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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

To Honor Our Commitment

Prior to the public hearing of the proposed Madison town budget, I would like to provide perspective on the operating budget request for the renovated and expanded Scranton Library.For...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Stepped Up to Make a Difference

Madison stand up and take a bow—our town has a lot to be proud of! Certainly this is a time beyond any of our expectations. All of our lives have changed in ways that no one could have...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Countless Acts of Kindness

I have been in public service all of my adult life. Although my community has offered to help me throughout the last 40 years, especially during my deployments to the Middle East during Operation...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Something You Already Know

The electric signs on each end of downtown are unnecessary and removes all the charm that is Madison.We all know, including teens (I have three) that distancing is what we need. Many...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Commitment Has Not Changed

The COVID-19 crisis has brought many changes. As president of Madison Community Services, Inc. (MCS), sponsor of the Madison Food Pantry, I made the difficult decision to close the pantry until...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Starting to Climb a Mountain

A few short weeks ago, the global pandemic COVID-19 upended all of our lives. Many of us are adjusting to working from home, managing children who are switching to online learning, and living...

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Letters • Published April 08, 2020 08 a.m.

The Neighborly Thing

Families just do not know what they’ll be able to afford, when the air that we all breathe is cleared of this toxic coronavirus pandemic.A few weeks ago, Madison was looking for...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Rapidly Escalating Needs

The Guilford Savings Bank has done a wonderful service for the Town of Madison by providing a grant of $20,000 to The Madison Foundation’s component fund, Madison Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)....

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

All Called to Serve

The president has declared a national emergency. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Our town has declared a local civil preparedness emergency. We have all been reminded repeatedly...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Collaborate as a Community

What is it going to look like around here to ensure an accurate count when it is time to vote on the presidential primaries, possibly several rounds of annual budgets upcoming borrowing...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Not Overwhelming

Are Madison residents overwhelmed by three or four items on a same fall ballot with a presidential election? I think not. I suggest it is a clever first selectman, Peggy Lyons, and Democrat plan...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

Are There Other Questions?

The Madison Board of Selectmen has scheduled a referendum on the school construction projects and the Academy School Community Center Project for October 2020. This will be a special voting date...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

The Political Posturing

I would like to respond to Bob Hale’s March 5 letter “Politics, Obfuscation, and Disappointment” and Eileen Banisch’s March 5 letter “Evident from the...

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

Like Something from a Dog Pound

I just saw the new Tuxis walkway for the first time. What in the world were the designers thinking? It looks like something that came from a dog pound, not a rustic walkway in a beautiful New...

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

A Functioning Ethics Commission

After reading the Feb. 25 article “Madison BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure,” in my opinion, the town certainly must have a...

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

Increase Voter Participation

I’m writing with respect to the Feb. 27 article “BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure.” In particular, if this vote passes,...

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

Tax Dollars Wasted

Why would the hard-working citizens of Madison chose to have their tax dollars wasted on a referendum that is scheduled to take place in October when there are three other dates to choose from...

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

Deserve Their Own Attention

I attended the Madison Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 and was very happy to see the board vote to hold a referendum on two longstanding, important issues in town: the school facilities plan ...

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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.

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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