Sunday, May 09, 2021

Clinton Letters

Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Bang for the Buck

As a former primary/middle school art teacher, I know from firsthand experience what it means to teach with limited budgets. The most resourceful of us become entrepreneurial in order to purchase...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Keep the Momentum Going

I have been living in Clinton a long time and have long said a thriving community starts with its education system. That provides demand for homes, which brings families who support economic...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Keep Clinton Competitive

As a parent of two teenagers, I have been involved in Clinton education and the budget process for many years. I pride myself in being an informed education advocate and PTA board member. I also...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

A Risk We Cannot Afford

I am writing to encourage the residents of Clinton to support our schools and vote “Yes” on May 12. A school system, like any business, will always have cost of living and salary...

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Letters • Published April 21, 2021 08 a.m.

A Cultural Phenomenon

Regarding Hugh Birdsall’s April 8 letter “A Small First Step,” who else is sick of hearing this constant beratement about how biased we all are about skin color, that...

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Letters • Published April 21, 2021 08 a.m.

Nothing Short of Heroic

As a parent in Clinton I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for all the hard work being done by everyone in the Clinton Public schools system. The pandemic has...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

Spend Intelligently

I’m writing to support the Clinton Board of Education (BOE) budget. As a lifelong resident of Clinton and someone who now raises his family in this wonderful community, I truly want the...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

For Public Safety

In regards to the April 8 letter “A Small First Step,” the writer Hugh Birdsall does not take into account the limited size and access to Clinton’s town beach. Parking bans...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

This Takes Courage

I just want to express how proud I am of Deja Fleury and Caitlin Turner for taking action against something they felt was an affront to all people of color, the displaying of a confederate flag in ...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

A Small First Step

As a member of the Clinton Sustainability Committee, where equity is one of our primary concerns, I am writing with a proposal to my fellow shoreline citizens.As I was thinking about how,...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Clarification and Context

In response to Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”] stating that “the education budget is too high since it contains salary increases and...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Need to Reach Out

As a Clinton resident who believes in good government, I must respond to Clinton Town Council member Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”]. Her letter...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Something Had to be Done

The COVID-19 virus has changed many things in our lives. Many events that we traditionally attended for years have been placed on hold. One such event that has been a scheduled mid-winter event...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

We Speak Through the Chair

In the March 11, Harbor News, the article “Clinton Town and Schools Spending Plans, Up 8.65% and 1.18%, Go to Public” reported on the March 2 Clinton Town Council Special...

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Letters • Published March 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Just the Start

Recently, some have criticized the Town Council and town manager for being unproductive. This is an election year; snipes, fusillades and broadsides will be aimed at both sides. But before the...

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Letters • Published Feb. 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Use Caution

I’m writing to discuss an observation and to warn the public of a potential danger in our local environment.Anyone who has driven north on Route 79 will have noticed dozens and...

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

A Tremendous Starting Point

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

More Urgency and Action

Karl Kilduff has been Clinton’s first town manager for more than a year now. This is what the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) wrote of Karl when he was hired as CHFA executive...

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

A Great Gift

Thanks go to the Clinton Police Department (CPD) and two terrific nonprofits, Families Helping Families and Ur Community Cares, for creating the Senior Assistance Project. It is a wonderful...

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Letters • Published Feb. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

The Cavalier Attitude

A recent letter published in these pages titled “Plan a Ribbon Cutting” [Jan. 28 by Bethany Greeley] gave me pause for thought on the cavalier attitude some townspeople have on the...

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Letters • Published Jan. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Plan a Ribbon Cutting

Clinton town government managed the closing of the old Morgan School and the opening of a $64 million replacement in 2016. Five years later, we are cautioned by our Town Council chair, Chris...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

A Place for Kids

I am a sophomore at The Morgan School and have been hanging out at Peter’s Complex and the skatepark with my friends since I was in middle school. There are always many kids skating or...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

The Debris Battle of 2018

Have you wondered where the “Old Morgan” debris was going? It might’ve been dumped and sorted here in Clinton if it were not for the fantastic work of a few who knew how...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

Harbor News Chose Hyperbole

As editor it should be your responsibility to rein in your writers if they engage in reckless hyperbole, especially in regard to the present situation. In the Dec. 31, 2020 issue, on page 3 you...

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Letters • Published Dec. 09, 2020 07 a.m.

Activity and Progress

Even though I drive down Route 81 frequently, I continue to be stunned by the activity and progress at the Old Morgan site, soon to be Indian River Landing. If you infrequently go this way, I...

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