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YOUR LETTERS

Hedrick cable vote showed poor judgment

Like countless municipalities across the country, Groton City is at a crossroads, and who becomes our next mayor will play a big part in what direction we take going forward. Residents should know that Mayor Keith Hedrick, as a city...

Bumgardner has the kind of experience City of Groton needs

There has been a lot of talk about experience in the Democratic primary for mayor of Groton. Much of it has been from the current mayor and his supporters about the supposed lack of experience of candidate and Town Councilor Aundré...

Bumgardner not ready to lead a city

As Monday's Democrat primary for mayor of Groton City approaches I have grave concerns about candidate Aundré Bumgardner. We the people cannot elect a 26-year-old to the extremely important position of mayor. I have...

Mixed-use approach could save Crystal Mall

Your editorial covered some good points regarding the reasons behind the decline and the repurpose of the Crystal Mall, “Finding a future...

'Guanxi' defines Bumgardner

Aundré Bumgardner has Guanxi, a Chinese expression for relationships/influence. Especially applicable to politics is the old axiom; "it's not what you know, but who you know that's important." As a state legislator Aundré knows...

Beware big risk of public-private deals

Since the state is considering public/private ventures for both Seaside and the former Mystic Oral School properties; it is timely to look at past ventures. Our state money aids such projects and they must be profitable or private money...

Honest Trump review shows dishonest man

Prior letters have claimed it was a mistake to oust Donald Trump from the presidency. The big mistake was not ousting him but electing him in the first place. Our military didn't have to be rebuilt, it has been the most powerful since World...

Send Trump a bill?

Since the former president, Donald Trump, was not convicted of impeachable offenses by the Senate he cannot be prosecuted for his part in the events of Jan. 6. One way he could be held accountable is to tally up the cost of the damages to...

Evaluate experience, make smart choice for mayor

The City of Groton, assuming there would be a mayoral race between the incumbent Democrat and a Republican challenger, are now in a quandary, having to choose between two Democrats. It seems that the choices are presenting issues that are...

Council needs to hear from public on Mystic River Bluffs plan

I urge the Groton Town Council to give serious consideration to the perspective of the Mystic Oral School neighbors, many of whom are understandably alarmed by the sheer size and scale of the project proposed by Respler Homes to develop the Oral...

'Passion, empathy, vision,' make Bumgardner best choice for mayor

As a fellow town councilor and Groton District 3 Democrat, I write in support of Aundré Bumgardner for city mayor. I believe that the best leaders come from a grassroots level. What matters most to me is passion, empathy, and vision for...

Bumgardner's strong environmental record make him mayoral choice

I am so glad that residents of the City of Groton will have a choice this year in the election of mayor. I am going to cast my vote for Aundré Bumgardner in the Democratic city primary on March 8 and urge my neighbors to do the same. I met...

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