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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Credit Where Due

Several recent letters to the editor have credited our first selectman, Tom Banisch, with accomplishments during his tenure that really should be attributed to others. Let’s set the record...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Skills, Experience, and Disposition

I’ll never forget my first conversation with Selectman Al Goldberg. I’d recently moved back to Madison and wanted to get involved in local government—and was told to call Al....

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

What’s Left to Say?

These are direct quotes from First Selectman Tom Banisch as reported in The Source.Regarding Academy School, is it any wonder that people have questions? “I’ve been...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Can Rebuild That Trust

I hear a recurring theme in my discussions with the community that people are mystified by decisions being made by town government, and often confused by the motivations behind them. The...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

More Open, Professional Process

To read recent letters by Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch and his supporters, one would think that he’s running against a monolithic group of Democrats in the State of Connecticut...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Hard-Won and the Best Available

To set the record straight, if Mr. Paul Padelli (Oct. 3 letter “Already on the Hook”) had attended one of the many Ad-Hoc Academy Community Center Design Committee meetings,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Dedicated, Hardworking Leader

We all moved to and have stayed in Madison because we have a great town with everything from Rockland Park, Bauer Farm, Surf Club, Arts Barn, great athletic facilities, a beautiful downtown, and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Another Embarrassing Icon

After reading Dennis Crowe’s partisan rebuttal [Oct. 3, “Constructive, Collaborative, and Transparent”] of my letter [Sept. 12 “Obstructive, Dismissive, or...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Respect for Process

Peggy Lyons’s executive and managerial experience qualifies her well for leading and managing Madison as first selectman. Equally important is her understanding of the differences between...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Deserves Better Leadership

On Nov. 5, Madison’s residents will vote for the future leadership of our town. Most folks don’t pay close attention to how the town is run. A few of us do.One of the first...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Bring All Parties Together

With your readers’ help, I’m looking forward to continuing to serve on the Board of Selectman. I grew up here and raised my family here have. This community holds my past, my present,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

The Skills and Vision

I am writing in support of Peggy Lyons for first selectman for Madison. I moved to Madison in 1991, and I cannot remember our ever having a candidate as qualified for this position as Peggy Lyons. ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A More Suitable Idea

The Sept. 25 article by Jesse Williams “Procedural Questions Delay Approval of Solar Carport” is miscaptioned. It was not “procedural questions” that delayed the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Understand What’s at Stake

Next month, Madison voters go to the polls to cast their votes for the team that will lead us for the next few years. I don’t think I need to remind anyone how critical to Madison’s...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Business and Financial Acumen

I have had the pleasure of serving with Kevin Kranzler on the Board of Finance since he was appointed in 2017. In that time, his business and financial acumen as a CPA and the chief operating...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Strong, Effective, and Progressive

I am proud to support Peggy Lyons for first selectman. I first met Peggy as a volunteer with the Madison Democratic Town Committee five years ago. I have been consistently impressed with her...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Far from Myth

In response to the Oct. 3 letter “Already on the Hook” from Paul Padelli, the Ad Hoc Academy Community Center Design Committee would like to address the shortcomings and inaccuracies ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Superior Level

As a long-time Madison resident, I have had ample opportunities to evaluate the job performance of many of our first selectmen. Most have done a good job, few have performed at a low level, and...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strong Vibrant Community

This election is very important to Madison’s future. It’s up to each of us to get the real facts of what is at stake. This campaign season has been very disheartening. I have run for ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Period of Stagnation

As a young person growing up in Madison, I was quick to brag about my hometown—great schools, beautiful beaches, and a community that worked hard together to keep it that way. It was hard...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Plays a Vital Role

Tom Banisch does a fine job as Madison’s chief executive and, in the face of ever-escalating costs and near-zero support from the state in the form of municipal aid, he and the Board of...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

An Ethics Commission

Madison is experiencing a time of uniquely consequential and complex local issues. This occurs against a national backdrop of murky ethical, moral, and legal maneuvering. The resulting mistrust...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Uninformed by Choice

Madison faces several issues that will have significant implications for the pocketbook of its residents. Academy School, school physical plant, and demographics are top issues. The price tags for ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Leadership That Listens

First Selectman Tom Banisch’s latest campaign mailer states that “Tom Banisch is listening to and getting results for Madison families.” Last year’s attempt by Tom to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Stall, Confuse, and Obstruct

In response to strong public opposition to the sale of Academy and high-density development in our historic district, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) established a plan to determine residents’ ...

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