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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Support Was Overwhelming

I’m writing to first thank all of the supporters of the proposed fracking waste ban ordinance for showing up at the town meeting on May 8. The support was overwhelming! I also want to...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Not Close to Proportionate

I thank the 1,805 Clinton voters who came out to vote “No” on May 9. While they prevailed in the first inning, we have not yet won the ball game. Even though the defeat was decisive, ...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Honest and Responsible Budgets

I want to thank everyone who voted “Yes” on May 9, and give thanks to our First Selectman Christine Goupil, elected officials, and Board of Education who worked tirelessly on...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Not a Token Amount

My wife and I have lived in Clinton for more than 30 years. We have raised our children here and have built the home here in which we hope to retire.Our real property taxes in Clinton have...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Making a Joke of the Process

The people have spoken, but no one is listening in the town government! On May 9, both the town and school budgets in Clinton were defeated by resounding margins. In response, the powers that be...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

Best of the Best

The Senior Police Academy has been a delightful learning experience; I have expanded knowledge that I didn’t have before these classes. Being aware of whom to contact, and how referrals are ...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Unreasonable and Unreasonable and

“I don’t want to move to Clinton—you can’t pass a budget,” said no one, ever. Yet, that’s exactly what Kim Buckley claimed she’s heard from people, ...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

A Matter of Principle

I support the Clinton town and Board of Education (BOE) budgets as recommended by the boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education. I encourage your readers to join me and vote “Yes”...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Clinton is at Risk

We are supporting the proactive initiative in Clinton to ban fracking waste from being treated, stored, disposed of, transferred, or used in Clinton. This chemically infused and potentially...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

A Necessary Vote of Confidence

At the recent pubic hearing on the town and education budgets, the tone was sober, realistic, and civil. Clinton’s fiscal dilemma has no easy resolution. Cutbacks in Education Cost Sharing...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

United Opposition

There is united opposition to the proposed industrial waste recycling facility on Route 145 in Clinton.The proposed facility will involve vast amounts of chemical pollution and noise. The...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Too Easy to Say ‘No’

In the 18 months that I have worked on the Clinton Greenway, there are many pieces of the project that I won’t remember, but never will I forget the generosity of spirit, the patience, the...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Increases Are Short-Sighted

I just opened my [April 19] edition of the Harbor News and right on page 3 in the “Inside” block on page 3 is a tale of two complete opposites: “Clinton Budget Goes...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

We Have Values

My community is one in which we invest in education, one that is thriving because families are safe and protected by our police, one that has roads taken care of and infrastructure invested in. My ...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

At the Heart

Free public education is at the heart of the American democracy. As one of our founding fathers, John Adams so eloquently said, “The whole people must take upon themselves the education of...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

The Opportunity to Lead

In some recent years we have had to vote more than once to get Clinton school and town budgets approved. Let’s not let that happen in 2018. The budgets will pass, so let’s just vote...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

A Reverse Robin Hood

Clinton taxes are toxic. Taking a larger dosage won’t make things better. It’ll make them worse. With a 2017-’18 10 percent tax increase and the highest mill rate on the...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Way Past the Time

Clinton is once again facing the serious threat of its proposed budgets being defeated at referendum by less than 20 percent of the registered voters in town. This is heresy. It is way past the...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Must Have All Facts

Six years ago, Clinton taxpayers passed a referendum by 40 votes to build a new Morgan School. With the new schools comes all the purported advantages of new technology, better layout, less...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Until Then

I am proud to be a Clinton “No” voter. I have lived in Clinton 48 years and paid almost as much in taxes as I paid for our home.Taxes were once modest and reasonable and I...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Kudos to the BOE

The Board of Education (BOE) is to be commended for reducing the proposed education operating budget increase from $1,947,394 (a 6.05 percent increase) to $657,505 (a 2.04 percent increase),...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Investing in the Present and Future

As a senior citizen, retired and living in Clinton, I am voting “Yes” on our town budget May 9.I consider investing in the present and future of our lovely community my...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

A Financial Disaster Legacy

I understand why parents and teachers want as much money as they can get to educate the children, and I don’t blame them for that, but the Town of Clinton cannot afford to stay on the...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

We Really Have No Idea

At a public hearing of the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC), residents of Clinton expressed opposition to Shoreline Rail and Recycling’s (SRR) proposed industrial waste recycling facility...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Paying a Lot More

Clinton’s proposed 2018-’19 education operating budget increase is $657,505. This averages less than $9 per month per Clinton household (based on 6,107 households in 2017).If...

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