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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Qualitative Over Quantitative

The Academy School Guidance Committee is considering several options for polling residents on what to do with the Academy building and property. One is a phone survey of approximately 400...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Creative, Smart, and Kind

I am proud to endorse John-Michael Parker for state representative of Madison and Durham.Where to begin with someone who has inspired me in so many ways? I am so impressed with all the hard ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Progress Takes Time

As a former educator, I want to compliment our Board of Education on the progress it has made this year. The board’s leadership has started to implement a number of important organizational ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Everyone Wants a Solution

In the Aug. 2 Selectman’s Desk column titled “For a Fair Vote, Get Things Moving,” First Selectman Tom Banisch takes credit for having “pushed to get the Academy...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Make a Better Place

The Madison Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is asking everyone who uses Madison streets, sidewalks, and trails to give their ideas for improving walking and cycling in...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Rather Mean-Spirited

It’s a very sad state of affairs in the town of Madison when a few unhappy homeowners can shut down a joyous summer event. The music on the Grassy Strip was fun, free, and enjoyed by many...

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Letters • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08 a.m.

Revisiting the Same Issues

With increasing concerns about rising costs in the face of closing a school and declining enrollment, I have been monitoring the Board of Education (BOE) meetings and what actions it is taking....

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

A Right to Peace

The Madison Beach Hotel and the Town of Madison lost the case concerning the Madison Beach Hotel concerts and noise because it isn’t a question of how many people love the concerts, but...

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Letters • Published July 18, 2018 07 a.m.

So Many to Thank

It takes the help and kindness of many people to make the Scranton Library Friends’ Book Sale a success. We are grateful to the following people and businesses who so readily gave us help....

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Letters • Published July 18, 2018 07 a.m.

Return It to the Taxpayers

Whose money is it? Apparently, Madison is owed approximately $888,000 in state grants ($417,000 for Educational Cost Sharing grants, $295,000 in PILOT funds, and $176,000 in Municipal...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

A Great Group of Volunteers

A great group of more than 100 volunteers worked hard to make the Scranton Library Friends Used Book Sale a success. Volunteers sorted books for months, then boxed up books, transported them to...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Still Confused

I’m still confused, are you? I understand that these questions have supposedly been answered, and by asking them again, it could perhaps reflect poorly on my own understanding. That said,...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Top of the List

The June 21 article “Gov. Malloy Vetoes ECS Protection Bill” was interesting, clear, and fairly concise. Most interesting was the “Madison Element” section on page 18....

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Letters • Published June 27, 2018 08:30 a.m.

A Moment to Thank Volunteers

While we get set to enjoy another spectacular fireworks display and your readers are enjoying the evening with family and friends, I hope they will take a moment to thank the many others that make ...

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Letters • Published June 27, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Celebrating Madison’s Athletes

Well, last week I missed my deadline for my column, so I’m writing this because I wanted to make sure I got this information to readers in advance of the July 4th parade.The 39th...

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Letters • Published June 27, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Keep Downtown Looking Terrific

How wonderful to see so many Madisonites enjoying the freshly painted picnic tables at Academy Street School! Might it be possible for the Town Public Works Department to move the solar garbage...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

Consensus on the Fix

It’s been a while. I’m reaching out to all who have supported the efforts of our grassroots organization and everyone interested in Academy School with an update: Academy–Save ...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

This Dignified Tribute

Once again, my husband Bob and I are writing again to thank the people of Madison.The Madison Hose Co. No. 1 flew the Blue Star Flag in the heart of downtown Madison during the Memorial Day ...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

Fun Was Had by All

The second annual Tiger Tracks Buddy Track Program wrapped up on May 30. The program, conceived and initiated by Ashlinn Virgulto, a senior at Daniel Hand High School (DHHS), with assistance from...

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

New Direction and New Opportunities

Well, another campaign season is here! It was an honor to be unanimously endorsed to run for another term as state representative for the 101st District of Madison and Durham. Thanks go to...

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

Focus on our Children

I am so sad Madison will be losing Principal Doreen O’Leary from Island Avenue School. She is a woman who is doing the job she was born to do. She communicates easily with parents and...

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

It Should Be Razed

Given the cost to eliminate asbestos at the existing Academy building, I’m convinced it should be razed. I believe we should then re-create a facility that incorporates a similar external...

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

So Beautifully Honored

On the corner of Route 79 and Green Hill Road, Madison, is a recently erected highway memorial sign. It honors Captain Andrew Pedersen Keel, a Green Beret soldier who paid the ultimate price for...

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

Want Everyone’s Ideas

Thanks go to Jennifer Rodriguez for her letter to the editor [“Make This Much Safer,” May 24] asking that the Madison Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee look into eradicating poison...

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

Must Have Access

This Memorial Day, we remember our fallen heroes and celebrate the freedom and liberty that we enjoy because of their sacrifice. No freedom is more important than the right to vote in free and...

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