Thursday, September 24, 2020

Old Saybrook Letters

Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Calm Demeanor and Genuine Personality

This November, I encourage your readers to not let their attention to our local political races fall victim to the national election. Connecticut will be electing its House of Representatives and...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Will Get the Job Done

As a Democrat for Devin Carney, I have kept a close watch on his accomplishments in the legislature during his terms in office as our state legislator for the 23rd District. He has developed a...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08 a.m.

Honest in Words and Actions

Today, more than ever, it is important that we elect candidates who are honest in their words and their actions. For that reason, I support Dave Rubino for state representative in the 23rd...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

A Valuable Asset

I am writing to support State Representative Devin Carney (R-23)’s re-election this November. Devin has been a solid advocate for our region and enjoys a very good bi-partisan working...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Dedication and Commitment

I have gotten to know Devin Carney over the past several years and am so impressed with his dedication and commitment to our community. I remember when he first ran for office back in 2014 and I...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

This Reckless Policy

Despite an alarming rise in COVID infections nationwide, specifically due to re-opening schools, universities, and pro sports (leading to the immediate halt to all “in-person...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

Asked to Explain

In a letter to the editor on July 30 [“A Full Accounting” by Harry Ruppenicker], it was pointed out that State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33)’s firm received between $2- to $5...

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Letters • Published Sep. 02, 2020 08 a.m.

Always There for the Community

Since March, residents and businesses in Connecticut have been affected by COVID-19 and, more recently, Tropical Storm Isaias led to power outages and other issues. We have been personally...

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Letters • Published Sep. 02, 2020 08 a.m.

Able to Work Across the Aisle

I will be voting for Devin Carney to represent the 23rd Assembly District of Connecticut because he is a unifier. Being a college student during one of the most divisive times in U.S. political...

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Letters • Published Aug. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

Groundbreaking, but Not the First

The Aug. 13 article “Westbrook Digs in with Groundbreaking New Septic System,” contains a major inaccuracy about this passive nitrogen removing (PNR) system that as an environmental...

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Letters • Published Aug. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

A Voice in Hartford

We moved several years ago from New Jersey to Old Saybrook. We did so because we fell in love with the community’s kind people and beautiful environment. We always have concerns, though,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

It Makes No Sense

It seems like Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr. recently performed a magic vanishing act. He made the name of the road I’ve lived on for 41 years, South Cove Rd 2, disappear by ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 19, 2020 08 a.m.

A Major Shout-Out

I am giving a major shout-out to the Old Saybrook Police Department for providing charging stations, water, hot showers, and even shading umbrellas to folks in need for the last few days at the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Situation is Quite Different

I’m responding Nancy Webster’s July 22 letter “Swans Not a Nuisance,” written in response to Alan Schwarz’s letter on July 9, “Needs to Change.”...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Needs to Change

I would like to bring attention to a problem we have in South Cove in Old Saybrook and that is the mute swans. As you may know, this is an invasive species that was brought to the U.S. in the late ...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

Absolutely Unforgettable

I’d like to publicly thank the Old Saybrook community for the wonderful graduation celebration our Old Saybrook High School (OSHS) Class of 2020 enjoyed. These students left school on March ...

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

One Thing Hasn’t Changed

On May 26, volunteer members of the Old Saybrook Garden Club planted 23 median planters along the half mile of central Old Saybrook. More than 30 members arrived at 8 a.m. to dig out and install...

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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

A Simple Solution

As many of your readers know, my dog Maggie and I walk at Saybrook Point every morning and watch as our hard-working Old Saybrook town crew try in vain to control all the litter that flies around, ...

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

Quite the Beautiful Destination

As a letter to Harbor News led to the naming of Old Saybrook’s first-ever poet laureate for life, I am further emboldened herein to suggest a sweeping, dramatic enterprise to...

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Letters • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Above and Beyond

No good deed should go unnoticed! On Jan. 18, my husband and I were coming home from having a family gathering in Massachusetts. Because of the snow and ice storm, our trip home was much longer...

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

Making an Indelible Impression

Thanks for the wonderful profile of Deb Mal [Dec. 26, 2019 “Debra Mal: Dancing a Life of Exuberance”]. What an amazing career she is having—making an indelible impression on...

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

A Warm Welcome for Wreaths Across America

We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to all who came to greet Morrill and Karen Worcester and the 12 tractor-trailers; 12 WAA-wrapped SUVs; four, 15-passenger vans; 20-plus police cruisers...

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

An Inspired Idea

I loved Tedd Levy’s tribute [Nov. 14 letter “A Priority to Share”] to the late Bill Manning, who personified the Old Saybrook Post Office (recently named the best post office...

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

Fairness Demands No Less

I’m writing to address the accusations and innuendos leveled at Renee Shippee, a member of the Old Saybrook Police Commission, by the police union and Police Chief Michael Spera, at a...

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

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

I recently ran, unsuccessfully, for a spot on the Old Saybrook Police Commission and would like to share a couple of observations for others who might think about, but be leery of, running for...

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