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

Taxpayers Deserve Firm Leadership

Some members of the Madison Board of Education (BOE) seem to be acting as a rubber stamp for Superintendent of Schools Tom Scarice’s ambitious goal of draining the Madison taxpayers of...

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

More Voices in our Government

Madison has seen an increase in voter turnout in recent elections, and yet the number of individuals willing to serve parties or to serve as candidates for office has not followed suit.More ...

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

Fantastic, Brilliant People

If you missed the Madison Historical Society’s Holiday Lantern tour on Dec. 14, then you missed something special. I’m so grateful my husband, daughter, and I decided last minute to...

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

Helping Us to Make a Difference

As Madison Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) enters its 10th year of serving the Madison community, I would like to express my gratitude to our Madison neighbors for their support in helping us to make a ...

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

A Very Good Option

We have seven options for the Academy building. Some other letters state the belief that it should be used for a community center. That leaves many things open. We have a very good option for...

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

The Honor and Privilege

For the last four years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your readers’ state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. I am extraordinarily grateful to the citizens of...

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

Wonderful People Always Come Forward

The Scranton Library Friends and the Scranton Memorial Library benefit from so many kind individuals and groups. As this time, two accomplished musicians are offering a concert to help raise funds ...

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

A Public/Private Building

A renovated Academy should result in a joint public (community center) and private (commercial) use building, with the larger portion used for a community center and the smaller portion for...

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

His Legacy Will Live On

We’d like to start by thanking all the people who’ve been so compassionate and kind to us; their thoughts, prayers, and condolences have meant so much. We’re blessed to have...

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Letters • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

Once It’s Gone, It’s Gone

I’m a founder of Save Academy and member of the Academy Building Guidance Committee overseeing the GreatBlue poll. Now that the survey’s cast, I feel free to express my opinion as a...

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Letters • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

Would Be a Lively Hub

Heads up! We in Madison have a decision to make. Residents shouldn’t miss the opportunity to make their voices heard about the future of Academy School. Our selectmen are asking Madison...

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

An Honor to See

On behalf of Griswold American Legion Post 79 and VFW Post 2096, we would like to thank all the Madison schools and nursing homes for embracing us during the Veterans Day week. We had the honor of ...

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

Complete the Triad

The Academy Building Guidance Committee has offered seven options for the Academy School building, including four commercial and three community options. The commercial options convert the...

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Letters • Published Nov. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Should Remain a Landmark

Madison needs a community center and the Academy School is the answer for the following reasons. First, it is located in Madison’s Historic District within walking distance to downtown....

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