Friday, July 30, 2021

Clinton Letters

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

Support in a Crisis

Last year in August, I fell off a roof and broke my back. This required surgery and the placement of several rods and screws in my back in order to stabilize it. Needless to say it was a very long ...

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

An Important Step

In December of 2020 a group of concerned citizens formed the Clinton Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). Our goal was to propose a human rights commission be established in Clinton. We sought to...

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

A Great Opportunity

The June 17 article “Free Clinton Trolley Now Links Westbrook to Hammonasset” references the Clinton Arts District—really! An arts district or cultural district is a...

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Letters • Published June 30, 2021 08 a.m.

The Opposite of Indoctrination

I was so encouraged to read at Zip06.com about the possible formation of a human rights commission in Clinton [“Clinton Council to Consider Human Rights Commission,” June 15]and...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Council Just Sits

Everyone in Clinton seems to be working harder than the Town Council. Homes are being bought and sold. Businesses and properties that have stood empty are being scooped up. New restaurants and...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Expressing Thanks

I should like to express my thanks, my gratitude, to Resync Property Solutions for withdrawing its application to demolish the historic 151-153 East Main Street house on our Route 1 here in...

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Letters • Published May 12, 2021 08 a.m.

Interest and Humility

I read the responses to my April 8 letter “A Small First Step” about opening shoreline beaches to the general public with great interest and ultimately with a great deal of humility. ...

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Letters • Published May 12, 2021 08 a.m.

A Clinton Sports Legacy

On a bright and beautiful Saturday, April 24 at Ethel Peters Complex, a Clinton sports legacy was honored and 70 years of Clinton Little League was celebrated. We, Harry Swaun’s family...

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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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