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Why Have Public Meetings?

 April 23, 2014

What J.J. Sullivan's lawyer did at the end of the Guilford Inland Wetlands Commission meeting on April 9 was akin to holding a gun to the commissioners' heads. According to lawyer Jeffrey Beatty, public comment means nothing; only expert testimony is valid. In...

Sacrificing the Town's Finest

 April 23, 2014

I tip my hat to any person who serves as a volunteer firefighter. While we're running from the flames, we're thanking God for those incredible rescuers running to put them out. These people who don't know you from Adam risk their lives to pull us from danger...

Protecting Guilford Trees

 April 16, 2014

CL&P and UI are removing Connecticut trees using enhanced tree trimming (ETT) protocol. ETT means eight feet to both the left and right of power lines, ground to sky. Tall trees or tall-growing trees within this utility protection zone will be removed,...

Hold to the Highest Standards

 April 16, 2014

At this point, I'm feeling very fortunate to have been made aware of this propane terminal proposal before it was constructed. Residents have presented a well-researched argument to the Inland Wetlands Commission that I feel represents not just this end of...

An Estimated 18 Tons

 April 16, 2014

My name is Etta Hanlon and I am the sophomore at Branford High School who helped start the new holiday recycling program that was implemented in Branford this year. I am very happy to report that Branford's solid waste coordinator, Dan McGowan, has calculated...

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

 April 9, 2014

Guilford, as readers know, has one of the best school districts in not just the state, but the nation. This didn't happen overnight or by accident; this happened because, as our superintendent Dr. Freeman says, we've made significant investments over the years...

Celebrating the Right Choice

 April 9, 2014

This year, as in the years past, the parents and families of Guilford High School (GHS) Class of 2014 are organizing Project Graduation for the Guilford High School Class of 2014. Project Graduation started as a nationwide effort to provide graduating seniors...

All Being Left Behind

 April 9, 2014

The time to implement full-day kindergarten in Guilford is now. Guilford is one of only 30 towns in Connecticut that doesn't offer full-day kindergarten (FDK). Nationwide, more than 75 percent of kindergarteners are enrolled in some sort of full-day program.

A Walk to Feed Neighbors

 April 9, 2014

Since we live in a prosperous community, it's hard to imagine that many of our neighbors struggle to afford the most basic staple, food. But the statistics bear it out. One in seven Connecticut households is struggling to put food on the table.

A Real Necessity

 April 9, 2014

I'm writing to you in support of the full-day kindergarten program in Guilford. I'm a teacher who teaches full-day kindergarten in another town (similar to Guilford). We have had full-day kindergarten for more than 15 years in my district, and I have seen the...

Expectations Have Increased Dramatically

 April 3, 2014

I'm writing in support of a full-day kindergarten program in Guilford. I believe the change to a full-day schedule will greatly benefit both teachers and students. The extended day will afford teachers the time necessary to properly provide clear instruction,...

Learning Cannot Be a Race

 April 3, 2014

I'm writing to express my support for full-day kindergarten. I have been an active member of the coalition of parents who have been in favor of this program from the beginning. Every meeting I attend, every article I read, just adds more reasons to why this...

Step Up and Join the Majority

 March 26, 2014

I am writing in support of the full-day kindergarten program in Guilford.
I am a teacher who teaches full-day kindergarten in another town similar to Guilford. We have had full-day kindergarten for more than 15 years in my...

Give Them the Tools

 March 26, 2014

As parents, educators, and town citizens, we have a duty to provide our youngest citizens with the tools necessary to succeed in life. A large part of this responsibility entails helping them build a solid educational foundation. Full-day kindergarten allows...

Much Higher Expectations

 March 26, 2014

I'm writing to express my opinion on full-day kindergarten. I'm strongly in favor of Guilford moving to a full-day kindergarten program. I have been a resident of Guilford for eight years. When my husband and I were deciding in which town we wanted to settle...

More Required of our Children

 March 26, 2014

I'm writing in support of the creation and implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in the Guilford school system. It is time for the town of Guilford to join the other 103 public school districts in Connecticut that offer full-day kindergarten. With...

Cheering On the Guilford Green

 March 26, 2014

I feel proud to call Guilford the town where my family will grow up and where I will grow old. With the combination of the town celebrating its 375th anniversary and the high school being built anew, a mascot change for Guilford High School seems a very...

Support This Town's Businesses

 March 19, 2014

Guilford is a small- to medium-sized town almost completely surrounded by open countryside. This open countryside is of inestimable value to the sense of the town and its beauty.
Local industry and support of this town's...

Something Will Have to Give

 March 19, 2014

I am writing in support of full-day kindergarten. I just moved to Guilford in October after living for a year in Branford and East Haven. Previously, I had been living in Chicago and had been a 1st-grade teacher for the last 15 years. I know what my students...

No Better Time than Now

 March 19, 2014

I'm writing this letter in support of full-day kindergarten and from the perspective of both a mother of two young children and a concerned taxpayer.
Particularly now that the Common Core standards have been implemented, a...

Facts Are Eye-Opening

 March 19, 2014

I would encourage all parents of Guilford Public School students to research the Common Core Standards and the Smarter Balanced field assessments our children will be taking over the next few weeks. These standards will dictate the curriculum our children will...

Every Citizen Has the Same Rights

 March 19, 2014

Guilford's celebratory year has started on the wrong foot. The depressing story behind the propane tank project has revealed a callousness you hope is uncharacteristic of the town. One site was abandoned and another targeted and spot zoned, all in the cynical...

Before We Export

 March 19, 2014

The proposed propane storage facility on U.S. Route 1 may not be desirable for any number of reasons, perhaps, but clearly the town needs to generate more revenues while reducing the tax burden on homes and farmlands.

An Earlier, More Stable Base

 March 19, 2014

I'm writing in support of full-day kindergarten in Guilford. I currently have a five year-old son at Guilford Lakes. He has a speech delay and requires services for a half hour, three times per week. Pupil Services proposed pulling him out of kindergarten for...

Taking a Proactive Approach

 March 12, 2014

I'm writing in support of full-day kindergarten (FDK). Once upon a time kindergarten was a child's first educational experience, so a shorter day made sense. With the increase in the number of dual-income families, many of our kindergartners have already spent...

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