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Towns

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

Deserve Their Own Attention

I attended the Madison Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 and was very happy to see the board vote to hold a referendum on two longstanding, important issues in town: the school facilities plan ...

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

Good Friends Like These

Thirty-seven dedicated volunteers worked several hours to prepare the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) Membership mailing. The SLF provides support for library programs for all ages, helps with...

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

Compassionate, Educated, and Involved

I think if we all got on the same page as a community, we could get more done. Placing blame and arguing over transparency and referendum dates is counterproductive.I have spent many nights ...

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

Struck by the Hypocrisy

I’m struck by the hypocrisy of some of our elected officials regarding the Board of Finance (BOF) policy to protect capital funding for our roads and infrastructure. Days after First...

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

Exciting Times for Madison

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful, small New England town that offers such an abundance of charm and activities for its residents and visitors to enjoy. As we thoughtfully plan for our...

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

Hartford-Style Politics

It was disappointing to see Hartford-style politics play out at the recent Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting. At the last minute, an agenda item for the timing of the referendum vote for...

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

Deserve Their Own Day

I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen for voting to set a referendum date so that we can finally bring years of collaborative study to the voters. The Board of Education facilities renewal...

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

Politics, Obfuscation, Politics, Obfuscation,

The Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 was a display of partisan politics, obfuscation, and disappointment. Having to open the agenda to add an item as important as school and Academy projects...

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

Where’s the Transparency?

The Feb. 24 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which I attended, is intriguing for so many reasons.The majority of the Board of Selectmen motioned to open the agenda to specify a date (in...

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

Transparent, All Right

The great communicator, First Selectman Peggy Lyons, showed her true colors at the Feb. 24 Board of Selectmen meeting when she slipped in a motion to set a date for the Academy School referendum...

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

One Would Think

The Republican Town Committee scrambled last Monday to inform people that an addition was being proposed to the Board of Selectmen meeting. An agenda change was announced only hours before the...

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

Evident from the Shenanigans

“Voter suppression” is defined by Wikipedia as “a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from...

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

Bad for Two Reasons

I attended the Feb. 24 Madison Board of Selectman Meeting and was very surprised at what I witnessed.The agenda did not have any mention of selecting a voting date for two important town...

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

Don’t Value Our Time

Selectman Scott Murphy insulted the voters of Madison at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24.The Democrats on the Board of Selectmen at the meeting said that they didn’t want...

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

The Sensible Option

I believe Madison should hold its referenda on the school construction and maintenance plan ($129 million) and the Academy School community center ($14 million, plus at least $567,000 in annual...

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