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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Cut

In response to those in Clinton pushing for further cuts to the education operating budget, if the education budget gets cut, then we cannot stay competitive with other surrounding towns. Simply...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Doing More with Less

The proposed Education Operating Budget reflects drastic cuts in response to declining enrollment. This year, an additional six certified teacher positions (two at Pierson, four at Eliot) and a...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

What Makes a Community Vibrant

It is a proven fact that families seek communities that invest in education in which to purchase a home. According to Realtor.com (2016) “Half of the home-buying population is willing to...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Balance Those ‘No’ Voices

Clinton public schools are schools where great things, big and small, are happening every single day. As educators, we are so busy teaching and caring about our students that we don’t...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Environmental and Aesthetic Opposition

I’m opposed to the Shoreline Rail & Recycling industrial waste recycling facility proposal, currently before Clinton’s inland Wetland Commission (IWC), for both environmental and ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Simply Too Risky

The proposed industrial waste recycling facility off Route 145 is before the Clinton Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC). During the IWC hearings, the dangers this facility represents to the Clinton...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Be Short-Sighted

I’d like to join my voice with the more than 200 Clinton residents who attended the meeting of the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) on April 4 to express opposition to the proposed...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Our Lives at Risk

The application before Clinton’s Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) by Shoreline Rail and Recycling for an industrial recycling facility, aka industrial waste dump, at 30 Route 145 is a...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Impact Must be Stated

I would like to comment on Erica Gelven’s March 29 letter “Incorrect and Misrepresented Info.” She states that the year over year increase in the Education operating budget is ...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Generous Donations by So Many

On March 24, Project Graduation 2018 held the first Project Grad Auction with much success. The success of this event was incumbent on the generous donations made by so many of our local...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

Does Readers a Disservice

Selectmen Phil Sengle does readers of the Harbor News a disservice in his March 15 letter “Does Not Benefit Students” regarding next year’s Board of Education (BOE)...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

Enough Belt Tightening?

The truth is inconvenient and uncomfortable. The enrollment of students in the town of Clinton public schools has been reduced by 22.5 percent since 2001. Mathematical facts are potent. But the...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

A Few Salient Facts

Next Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., Clinton taxpayers are invited to participate in a public hearing to voice their concerns with the town and education budgets.Here are a few salient...

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Letters • Published April 04, 2018 08 a.m.

Dignity at Stake

As the first day of spring has arrived—or so the calendar tells us—and we patiently await an end to the dreary remnants of winter, I rejoice at how fortunate we are to live in...

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Letters • Published March 28, 2018 08 a.m.

Incorrect and Misrepresented Info

In this season of fiscal decision-making and civic priority-setting, I feel a responsibility to strongly refute incorrect and misrepresented information about the Board of Education (BOE)...

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Letters • Published March 28, 2018 08 a.m.

To be Lauded, not Criticized

The March 15 Harbor News contained my letter “Does Not Benefit Students.” I wrote about pay raises, the Pierson School, budget surpluses, and year-end binge spending in...

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

Can Save a Loved One

It’s not new information that opioid medications and heroin are taking the lives of thousands of Connecticut residents each year. Here in Clinton, numerous families are also experiencing...

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

Cannot Rely on Town Officials

More than a hundred Clinton residents attended the public hearing last week regarding the recycling dump proposal. They endured a long-winded, boring, redundant presentation by the...

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

What are the Kids Doing?

How often have we heard or even used the expression “Where are the kids and what are they doing?” I just had an experience that can answer that age-old question. On Friday, March 9,...

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

Grateful for Dedication, Service

Recently Clinton and our shoreline neighbors were hit hard by two major winter storms within one week.During Storm Elsa, many people worked tirelessly to the secure safety, comfort, and...

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

Filled with Loopholes

A number of Clinton residents have become concerned that Connecticut law, Public Act 14-200, a temporary moratorium on sending fracking waste from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, is filled with...

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

Stand Together and Fight

I reside at Founders Village in Clinton. My neighbors and I attended the Inlands Wetlands Commission public hearing for the dump an out-of-town developer wants to build next to our property. We...

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

Does Not Benefit Students

Kirk Carr’s March 8 letter “Needless and Callous” began with, “On Feb. 28, Clinton’s Board of Selectmen met and all but rubber stamped the Board of...

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

Setting the Example

Look on the list of subjects taught to our young students and no where will you find the following courses on subjects like sharing, caring, and giving. They don’t show up on any written...

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

Needless and Callous

On Feb. 28, Clinton’s Board of Selectmen met and all but rubber-stamped the Board of Education’s $36 million budget, trimming a mere $76,500 from the capital budget. Overall that...

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