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

A New Dynamic

Clinton voters who value education and appreciate the positive impact of great schools on property values are lucky to have an excellent choice available to them on Nov. 7, first selectman...

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

Respectful of All Views

As past president of the Westbrook Council of Beaches (WCOB) over the last four years, I worked extensively with Tony Cozza on the council. I admire him tremendously and I encourage your readers...

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

Local Knowledge

I am writing in support of Renee Root Shippee for the Old Saybrook Police Commission. Renee has been a resident of Old Saybrook all her life and is co-owner of Roots Auto Repair. Many may remember ...

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

Extremely Well-Qualified

Kirk Carr, my husband of 44-plus years, is the best choice for first selectman. With our children grown, we retired here almost 10 years ago. Besides spending so much time already to make a...

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

Building Strong Building Strong

My name is Lynn R. Hidek, Democratic candidate of the Clinton Board of Police Commissioners. Living and working in Clinton for four decades has taught me the value of community: building strong...

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

Know the Right Things

Fifty-four years ago, I came home from work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft to have my wife Madge tell me that she has signed me up to run for election to the Old Saybrook Zoning Board of Appeals. ...

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

Pride and Excitement

With pride and excitement, I ask your readers, once again, to vote for First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Selectman Scott Giegerich, and Treasurer Bob Fish on Nov. 7.Carl Fortuna has effectively ...

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

A Steady Leader

As many are well-aware, the Connecticut legislature has yet to pass a statewide budget for the 2017-’18 fiscal year. Municipalities across the state are searching for ways to close the gap...

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

A Tireless Champion

In 2018, our first selectman, Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., and I will have known each other and been friends for 50 years. For those interested in the math, Carl and I have been in each other’s...

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

Ethical, Analytic, and Caring

I am writing this letter to encourage Old Saybrook residents to cast their votes for Kevin Danby for a seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals. I have known Kevin for many years and have observed him...

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

Calm and Controlled

For those of your readers who may know me, this may surprise them: There are times when you have to look outside the box for the best candidate out there, even if it means pulling away from the...

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

Be the Best Version

I am running for another term as zoning commissioner in Old Saybrook. If elected, I will continue to approach the office as a responsibility to those who went before us as well as to the future....

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

Fiscal Transparency a Must

As a lifelong Old Saybrook resident who is unsatisfied with what’s going on in town politics today, I have great admiration for the credentials and ethics that Carol Conklin brings to the...

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

Independent, Thoughtful, and Professional

The Clinton Board of Finance has the last say in how our tax dollars are spent; it is the ultimate guardian of our financial future. It is not a board to which we should elect amateurs or friends. ...

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

Duty to Community

I’ve known Mike Smith for almost 20 years now. He immediately became an active member of our family, and I could tell right away that he was honest, hard-working, and always ready and...

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

Will Take a Stand

In light of a near-40-percent mill rate increase in Old Saybrook since 2010, declining school enrollment of 20 percent since 2009-’10, and spending that’s disproportionate to other...

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

Honesty, Fairness, Honesty, Fairness,

I confidently recommend Sarah Becker for re-election as Old Saybrook town clerk. Sarah always exemplifies honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness to her public. The town clerk must be versed in...

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

Brings Detailed Knowledge

I’m writing on behalf of Jack Scherban, who is running for a seat on the Board of Selectman (BOS) for the Town of Clinton. He is a man of great integrity and he brings a wealth of...

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

Can Stand Tall

As an active volunteer in Westbrook for several decades, I have worked with many first selectpersons. For the past 10-plus years, I have had the pleasure of working with Noel Bishop. Noel has...

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

This is the Opportunity

On Sept. 12, the people of Clinton used their vote as their voice to declare it is time for a change in how our town is governed. As the person to create and lead that change, Democrats...

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

Knowledge, Common Sense, and Compassion

Anselmo Delia is running for judge of probate for the 33rd District. There are three qualifications that a probate judge must possess to execute his or her duties properly: a thorough knowledge of ...

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

Optimistic About our Future

Our Republican Team has reached out to residents by going door-to-door to your homes in the last two months. Repeatedly, residents have said that they are pleased with their lives in Westbrook and ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Evaluate the Qualifications

Whenever my name appeared as the writer of a letter to the editor, my older brother would chide me, “I see you were in the funny papers again.” From his prospective, they had humor...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Extremely Dedicated

I am writing to ask your readers to support my friend, Kim Neri Simoncini, for re-election to the Police Commission. Kim cares tremendously about our town and making it a safe place to live, work, ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 18, 2017 08 a.m.

Experience and Integrity

I have a lot of pride in our town and I often think how blessed I am to live here, in this wonderful place with some really good people. For my part, I like to give back and one way I have done...

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