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Letters • Published May 16, 2019 08 a.m.

So Much on the Horizon

I want to thank everyone in Clinton who came out to support the education and town budgets May 8. It is so exciting and refreshing to see our community come together to pass these budgets the...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

Annual Budget Shenanigans

Just as the swallows return to Capistrano, our elected officials have pulled their annual budget shenanigans.In a desperate attempt to make this year’s budget appear more appealing,...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Finding the Right Balance

I had the opportunity to attend an informational session concerning the education budget at the Clinton Library and came away incredibly impressed by Superintendent of Schools Maryann...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

It is Up to Us

Abraham Pierson Elementary school closing next year saddens the Clinton community and yet we understand its necessity. This educational institution closes an undeniable and impactful chapter in...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Ethically, Diligently, and Prudently

As chair of the Clinton Board of Education, I am compelled to refute the claim, made [by Michael Hughes] at the public hearing on April 10 and reported in the Harbor News [April 18...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Shifted That Burden

It is predictable that as the Clinton budget referendum date nears, there will be letters to the editor urging voters to support one of or both the education and town budgets. There will be signs...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Vote with the Facts

Year in and year out, Clinton is the only shoreline town with a vocal “No” group that advocates for the failure of every budget, every year. They give you different reasons from year ...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Would Be a Mistake

As the May 8 referendum approaches, the topic of the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR) in Clinton often surfaces. Critics have suggested the MBR be the level at which our schools should be funded....

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Taxation with Representation

Taxation with representation is at stake for the old Saybrook taxpayers. Previously taxpayers overwhelming voted to convert the Main Street School into a new town hall, only to have the Board of...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Capitalize on Capitalize on

Clinton voters deserve the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the proposed 2020 education budget. On April 18, the Harbor News published a letter from Shelby Auletta...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Great Political Theater

Clinton’s struggle to pass budgets makes for great political theater each spring. Lining up on opposite sides are the town supporters/education advocates and the folks brandishing signs...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

By Small Cuts

Imagine that you had an old house with a paid up mortgage, however, it needed constant repairs, so the following year you buy a new home, albeit with a high mortgage. You decide to compare your...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Cheap Budgetary Tricks

On April 4, my letter to the editor “Singular Budgetary Authority” stated that Clinton’s published budget was fictitious and did not reflect the will of the Board of Finance...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

You Would Think

Fortunately, the Clinton Board of Education has finally taken my advice and decided to close Pierson School. It should have been done years ago, when I first recommended it. This move has now been ...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Allow Them to Flourish

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Decent People and Services

Clinton, like the rest of the state, including our state government, is in budget season. Voting “Yes” on the town budget our volunteer boards have put together will ensure the...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Come into the Come into the

The Town of Clinton, including the schools, can no longer continue to conduct business as usual: continually raising taxes and expecting taxpayers, the customers, to absorb the cost and like any...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Do What Is Right

The annual Clinton budget battle begins, but it doesn’t have to be this way. My comments pertain only to the town budget—the education budget has plenty of supporters and detractors...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

A Whole New Approach

Are taxpayers commodities, things that can be used? Are citizens a laboratory for academic studies and do we need very expensive hired consultants to think for us? Current government thinks so....

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Trust but Verify

When I worked for a consumer products company many years ago, I asked my boss (the company president), what he felt was the most important trait in an employee. He responded “Trust.” ...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Positive Reflection

The performing arts serve an important role in our children’s future. Their involvement in band, chorus and musical theater serves to promote self-confidence and leadership skills. These...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Almost Missed the Chance

I wanted to bring Clinton readers’ attention to some of the wonderful things happening in our public schools! Jason Corrado is a 5th-grade teacher at Abraham Pierson School. He is...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Students and Teachers Don’t Disappear

“Vote No” people will tell you that the Clinton education budget needs to fail because they demand that the closure of Pierson result in a larger cost reduction than it ever...

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

More with Less

Clinton’s proposed 2019-’20 education operating budget increase is $304,812, just a 0.93 percent increase, less than one percent. The inflation rate for 2019 in the United States...

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

A Smooth Transition

I think one of the successes that came out of the last election, was the change in our town charter to support a new town manager form of government. One way to make this a smooth transition would ...

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