Friday, July 30, 2021

Old Saybrook Letters

Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Normal Once Again

I thank the members of the Old Saybrook Players for donating their time and talents to present a weekend of fundraising on behalf of The Kate. I had the good fortune of attending the all-woman...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Lack of Common Sense

At the corners of Lynde Street, Pennywise Lane, and Old Boston Post Road there are four large red signs that say STOP. Apparently people pick and choose to whom that applies. Sorry to say, it...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Change the Status Quo

Women are a vital and integral part of society worldwide. But sadly, in some patriarchal countries, women are second class citizens who are denied an education and the right to vote, and prevented ...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Very Serious Rights

With great interest I read “Old Saybrook Police Commission Member Calls for Greater Oversight” in the July 15 issue. Commission member Alfred Wilcox alleges that the commission falls ...

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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 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 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 June 30, 2021 08 a.m.

Drafted, Updated, and Modernized

The Hartford based trash to energy plant currently disposing of Old Saybrook’s municipal waste will be officially shut down June 30, 2022. This closure means we will need to pay to...

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Letters • Published June 09, 2021 07 a.m.

Just Getting Started

Old Saybrook has the longest coastline of any community in Connecticut, and it is one of Old Saybrook’s most important assets. The season is just getting started so I hope your readers are...

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Letters • Published May 19, 2021 08 a.m.

With Smiles in their Eyes

The members of the Old Saybrook Garden Club extend our very grateful thanks to everyone for supporting our club’s annual Gardeners’ Market held on the Old Saybrook Town Green on May...

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

Once Again a Leader

I’d like to commend Chief Michael Spera and the Old Saybrook Police Department (OSPD) for once again making Old Saybrook a leader in the statewide fight against COVID-19.Recently,...

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

Focus on Noise Pollution

The Town of Old Saybrook Zoning Commission will consider the Smoke on the Water (SOTW) at Dock & Dine application for special exception in May. The public has voiced many concerns at numerous...

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

Another Big Success

Thanks go to all the amazing residents and businesses of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond who made this year’s Shoreline Fire Department Food Drive on April 24 a...

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Letters • Published April 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Noise, Smoke, and Development

If this outdoor, 300-seat restaurant at Saybrook Point, Smoke on the Water, were to be approved, the desecration of one of the most scenic venues in all of New England will be a foregone...

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

Many and Varied Opportunities

I was recently asked about walkability in the town of Old Saybrook. Immediately I began to think about the many and varied opportunities available to all of Old Saybrook’s community members....

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

Ahead of the Curve

I have been proud to call Old Saybrook my home for nearly 32 years and, though I have a long daily commute, it been worthwhile. I believe Old Saybrook to be a great place to live—the...

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

Environmentally Sustainable Choices

About a year and a half ago, our first selectman, Carl Fortuna, Jr., formed a waste and recycling task force to address the increasing costs of Old Saybrook’s waste disposal and recycling...

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

We Should be Proud

There are many things to be proud of as a resident of Old Saybrook. I am particularly impressed with the leadership and oversight of the Old Saybrook Public Schools. The strong voting support of...

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

A Far Nicer Public Park

Dock and Dine has proposed building a large food concession on the property adjacent to mini-golf at Saybrook Point. While it's certainly the owner's right to propose it, am I the only person in...

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

It Is All Right

Living on the Connecticut shore was always a dream for my husband and me. The extremely low mill rate (recently reported to be even lower in the proposed 2021-’22 budget—a tax cut!)...

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

A Measure of Hope

I recently read that 70 percent of the adults over 75 years old received their vaccine inoculations in the State of Connecticut. That’s good news. Old Saybrook is so fortunate to have a...

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

Smart Budget Decisions

Kudos to Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr., for providing the leadership and oversight to consistently deliver town budgets that have been flat, or close to flat, over the last decade....

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

Set the Standard

Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr., and Emergency Management Director/Police Chief Michael Spera have worked incredibly hard to ensure Old Saybrook is as prepared as any community to...

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

A Model for the Rest

As a board member of Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD, I would like to thank Police Chief Michael Spera and all the Old Saybrook police for the help they’ve provided over the...

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