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

Dedication and Efforts

I would like to commend State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) for her dedication and efforts during the 2018 legislative session. After months of hard work, she helped to pass a budget that ...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Question the Wisdom

On a day historic for severe weather in Connecticut, 1,548 Madison taxpayers braved the threat and risk of dangerous tornadoes and bad weather on May 15 to vote on the Madison town and schools...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Make This Much Safer

I was happy to read in The Source that our town has formed the Ad-Hoc Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee [May 3 story “Madison Works Toward Complete Streets...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Some Underlying Reason

I agree with the May 10 letter from Chris Penders regarding the disgraceful $300,000 cut in the Scranton Library budget [“Have Done a Disservice”]. In a budget of more than $80...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

The Epicenter and Foundation

The library is the epicenter and foundation of a town. Without honoring its library and staff with adequate funding, a town becomes artificial. I ask town officials to please restore $200,000 to...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

Look at the Problem

Our Connecticut state legislators representing those cities or towns that suffered the worst storm damage this past winter should have already banded themselves into a political force that will...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

A Feast for All the Senses

Not all Madison-ites can afford to go on polar bear safaris or drink tea in Vietnam, but all of us can avail ourselves of infinite experiences through the treasure trove of the library—a...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

An Extremely Negative Effect

The $200,000 cut to the Madison library is going to have an extremely negative effect on the townspeople of Madison who rely so very much on the evening hours and the weekend hours. The fact that...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

Have Done a Disservice

My name is Christopher Jennings Penders. Full disclosure: I work at The Scranton Memorial Library. I’ve lived in Madison since 1978 and this is the first time I can say that I am...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

What Gives?

What a black eye for Madison! We haven’t been able to build a new library yet and the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance cut the existing library budget. This is not my idea of...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Focusing on the Mice

The recent decision to pass a fracking waste ordinance was imprudent and unnecessary. Imprudent because the town now owns the issue, which includes the burden of enforcement and potential legal...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Just Partisan Rhetoric

I recently was discussing with some town friends the disappointing board dynamic that I watched at an April 9 Board of Selectman meeting. The topic was awarding the contract to the lowest bidder,...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Hyoperbole and Fear-Mongering

I would like to commend First Selectman Tom Banisch for his solid research and reasoning, and political courage in opposing the recently passed fracking waste ordinance in Madison. As he says [in...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

What a Difference

Bravo to everyone in the Madison community who came out on a pitch-perfect April Saturday to spruce up the exterior of Academy School. What a difference a team of volunteers made in one day after...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Respect for Our Veterans

I’d like to remind the people of Madison that the Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28. I’d particularly like to remind our usual participants that we are counting on...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Phenomenal Support from the Community

On April 19, North Madison Volunteer Fire Company collected food items at Robert’s Food Center to help restock the shelves of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. The support from...

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