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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Common Sense

In reading State Senator Norm Needleman’s Oct. 24 column “A New Approach to Transportation,” I must say that I was quite perplexed. He states there is going to be a new...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Worlds Apart

On Oct. 23, my colleague, LeeAnn LaRock, delivered eloquent and passionate remarks at the Branford Board of Education (BOE) meeting, pointing out that paraprofessionals care for our children in a...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

A Vibrant Community, Even Under Construction

The third phase of roadway and utility improvements in Chester Village will be coming early next year. Improvements will include road upgrades, granite curbing, a permanent gathering place or...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

No Apologies Necessary

For some time now I have wished the Guilford schools had a different mascot and I wondered how the one we have was chosen in the first place. When the tract of land along the shores of Long Island ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

An Unflattering Portrait

On Oct. 23, I observed State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) being disrespectful to some of his constituents. He was pulled up to the gas pump at the gas station on the corner of Boston Post...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Stock Up on Books

The Scranton Library Friends held the second of three book sales on Oct. 18 at the cottage behind the closed laundromat on Bradley Road. A third and last sale for 2019 is planned for Friday, Nov....

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Denying the Electorate

“Letters with negative content are not accepted for the two issues preceding the elections to allow for candidate rebuttal.” - Expanded Guidelines for Election Season Letters to the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Won’t Be Afraid

We have known Chris Ehlert for more than 20 years. We have seen firsthand how Chris and Melissa have raised their daughters with family values and the high standards they have set for themselves....

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Asks Tough Questions

I support Kevin Kranzler for re-election to the Madison Board of Finance. There are a lot of hard decisions to be made about future expenditures for the town and it is apparent that Kevin is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Proven Dedication

Carolyn Sires is running for RTM in the 5th District on the Republican ticket. Carolyn Sires has an unquestionable character, a guiding principle to do what is right, and an inestimable work ethic....

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Long Record of Accomplishment

On Nov. 5, Clinton voters will elect members of the new Clinton Town Council and it’s important to select the most qualified, who will work in a collaborative manner, not only with other...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Bringing Multiple Perspectives

As an attendee to many North Haven Board of Education meetings, I find it is clear that Jennifer Cecarelli is a dedicated, involved, and thoughtful member of the board. She stands out by bringing...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Great Track Record

We need to stay focused and concentrate on searching for solutions that will define Madison now and beyond. This exercise begins with the selection of first selectman in November. Madison...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Truly Altruistic Manner

Am I the only one who is tired of all the politics, negativity, squabbling, and finger pointing? After years of hoping it would get better, I considered leaving my hometown of nearly 40 years....

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Can Always Do More

I am supporting Noel Bishop to be re-elected as first selectman. His entire professional careers as a university dean and executive director of a major health care in Connecticut demanded...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Accountability and Results

Municipal leadership requires a comprehensive understanding of how government functions and the ability to develop teamwork between volunteers and staff to get results. A first selectman must be...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Courage and Leadership

We are fortunate that Tom Banisch is again running for first selectman to further implement his strong leadership for our town. Tom has consistently worked to provide sound fiscal management at a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Stable, Knowledgeable Leadership

I moved back to the area six years ago. Before we decided where to move, my husband and I brainstormed what we wanted in a community, and we found that we had a few non-negotiables: strong schools,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Do Some Homework

In a quest to better my understanding of how consumers of information think, I’m currently working on a master’s degree in business administration. To have gotten this far with a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

No Doom and Gloom

When you have lived in Essex for as long as I have (18 years), you have the experience to compare what’s happening now to the way it was in the old days. We’re still a small town...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Always Very Prepared

This is a letter of support for Nancy Barrett, an endorsed Democratic candidate for the North Haven Board of Finance. A friend and neighbor for many years, Nancy has devoted herself to giving back ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Uphold the Values

My name is Jacqueline Prast and I’m a candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). I sincerely appreciate the ability to serve my greater community and to additionally uphold the values ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Source of Guidance

In response to the letter from Madison selectmen Scott Murphy and Al Goldberg [Oct. 17, “An Ethics Commission”], I have to add: Why doesn’t Madison have an ethics commission?...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Prepared to Work

Every election is important, but this year who we choose to put on the Board of Finance stands out as one of the most significant votes in decades. Our Board of Finance drives the fiscal health...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

The Sacred Privilege

In 2013’s municipal election, Madison voter turnout was 33.4 percent. In 2015, turnout reached 40.3 percent. In 2017, with an uncontested race for first selectman, it dropped to 29 percent. ...

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