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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.

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 March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Slow Down

Madison has natural resources and great people. The upcoming decisions about Academy on the heels of the library expansion presents a programming and financial challenge to the town. Historically, ...

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

The Same Opportunity Exists

We all know the statistics. Madison has been suffering from a population decline, more so than some other Connecticut towns. However, there is still hope: a community center. A popular poll vote...

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

Food Would be the Thread

In addition to the arts, music, education, theater, science, and social meetings, having business and revenue opportunities included within the overall design of an Academy community/business...

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

Not Worth the Repercussions

Many state legislators continue to push legalized recreational marijuana as a way to increase revenue for the state, despite evidence demonstrating the risks to our children and community. The...

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

Path of Diminishing Return

I am in agreement with the issues raised here by the letters of Phil Boeding [“Undefined Aspirational Need,” March 5] and Arthur Symonds [“The Path of Compromise,” Feb. ...

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

Research and Ask Questions

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

Support of the Library

The Scranton Library Friends (SLF) Membership Appeal has been mailed to all Madison residents. By joining SLF, your readers help pay for programs at the library for all ages, babies to seniors....

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

Cards Are on the Table

Listening to proponents of regionalization in Connecticut, you might be left with the impression Connecticut is stuck in a Medieval local government framework of 169 fiefdoms, not separate...

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

Undefined Aspirational Need

I’m concerned that the residents of Madison may have been unduly swayed by the signs that were posted all over town when they responded to the recent survey about what to do with Academy...

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

Do Something Different

I challenge my fellow residents of Madison to do something different with two hours on Sunday, March 24. I challenge my community to turn off the golf matches, forgo the movies and turn off the TV,...

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

The Path of Compromise

In recent months there has been much controversy about the cost of a community center. Construction of the community center is estimated to be in the $15 million range. In addition, it seems...

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

How Do We Collect?

The concept of eliminating gate guards at our local beaches is interesting, but seems to lack one key aspect: enforcement, specifically collecting unpaid parking fees. License plate scanning will...

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

Just to Save a Buck

After reading Tom Banisch’s column [Feb. 14, “No Lines at the Gate”] on his new electronic beach pass program replacing gate personnel with roving park monitors with license...

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

Must Inform the Public

At a recent meeting of the Tri-Board Working Committee (boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education), Superintendent of Schools Tom Scarice presented a status of the committee’s work on...

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

Keeping our Library Viable

The Scranton Library Friends Inc. (SLF, a 501(c)3 organization) operates exclusively to assist the Scranton Memorial Library (a separate 501(c)3) in meeting the educational and literary needs of...

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

Solid Leadership and Good Planning

Madison faces many short- and long-term financial challenges. Hartford’s continued efforts to redistribute our tax dollars, the building of the new library, decisions on the Academy school, ...

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

What the Public Would Like

In a December 2018 survey, as part of the efforts of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Guidance Committee for the Academy School, 2,403 Madison residents were asked or went online to say which of seven...

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

Honored and Privileged

Last week the Board of Selectmen was honored and privileged to award a proclamation to Joan Cerosky. Joan painted and donated the portrait of James Matteson that hangs on the wall of the Board of...

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

Now That We Have a Sense

Full disclosure: I was not contacted by GreatBlue and when I tried to participate in the Academy survey online, for some reason the site was no longer accepting submissions. So while I have no...

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

Not Effective Leadership

We can’t do nothing. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about last week’s Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting was what didn’t happen: a plan for Academy.On Jan. 28,...

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

Many Wonderful Memories

I have enjoyed being children’s librarian at the Scranton Library for more than 18 years. I have tried to serve the children and community to the very best of my ability. I have many...

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Letters • Published Jan. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

The Town’s Strongest Asset

The proposed Madison school budget for next year is $55,000 less than this year’s budget. By contrast, the last several years have seen annual increases of more than $1 million (which is...

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

Clearing the Smoke Screen

More than 50 parents, students, and community members attended “Smoke Screen: An Educational Program About the Dangers of E-cigarettes and Vaping” at Polson Middle School on Jan. 16. ...

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