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Letters

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Where’s Costco?

Where’s Costco? It’s not a big box blight out of character with the shoreline beauty of Branford. It’s not creating traffic congestion and pollution in Branford. It’s...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Qualitative Over Quantitative

The Academy School Guidance Committee is considering several options for polling residents on what to do with the Academy building and property. One is a phone survey of approximately 400...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Creative, Smart, and Kind

I am proud to endorse John-Michael Parker for state representative of Madison and Durham.Where to begin with someone who has inspired me in so many ways? I am so impressed with all the hard ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Progress Takes Time

As a former educator, I want to compliment our Board of Education on the progress it has made this year. The board’s leadership has started to implement a number of important organizational ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Everyone Wants a Solution

In the Aug. 2 Selectman’s Desk column titled “For a Fair Vote, Get Things Moving,” First Selectman Tom Banisch takes credit for having “pushed to get the Academy...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Townspeople Have the Chance

The Venuti property has been offered to the town for purchase. It is part of an increasingly fragile and significant ecosystem of marsh, streams, and lake and forested acreage and open fields,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Community’s Spirit of Generosity

One of the good news stories of the summer is the Kidz Lunch Bunch in Old Saybrook. When the previous meal site for the free summer lunch program for children became unavailable, Kidz Lunch Bunch...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Our Deepest Gratitude

We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the entire Goodwin School community. Our daughter just finished her fourth year at Goodwin, and will be moving onto 4th grade at the Old Saybrook Middle...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Make a Better Place

The Madison Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is asking everyone who uses Madison streets, sidewalks, and trails to give their ideas for improving walking and cycling in...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

Listen, Learn, and Participate

Just as we defeated Global Companies’ attempt to construct a monstrous, 560,000-gallon propane terminal alongside our Hammonassett River, the residents of Clinton have again successfully...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

Modernizing our Government

Soon after the last election, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) appointed a new Charter Revision Commission composed of seven members. Since then the commission, under the able leadership of Dennis...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

A Common Enemy

A common enemy unites a town and puts its many differences in perspective. Shoreline Rail & Recycling (SRR), a New Jersey company, and Thomas Cronan, its Guilford-based attorney, are serving...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

What I Know Now

In light of the failed referendum last year, town boards are now tasked with addressing the maintenance needs of our schools with an estimated price tag of $100 million. There seems to be an...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

A Commanding Grasp

I am writing to remind all eligible voters to vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 14 primary. In North Haven, all five polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The results of the primary will...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

Reverse this Trend

As a New Haven County Realtor, I am reminded daily of the many homes that go unsold for lack of prospective buyers. Potential home buyers require good quality stable jobs, but sadly, many of these ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

Great Way to Get to Know

I would like to congratulate the East Haven Police Department on its outstanding Lip Sync Challenge video that was recently released. I enjoyed it so much I watched it twice and will again...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

One Last Time

On behalf of the Branford Project Graduation Committee, I would like to thank all of the businesses and community organizations that donated food, raffle prizes, or money to this year’s...

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Letters • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08 a.m.

Question Their Intention

I was both saddened and disappointed by the comments by Town Attorney Joseph Zullo and Finance Director Paul Rizza in the recent article regarding the health insurance overcharge [“Town...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

A Fierce Advocate

I’m voting for Josh Balter on Aug. 14. I’m supporting him because I believe he shares my values.As a veteran Navy chief, seeing how dangerous semi-automatic weapons are...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Rather Mean-Spirited

It’s a very sad state of affairs in the town of Madison when a few unhappy homeowners can shut down a joyous summer event. The music on the Grassy Strip was fun, free, and enjoyed by many...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Revisiting the Same Issues

With increasing concerns about rising costs in the face of closing a school and declining enrollment, I have been monitoring the Board of Education (BOE) meetings and what actions it is taking....

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Importance of this Election

The Democratic primary is fast approaching, and I want to stress the importance of this election. What we do this Aug. 14 will set the stage for the November election. As we have seen the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

A Wonderful Crowd

Guilford Art Center would like to thank the Town of Guilford, its citizens, businesses, and our many volunteers who helped to make the 61st annual Craft Expo on the Guilford Green another...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Ill-Conceived Proposal

Deep River residents should be aware that the Valley Railroad (VRR), which operates the Essex Steam Train, is in serious violation of its town permit. The permit, granted in 2005, specifies that...

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Letters • Published July 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Not Good Public Policy

Several weeks ago, my legislative colleagues and I were called back in for a special session to review a series of bills recently vetoed by Governor Dannel Malloy. Going into this special session, ...

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