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The Process Works

 July 23, 2014

The July 16 Board of Finance (BOF) meeting regarding the purchase of property adjacent to the Senior Center was a wonderful illustration of the best and worst of our town meeting form of government. From the Board of Selectmen's (BOS) unanimously approving the...

Feel-Good Economics and Shut Factories

 July 23, 2014

Regarding the July 10 press release "Connecticut Closes Its Door to Toxic Fracking Waste," State Senator Ed Meyer and his Democrats, followed by Republicans, it seems, have enacted Public Act 2014-200, which bans the storage, collection, or disposal of fracking...

Thanks for Be Thankful

 July 16, 2014

The Madison Lions Club's 50th Be Thankful You Can See fundraiser was our most successful in the history of the program. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their generous support. Thanks to them, we Lions were able to increase our donations to the...

Drop the Politics

 July 16, 2014

I must respond to what I believe was a pre-election cycle letter from Kathy Traugh ["Don't See How This Helps," June 26] implying that I am insensitive to the plight of our seniors. I have been fighting for and funding senior tax relief programs for decades and...

Breaking Point

 July 16, 2014

With the recent events of park naming, land swaps, creation of the Wharf District, and now the proposal for $303,000 for bocce courts, I have finally reached my breaking point.

Already Have It

 July 16, 2014

Whose stupid idea was it to purchase the property on Bradley Road, adjacent to the Senior Center? Everything that property has to offer, we already have at the Surf Club, and much more. I'm one of 72 bocce players and I would much rather play at the Surf Club,...

Accidents Waiting to Happen

 July 16, 2014

I've waited far too long to express my dismay on the total disregard of many motor vehicles in Madison (and elsewhere I'm sure) relating to the rules of the road.

A Strong Voice in Hartford

 July 16, 2014

In a recent letter ["Don't See How This Helps," June 26], former selectman Kathy Traugh suggested that State Representative Noreen Kokoruda doesn't support our seniors. I find this to be an affront to all logical-thinking people (and more likely, a bit of...

Warm Citizens, Cool Firefighters

 July 9, 2014

Tuesday afternoon there was a motor vehicle accident that closed down a portion of Summer Hill, and North Madison Volunteer Fire Company responded to provide assistance at the scene. It appeared this incident would have a longer duration than normal.

Won't Be the Same

 July 2, 2014

The Source of June 19 published the comprehensive overview of shoreline news that we look forward to and enjoy each week. But one thing was missing: there was no Marianne Sullivan byline.

New England Charm Is Gone

 July 2, 2014

The Planning & Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for June 19 turned out to be, once again, Kabuki theater (Act One was on March 17).

If Not You, Then Who?

 July 2, 2014

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) hosted its annual block party at the Deacon John Graves House on June 7 to a sold-out event, answering the question, "If not you, then who?" The Madison community and our sponsors, generous in their donations and sharing the N2N...

Don't See How This Helps

 June 25, 2014

I think we can all agree that maximizing the state aid Madison receives from Hartford and protecting programs that benefit Madison seniors should be priorities for our local elected officials. Given this, I cannot understand why State Representative Noreen...

Controversial Property Tax Bill

 June 25, 2014

Earlier this month, a newspaper column of mine was published titled "The Fixation of Property Taxes" in which I described a bill that recently passed the General Assembly allowing our towns to deny the property tax credit to seniors. Seniors with incomes below...

Only One Way

 June 18, 2014

I have read with interest the arguments on both sides for the phasing in of the revaluation. Although I would personally benefit from a phase in, I am against it. My property assessment has decreased, but it has only decreased by two percent, which is far below...

Not Even for a Minute

 June 18, 2014

We have all seen the blue or white markings next to side-by-side handicapped parking spaces. These lines denote additional space where handicapped users can off-load or re-load wheelchairs, scooters, etc. I realize it is tempting to use these generous spaces for...

Supporting the Lions' Efforts

 June 11, 2014

The Madison Lions Club announces its annual Scholarship Movie Benefit and Silent Auction to be held on Thursday, June 12 at the Madison Art Cinemas. The silent auction begins at 6:15 p.m. and the Connecticut premiere of Words and Pictures begins at 8...

Successful Journey to Health

 June 11, 2014

The Madison Senior Services Commission extends its thanks to everyone who participated in the second annual Journey to Health and Wellness on May 29 at the Madison Senior Center. Austin Hall, Kristen Caramanica, and the entire staff organized the building and...

Nite-In-Hand is Truly a Town Effort

 June 11, 2014

When we were considering moving to Madison, we heard one consistent message: "Madison is a town run for kids." Eleven years later, that message still resonates. Parents, schools, athletics, and the community at large work together, developing our children into...

Memorial Day Parade Enthusiasm Grows

 June 11, 2014

I'd like to thank all of you who came out to watch the Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies. Each year, the crowd grows and grows! I wish I could personally thank all of the veterans, firemen, clergy, policemen, all of the Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Daisies, also...

The Story Behind the Garden Tour

 May 28, 2014

In 2000, The Women's Club of Madison was celebrating its 100-year anniversary as a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Pondering how to celebrate, members heard the Madison Firehouse needed thermal-imaging cameras. Feeling this was a worthwhile...

Enthusiasm, Good Humor, and Muscle

 May 28, 2014

I am writing to thank the tireless White House volunteers for their enthusiasm, good humor, and muscle who accept and sort the wonderful donations of books and media which your readers will be able to purchase at the Scranton Library Friends Used Book Sale on...

A Snobbish Reputation

 May 28, 2014

Madison turns sour on Sugar? Say it ain't so! Has the town of Madison become such a bully that it forced an award-winning cupcake truck to relocate?

Without Providing the Information

 May 7, 2014

The Board of Finance presented the 2014-2015 proposed Town of Madison and Board of Education budgets at the April 22 Budget Public Hearing. While the combined increase of both budgets seems modest at 2.33 percent, there is a significant unknown relative to the...

Was It or Wasn't It

 May 7, 2014

In regard to John Dornik's April 24 letter "Crying Out for Changes," he states that he stood [at the March 17 meeting to consider a land swap at the West Wharf] and requested the floor to make a statement about the land swap and First Selectman Fillmore...

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