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

Trust but Verify

When I worked for a consumer products company many years ago, I asked my boss (the company president), what he felt was the most important trait in an employee. He responded “Trust.” ...

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

A Positive Reflection

The performing arts serve an important role in our children’s future. Their involvement in band, chorus and musical theater serves to promote self-confidence and leadership skills. These...

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

Almost Missed the Chance

I wanted to bring Clinton readers’ attention to some of the wonderful things happening in our public schools! Jason Corrado is a 5th-grade teacher at Abraham Pierson School. He is...

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

Students and Teachers Don’t Disappear

“Vote No” people will tell you that the Clinton education budget needs to fail because they demand that the closure of Pierson result in a larger cost reduction than it ever...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

More with Less

Clinton’s proposed 2019-’20 education operating budget increase is $304,812, just a 0.93 percent increase, less than one percent. The inflation rate for 2019 in the United States...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

A Smooth Transition

I think one of the successes that came out of the last election, was the change in our town charter to support a new town manager form of government. One way to make this a smooth transition would ...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

What We Do Here

It’s finally the weekend and after a long hard week of work we all look forward to some time off and a chance just to relax. What happens is we wake up on Saturday morning and we find the...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strong Argument to Invest

It is a proven fact that families seek communities that invest in education in which to purchase a home. According to Realtor.com (2016, “How Much Do School Districts Affect Real Estate...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Feel the Power

To raise my family near the water is priceless. All the different activities my children do year-round are even better.We also love the school system with all its after-school activities...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

The Vicious Cycle

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, which is what Clinton voters do by not passing budgets. Developers and investors cannot be brought to a town paved in yellow “Vote...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Voting Against Clinton

When residents don’t vote, or vote against our town and education budgets, they are voting against Clinton. And when they vote against Clinton, they are undermining our schools, library,...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

The Most Important Tool

I am an education advocate. Education advocates in Clinton have long been accused of taking an education-at-any-cost position, as we try to pass the budgets each year. This is not true. I would...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Let’s Make the Promise

On behalf of the Clinton PTA, I extend a heartfelt thank you to our Superintendent of Schools Maryann O’Donnell, school principals Keri Hagness and Linda Tucker, Chief of Police Vincent...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Stand Up and Support

The Henry Carter Hull Library is more than just a building filled with books, magazines, newspapers, movies, recordings of music and literature, computers, printers, copy machines and access to...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Singular Budgetary Authority

Clinton is due a new charter in November, but until then the Board of Finance (BOF) is Clinton’s one and only budgetary authority. The boards of Education and Selectmen can make...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

A Source of Pride

I want to let the town of Clinton know about a campaign being hosted by REACT at The Morgan School called End the Trend. REACT members are donning T-shirts with the logo at school and are handing...

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Letters • Published March 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Kindness, Caring, and Sharing

Most times when you go to a celebration, you bring a present or a gift. It would be the rare occasion that one would receive something at such an event. On Feb. 28, I was honored to represent...

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Letters • Published Feb. 20, 2019 08 a.m.

Expect the Same

The Feb. 4 Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing created much confusion. The recycling dump group [Old Post Road Realty] claims it now intends to build a huge indoor...

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Letters • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Their Real Goal

Attending a Planning & Zoning Commission hearing last week, I spoke about the dangers of a change to I-2 zoning regulations to allow a sports complex. I am solidly in favor of this complex, so ...

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

Counting Those Checks

On average 1,500 Clintonites vote “Yes” the first round of budget votes. I commend and respect their votes. I believe a vote “Yes” is a solemn pledge to fund and...

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

Serving with Dedication and Distinction

The motto of the Clinton Lions Club is “We Serve.” Those words sum up their mission in the Clinton community. They serve and have served our community with dedication and distinction....

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Letters • Published Jan. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

The Transformative Impact

I wholeheartedly support the Clinton Route 81 Corridor Study’s recommendations. We face many major issues in Clinton: a declining and aging population, maintaining quality education without ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Our Greatest Partner

For nearly 40 years, the Clinton Police Department and Clinton Social Services have collaborated together to spearhead an annual holiday toy drive to benefit children within the town of Clinton....

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Letters • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

Extraordinary Commitment

Every Christmas Eve on Leffingwell Road in Clinton, a beautiful and peaceful quiet ignites the sky over our street as Wendy and Dan and their posse work diligently to place luminaries up and down...

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Letters • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

Our Pledge and Promise

There are only so many words that this letter can contain, so the Families Helping Families board wouldn’t have enough space to tell you everything we need to say. This phrase says it best: ...

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