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The Walk of Life

 July 23, 2014

The ¼-mile track at the Ethel Peters complex in Clinton saved my life. I had been walking 1 ½ to 2 miles there every morning for many years, and it kept me in good shape for an 85 year old. Last November I had congestive heart failure due to a...

Must Continue Voicing Objections

 July 23, 2014

There are numerous reasons why the proposed large propane facility shouldn't be approved by the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission. Some of our elected officials would like us to believe it's about tax revenue, but we know that paltry amount of taxes can't...

Banning Pets Was Possible

 July 23, 2014

Inconsiderate dog owners have long caused problems at the Clinton Town Beach by not cleaning up after their pets and/or by not leashing them. When confronted, the usual lame excuse is, "Oh, I didn't know!" Really?

The Right Attitude and Perseverance

 July 16, 2014

I'd like to say thank you to all the Clinton and Madison residents who took the time to attend the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on July 7. It was really great to see the Green Room at Clinton Town Hall filled beyond capacity with...

Clinton’s Opportunity Lost

 July 9, 2014

The June 26 issue of the Harbor News contained an article ["Renovations Complete, Clinton's Annex Building Now Open"] lauding the opening of the Town Hall Annex, aka the old police station. While it is no doubt a lovely building and its occupants and...

A Bad Idea for So Many Reasons

 July 9, 2014

Global, LLC, is proposing a propane storage facility in Clinton. If you think this will not have an effect on you simply because you don't live in the immediate vicinity, think again.

Protect Our Town

 July 2, 2014

As a Clinton resident who tries her best to keep up with what's going on in town, I was shocked to read about the attempt to put a huge propane gas facility here in Clinton. I can't understand why the administration did nothing to publicize this. The application...

Our Concerns Are Real

 July 2, 2014

I'd like to remind all residents of Clinton and Madison to attend the important Planning & Zoning public meeting on Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in Clinton Town Hall. The hearing concerns the huge proposed propane gas facility that intends to use the shoreline...

Aware of the Danger

 June 25, 2014

Some interesting findings: Kingman, Arizona, 1973-11 firefighters killed as railroad propane tanker explodes. Crescent City, Illinois, 1970-railroad propane tanker explodes; 60 injured, city center destroyed. Murdock, Illinois, 1983-railroad propane tankers...

Making Wishes Come True

 June 18, 2014

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and donated to Laddie's Wish event on June 7. The overwhelming support and generosity everyone showed was truly amazing. Our community is great because of all of these supporters-we cannot thank them...

A Huge Potential Disaster

 June 18, 2014

An important Clinton Planning & Zoning (PZC) Public Hearing was held June 2 concerning the installation of a 540,000-gallon storage and transport facility in Clinton. The absence of First Selectman Willie Fritz was disappointing and duly noted.

Familiar Faces and More New Friends

 June 11, 2014

Clinton Boy Scout Troop 55 would once again like to thank the community, travelling guests, and the businesses that graciously supported our 2014 Coffee Break Fundraiser held over the Memorial Day weekend.

Leadership, Not Money

 June 4, 2014

Disappointment, frustration, disillusionment-words for the proposed Clinton education budget and the current American education system.

The Shift to Common Core

 May 21, 2014

Curriculum and professional development in Clinton is a teacher-invested, collaborative process in which district curriculum learning units are developed and aligned to state and national standards. Embedded within the units are various opportunities for...

Education is Labor-Intensive

 May 21, 2014

The Board of Education budget results from months of preparation, including analysis of educational needs for programmatic implementation, enrollment and personnel needs, contractual obligations, and operational costs for facilities, transportation, and other...

'No' is Easy; Explaining is Hard

 May 21, 2014

Disappointment. Frustration. Disillusionment. These words capture my state of mind in the hours after the Clinton education budget failed by 12 votes. As members of Clinton's Board of Education (BOE), my fellow board members and I spent hours listening to budget...

A Fun Ride

 May 14, 2014

The Bike & Pedestrian Alliance of Clinton would like to thank the many supporters of the fourth annual Clinton Bike Fest, held on May 3 at Town Hall.

Why a District Reference Group Matters

 May 7, 2014

When statistics are thrown out randomly without context, or perhaps intentionally to misdirect, they cause folks to react without all the knowledge they need to interpret what they are hearing.

Up to the Voters Now

 May 7, 2014

The Boards of Finance and Education have done their parts by presenting reasonable spending plans to the voters. In fact, dozens of volunteers from many different boards have worked together to create these spending plans. The budgets are not rubber-stamped by...

Until They Get This Right

 May 7, 2014

I would like to voice my opinion. The proposed 5.6 percent increase in the Clinton town budget is the largest since 2010, when the budget failed at referendum twice, still resulting in a three percent increase.

There's a Reason for It

 May 7, 2014

The Clinton Board of Education (BOE) has realized expenses that are less than the amount budgeted in the areas of personnel, benefits, utilities, and fuel. If the BOE doesn't spend its entire budget, it returns some funds to the town, even though it's not...

Our Collective Responsibility

 May 7, 2014

I am a member of the Board of Finance. I choose today, however, not to write this letter as a member of the board, but as a mother and a resident of this community that I love. Do I want to support this budget because I am on the Board of Finance? Yes, but for...

Bouncing Education Blank Checks

 May 7, 2014

How high would the education budget increase have to go for PTA President Andrea Reu to say "too much"? How large would an education budget surplus have to grow for it to be unacceptable to the teachers union? How many additional hires would the superintendent...

More than is Reasonable

 May 7, 2014

Why should repeated Clinton education budget surpluses make the current large budget increase unacceptable to voters? Surpluses needlessly overtax taxpayers and inflate the state's Minimum Budget Requirement for future years. Budget percentage increases are...

Help Your Neighbors and Yourself

 May 7, 2014

The Town of Clinton's Board of Finance, pursuant to Town Charter, annually recommends appropriations or spending budgets to the Town Meeting to accomplish a myriad of objectives. The annual budgets replenish reserve funds (our town's savings account); service...

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