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

Energy, Patience, and Expertise

My husband Tom Banisch’s energy level has never ceased to amaze me. He’s competed in three marathons and runs almost four miles daily. He often puts in 60-hour work weeks, and has...

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

Meet and Exceed Expectations

Four years ago I was elected first selectman in Madison. In that time, I’ve worked hard to meet and exceed the expectations of the residents of our town. Along the way, I’ve learned...

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

Dedicated Public Servant

I’m writing to express support for Katie Stein, who is a candidate for the Madison Board of Education (BOE) in the Nov. 5 election.Katie and her husband Jonathan have lived in town...

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

Dedication to the Public Trust

It is a pleasure to write a letter of support for my friend John Picard. I have known John for many years both publicly and privately. I served on the West Haven Fire Department during...

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

A Leadership Role

Some people in town have criticized our present First Selectman Tom Banisch based upon little or no evidence. Some claim that a first selectman deserves no credit for accomplishments that occurred ...

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

An Ideal Background

I am writing to ask your readers to elect me to the Madison Board of Finance (BOF).My extensive public service record and state management experience comprise an ideal background for...

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

A Matter of Money

Although more than a decade of surveying, reporting, proposing, and debating has confused and frustrated us all, the issue of Academy is quite simple: Will Madison residents vote to spend taxpayer ...

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

Do What Is Right

Like all towns across Connecticut, Madison faces many challenging and difficult decisions ahead. I can think of no better person than Tom Banisch to make those decisions and do what is right for...

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

Our Common Goals

Since announcing my candidacy for first selectman of Madison, I’ve had the honor to meet many wonderful people and listen to their history, suggestions, and concerns. Across the board,...

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

Insight and Expectations

As this campaign season has progressed, I find myself coming back to one central question: What do we want from our elected officials? Over my 12 years of service to this town as a selectman and a ...

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

A Strong Moral Compass

Once again we will exercise our Constitutional right, privilege, and duty on the first Tuesday of November as we, the electorate, go to the polls to cast our vote. As I have before, I will use the ...

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

Clarify and Contextualize

Having chaired the Tri-Board School Facilities Working Group, I want to clarify and contextualize the proposed Madison Schools Renewal Plan.The previously adopted $100 million capital...

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

Knowledge and Perspective

I am writing to encourage Madison voters to re-elect Scott Murphy to the Madison Board of Selectmen for his third term. Scott has served the town well during his tenure. He has served as liaison...

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

At a Critical Point

Be authentic, fight for what you believe in, and focus on solving town challenges: This has been my personal motto and my promise to residents as selectman for the past three years. I’m...

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

Strength, Passion, Strength, Passion,

I’m thrilled to endorse Katie Stein and Cathy Miller for Board of Education. I know that they will bring strength, passion, knowledge, and a roll up your sleeves and get things done...

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

Doing the Job

It’s very easy to criticize someone on their job. It’s even easier to say you can do it better. Tom Banisch is doing the job! Let’s keep it that way. We encourage your readers ...

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

Start Locally

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, we all need to vote. Every election is important, but this one is critical to Madison’s future. Unfortunately, we are all aware that Connecticut is in trouble and headed ...

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

Kindness, Kindness,

I’m writing to describe the special relationship my husband Bob and I have enjoyed with First Selectman Tom Banisch over the last five years. Many of your readers know that Bob and I are...

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

Big Numbers

I disagree with Selectman Scott Murphy’s statement that the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance should first look at the details of the school spending plan to do all the Board of...

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

Mystified

As a 40-year resident of Madison, I am mystified by Beth Skudder’s letter of Oct. 17, “Another Embarrassing Icon,” which implies that First Selectman Tom Banisch has a...

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

A Sincere Interest

Selectman Scott Murphy treats all Madison residents fairly regardless of party and deserves our vote.The United States Constitution does not mention political parties and in fact, our first ...

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

Experience, Temperament, and Concern

I am pleased to endorse Justin Murphy for election to the Board of Finance. I have known Justin since 2014 when he returned home full-time to his native Madison and rejoined our local council of...

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

A Consummate A Consummate

I write this letter to encourage the voters of Madison to take advantage of a great opportunity this November by voting for Peggy Lyons for first selectman. We simply do not often see candidates...

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

A Steady Hand

During Filmore McPherson’s prior service as first selectman and on the Board of Finance, he improved the town’s credit rating and financial position while still building a new...

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

Complete, Thorough, and Compassionate

This is my first time writing to any publication. My neighbor had a medical emergency. Our first responders in Madison are a top-notch team. Police, fire rescue, EMS ambulance, and...

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