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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

A Simple Solution

As many of your readers know, my dog Maggie and I walk at Saybrook Point every morning and watch as our hard-working Old Saybrook town crew try in vain to control all the litter that flies around, ...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Quite the Beautiful Destination

As a letter to Harbor News led to the naming of Old Saybrook’s first-ever poet laureate for life, I am further emboldened herein to suggest a sweeping, dramatic enterprise to...

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Letters • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Above and Beyond

No good deed should go unnoticed! On Jan. 18, my husband and I were coming home from having a family gathering in Massachusetts. Because of the snow and ice storm, our trip home was much longer...

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Letters • Published Jan. 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Making an Indelible Impression

Thanks for the wonderful profile of Deb Mal [Dec. 26, 2019 “Debra Mal: Dancing a Life of Exuberance”]. What an amazing career she is having—making an indelible impression on...

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

A Warm Welcome for Wreaths Across America

We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to all who came to greet Morrill and Karen Worcester and the 12 tractor-trailers; 12 WAA-wrapped SUVs; four, 15-passenger vans; 20-plus police cruisers...

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Letters • Published Dec. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

An Inspired Idea

I loved Tedd Levy’s tribute [Nov. 14 letter “A Priority to Share”] to the late Bill Manning, who personified the Old Saybrook Post Office (recently named the best post office...

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Letters • Published Dec. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Fairness Demands No Less

I’m writing to address the accusations and innuendos leveled at Renee Shippee, a member of the Old Saybrook Police Commission, by the police union and Police Chief Michael Spera, at a...

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Letters • Published Nov. 20, 2019 08 a.m.

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

I recently ran, unsuccessfully, for a spot on the Old Saybrook Police Commission and would like to share a couple of observations for others who might think about, but be leery of, running for...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

A Little Better Every Day

He was mowing the Post Office lawn when I saw him last. I thought he was too old to be doing that and remembered earlier days when he was the clerk I wanted to handle my mail.Friendly,...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Common Sense

In reading State Senator Norm Needleman’s Oct. 24 column “A New Approach to Transportation,” I must say that I was quite perplexed. He states there is going to be a new...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Denying the Electorate

“Letters with negative content are not accepted for the two issues preceding the elections to allow for candidate rebuttal.” - Expanded Guidelines for Election Season Letters to the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Uphold the Values

My name is Jacqueline Prast and I’m a candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). I sincerely appreciate the ability to serve my greater community and to additionally uphold the values ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Just What Is Needed

The Town of Old Saybrook has the opportunity to elect an experienced municipal labor relations attorney to its Police Commission. Loraine Cortese-Costa is seeking a position on the Police...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Tremendous Talent

Every two years, we elect our local government. Our town government likely has far more impact on our day-to-day life than either the state or federal. However, we may read and hear more about the ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Shared Vision

With pride and excitement, I write to ask you, once again, to vote for the team of First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Selectman Scott Giegerich, and Treasurer Bob Fish on November 5th.Carl...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Talented, Experienced People

The Town of Old Saybrook uses a selectman/town meeting form of government, in which the citizens’ town meeting acts as the legislative body and the boards of Selectmen and Finance are the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Thoughtful, Open, and Honest

As the first selectman of Old Saybrook for the last eight years, I want to say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve the town’s residents with Selectman Scott Giegerich and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Much More to Contribute

My name is Carl VonDassel and I am running for a seat on the Old Saybrook Police Commission. I am currently a member of the commission and I have much more to contribute. I am a lifelong resident...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Effective, Responsive, and Affordable

I support the slate of Democratic candidates running for the Old Saybrook Police Commission. All four candidates, Loraine Cortese-Costa, Adam Ladd, Dan Moran, and Alfred (Chub) Wilcox, will...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Communicate and Compromise

On Nov. 5, I will be voting for Matthew Pugliese to fill the seat of Democratic selectman in Old Saybrook. I am currently serving in this position and will be stepping down. In this unique role on ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Giving All Due Respect

I was saddened to read a recent letter from a reader, who is a citizen of Old Saybrook, urging dissolution of the Old Saybrook Police Commission [Oct. 10 letter “Disband the Police...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Poet Laureate for Life

Thank you, Harbor News, for the wonderful article describing Old Saybrook Town Poet Laureate Pat O’Brien, and her inspiring, creative programs expanding the appreciation of poetry...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

A Human Touch

On Nov. 5, I will be voting for Carl Fortuna for first selectman. I have known Carl a long time and, simply put, good character defines him. It is my personal opinion that as the chief executive...

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Letters • Published Oct. 23, 2019 08 a.m.

Professionalism and Civility

My name is Star Rueckert and I am a candidate for the Parks & Recreation Commission in Old Saybrook. Every two years, municipal elections occur in which require many community volunteers to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Functions Well for Citizens

Every two years, we elect our local government. Our town government likely has far more impact on our lives than either the state or federal does. We may read and hear more about the state and...

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