Saturday, September 26, 2020

Westbrook Letters

Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

As Essential as a Library

In Clinton we yearn for leadership, very different from management. Our town manager Karl Killduff, is doing the managing. Where is the leadership?As the only community on the shoreline...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Keep Working Together

Bare Necessities, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides diapers and wipes to families in need along the shoreline between Guilford and Old Saybrook, servicing more than 400 babies. We...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

No Ordinary Times

The past six weeks have been a difficult time for our community as we navigate the economic and health consequences of this crisis. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Happiness and Purpose

Rain or shine, cold or warm(ish), winds 0 or 35-plus miles per hour, from Monday through Friday, the team composed of Jon Siciliano, Michele Locke, Vivian Capestamy, Cindy Ellison, Liz Kowaosky,...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

Was a Great Asset

I would like to thank Kim Syrel, licensed consulting arborist, for her outstanding work as Clinton’s tree warden. For the past two years, Kim has worked on several projects with the Clinton ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Our Only Opportunity

On Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., the Clinton Town Council will conduct a virtual public hearing on the proposed town and education budgets. The initial proposed increases are 1.63 percent for...

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

Put on the Spot

Well we have a new form of government in town. In my travels around lately and before the pandemic, I have really noticed a large amount of homes for sale in town and a large amount of vacant...

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

Taking the Lead

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an educational setting. These areas of study have been neglected over decades with the closure of many vocational and technical ...

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

Creating a Destination

Turnout at last week’s Clinton Planning & Zoning public hearing was disappointing, but the few of us in attendance were treated to a wonderful presentation of the current plan for the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Remarkable Observation

In the Feb. 20 story “Clinton Police Chief DeMaio Accepts 7-Year Contract,” Clinton Town Manager Karl Kilduff, on the job for about a month, is quoted as stating, “Chief...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Hearing was Infuriating

Last week’s Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) hearing was infuriating. First, Larry Oullette of the Historic District Commission made a plea to create a village district on...

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

One Can’t Be Sure

Like the flu, some scourges will return while others may return. In either case, it requires eternal vigilance to protect ourselves. One serious threat that Clinton’s public successfully...

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

Historian a Municipal Appointment

In 1987, a Connecticut law was passed that authorized towns to appoint a municipal historian. This law is part of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the section regarding...

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

People are Listening

Within a month of Clinton’s new Town Council being seated, the seven members who represent three parties, all of whom ran on transparency, were set to appoint a town historian, typically a...

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Letters • Published Dec. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Model Citizen

Doug Traynor passed away Dec. 5. He was a spirited member of the Republican Town Committee (RTC) who served on the Board of Finance, Board of Education, and many other civic boards and commissions ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 18, 2019 08 a.m.

Large and Passionate

On behalf of The Clinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank the large and passionate group who made this year’s annual Christmas in Clinton celebration...

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Letters • Published Dec. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

A Priority to Share

Sometimes you have an idea but can’t figure out how to turn that idea into reality. Families Helping Families had such an idea two years ago. We wanted to find a way to make sure for every...

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Letters • Published Dec. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Labels That Have Been Hollowed Out

On behalf of the Clinton Green Party, I thank voters once again for their continued support and encouragement. We worked tirelessly for our nine candidates this last election season and feel...

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

Community Pride

I am writing to share my excitement and anticipation over recent arts programs being created in Clinton by The Clinton Arts Council, which has already included First Thursday evening music...

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

Grateful for Gratitude

On Nov. 16, the Clinton Arts Council, with support from Clinton Insurance, sponsored a story telling event, Story Telling Live! which took place at the Clinton Town Hall stage. The experience was...

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

‘Will Do My Best’

Just a quick note after the election. As one of the elected Town Council, I would like to say that I will do my best to live up to the residents’ trust in me. I look forward to working with ...

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

Thank You, Clinton

I want to express my deep gratitude to the voters of Clinton who elected me to the new Town Council. I’m very excited to play a part in the evolution of the governance of our town and...

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

Long Record of Accomplishment

On Nov. 5, Clinton voters will elect members of the new Clinton Town Council and it’s important to select the most qualified, who will work in a collaborative manner, not only with other...

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

Truly Altruistic Manner

Am I the only one who is tired of all the politics, negativity, squabbling, and finger pointing? After years of hoping it would get better, I considered leaving my hometown of nearly 40 years....

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

Do Some Homework

In a quest to better my understanding of how consumers of information think, I’m currently working on a master’s degree in business administration. To have gotten this far with a...

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