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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

A New Process Begins

The public hearing on Academy was buzzing April 11. I thank all our Madison residents who attended and voiced their opinion. The evening had quite the diversity of input, but to me it seemed clear ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Cut

In response to those in Clinton pushing for further cuts to the education operating budget, if the education budget gets cut, then we cannot stay competitive with other surrounding towns. Simply...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Support What It Takes

The Clinton Taxpayers Association (CTA) is an attack on the values of our town. It is undermining the ability of our town to raise revenue to support the most basic infrastructure and maintenance...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Don’t Walk Backward

The Scranton Library is a treasure for the residents of Madison and surrounding areas. Young students and men and women of all ages depend on the Scranton Library when searching for facts and...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Doing More with Less

The proposed Education Operating Budget reflects drastic cuts in response to declining enrollment. This year, an additional six certified teacher positions (two at Pierson, four at Eliot) and a...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

What Makes a Community Vibrant

It is a proven fact that families seek communities that invest in education in which to purchase a home. According to Realtor.com (2016) “Half of the home-buying population is willing to...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Shocked and Dismayed

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) and the Board of Finance (BOF) by majority vote, but not unanimous, approved a budget that represents a $300,000 cut to the library operating budget. That represents a ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

About Quality of Life

I encourage members of the Board of Finance to reconsider their plan to cut our library’s budget by $300,000, especially since the library has offered to take a $100,000 cut, which would...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

The Quality of the Town

My husband and I have lived in Madison for 20 years and have always considered the Scranton Library an illustration of the quality of the town.I am writing this from Honolulu where we are...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Balance Those ‘No’ Voices

Clinton public schools are schools where great things, big and small, are happening every single day. As educators, we are so busy teaching and caring about our students that we don’t...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Combined Effort Is Needed

In response to the April 5 letter “Withholding Served No One” by Vincent Arpino, I would first like to thank Mr. Arpino for his input on our schools’ security issues. I...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Ornamental Dead Zones

As one drives around Branford, one can see how foreign (ornamental or exotic) plants dominate our landscapes. We have replaced native plants that insects and other wildlife depend on with non-...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Environmental and Aesthetic Opposition

I’m opposed to the Shoreline Rail & Recycling industrial waste recycling facility proposal, currently before Clinton’s inland Wetland Commission (IWC), for both environmental and ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Simply Too Risky

The proposed industrial waste recycling facility off Route 145 is before the Clinton Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC). During the IWC hearings, the dangers this facility represents to the Clinton...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Be Short-Sighted

I’d like to join my voice with the more than 200 Clinton residents who attended the meeting of the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) on April 4 to express opposition to the proposed...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Harness the Power

The next steps in the process of deciding the future of Academy School were advanced by many who spoke at another very well-attended public hearing last week: Let us now reopen the public...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

A Funny Thing Happened

Let’s not rush to referendum on a development bid regarding the Academy site, now targeted for this November by First Selectman Tom Banisch. At his urging, we’re barreling down a one-...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

The Decision Gets Complicated

The sentiments expressed in the April 11 Academy hearing were overwhelmingly in favor of not commercializing the property, but from there, the decision gets complicated. This letter hopes to...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Thanks for Your Support

The Guilford Senior Bocce League would like to thank the following businesses and persons for their continued support and donations for our annual Bocce Banquet recently held at the Community...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Take Notice

If you haven’t been to the Chester Library lately, you should stop by and take notice of all the changes our library director, Stephanie Romano, has put into place.Upon first...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Bus Gives Freedom and Independence

I am very unhappy, and deeply concerned to hear the 9 Town Transit bus service will be reduced.This will be a great hardship on us the senior citizens, and the handicapped. We need the bus...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

A Pleasant Surprise

On April 6. I called Mayor Joseph Maturo’s office to make a complaint. It was a pleasant surprise when he answered the phone himself, and insisted I call him “Joe.” He then...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

In No Way Necessitated

The proposed Madison town budget for next year includes a $300,000 reduction to the Scranton Memorial library’s budget. That’s a whopping 24 percent of our town library’s...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

The Good Times We Shared

I would like to say “thank you” to all the people who attended my wife Eileen Cerase’s celebration of life or who sent beautiful cards with heartfelt support and prayers, and...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

It’s About the Residents

I have read that Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr., has called for the resignation of two members of the Planning & Zoning Commission for their support of a project [the Sperry Lane housing proposal]....

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