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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Committed to Future Prosperity

The Town of Clinton is moving in the right direction. On Nov. 5, our five-person Board of Selectmen and seven-member Board of Finance will be replaced by a seven-member Town Council. These are...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

A Forward-Thinking Alternative

I encourage your readers to join me in voting for the candidates from the Green Party of Clinton in the town election on Nov. 5. I am supporting the slate of Green Party candidates headed by Eric...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

A Valuable Contribution

My name is Bruce Farmer and I’m a candidate for the police commission in Clinton. With my background and experience, I truly believe I can make a valuable contribution to the commission and ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Steady Hand, Calm Demeanor

As I consider the candidates for Clinton’s new Town Council, I am delighted to see the familiar name of Jack Scherban as a candidate. I have known Jack and his family for nearly 35 years....

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Expect Great Things

Clinton’s upcoming election on Nov. 5 will be one of the most important in modern times. Voters will be choosing the first Town Council in Clinton. The Town Council will govern under the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Track Record of Know-How

Ten years ago, Clinton voters were kind enough to elect me to the Board of Selectmen. It has been an amazing experience, and I can’t thank them enough for the honor.My contribution...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

People Not Politics

My name is Leah Marie Saunders and I am an unaffiliated candidate running for one of seven spots on our newly forming Town Council.Many of your readers already know me from my prior service ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Bring the Issues to the People

I love Clinton. I love the people of Clinton. I was born in Clinton in 1971 and I have lived here for most of my life. I have seen Clinton evolve over the years, watching some great things happen...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Keep Moving Forward

As the leaves are falling and the political signs are popping up on lawns, it’s time to start planning for the November elections, I’m voting for Will Benoit for the Planning &...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Voters Have Choices

The Board of Selectmen (BOS), realizing that a defined and fair tax incentive policy was needed since none existed, approved one on Sept. 11. The reason for a tax incentive is to encourage...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Incompetence and Divisiveness

I hope everyone is enjoying the last bit of warm weather. Unfortunately my letter may seem a bit harsh, but it needs to be said. I have seen some of the platform for the Democratic ticket under...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

The Courage and Energy

Planning and zoning are both quality of life and fiscal vibrancy issues. They are also key components of Clinton’s reputation as a place to live, to work and to locate and grow a business....

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

For a Bright Future

Our town of Clinton has a shining future. A new town manager will soon be hired, to oversee our multi-million-dollar budget. A newly chartered town council will lead us forward. It seems wise when ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Vision, Commitment, and Hard Work

I’m probably not the only one to notice all the progress that’s finally taking place in Clinton. Could this be because of the Board of Selectmen under the leadership of First...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Dedication to the Town

This letter is in support of my husband Dennis Donovan, who is running for the Clinton Town Council.Many of your readers know of his dedication to the town for more than 30 years; his prior ...

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

Straight-Forward, Plain-Speaking

I am happy to endorse Jack Sherban for the new Town Council that will be elected on Nov. 5. Two years ago, when Jack campaigned (successfully) for a seat on the Board of Selectman, he made it...

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

Protecting the Personality

I have lived in Clinton since 2012, returning to town after a 20-year hiatus because I decided to stay in Connecticut permanently and that meant returning to Clinton, a town that was always very...

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

Knowledge, Experience, and Dedication

Jane Scully Welch is a native of Clinton who loves her town. She lived away for several years but always considered Clinton to be her home town.In recent years, she has devoted much of her...

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

Continue our Progress

My name is Tim Guerra and I am running for election to the new Clinton Town Council. My 12 years on Planning & Zoning Commission and last two years on the Board of Selectman make me eminently...

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

An Exciting Time

My name is Martin Jaffe and I am asking for your readers’ votes as a Democratic candidate for the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission. I was appointed to the commission by the Board of ...

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

The Political Vendetta

The political vendetta against Clinton Police Chief Vincent DeMaio is reprehensible, relentless, and Republican. It began in August 2016, when Republican Police Commissioner Kim Neri-Simoncini...

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Letters • Published Sep. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Direct Water View

As First Selectman Christine Goupil recently wrote in Clinton Events, “Our downtown is looking up” with a new train station, new uses for the old Unilever building, blue/greenway...

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Letters • Published Sep. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Fresh Perspective

My name is Laurie Jaffe and I am running for election to the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals.I believe that my professional experience makes me very well-qualified to serve on the Zoning...

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Letters • Published Sep. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

It’s Long Overdue

I’ve been in town for 20 years now. In fact, I love this town, but I see such great potential being wasted. And it breaks my heart. Yet I’ve been reinvigorated by the Clinton Green...

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Letters • Published Sep. 25, 2019 08 a.m.

A Great Many Ideas

I am running for a seat on the Clinton Board of Education because education is my expertise and my passion. I have been a Connecticut school counselor for more than 17 years. In that role, I have...

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