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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Credit Where Due

Several recent letters to the editor have credited our first selectman, Tom Banisch, with accomplishments during his tenure that really should be attributed to others. Let’s set the record...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Everything is Political

I’d like to thank all East Haven residents who have joined the East Haven Politics Facebook group since June 2019. This social media platform helps residents understand the workings of town ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Spending Wisely

My name is Bill Cummings and I am running for the Board of Finance for the Town of Westbrook. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and why I am running for this office.I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Skills, Experience, and Disposition

I’ll never forget my first conversation with Selectman Al Goldberg. I’d recently moved back to Madison and wanted to get involved in local government—and was told to call Al....

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Select Designation

Kudos to the Valley Courier for its outstanding coverage of the Chester Land Trust’s Connecticut Freedom Trail celebration on Oct. 6. On that day, the State of Connecticut honored...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Problem Solver

I have read all the reports on the Sperry Lane housing controversy. Included in the reports were the opinions of two candidates for mayor, “Big” Steve Tracey and Joe Carfora. It is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

On the Right Track

I have had the honor of serving my district (District 5, which votes at Indian Neck School) for the last eight years. I’m asking your readers for their votes again and I ask that they vote...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Vital Community Spirit

My wife and I grew up in small New England towns, but we met in the big city where we began our careers. We were married in 1975 and bought our house in Killingworth in 1976, eager to return to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Energy, Ideas, and Skills

Westbrook is a town suspended in time. Some individuals’ property taxes have increased by as much as 50 percent in the past 12 years of the current administration. The slow, upward creep of ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Getting an Absentee Ballot

I’ve learned the hard way that if I don’t remind the kids who are off at school—or myself—I might forget about getting an absentee ballot. At the town level, or even...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Expertise, Experience, and Familiarity

As members of the Killingworth Board of Finance, we are proud that we have kept both our tax rate and our reserves stable for several years.It is important to keep a balance in our...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Dedication to Serving

I plan to vote for Tom Brockett and his running mate Donna Laich for our local RTM election. I have known Tom Brockett for 30 years and I enthusiastically support his campaign for re-election to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Professional, Prepared, and Courteous

I am writing to endorse Alyson Roberts and Donald Hanson for re-election to the Board of Assessment Appeals, who have served on the board for several years. As a current member, I have seen how...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Determination and Creativity

We would like to voice our wholehearted support of John DellaVentura as a candidate for Guilford’s Board of Education. John is an experienced and forward-thinking team player. He is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

What’s Left to Say?

These are direct quotes from First Selectman Tom Banisch as reported in The Source.Regarding Academy School, is it any wonder that people have questions? “I’ve been...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

We Need Visionaries

I am writing today to remind your readers of promises made, and not kept, by current First Selectman and Town Council hopeful Christine Goupil. On Nov. 4, 2017, Ms. Goupil posted on her website...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Can Rebuild That Trust

I hear a recurring theme in my discussions with the community that people are mystified by decisions being made by town government, and often confused by the motivations behind them. The...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Honest and Transparent Actions

My name is Adam Moore and I am a candidate for the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) in Clinton. It is my strong belief that my 25 years of experience in dealing with zoning and regulations...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Competent and Honorable

I am writing in support of Adam Moore for Clinton’s Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). I previously served on the PZC for many years and I am aware of the commitment and knowledge it...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

More Open, Professional Process

To read recent letters by Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch and his supporters, one would think that he’s running against a monolithic group of Democrats in the State of Connecticut...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Thoughtful Consideration

I have served on the Killingworth Planning & Zoning Commission over the past four years. I cannot express fully just how important the work of the commission is to the stability and careful...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Handled with Honesty

About a year ago, Killingworth was dealing with washed-out roads and bridges due to heavy rains. First Selectman Cathy Iino declared a state of emergency, allocated a quarter of a million dollars...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

The Issues and Needs

I am writing to support District 4 RTM candidates Daniel Adelman, Cynthia Lombardi, and Shahida Soomro. I have lived in District 4 for the last 12 years, and these candidates have represented the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Care and Concern

Rich Saltz, a candidate for the 1st District RTM, is dedicated to improving Branford’s energy conservation and environmental efforts. We endorse him as a candidate. He now serves the town...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Hard-Won and the Best Available

To set the record straight, if Mr. Paul Padelli (Oct. 3 letter “Already on the Hook”) had attended one of the many Ad-Hoc Academy Community Center Design Committee meetings,...

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