sinema.

The climate crisis must be worked on.

James Buchanan, Wallingford

Tremendous season


As we come to a close of another fabulous growing season at the Liberty Street Community Garden, I would like to thank the garden center in Cheshire for their wonderful donations this year to our community garden. We had a tremendous season this year. This garden brings the community together and working together is key to make this garden a success and it beautifies the neighborhood.

Of course, this garden would not be a success without the passion of Larry Pelletier who is the mastermind behind the garden. The neighborhood association and the Beat the Streets Community Center worked together to again make another successful season. Thank you again Larry and fellow gardeners. See you all again next Spring.

Diane Kubeck, Meriden



Well, here we go again. Two more years of absolutely nothing changing in Wallingford. What saddens me is that after Riley O'Connell spelled out exactly where Wallingford is headed under Mayor Dickinson's administration it wasn't enough to wake up our sleepy little town to make a change. 

I can't even excuse those who live by the “If it ain't broken, don't fix it” adage. People, it IS broken. It's broken because we are losing more residents than we are gaining every year. It's broken because our educational system slips lower in the ranks every year. It's broken because our town government still communicates in the stone age. It's broken because our mayor is allowed to sit on funds left to the town for specific uses. It's broken because Community Pool is deteriorated beyond repair. It is broken because our taxes go up but any benefits to our townspeople continue to decline. But most of all it is broken because many of us just don't bother to vote. It could have been unbroken. We could have started anew. Instead it will be the same old, same old for another two years.

Hopefully Mr O'Connell will give us another chance at a choice between “Norma Rae” and “Weekend at Bernie's” in 2023 and we'll choose the Oscar winner over just another in a series of dumb comedies.

Dee Dyer. Yalesville

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