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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

What We Do Here

It’s finally the weekend and after a long hard week of work we all look forward to some time off and a chance just to relax. What happens is we wake up on Saturday morning and we find the...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strong Argument to Invest

It is a proven fact that families seek communities that invest in education in which to purchase a home. According to Realtor.com (2016, “How Much Do School Districts Affect Real Estate...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Feel the Power

To raise my family near the water is priceless. All the different activities my children do year-round are even better.We also love the school system with all its after-school activities...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

The Vicious Cycle

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, which is what Clinton voters do by not passing budgets. Developers and investors cannot be brought to a town paved in yellow “Vote...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Voting Against Clinton

When residents don’t vote, or vote against our town and education budgets, they are voting against Clinton. And when they vote against Clinton, they are undermining our schools, library,...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

The Most Important Tool

I am an education advocate. Education advocates in Clinton have long been accused of taking an education-at-any-cost position, as we try to pass the budgets each year. This is not true. I would...

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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.

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.

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 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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Letters • Published March 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Kindness, Caring, and Sharing

Most times when you go to a celebration, you bring a present or a gift. It would be the rare occasion that one would receive something at such an event. On Feb. 28, I was honored to represent...

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Letters • Published Feb. 20, 2019 08 a.m.

Expect the Same

The Feb. 4 Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing created much confusion. The recycling dump group [Old Post Road Realty] claims it now intends to build a huge indoor...

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Letters • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Their Real Goal

Attending a Planning & Zoning Commission hearing last week, I spoke about the dangers of a change to I-2 zoning regulations to allow a sports complex. I am solidly in favor of this complex, so ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Counting Those Checks

On average 1,500 Clintonites vote “Yes” the first round of budget votes. I commend and respect their votes. I believe a vote “Yes” is a solemn pledge to fund and...

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Letters • Published Feb. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Serving with Dedication and Distinction

The motto of the Clinton Lions Club is “We Serve.” Those words sum up their mission in the Clinton community. They serve and have served our community with dedication and distinction....

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Letters • Published Jan. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

The Transformative Impact

I wholeheartedly support the Clinton Route 81 Corridor Study’s recommendations. We face many major issues in Clinton: a declining and aging population, maintaining quality education without ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Our Greatest Partner

For nearly 40 years, the Clinton Police Department and Clinton Social Services have collaborated together to spearhead an annual holiday toy drive to benefit children within the town of Clinton....

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Letters • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

Extraordinary Commitment

Every Christmas Eve on Leffingwell Road in Clinton, a beautiful and peaceful quiet ignites the sky over our street as Wendy and Dan and their posse work diligently to place luminaries up and down...

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Letters • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

Our Pledge and Promise

There are only so many words that this letter can contain, so the Families Helping Families board wouldn’t have enough space to tell you everything we need to say. This phrase says it best: ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 26, 2018 08 a.m.

The Coming Year

The holiday season is a time when we enjoy good cheer and look forward to the promise of a bright new year. It is a time when we resolve to do the things that didn’t get done in the old...

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Letters • Published Dec. 19, 2018 07 a.m.

Protect the Town

When I first informed Founders Village years ago about the plan to build a monstrous recycling dump next door, it was hard for owners to believe. Town Hall would surely vigorously oppose that plan ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

So Many Made Us Proud

I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the 63 Pierson, Eliot, and Morgan school REACT members who came together to make Santa’s Workshop and Elf on the Shelf happen at the 2018...

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Letters • Published Nov. 28, 2018 08 a.m.

Must Be Committed

Thanks go to the voters of Clinton who were wise enough to vote “Yes” on Question 3 on election day. This charter question provided for a town manager/council form of government. The ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Right Choice, Right Time

I am writing in support of experience, successful leadership, and someone who has the pulse of the community. As an experienced state representative, Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) has accomplished much...

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Letters • Published Oct. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

The True Problem

Green Party candidate Madeleine Leveille is our best choice this election day for state representative, District 35, representing Clinton, Killingworth, and a portion of Westbrook. Madeleine has a ...

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