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

A Brilliant Night Sky

Have you seen the vivid banner/public art hanging over Route 79? The banner’s message, “Stars Up, Lights Down” and “www.DarkSky.org,” is part of an collaboration ...

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

Potential Safety Hazard

As a proponent of the statements hear something, say something, see something, do something, I would like to point out a potential safety hazard at night.Driving north on Wall Street from...

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

Replica is No Substitution

As lifelong residents of Madison who care deeply about the community and its history, we are deeply saddened to hear of the proposal by Adam Greenberg and Timothy Herbst to demolish the venerable...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

Patience, Prudence, and Planning

I am writing in the strongest possible support of adopting the budgets as detailed on the Madison website. During this crisis I know everyone is concerned about the long-term ramifications of town ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Not Appropriate Treatment

Recently, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) posted on Twitter a mock ID card, indicating that the holder was a protester of the state’s restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Continued Fiscal Restraint

I’m pleased that the Board of Education (BOE) has continued its fiscal restraint during this health and economic crisis. Not only was last year’s budget an overall cut in...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

These Budgets Are Reasonable

I would like to support the Board of Education budget and the town budget.I believe that the Board of Education acted very responsibly in bringing in a budget representing a total increase...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Ditch the Warnings

I fail to understand the need for [COVID-19 mitigation] warning signs at every access point to Madison. What can their purpose be? To instill fear? To flex governmental muscle?Anyone who...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

To Honor Our Commitment

Prior to the public hearing of the proposed Madison town budget, I would like to provide perspective on the operating budget request for the renovated and expanded Scranton Library.For...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Stepped Up to Make a Difference

Madison stand up and take a bow—our town has a lot to be proud of! Certainly this is a time beyond any of our expectations. All of our lives have changed in ways that no one could have...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Countless Acts of Kindness

I have been in public service all of my adult life. Although my community has offered to help me throughout the last 40 years, especially during my deployments to the Middle East during Operation...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Something You Already Know

The electric signs on each end of downtown are unnecessary and removes all the charm that is Madison.We all know, including teens (I have three) that distancing is what we need. Many...

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Letters • Published April 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Commitment Has Not Changed

The COVID-19 crisis has brought many changes. As president of Madison Community Services, Inc. (MCS), sponsor of the Madison Food Pantry, I made the difficult decision to close the pantry until...

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

Starting to Climb a Mountain

A few short weeks ago, the global pandemic COVID-19 upended all of our lives. Many of us are adjusting to working from home, managing children who are switching to online learning, and living...

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

The Neighborly Thing

Families just do not know what they’ll be able to afford, when the air that we all breathe is cleared of this toxic coronavirus pandemic.A few weeks ago, Madison was looking for...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Rapidly Escalating Needs

The Guilford Savings Bank has done a wonderful service for the Town of Madison by providing a grant of $20,000 to The Madison Foundation’s component fund, Madison Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)....

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

All Called to Serve

The president has declared a national emergency. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Our town has declared a local civil preparedness emergency. We have all been reminded repeatedly...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Collaborate as a Community

What is it going to look like around here to ensure an accurate count when it is time to vote on the presidential primaries, possibly several rounds of annual budgets upcoming borrowing...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Not Overwhelming

Are Madison residents overwhelmed by three or four items on a same fall ballot with a presidential election? I think not. I suggest it is a clever first selectman, Peggy Lyons, and Democrat plan...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

Are There Other Questions?

The Madison Board of Selectmen has scheduled a referendum on the school construction projects and the Academy School Community Center Project for October 2020. This will be a special voting date...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

The Political Posturing

I would like to respond to Bob Hale’s March 5 letter “Politics, Obfuscation, and Disappointment” and Eileen Banisch’s March 5 letter “Evident from the...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Like Something from a Dog Pound

I just saw the new Tuxis walkway for the first time. What in the world were the designers thinking? It looks like something that came from a dog pound, not a rustic walkway in a beautiful New...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

A Functioning Ethics Commission

After reading the Feb. 25 article “Madison BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure,” in my opinion, the town certainly must have a...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Increase Voter Participation

I’m writing with respect to the Feb. 27 article “BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure.” In particular, if this vote passes,...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Tax Dollars Wasted

Why would the hard-working citizens of Madison chose to have their tax dollars wasted on a referendum that is scheduled to take place in October when there are three other dates to choose from...

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