Saturday, July 24, 2021

Letters

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

Hand-Wringing and Ex

Unfortunately the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is postponing action on the proposed changes to the flood plain ordinance as put forward by the Coastal Resilience Committee (CRC).It was the BOS...

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

A Flag a Day

I’ve requested that the Town of Madison fly the Italian flag. My grandfather came over from Italy, legally, at the age of 15, opened his own company, and became a success. My father had to...

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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 21, 2021 08 a.m.

The Honest Education

A group has recently formed in Guilford to oppose efforts in our schools to create an inclusive atmosphere, celebrate diversity, and provide an equitable educational experience for all our...

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

On Sunday Morning

First and foremost, much thanks and appreciation to the Madison Exchange Club for sponsoring a great Independence Day Parade! Measured by the attendance along the parade route and by the number of ...

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

Diversity Gives Strength

Many Old Saybrook voters recognize the strength that comes from greater diversity in town government. How can we make that happen? Elect more women and elect candidates of different ages....

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

Courier Mischaracterized CRT Forum

The Courier’s July 1 report of the Truth in Education CRT Forum [“Session to Critique Guilford Race Education Draws Supporters, Protesters”] didn’t...

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

An Amazing Cultural Shift

Guilford Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) was formed five years ago with a mission in part to create a more inclusive environment for all students through positive...

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

Strength in Numbers

Liberty Bank plans on closing the Essex downtown branch in October. It seems as though it is trying to keep this information from its customers, as we have not been notified directly from them,...

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

Two Boxes Left Blank

It is deeply concerning to me that The Ledges project was accepted by the Planning & Zoning Commission. Seemingly, all a property owner has to do is sit down with an attorney to check all the...

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

Bring Greater Equity

Old Saybrook voters must bring greater equity to town government. A truly bipartisan seven-member board or commission needs more than two minority voices! The Board of Finance and Police...

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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 July 14, 2021 08 a.m.

A Biased Op-Ed

The July 1 article “Session to Critique Guilford Race Education Draws Supporters, Protesters” almost certainly set the record for the longest article to appear in the Guilford...

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

One Thing I Know

In the June 24 issue, Noreen Clough (letter “Duty-Bound to Respond”) alleged that my final two budgets were deficits. I proudly take credit for balancing 16 straight budgets, all of...

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

The First Amendment Party

I need to share my experience on what I’m lovingly referring to as the First Amendment party (freedom of speech inside, freedom of assembly outside) that took place at the Community Center. ...

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

ESL Long Before ELL

The Courier reported in the June 24 article “Schools Take Community Input on Post-COVID Grant” that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Freeman stated the grant will enable...

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

Corrosive Teaching

The recent forum on Critical Race Theory (CRT) at the Guilford Community Center was a welcome exposé of this corrosive teaching worming its way into Guilford Public Schools. Having studied...

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

Good Samaritans Save The Day

Unfortunately, on the afternoon of June 18 at 5 p.m. my new-to-me used car broke down at the intersection of Indian Neck Avenue and South Montowese Street. With my daughter and two granddaughters...

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

Learning the Truth

The Board of Directors of the Guilford Preservation Alliance (GPA) has voted, without dissent, to support the Board of Education’s initiative on equity and social justice. The GPA is...

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

Uninformed and Misplaced

In recent weeks there have been suggestions in the national news, and locally here in Guilford, that public school teachers have been indoctrinating their students in a progressive and racist...

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

Can’t Even Acknowledge

I was encouraged to read Dottie Simonides June 24 letter [“Greatly Dismayed”] in regard to the July 4 parade. I, too, was dismayed that the parade was started at 10 a.m. and not 1 p....

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

Proud of the Library

We have noticed a half-page advertisement entitled “Old Saybrook Proud” that has recently been run in the Harbor News carries a glaring omission. No mention is made of the...

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

A Huge Thanks

On behalf of the Town of Old Saybrook Historic District Commission, I’d like to give a huge thanks to the many community supporters who generously donated to make it possible to preserve...

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

Seeing Disparity

I would like to share my support for the district’s initiatives to support culturally responsive teaching. I have been disappointed to read letters to the editor indicating that this is...

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