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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Be Justified

What a novel concept our forefathers had: Taxes should only be levied with the consent of taxpayers. Somehow that idea seems to be lost on the Clinton Board of Finance. After two budget referendum ...

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Letters • Published June 06, 2018 07 a.m.

Denies the Reality

While the budget defeats at the polls may satisfy some Clintonites, the defeats deny the reality that we need to compete with neighboring towns for social and economic reasons.The new...

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Letters • Published June 06, 2018 07 a.m.

Welcome to Clinton

Girl Scout Troop 62895 would like to thank the local businesses who generously donated pamphlets, business cards, take-out menus, and other items to our Girl Scout Silver Award project. With the...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Misinformation and Anger

Clinton cannot afford to be the town that continues to damage our property values by devaluing our schools. Clinton already has among the lowest per-pupil spending on the shoreline, and our taxes...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Wake Up, Voters

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. This 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 May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Peeling the Budget Onion

Whether one is a “Yes” voter or a “No” voter, the annual budget fight in Clinton is getting old. People ask me what it would take to put an end to this once and for all....

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

The Elephant The Elephant

The elephant in the room is the new Morgan school, which the town voted for. It’s a cost we committed to and cannot be changed. The debt service increase for the school is approx 50 percent ...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford Any More

Clinton elected officials have clearly forgotten who they represent. For the second time, voters led by the Clinton Taxpayers Association defeated the irresponsible budgets put forward by the...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Make Those Votes Count

What does a potential $1 million surplus in the town budget mean to Clinton taxpayers? It means that this year’s 10 percent tax increase was two percent too high. After two referendum...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Spun Out of Control

Fake news is no longer just a national issue. It’s right here in Clinton. We have let the facts get spun out of control, and voters are believing the lies because its easy to say, and vote...

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

Ignores the Will

What is it about “No” that the Clinton’s Board of Finance doesn’t understand? After such a decisive defeat (1,805 “No” votes to 1,536 “Yes”),...

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

An Insult to All Voters

Over the last month, many letters have been written supporting the Clinton education budget and to a lesser degree the town budget. Some letters, like Paul Gebauer’s April 19...

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

Taxpayers Need Relief

The voters of Clinton have just rejected another budget at referendum. Critics will undoubtedly point out the irony: The town will spend more money sending the budgets back to referendum again....

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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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