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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor


Fortunate to have Candelora

To the editor:

Serving on your Board of Selectmen for the past 11 years, I have witnessed firsthand the importance of obtaining state funding to help offset Durham’s mil rate.

However, over the past two years there was a concerted effort to decrease the amount of funds smaller communities receive. 

This would have a devastating financial impact to our town. 

Fortunately, we have State Representative Vin Candelora representing us at the Capitol. Through his efforts, Durham was able to have our state funds restored, thereby helping decrease our mil rate. 

In fact, Candelora helped craft the bipartisan, no-tax increase state budget. 

Join me in supporting him on Nov. 6th.

John Szewczyk
Board of Selectmen, Durham

Backing Cohen

To the editor:

I support Christine Cohen as State Senator for the 12th District and ask that you join me in voting for her on Nov. 6.

Christine will improve Connecticut's economy and will fight for our values in Hartford. She’s committed to lowering healthcare costs and to stop prescription drug cost increases that effect everyone, especially seniors and middle class families in Durham.

Connecticut has one of the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths and Christine supports education and awareness programs, as well as legislation that requires insurance companies to pay for detox and rehabilitation programs.

Michael D’Agostino

Vote Parker

To the editor:

John-Michael Parker is running for the 101st District. What makes him so special is that he truly cares. He’s always more than willing to hear input from anyone. John-Michael has stuck out to me because of his eagerness to learn about the economic and political issues facing Connecticut, and that he’s always himself.

I’m a senior at Coginchaug Regional High School. I have worked with him for the last six months and he’s the change my generation needs in Hartford.

Vote for John-Michael Parker to represent the 101st District on Nov. 6.

Brandon Hayward

Get vaccinated

To the editor:

This is in response to Dr McIntosh’s letter in your Oct. 5 issue. According to the CDC, “Every year, influenza kills between 12,000 and 49,000 people and can send more than 700,000 people to the hospital … Flu kills so many people and puts so many into the hospital that the CDC has stopped counting each one. For adults, mortality is estimated.” 

The 2017-2018 season ranked as the deadliest in more than four decades, with an estimated 80,000 deaths and 800,000 hospitalizations. Last season, 180 children died of the flu, 80 percent of whom were not vaccinated against the flu. (CNN, 9/27/18).

Meanwhile, there is no evidence to support the claim that aluminum in vaccines causes autism.

Please remember to get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and others around you.

Cathy Zack, MD