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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. 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.

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 Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Runaway Spending Train

Budget season is fast approaching. I’m writing this letter to tell the voters of Clinton who is responsible for the relentless increases in Clinton taxes. It is not Republicans or Democrats....

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Letters • Published Jan. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Where Humanitarianism is Abundant

We are expressing our sincere thanks to all first responders and all personnel who have come to our aid numerous times, especially in the last month or so. Their professionalism, dedication, and...

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Letters • Published Dec. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Buzz is Getting Louder

The source of the buzz around Clinton regarding the closing of Pierson School shouldn’t be a mystery to anyone. I created a plan to convert Pierson School several years ago, when it became...

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Letters • Published Dec. 20, 2017 08 a.m.

More of the Same

Voters were forewarned that the proposed $7.1 million bonding package sent to referendum in May 2017 would give officials too much latitude in how those funds would actually be spent (“Too...

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Letters • Published Dec. 13, 2017 08 a.m.

A Community That Truly Cares

How many times have we heard or even used these expressions—“Where are the kids?” or “What are they doing?” I think we all have uttered those words at some time...

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Letters • Published Nov. 29, 2017 08 a.m.

A Change in Course

Clinton took extraordinary steps forward in this election cycle. It began two years ago with the purge of the Democratic Town Committee. That was validated by the unprecedented September primary,...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Thank You, Kirk Carr

We wish to thank Kirk Carr for his efforts in running for First Selectman of Clinton. Despite a strong showing, the outcome was not what we would have hoped. It’s unfortunate the RTC and Mr....

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Letters • Published Nov. 08, 2017 08 a.m.

Broke All Records

I would like to thank everyone who came out to support Morgan REACT’s Haunted Hallways on Oct. 29. We broke all of our earning records, raising more than $1,500 to benefit our substance-...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

A Forward-Looking Perspective

My family has lived in Old Saybrook for more than 40 years, and we have always been proud to call it home. We enjoy the beauty and vibrancy of the town and appreciate the positive changes the town ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Intelligent and Hard Working

After 30-plus years as a Clinton resident, I am overjoyed to have this year’s choices. Previously, before I retired my job, house maintenance and family left me with little time to follow...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Knowledge, Passion, and Commitment

Local elections have a greater influence on people’s daily lives than national ones; Nov. 7 is our chance to choose the people who will make the decisions that directly impact our community....

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Professional and Leadership Skills

I am writing to express my endorsement of Anselmo Delia as judge of probate. I have known Anselmo for over 20 years as a neighbor, friend, and community volunteer. His long-time service as a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Honest, Ethical Decision-Making

My name is Peter Niles and I am the chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners for our Town of Clinton. Ed Tessman is a current member of the Police Commission and is running for re-election....

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Kept Moving Forward

I have served on many committees in the Town of Westbrook and had a lot of contact with First Selectman Noel Bishop. I always felt very comfortable when I asked Noel for advice or information. He...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Objectivity and Fresh Perspective

My name is Jim Connolly. I am running on the Green Party line for a regular seat on Clinton’s Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) because of my great concern about the broken, old-boy...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Honestly, Integrity, and Conviction

The Town of Clinton is privileged that Ed Tessman is eager to continue to devote himself to the town of Clinton and is running for re-election as police commissioner.Ed holds a master...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Guidance Through Hard Times

I have known First Selectman Bruce Farmer for many years. He is very honest with inner strength. He works tirelessly and brings his expertise to all challenges, projects, and budget issues. He...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

An Honor to Serve

First Selectman Bruce Farmer is a leader in every respect, whether it is about saving a church, creating a non-profit, supporting those in need, preparing for a potential catastrophic event as a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 25, 2017 08 a.m.

Health, Welfare, and Safety

The Old Saybrook Zoning Commission regulates land use and protects the public health, welfare, and safety through those regulations. In my opinion, it is important to elect candidates with strong...

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