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

Not a Political Football

In a recent letter to the editor [“A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics,” Aug. 8], Jonathan Stein addressed the newly released draft of Madison’s Strategic Plan. It was a...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

A Proven and Prudent Leader

Tom Banisch is the clear choice for first selectman of Madison. I have lived in Madison for nearly 30 years and I believe Tom has shown as our elected first selectman of Madison the true meaning...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

Has Worked Tirelessly

As the election for first selectman is coming to the fore, I can’t help but think back to the many years that Tom Banisch has served our town! I’ve known him since long before he...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

A New Level of Communications

I am looking forward to supporting first Selectman Tom Banisch for re-election this November. Tom has brought a new level of communications and transparency to the office. His twice-monthly...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Start the Conversation

Back in March I wrote about recycling as we know it now [“Innovations in Recycling,” March 28], which once was a source of revenue to the town, but is now an expense. Recycling is...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Vision, Knowledge, and Experience

I have known Tom Banisch for 13 years, and during those years he has dedicated himself to various civic organizations, including Madison Youth Football, Madison Little League, the Kate Theater,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Send More

I’m sure I’m only one of many who are concerned about the plans and actions coming from Governor Ned Lamont and legislative leaders in Hartford. I am very pleased that our first...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics

On July 25, First Selectman Tom Banisch presented the first iteration of Madison’s new Strategic Plan. A few of us (about five excluding the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and other elected...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Give Us Back our Beach Decals

Keep it simple. Madison’s beaches are not state parks! Hard-working beach staff will now be overwhelmed; instead of tending to safety of patrons and cleanliness of beach and park grounds,...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Always Ready to Listen

Anyone who has met First Selectman Tom Banisch knows that he is always ready to listen to our concerns and problems. Actually, Tom isn’t much of a talker but is more comfortable listening....

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Eye on the Budget Implications

My family and I love living in Madison. This special town has been the perfect place to raise a family. Now that my wife and I are starting to plan for our retirement, I worry about if we will be...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

A Very Difficult Decision

It was a very difficult decision to cancel the 37th annual Concert on the Green that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 6. As the producers of this annual event, we at the Madison...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Keep Moving Ahead

I am happy to announce that I am running for re-election as Killingworth’s first selectman this fall. Because I am a candidate, The Source will not carry my biweekly column between now and...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Got the Process Started

Last Thursday I attended a meeting of economic developers from across the state. Attending with me was the chairman of our Economic Development Commission, Ryan Duques. This is usually a fairly...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Ready to Serve

On July 16, I attended the Madison Republican convention where a slate of candidates for local boards was chosen. I am extremely proud of the group of candidates that we endorsed to lead our town...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

A Magical Time in Madison

The evening of July 13 was a magical time in Madison. The town came alive in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival with a wonderful Concert on the Green.Almost 2,000 ...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Showed Genuine Leadership

I am writing to express my gratitude to First Selectman Tom Banisch for his leadership in recent weeks regarding the new beach pass system. Tom’s handling of the situation by requesting new ...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Where’s the Leadership?

I attended July 11’s Board of Selectmen Special Meeting and July 18’s informational session to discuss the flaws in the new beach pass system. During the first meeting and since,...

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Letters • Published July 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Problems Were Addressed

I want to commend the leadership that Tom Banisch has shown over the last two weeks with regard to the issues that arose over the Independence Day weekend with access to the beach. Like any on-...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Support Your Library

Once again, July is the month to support your local, support your library! On behalf of the Scranton Library Board of Trustees, I would like to thank the many Madison businesses who are donating a ...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Huge Mistake

“Poor execution” are the two words that come to mind to describe the recent transition to the new beach parking pass system. Why the need to move to a municipal parking garage system ...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Thanks to the Exchange Club

Once again, thanks to the Exchange Club, Madison put on a magnificent 4th of July Parade. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library Board of Trustees would like to extend its sincere gratitude and thanks ...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Put Public Safety First

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the new beach pass system in town. While it certainly merits some conversation, it is astonishing that the safety of our beaches...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Asleep at the Switch

People move to Madison for the beaches and schools, and we have basic expectations that our town government manage these unique assets professionally and competently.Unfortunately, this...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Pass Roll-Out a Debacle

As a candidate for first selectman, I have had many concerned citizens reach out to me to vent frustration, anger, and bewilderment over the new beach pass system. While the reasons for the switch ...

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