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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

The Spirit of Generosity

Feb. 22 was a beautiful day, not just because of the weather, but also because of the spirit of generosity that lasted all day long. Guilford area businesses and individuals came together for the...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Good Friends Like These

Thirty-seven dedicated volunteers worked several hours to prepare the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) Membership mailing. The SLF provides support for library programs for all ages, helps with...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Creating a Destination

Turnout at last week’s Clinton Planning & Zoning public hearing was disappointing, but the few of us in attendance were treated to a wonderful presentation of the current plan for the...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Compassionate, Educated, and Involved

I think if we all got on the same page as a community, we could get more done. Placing blame and arguing over transparency and referendum dates is counterproductive.I have spent many nights ...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Struck by the Hypocrisy

I’m struck by the hypocrisy of some of our elected officials regarding the Board of Finance (BOF) policy to protect capital funding for our roads and infrastructure. Days after First...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Exciting Times for Madison

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful, small New England town that offers such an abundance of charm and activities for its residents and visitors to enjoy. As we thoughtfully plan for our...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Hartford-Style Politics

It was disappointing to see Hartford-style politics play out at the recent Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting. At the last minute, an agenda item for the timing of the referendum vote for...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Deserve Their Own Day

I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen for voting to set a referendum date so that we can finally bring years of collaborative study to the voters. The Board of Education facilities renewal...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Politics, Obfuscation, Politics, Obfuscation,

The Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 was a display of partisan politics, obfuscation, and disappointment. Having to open the agenda to add an item as important as school and Academy projects...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Not a Show of Leadership

It has become clear that our state senator, Christine Cohen (D-12), has not lived up to our expectations. For more than a year now, we have been threatened with increased taxes via tolls. In that...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Quite the Beautiful Destination

As a letter to Harbor News led to the naming of Old Saybrook’s first-ever poet laureate for life, I am further emboldened herein to suggest a sweeping, dramatic enterprise to...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Where’s the Transparency?

The Feb. 24 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which I attended, is intriguing for so many reasons.The majority of the Board of Selectmen motioned to open the agenda to specify a date (in...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Transparent, All Right

The great communicator, First Selectman Peggy Lyons, showed her true colors at the Feb. 24 Board of Selectmen meeting when she slipped in a motion to set a date for the Academy School referendum...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

One Would Think

The Republican Town Committee scrambled last Monday to inform people that an addition was being proposed to the Board of Selectmen meeting. An agenda change was announced only hours before the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Great Asset

As a parent and resident of Guilford, I believe a splash pad would be a great asset to the town. We personally have traveled to other towns so our kids to go and enjoy splash pads there on hot...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Evident from the Shenanigans

“Voter suppression” is defined by Wikipedia as “a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Bad for Two Reasons

I attended the Feb. 24 Madison Board of Selectman Meeting and was very surprised at what I witnessed.The agenda did not have any mention of selecting a voting date for two important town...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Don’t Value Our Time

Selectman Scott Murphy insulted the voters of Madison at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24.The Democrats on the Board of Selectmen at the meeting said that they didn’t want...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

The Sensible Option

I believe Madison should hold its referenda on the school construction and maintenance plan ($129 million) and the Academy School community center ($14 million, plus at least $567,000 in annual...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

The Predicament We Are In

The regulation that Jean Fitzgerald so proudly acknowledges in her Feb. 20 letter [“Consistency and Predictability”] in my opinion, goes against the Town Charter.During the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Robyn Will Be Missed

I just learned Robyn Wolcott will no longer be leading the professional Shore Publishing team as she’s about to change careers. Wow, what are we all going to do now? I know it’s...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Remarkable Observation

In the Feb. 20 story “Clinton Police Chief DeMaio Accepts 7-Year Contract,” Clinton Town Manager Karl Kilduff, on the job for about a month, is quoted as stating, “Chief...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

All Kinds of Incidents

Early on Monday morning, Feb. 17, we had an unusual incident at our house, and the only thing I could think to do was call the Fire Department for help. No, our cat was not stuck in a tree, but...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Response Was Astounding

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people on the Connecticut shoreline. On Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, members of the Lutheran Church of Madison held food drives at Madison Stop & Shop...

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Letters • Published Feb. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

One Question

After reading the Feb. 13 story “Madison Juggling State Requirements for Academy and School Referenda,” I am left with one question: Does it make sense for the town to have a...

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