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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.

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.

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

For Health and Wellbeing

As we get older and many of us live alone, it is important to keep up a social life. Senior citizens don’t go to bars, and a fitness club isn’t where we can easily meet people,...

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

Tired of Waiting

If you are a student in Clinton, you get a school five days a week. If you are child or adult in Clinton, you can go to therapy or the recreation center six days a week. If you are a dog, you can...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Make It Happen

Clinton is my home. I appreciate all of the conveniences of my community and living near the shoreline.The one change I would like to see, and what I am working for, is to see my town open...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Set Up our Center

When you retire and life gets shorter and shorter, you don’t like being told that it is going to take a long process to get a senior citizen center opened in Clinton. But that is what we...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Tired of Waiting

Studies show that what keeps seniors alert and healthy and in our own homes, we need social interaction and structured activities.In my town of Clinton, we don’t have a senior...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Accident Ready to Happen

Walking for exercise is becoming more popular because of the potential health benefits. My morning walk is a few miles on a sometimes curvy Ironworks Road in Clinton and Killingworth. There are...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

The Most Recent Evidence

The recent Appellate Court decision that invalidated Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) approval of an amendment to zoning regulations that would’ve allowed more junk to be...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Professionalism and Compassion

On Wednesday, May 22, a little after noon, my phone rang and a heavily slurred voice said “911” and “Ambulance.” I glanced at the caller ID and it was Harry Swaun, my...

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Letters • Published June 05, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Understand the Anger

Watching the opening of CVS on Main Street in Clinton and knowing how opposed residents were to this project, it’s easy to understand the anger felt throughout the community. A handful of...

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

So Much on the Horizon

I want to thank everyone in Clinton who came out to support the education and town budgets May 8. It is so exciting and refreshing to see our community come together to pass these budgets the...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

Annual Budget Shenanigans

Just as the swallows return to Capistrano, our elected officials have pulled their annual budget shenanigans.In a desperate attempt to make this year’s budget appear more appealing,...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Finding the Right Balance

I had the opportunity to attend an informational session concerning the education budget at the Clinton Library and came away incredibly impressed by Superintendent of Schools Maryann...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

It is Up to Us

Abraham Pierson Elementary school closing next year saddens the Clinton community and yet we understand its necessity. This educational institution closes an undeniable and impactful chapter in...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Ethically, Diligently, and Prudently

As chair of the Clinton Board of Education, I am compelled to refute the claim, made [by Michael Hughes] at the public hearing on April 10 and reported in the Harbor News [April 18...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Shifted That Burden

It is predictable that as the Clinton budget referendum date nears, there will be letters to the editor urging voters to support one of or both the education and town budgets. There will be signs...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Vote with the Facts

Year in and year out, Clinton is the only shoreline town with a vocal “No” group that advocates for the failure of every budget, every year. They give you different reasons from year ...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Would Be a Mistake

As the May 8 referendum approaches, the topic of the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR) in Clinton often surfaces. Critics have suggested the MBR be the level at which our schools should be funded....

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Taxation with Representation

Taxation with representation is at stake for the old Saybrook taxpayers. Previously taxpayers overwhelming voted to convert the Main Street School into a new town hall, only to have the Board of...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Capitalize on Capitalize on

Clinton voters deserve the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the proposed 2020 education budget. On April 18, the Harbor News published a letter from Shelby Auletta...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Great Political Theater

Clinton’s struggle to pass budgets makes for great political theater each spring. Lining up on opposite sides are the town supporters/education advocates and the folks brandishing signs...

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