• John W. Hetherington,  Letters,  new canaan,  Opinion,  Retired State Rep. District 125,  Tom O'Dea

    Letter: O’Dea has earned re-election

    Editor, Advertiser: Tom O’Dea has well earned re-election as our state representative for the 125th District. Moderate and civil, O’Dea has become a point person for bipartisan efforts, yet a distinguished leader in seeking to reverse the fiscal policies that have squandered Connecticut’s strength over years of one-party rule. While fully cognizant of the persistent appeal of additional revenue for our state, O’Dea does not share his opponent’s enthusiasm for tolls, recognizing that tolls are a regressive form of taxation that falls hardest on drivers least able to pay. Of major importance, O’Dea completes an outstanding legislative team that includes Rep. Fred Wilms and Senators Toni Boucher and Scott Frantz.…

  • Democratic,  Kit Devereaux,  Letters,  new canaan,  Opinion,  Will Haskell

    Letter: State senate needs Haskell

    Editor, Advertiser: Election Day will be here in less than a week. It is important that we all vote. For my part, I will be voting for the Democratic slate. In particular, I would like to speak about Will Haskell, a new light on the political horizon. Will is running for the 26th District State Senate. He is focused on the transportation and infrastructure issues that affect all of us, and reducing gun violence, and bringing fiscal sustainability to Connecticut. When you meet Will, you will encounter someone with intelligence and common sense beyond his years. Added to this is an energy and a vitality that could really make a…

  • Alex Bergstein,  Connecticut,  Julie Smith,  Letters,  new canaan,  Opinion

    Letter: Bergstein’s proposals sound, fiscally responsible

    Editor, Advertiser: There are many critical issues central to the election this November. I am a firm believer that a person should choose a candidate that best represents their views on the issues, regardless of party. While this approach involves research and time, we will all be better served and elect representatives that stand for our values if we do so. Many thanks to the New Canaan League of Women Voters for posting candidate responses to set questions on their website this year.   There are a number of new candidates to consider. It is important to look at their plans for solving the fiscal crisis and for bringing new…

  • Faux wall,  Letters,  new canaan,  Norm Jensen,  Opinion

    Letter: Too quick to judge faux wall

    Editor, Advertiser: What’s to worry about? I wonder why folks are so quick to make judgments; I am talking about the faux stone wall on Park Street. I wouldn’t call it hideous. Would a prefab house be considered hideous? The building of both structures is meant to cut down on the cost of labor and material. Not meant to appear hideous. As it was quoted in the latest article, “The walls will be disappearing under growth in approximately nine or 10 months.” Give it time to be complete and you will see the transformation; it will change your opinion. Think of it as a work of art. One cannot judge…

  • Joe,  Letters,  new canaan,  Old Greenwich,  Opinion,  Pam Fedorko,  Scott Frantz

    Letter: ‘Misinformation about Scott not true’

    Editor, Advertiser: I would like to share just one example in support of Scott Frantz. A little over four years ago we lost our beautiful daughter Emily in a tragic tubing accident. We were traumatized and lost but knew we wanted our daughter to be part of something much bigger. She carried a big voice for such a small person A week later Scott and his wife were at our home. His passion and kindness were incredible.  We shared ideas about how we could save others from the loss we had experienced. Scott worked tirelessly and in just four months Emily’s law was passed, unanimously. Scott treats you like you…