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Letters • Published Dec. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Let’s be Fair

The new first selectman, Peggy Lyons, has invited all residents to reach out to the Board of Selectmen for the future use of this school [Nov 21 story “Town Considers Options for Island...

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

A Debt of Gratitude

The Scranton Library Friends (SLF) held its last book sale for this year on Nov. 15 and 16. We will start collecting books again on March 1, 2020 in the book bin located behind the closed...

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

An Effective Tool

I watched the Board of Selectmen swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 12; it was exciting to see a new board take office. Without this being shared on Facebook, I doubt I would have watched it.All...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

A Lot of Important Work

As I sit here the morning after Election Day, the proverbial odd man out, I would like to say how grateful I am for the last four years and the chance to give back to Madison. To everyone who won, ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

A New Spirit of Cooperation

I have been honored to have served for the last four years as Madison’s first selectman. It’s been four years of a wonderful adventure in town government. We’ve tried a lot of ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Stock Up on Books

The Scranton Library Friends held the second of three book sales on Oct. 18 at the cottage behind the closed laundromat on Bradley Road. A third and last sale for 2019 is planned for Friday, Nov....

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Asks Tough Questions

I support Kevin Kranzler for re-election to the Madison Board of Finance. There are a lot of hard decisions to be made about future expenditures for the town and it is apparent that Kevin is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Great Track Record

We need to stay focused and concentrate on searching for solutions that will define Madison now and beyond. This exercise begins with the selection of first selectman in November. Madison...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Courage and Leadership

We are fortunate that Tom Banisch is again running for first selectman to further implement his strong leadership for our town. Tom has consistently worked to provide sound fiscal management at a...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Source of Guidance

In response to the letter from Madison selectmen Scott Murphy and Al Goldberg [Oct. 17, “An Ethics Commission”], I have to add: Why doesn’t Madison have an ethics commission?...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Prepared to Work

Every election is important, but this year who we choose to put on the Board of Finance stands out as one of the most significant votes in decades. Our Board of Finance drives the fiscal health...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

The Sacred Privilege

In 2013’s municipal election, Madison voter turnout was 33.4 percent. In 2015, turnout reached 40.3 percent. In 2017, with an uncontested race for first selectman, it dropped to 29 percent. ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Sending a Message

On Nov. 5, Madison has an important election. Turnout in municipal elections traditionally isn’t as robust as other elections, but I would argue this election has a pronounced influence on...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Truly Cares

Every now and then, you’re lucky to meet a person who really cares. First Selectman Tom Banisch is one of them. What does he care about? His beloved town of Madison and its people....

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Running to Serve Again

Fillmore McPherson served on the Board of Finance from 2001 to 2009, and was chairman of that board from 2003 to 2007.Prior to that, he was vice chairman of the High School Building...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Energy, Patience, and Expertise

My husband Tom Banisch’s energy level has never ceased to amaze me. He’s competed in three marathons and runs almost four miles daily. He often puts in 60-hour work weeks, and has...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Meet and Exceed Expectations

Four years ago I was elected first selectman in Madison. In that time, I’ve worked hard to meet and exceed the expectations of the residents of our town. Along the way, I’ve learned...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Dedicated Public Servant

I’m writing to express support for Katie Stein, who is a candidate for the Madison Board of Education (BOE) in the Nov. 5 election.Katie and her husband Jonathan have lived in town...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Dedication to the Public Trust

It is a pleasure to write a letter of support for my friend John Picard. I have known John for many years both publicly and privately. I served on the West Haven Fire Department during...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Leadership Role

Some people in town have criticized our present First Selectman Tom Banisch based upon little or no evidence. Some claim that a first selectman deserves no credit for accomplishments that occurred ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

An Ideal Background

I am writing to ask your readers to elect me to the Madison Board of Finance (BOF).My extensive public service record and state management experience comprise an ideal background for...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

A Matter of Money

Although more than a decade of surveying, reporting, proposing, and debating has confused and frustrated us all, the issue of Academy is quite simple: Will Madison residents vote to spend taxpayer ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Do What Is Right

Like all towns across Connecticut, Madison faces many challenging and difficult decisions ahead. I can think of no better person than Tom Banisch to make those decisions and do what is right for...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Our Common Goals

Since announcing my candidacy for first selectman of Madison, I’ve had the honor to meet many wonderful people and listen to their history, suggestions, and concerns. Across the board,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 30, 2019 08 a.m.

Insight and Expectations

As this campaign season has progressed, I find myself coming back to one central question: What do we want from our elected officials? Over my 12 years of service to this town as a selectman and a ...

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