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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

A Ready Solution

CT Transit bus 213 serves New Haven, East Haven, and North Branford along Route 80. CT Transit is reviewing routes and appears to be preparing to discontinue the 213, which would be a loss for all ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Get Behind this Project

As I write this letter in anticipation of the Planning & Zoning Commission vote on Wednesday, March 7 for the 55-and-older elderly housing up on Sperry Lane, I encourage all like myself to...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Let’s Work Together

Connecticut, much like other states across the nation, is struggling to combat a growing opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction has impacted every community in Connecticut, no matter how large or small,...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Important, and Perhaps Dangerous

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts of Clinton Zoning Enforcement Officer Eric Knapp and civil engineer Andrew Bevilacqua in clarifying some essential questions and concerns...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Much-Needed and Positive

At the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting held earlier this month, I sat in disbelief at how the taxpayers of East Haven are helpless and at the mercy of our mayor, Joe Maturo. The mayor has ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

A Substantial Benefit

On Feb. 7, I attended The East Haven Planning & Zoning meeting at the Senior Center. The main item was a proposed elderly housing development on Sperry Lane. After speaking with the developers,...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

A Significant Impact

For decades, transportation programs in Connecticut have been funded by a tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that go into the Special Transportation Fund. The 25 cent gas tax hasn’t changed...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

The Heart of the Food Pantry

The East Haven Food Pantry would like to thank the Law Offices of Zullo, Zullo, and Jacks for its generous collection of food from its annual Christmas party. Also a thank you goes to all the...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

Decision Sends a Message

Clinton’s annual fee for the next fiscal year for 9 Town Transit public bus service is based on population and usage. I noticed that the Board of Selectmen recently recommended a cut to the ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

What a Journey

I’m back—what a journey. After six surgeries due to diabetic complications, four months in hospital, and three months in a convalescent home, I am back practicing podiatry in my...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

At the Expense of Dignity

I have had the tremendously good fortune to have lived in Branford for more than 20 years. Throughout my years here, I have witnessed many acts of compassion, including some on a large scale. From ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

Grateful in Clinton

My heartfelt thanks go to the kind half-dozen or more Samaritans—strangers all—who helped rescue me from a nasty, scary fall on the icy driveway next to my house on High Street in...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

The First Obligation

The massive recycling dump fire that broke out in Willimantic last month provided enough evidence that the proposal to construct a humongous recycling dump on Route 145 in Clinton, adjacent an...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

United in our Opposition

A massive industrial waste processing plant on Route 145 is moving ahead for approval in the Town of Clinton. Both the scale and the dangerousness of the materials that would be processed should...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

A Hotly Contested Race

The Madison Chamber of Commerce had a wonderful show of support from the community as well as local restaurants and civic organizations at the Jan. 27 Souper Bowl in downtown Madison....

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

A Town with No Water

An Old Saybrook political policy favoring septic upgrades over sewers and a sewer plant prevents recycling water. Put a return pipe in the sewer trench and safe, treated, recovered water could be...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

We Are Vulnerable

A presentation has been made to the Board of Selectmen and Guilford will soon be publicly discussing fracking waste disposal in our town. With well water, poor-drainage clay soil, and granite...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

Thanks for the Trees

It is with sincere appreciation that the members of Troop 471 would like to thank the citizens of Guilford for supporting our 2018 tree recycling fundraiser. This is the troop’s primary...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

Not Up to the Media

Your headline “Guilford Police Arrest Five Sexual Predators” [Jan. 25] is premature. To label an individual a “sexual predator” is to say that the person has committed...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

The High Moral Ground

I am having trouble comprehending the outrageous behavior of then-pastor Care Goodstal-Spinks at the Old Stone Church [“Domestic Violence Arrest Made Despite Pastor’s Objection in...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Risk

I encourage my neighbors to join in the efforts to bring about a ban of toxic fracking waste in Madison. Although Connecticut doesn’t currently have fracking taking place in the state,...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Now is the Time

The Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) has scheduled two evenings of presentations, in mid-February, from the developers who have presented proposals for the development of the Academy property....

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

An Ounce of Prevention

Currently our Board of Selectmen is considering adopting an ordinance that would ban fracked waste in Madison. This comes at the urging of more than 200 residents who have signed a petition. Why...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Take Sufficient Time

At the Jan. 22 Board of Selectman meeting, four Academy School development proposals were approved to be reviewed at public workshops to be scheduled in February.It is of critical...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

The Way to Go

On Jan. 22 State Senator Ted Kennedy (D-12) and State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) attended Madison’s Board of Selectman meeting to provide input from a state perspective about...

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