Letters to the Editor: A few questions...

To the Editor:

I’d like to thank the Fairfield Marine police, Bridgeport AMR and all the doctors, nurses and staff at Bridgeport Hospital for the incredible professional job you all did during my recent medical emergency.

Capt. Noel Voroba


To the Editor:

Why Trump signed the Russian sanctions legislation, while at the same time calling it “clearly unconstitutional,” is beyond comprehension.

Didn’t he know that Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution would have allowed it to become law without his signature, unless Congress had adjourned?

He still could have issued a signing “statement,” but by not affixing his signature, he would have also signaled to Putin that he did not support the legislation.

It is too much to expect Trump to know the Constitution, but where are the staff members who should have advised him?

Richard Lowenstein


To the Editor:

While I am sympathetic toward Joel Colindres, he did sneak into this country illegally.

The questions I would ask if I was ICE would be: While here, did he pay taxes and report income? Is he or his immediate family getting food stamps, Medicaid or welfare of any kind?

Does he speak English after being here so long?

If these questions were answered correctly that he is not a freeloader, then my answer would be for President Trump to stand down on him and go after the felons that he said he would go after.

If any of these questions are not answered correctly, then I am sorry but he needs to get out.

We should not reward people or their families for being in this country illegally.

Sal Busciolano


Editor’s note: Joel Colindrés, a native of Guatemala who lives in New Fairfield, faces deportation Aug. 17 but has applied for asylum in the United States.

To the Editor:

I applaud John McCain for his stand on “returning to regular order” in the Senate.

And, for his subsequent vote on the “Skinny Bill.”

All the last minute ACA-based votes demonstrate that Republicans have tons of rhetoric, haven’t done their “homework” and do not know how to govern.

George Raemore


To the Editor:

It is certainly no secret that opioids and other addictive substances are the epidemics of our country today. Individual lives, entire families, and whole communities are being permanently destroyed by this awful disease.

But unless your door has been marked and your family scarred, it is very easy to nod in sympathy and say a small, silent prayer of thanksgiving that this didn’t happen to our kid/father/mother/brother/sister/neighbor. But when we utter that prayer, we are forgetting the fact that every person in our community is indeed our kid/father/mother/brother/sister/neighbor.

And then we know that, indeed, we are all affected by the epidemic of addiction. It was the community of caring that brought all of us to live in New Canaan and raise our families here. Now, to face this challenge — we must help each other.

Come to the Pop-Up Park in town at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. The New Canaan community will band together to begin to “Help Each Other to Heal” — an evening of remembering those who have been lost, learn from real-life stories by family members, and leave with hope and resolve.

This is our hometown. We must do it. This really, really matters.

Melanie Barnard

New Canaan