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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Let’s Make the Promise

On behalf of the Clinton PTA, I extend a heartfelt thank you to our Superintendent of Schools Maryann O’Donnell, school principals Keri Hagness and Linda Tucker, Chief of Police Vincent...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Transparency in the Process

Process is important. After strong resistance to high-density development in our historic district and much debate over the right fix for Academy, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) selected GreatBlue...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Budget is a Prudent One

Guilford’s annual budget referendum is next Tuesday, April 9, and I will vote “Yes” for the budget proposed by the Board of Finance (BOF).The budget is a prudent one,...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

We Deserve to Know

After reading the article about Old Saybrook’s proposed marshland purchase in the March 21 Harbor News [“Old Saybrook Marshland Purchase Part of $1 Million Grant...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

A Bargain

It was wonderful to hear that record numbers of voters in Guilford turned out to vote last November. Now I hope that those voters will all come back on Tuesday, April 9 to support the budget...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Where is the Community?

The letter from Mr. David Kadamus [March 28, “Slow Down”] resonates with me. He points out that no one item of interest should be examined without determining if it has a material...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Continue to Invest

I have lived in Guilford since 1996 and my two adult children are products of the Guilford Public Schools. I believe that we must continue to invest in a community if we expect it to stay healthy...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Unable to Fathom

I encourage all Old Saybrook citizens, taxpayers, and voters to view the YouTube meeting video “Old Saybrook Police Commission March 25, 2019.” Next, ponder Police Chief Michael...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Funds Critical Programs and Services

We are writing to encourage all Guilford residents, especially those with children in the public schools, to vote in support of the town budget on April 9. The proposed budget responsibly funds...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Stand Up and Support

The Henry Carter Hull Library is more than just a building filled with books, magazines, newspapers, movies, recordings of music and literature, computers, printers, copy machines and access to...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Significant Return on Investment

As a recent Guilford High School graduate, I write to encourage your readers’ support of Guilford’s 2019-’20 education budget. The increase this year is a modest 1.77 percent...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

An Investment Worth Making

As parents of Melissa Jones Elementary School students, we wanted to thank all of the Guilford residents who voted in 2018 approving the replacement of our school’s failed heating system....

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Best Interests at the Forefront

I would like to give a special shout out to my colleagues on the East Haven Board of Finance. After six budget workshops, on March 21 we voted on our budget recommendation to the mayor. It is not...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Value for Money

On the face of it, embracing a town budget with increases that will cost most of us more is never an easy decision. Investigation reveals that there is good reason to support the current proposal....

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Never Appropriate

I write this letter to address those people who chose to work outside the system to extort enough pressure to get a local eagle scout candidate to withdraw his proposal for Chaffinch Island....

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Singular Budgetary Authority

Clinton is due a new charter in November, but until then the Board of Finance (BOF) is Clinton’s one and only budgetary authority. The boards of Education and Selectmen can make...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Look Ahead

I favor Governor Ned Lamont’s proposal to upgrade Tweed-New Haven Airport, and would gladly pay a higher fare to use Tweed over Bradley or, certainly, LaGuardia and JFK, all of which cost a ...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

More Representative and Transparent

In her letter published on March 21 [“Not Fiscally Prudent”], Nancy Barrett asks how a town like North Haven can spend three-quarters of a million dollars on a fire truck based on a...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Classic Broadway Royalty

Growing up in New York, my junior high school class was in the audience for Leonard Bernstein’s famous “Young People’s Concerts” broadcast live from the New...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

You Are What You Give

The week of April 7 through 13 is National Volunteers Week. This year marks the 45th anniversary of this special week. According to the Points of Light Foundation, approximately 20 million...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Simply Not the Case

I have read the comments from the state NAACP on the WTNH website regarding “fighting racism in East Haven for years” and the now-infamous Shop Rite video with Corrine Magoveny-...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Dig Deeper

It’s soon our opportunity to vote for or against Guilford’s proposed budget. A great way to become educated about the budget is to watch the recent Board of Finance (BOF) meetings on ...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Beauty in Simplicity

For many, Chaffinch Island Park is Guilford’s best-kept secret, one we hold close to our hearts.As a child, I spent many early mornings on the shores fishing with Moses Gunn. It is...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Just as Nature Intended

Chaffinch Island Park turns 50 this year! For 50 years Chaffinch Island Park has been a precious open space without a single building or built structure being constructed on it. Not one single...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

A Source of Pride

I want to let the town of Clinton know about a campaign being hosted by REACT at The Morgan School called End the Trend. REACT members are donning T-shirts with the logo at school and are handing...

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