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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

A Significant Impact

For decades, transportation programs in Connecticut have been funded by a tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that go into the Special Transportation Fund. The 25 cent gas tax hasn’t changed...

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Letters • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08 a.m.

A Hotly Contested Race

The Madison Chamber of Commerce had a wonderful show of support from the community as well as local restaurants and civic organizations at the Jan. 27 Souper Bowl in downtown Madison....

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Risk

I encourage my neighbors to join in the efforts to bring about a ban of toxic fracking waste in Madison. Although Connecticut doesn’t currently have fracking taking place in the state,...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Now is the Time

The Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) has scheduled two evenings of presentations, in mid-February, from the developers who have presented proposals for the development of the Academy property....

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

An Ounce of Prevention

Currently our Board of Selectmen is considering adopting an ordinance that would ban fracked waste in Madison. This comes at the urging of more than 200 residents who have signed a petition. Why...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

Take Sufficient Time

At the Jan. 22 Board of Selectman meeting, four Academy School development proposals were approved to be reviewed at public workshops to be scheduled in February.It is of critical...

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Letters • Published Jan. 31, 2018 08 a.m.

The Way to Go

On Jan. 22 State Senator Ted Kennedy (D-12) and State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) attended Madison’s Board of Selectman meeting to provide input from a state perspective about...

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Letters • Published Jan. 24, 2018 08 a.m.

Choose Love and Kindness

As the president of the Madison SEPTO, I would like to commend all of the community members, leaders, and school officials who attended Scarlett Lewis’s presentation about The Jesse Lewis:...

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Letters • Published Jan. 24, 2018 08 a.m.

Wouldn’t Contribute to the Fabric

While I would love to see the Academy Street school turned into a Quincy Market-style space, I’m worried by the brief descriptions of the developers’ proposals to date. They appear...

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Letters • Published Jan. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Extravagantly Wasteful

I write to urge the Madison Board of Selectmen to forgo consideration of the measures currently being proposed for the town by the group Food & Water Watch (“Madison Residents Ask for...

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Letters • Published Jan. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

A Retirement Community

The letter “A Unique Outlook” [by Hannah Bridge , Dec. 28, 2017] has led me to think back on our family’s time in Madison. The demographics at that time was that incoming...

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Letters • Published Jan. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

The Source Fell Short

I am a member of the Lutheran Church of Madison. On Dec 16, 2017, we had our annual Living Nativity presentation outside on the church grounds. We have given this presentation for approximately 25 ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 03, 2018 08 a.m.

A Stressful Environment

Madison has a culture driven by families deciding to give their child or children a better education here at our schools. This education culture varies by family—some move to Madison due to ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

A Unique Outlook

As a senior at Daniel Hand High School who has attended all 13 years of Madison Public schools, I have a unique outlook on the town. My parents moved here from Stratford in search of a better...

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Letters • Published Dec. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Generosity and Kindness

I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to the doctors, staff, and numerous patients at Coastal Chiropractic in Madison who selflessly chipped in to help my husband and me after a devastating house...

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Letters • Published Dec. 13, 2017 08 a.m.

Heartfelt Thanks

On behalf of The Madison Jaycees, I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the local community for supporting our Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The success of the race and family walk has helped ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 06, 2017 08 a.m.

Disregard for the Process

First, I’d like to take a moment to thank Joe MacDougald for his many years of service, lending his time and expertise to the town on the Planning & Zoning Commission, which he chaired, ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 06, 2017 08 a.m.

Live Up to the Values

Thank you for the powerful article “Promoting Justice, Equality, Inclusion, and Tolerance with Witness Stones” in the Nov. 16 edition of your paper. I am hoping that the Town of...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Giving Thanks

As we approach this special time of year, I want to thank every Madison resident for all the support over this past year. Please know that I am honored to represent each of them in the General...

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Letters • Published Nov. 22, 2017 08 a.m.

Above and Beyond the Call

We would like to extend a sincere thank you on behalf of all our veterans to all the nursing homes in Madison—The Hearth at Tuxis Pond, Watrous, and Madison House—along with the...

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Letters • Published Nov. 15, 2017 08 a.m.

So Many People to Credit

We would like to thank the many volunteers, race participants, and supporters for the incredible display of pride and patriotism at our fourth annual APK Charities 5K/5K Ruck March and Kids Fun...

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Letters • Published Nov. 08, 2017 08 a.m.

Hats Are Off

The Madison Exchange Club conducted its 12th annual Golf Classic at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam this past month. The funds raised from a growing number of sponsors (awards, golf cart, ...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Extraordinary Wealth of Experience

It’s with great pleasure that I wish to encourage voters in the November municipal elections in Madison to support the following candidates running for the Board of Education (BOE). They...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

A Balancing of Representation

Important decisions will soon come before the Board of Finance (BOF) as town finances become more challenged than ever. I am supporting Judith Friedman (Democrat) and Owen Charles (Green) for BOF...

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Letters • Published Nov. 01, 2017 08 a.m.

Celebrated the Strength

Some people apparently think Killingworth is a swamp. I say we are a fertile wetlands, where all manner of species live together, where new ideas bubble up, where the whole, intricate network of...

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