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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Keep Planting

Many thanks to all who have participated in the start up of the Guilford Pollinator Pathway [May 16 story “Talking ’Bout the Birds, and the Bees, and the Flowers, and the...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Another Record-Breaking Event

The Friends of the Guilford Free Library (FGFL) is grateful for the support of our community for the recent annual Spring Book Sale. It was another record-breaking event, attended by many Guilford ...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Worth Every Penny

In August 2012, then-governor Dannel Malloy announced that a $2 million Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) grant was awarded to the Guilford Housing Authority for...

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Letters • Published June 12, 2019 08 a.m.

Guilford Has Lost its Champion

Guilford has lost its champion. I doubt if anyone ever loved Guilford more than Carl Balestracci did. And I doubt that Guilford has loved anyone as much as it loved Carl. I hope he knows how much...

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Letters • Published June 05, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Keep Them On a Leash

The Guilford Conservation Commission continues to receive complaints that dog owners are allowing their pets to run loose on town properties and open spaces.Town properties are Timberlands, ...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

Fortunate for Many Reasons

Meals on Wheels is a fortunate organization for many reasons. We hope to serve a noble cause and provide nutritious meals to those in need.We succeed with the help of many responsible...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

The Youth are Not Alone

Recently an article showing purple flags was not about DAY week but about the DEA’s national take back drugs day [“Medication Take Back Day April 27,” April 25]. I was not...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

Only One Dog Park

As the chair of Guilford’s Land Stewardship Committee, I spend a lot of time hiking the trails in our town-owned preserves (Timberlands, East River, and Braemore). Sadly, I often encounter...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

In a Proper Manner

At what end of the leash is the smarter animal? The Town of Guilford through Ordinance #214-2N states that “the owners and keepers of all dog and other pets using town property are required ...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Great Start

The Guilford Garden Club would like to thank all those who donated to the club’s Tree Fund in response to the Feb. 21 article in the Guilford Courier, “Donations Needed to...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

To Provide a Benefit

Regarding Guilford Lakes Golf Course cited by the Anderheggen’s letter [“Dig Deeper,” march 28, Susan and Chris Anderheggen], why is the golf course the only activity cited in ...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

‘Superb’ is Inadequate

Superlatives are often overused, but in the case of the high school production of Anything Goes, superb is not only justified but inadequate!Our high school and everyone who contributed can ...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Budget is a Prudent One

Guilford’s annual budget referendum is next Tuesday, April 9, and I will vote “Yes” for the budget proposed by the Board of Finance (BOF).The budget is a prudent one,...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

A Bargain

It was wonderful to hear that record numbers of voters in Guilford turned out to vote last November. Now I hope that those voters will all come back on Tuesday, April 9 to support the budget...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Continue to Invest

I have lived in Guilford since 1996 and my two adult children are products of the Guilford Public Schools. I believe that we must continue to invest in a community if we expect it to stay healthy...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Funds Critical Programs and Services

We are writing to encourage all Guilford residents, especially those with children in the public schools, to vote in support of the town budget on April 9. The proposed budget responsibly funds...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Significant Return on Investment

As a recent Guilford High School graduate, I write to encourage your readers’ support of Guilford’s 2019-’20 education budget. The increase this year is a modest 1.77 percent...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

An Investment Worth Making

As parents of Melissa Jones Elementary School students, we wanted to thank all of the Guilford residents who voted in 2018 approving the replacement of our school’s failed heating system....

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Value for Money

On the face of it, embracing a town budget with increases that will cost most of us more is never an easy decision. Investigation reveals that there is good reason to support the current proposal....

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Never Appropriate

I write this letter to address those people who chose to work outside the system to extort enough pressure to get a local eagle scout candidate to withdraw his proposal for Chaffinch Island....

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Dig Deeper

It’s soon our opportunity to vote for or against Guilford’s proposed budget. A great way to become educated about the budget is to watch the recent Board of Finance (BOF) meetings on ...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Beauty in Simplicity

For many, Chaffinch Island Park is Guilford’s best-kept secret, one we hold close to our hearts.As a child, I spent many early mornings on the shores fishing with Moses Gunn. It is...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Just as Nature Intended

Chaffinch Island Park turns 50 this year! For 50 years Chaffinch Island Park has been a precious open space without a single building or built structure being constructed on it. Not one single...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

A High Quality of Life

Citizens of Guilford are fortunate to live in a community that consciously focuses on providing top-notch education and nurturing a high quality of life. I’m one of those fortunate...

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

No Better Place

This spring, the Guilford Preservation Alliance (GPA) celebrates the fifth anniversary of its visitor kiosk located next to the Community Center.Volunteer greeters staff the kiosk Thursday...

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