Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Old Saybrook Letters

Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 a.m.

Can Do Our Best

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 April 27, 2022 08 a.m.

Another Great Success

Thanks go to all the incredible residents of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond! They made this year’s Shoreline Fire Departments 10th annual Food Drive on April 9...

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Letters • Published April 06, 2022 08 a.m.

A Hidden Gem

The Hart House Heritage Gardens is a hidden gem in Old Saybrook. Those looking for a quiet place to sit and contemplate life or read, have a cup of coffee or lunch with a friend, take pictures,...

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Letters • Published March 30, 2022 08 a.m.

Remarkable Achievements

It is a sure sign that spring has arrived when we see cars in the parking lot at the Dairy Queen on Route 1 in Old Saybrook. This spring brings with it a very special reason to celebrate. This...

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Letters • Published March 23, 2022 08 a.m.

Flag Help Needed

The Exchange Club has kept the American flags flying on Old Saybrook’s Main Street since the program was instituted. This year we need some help.About seven years ago, we replaced...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

Protect and Serve with Kindness

As a ten-year resident of Old Saybrook, I wish to share my experiences in dealing with the Old Saybrook Police Department (OSPD).Two summers ago, I was driving on Main Street when a dog ran ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 26, 2022 08 a.m.

On the Precipice

“If you build it, they will come.” Rays for Rams is rapidly reaching its realization to illuminate the playing field for Friday night lights. We have been supported so solidly that...

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Letters • Published Dec. 01, 2021 08 a.m.

A Glowing Start

Off to a glowing start, Rays for Rams has amassed almost $30,000 toward installation of lights at the Old Saybrook High School Turf Field. That’s a fifth of the goal established by the...

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Letters • Published Nov. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Chosen and Determined by Voters

I respectfully disagree with David L. LaMay’s Nov. 4 letter “100 Percent Volunteers.” Volunteers choose their endeavors and provide vital services to society. On the other...

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Letters • Published Nov. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Blessed for the Opportunity

Congratulations go to all re-elected and newly elected members of Old Saybrook boards and commissions. Whether they are Democrat, Republican, or unaffiliated, I look forward to working closely...

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

100 Percent Volunteers

A great number of letters have appeared in the Harbor News this election season and each week I read them all. Some of the opinions expressed, I agree with and some I do not, but I feel...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

A Great Addition

Retiree Charles (Chuck) Gadon gets my endorsement for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Chuck would make a great addition to the Republican team led by Carl Fortuna and Scott Giegerich. Chuck...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

A Demanding Role

It takes more than civic zeal and enthusiasm to serve as a member the Police Commission. It requires total commitment, drive, resolve, and an almost limitless energy to perform every aspect of the ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Perspective, Experience, and Connection

Chet Bialicki is the combination of fresh perspective, professional experience, and community connection that Westbrook needs in its new first selectman. Chet has been dedicated to our schools and ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Fair and Balanced Oversight

I wholeheartedly support having school resource officers in Old Saybrook! The issue of whether to have school resource officers in our local schools continues to be discussed at a national, state, ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Treat People Fairly

As an Old Saybrook small business owner, I know firsthand the importance of zoning and how zoning can either help or hurt our community. Therefore, I want someone who will look at the process...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

To Effectively Serve

I am John O’Brien and I am running to serve on the Old Saybrook Board of Finance. I previously served on the board from 2005 through 2019. My 40 years of business experience with national...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Facts, Not Rhetoric

As election day draws near, I encourage all Old Saybrook residents to exercise their rights to cast a ballot. Old Saybrook municipal elections are won and lost by very small margins, so I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Communicating Honestly and Directly

As the first selectman of Old Saybrook for the last 10 years, I want to say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve the town’s residents with Scott Giegerich as my partner on the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

A Community Gem

I am writing in support of Jane Wisialowski’s candidacy for the Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation Commission. Jane has been a neighbor for 20 years, and she is known throughout the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Of Tremendous Integrity

It is my privilege to endorse Kevin Danby for the Old Saybrook Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).I have known Kevin for 15 years, and during this time I have known him to be a person of...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Qualifications Matter

Electing someone to a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a lot like hiring someone for a job in the sense that one’s qualifications matter. Well, I’ve known Kevin Danby for more than...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Can Be Overwhelming

As someone who has gone through the zoning application process, I know firsthand how difficult and frustrating the process can be. It can be overwhelming at times; there are times when you feel as ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight

My name is Chris Root and I along with my sister Renee Root Shippee are lifelong residents of the Town of Old Saybrook. My sister has served as a police commissioner for the past four years. Prior ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

Checks All the Boxes

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support of Barbara Labriola for treasurer in Old Saybrook. Barbara and I moved into our Knollwood beach community at the same time and became fast friends....

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