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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Never Felt More Proud

Last spring, I worked with Yvonne Gordon from the Branford Art Center to create four First Amendment Walls. With materials bought from Branford Building Supply, we painted pieces of plywood with...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Start the Conversation

Back in March I wrote about recycling as we know it now [“Innovations in Recycling,” March 28], which once was a source of revenue to the town, but is now an expense. Recycling is...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strong Financial Background

One thing I must give credit to are the financial policies of Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. Having served a few terms with the Board of Finance, I can attest that while I always didn’t agree...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

A Job Well Done

On July 26, I went with my girlfriend to see and support the East Haven Arts Commission production of an old Broadway hit and 1963 movie musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the East Haven High...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

What’s Right About this Town

Samantha Parlato is on the ballot in the upcoming Republican primary for a 4th District Town Council seat and I’m supporting her bid. I’ve known Sam for several year as we both were...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Excited About the Challenges

I am writing in support of Jennifer Caldwell’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the North Haven Fire Commission. Jennifer is the official, party-endorsed candidate, and there...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Hold a Town Referendum

In response to “Compromise May be Near for Horse Tax Issue” published on Aug. 1, I am a citizen who has been following the horse tax issue in my town. I have heard our first...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

The Messages We’re Sending

Am I the only one that is baffled and somewhat appalled at the adjoining billboards in Deep River that are just north of exit 4? One is a call for teachers, and the other is an advertisement for...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

The Last Thing Wanted or Needed

Over the objections of every resident who spoke at the last Town Council meeting, the Republican majority pushed through the sale of D.C. Moore School located at 70 (aka 82) Elliot Street to a...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Time to Ask Questions

Typical of our current society, we fail to recognize hard work of others who may be approaching the issues differently. After following the discourse on senior services in Clinton, I am...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

An Incredible Community

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

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Aren’t Content to Wait

I might be old, but I’m not dead yet! That means I still like to get dressed and get out to meet friends and socialize, rather than to listen to the echo in my house.Many seniors in...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Vision, Knowledge, and Experience

I have known Tom Banisch for 13 years, and during those years he has dedicated himself to various civic organizations, including Madison Youth Football, Madison Little League, the Kate Theater,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Send More

I’m sure I’m only one of many who are concerned about the plans and actions coming from Governor Ned Lamont and legislative leaders in Hartford. I am very pleased that our first...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Point May Be Lost

Effective Nov. 19 of this year, Clinton will have a new Town Charter that makes a number of important changes. A minor, but important change, was added to Section 3-1: “No individual can...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

The Negative in Another

In response to Oni Sioson’s Aug. 8 letter “The Deafening Silence,” the full comment I emailed to the Courier [regarding Board of Education (BOE) member John Finkle]...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Munchkins Waiting

The Westbrook Public Library would like to thank and acknowledge the Dunkin Donuts located by Seaside Avenue Westbrook for its contributions to the Beach Story Hour. Each Wednesday morning...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Needs Stable Leadership

I think Mr. Joseph Piccirillo [Aug. 1 letter “High Integrity and Character”] and I have a very different definition of integrity and character. In 2015, Sal Maltese lost the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics

On July 25, First Selectman Tom Banisch presented the first iteration of Madison’s new Strategic Plan. A few of us (about five excluding the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and other elected...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Another Wonderful Event

Guilford Art Center would like to thank the town of Guilford, its citizens, businesses, and our many volunteers who helped to make the 62nd annual Craft Expo on the Guilford Green another...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Is It Curious?

How are decisions made by local leaders and media about which issues are worthy of discussion and comment as they relate to local events?The Courier recently reported that our...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

In All Its Splendor

Wow! The 56th annual Arts & Crafts Festival held on July 27 and 28 on the Old Saybrook Town Green was a huge success. We greeted thousands of attendees, many of whom discovering Old Saybrook...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Slow-Moving Environmental Disaster

One thing my years as Killingworth’s first selectman have taught me is to pay close attention to conditions along our roads. I miss the days when I could drive down, say, Green Hill Road...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Listen to the People

I like reading that people in Clinton are speaking up about how unfair it is that this town has never had a senior center. We need more affordable housing for seniors, too. Clinton has a town...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Especially for Older People

I’ve read some other letters about the need for a senior center in Clinton, and I want to say I agree. I have wondered why we don’t have anything in our town that is especially for...

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