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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Deserve Their Own Attention

I attended the Madison Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 and was very happy to see the board vote to hold a referendum on two longstanding, important issues in town: the school facilities plan ...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Good Friends Like These

Thirty-seven dedicated volunteers worked several hours to prepare the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) Membership mailing. The SLF provides support for library programs for all ages, helps with...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Compassionate, Educated, and Involved

I think if we all got on the same page as a community, we could get more done. Placing blame and arguing over transparency and referendum dates is counterproductive.I have spent many nights ...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Struck by the Hypocrisy

I’m struck by the hypocrisy of some of our elected officials regarding the Board of Finance (BOF) policy to protect capital funding for our roads and infrastructure. Days after First...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Exciting Times for Madison

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful, small New England town that offers such an abundance of charm and activities for its residents and visitors to enjoy. As we thoughtfully plan for our...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Hartford-Style Politics

It was disappointing to see Hartford-style politics play out at the recent Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting. At the last minute, an agenda item for the timing of the referendum vote for...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Deserve Their Own Day

I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen for voting to set a referendum date so that we can finally bring years of collaborative study to the voters. The Board of Education facilities renewal...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Politics, Obfuscation, Politics, Obfuscation,

The Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 was a display of partisan politics, obfuscation, and disappointment. Having to open the agenda to add an item as important as school and Academy projects...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Where’s the Transparency?

The Feb. 24 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which I attended, is intriguing for so many reasons.The majority of the Board of Selectmen motioned to open the agenda to specify a date (in...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Transparent, All Right

The great communicator, First Selectman Peggy Lyons, showed her true colors at the Feb. 24 Board of Selectmen meeting when she slipped in a motion to set a date for the Academy School referendum...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

One Would Think

The Republican Town Committee scrambled last Monday to inform people that an addition was being proposed to the Board of Selectmen meeting. An agenda change was announced only hours before the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Evident from the Shenanigans

“Voter suppression” is defined by Wikipedia as “a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Bad for Two Reasons

I attended the Feb. 24 Madison Board of Selectman Meeting and was very surprised at what I witnessed.The agenda did not have any mention of selecting a voting date for two important town...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Don’t Value Our Time

Selectman Scott Murphy insulted the voters of Madison at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24.The Democrats on the Board of Selectmen at the meeting said that they didn’t want...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

The Sensible Option

I believe Madison should hold its referenda on the school construction and maintenance plan ($129 million) and the Academy School community center ($14 million, plus at least $567,000 in annual...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

The Predicament We Are In

The regulation that Jean Fitzgerald so proudly acknowledges in her Feb. 20 letter [“Consistency and Predictability”] in my opinion, goes against the Town Charter.During the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

Response Was Astounding

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people on the Connecticut shoreline. On Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, members of the Lutheran Church of Madison held food drives at Madison Stop & Shop...

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Letters • Published Feb. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

One Question

After reading the Feb. 13 story “Madison Juggling State Requirements for Academy and School Referenda,” I am left with one question: Does it make sense for the town to have a...

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Letters • Published Feb. 26, 2020 08 a.m.

Look at Our Priorities

I’m writing to ask the town and the townspeople of Madison to support the Madison Ambulance Association, also known as Madison Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It runs at a deficit every...

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Letters • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08 a.m.

A Lifelong Cost

Half a million dollars— $567,250 to be exact! That’s the yearly operating costs of the proposed Community Center at Academy. That’s the cost now, not 10 years from now....

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Letters • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08 a.m.

Consistency and Predictability

The Board of Finance (BOF) endeavors to ensure that we maintain consistency and predictability in Madison’s taxes. To that end, the board recently adopted an internal regulation that will...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Get the Facts Straight

In the Feb. 6 article “Madison Moving Toward Forming an Ethics Commission,” Selectman Al Goldberg makes several assertions. Quoting from the article: “According to...Goldberg, ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Peace was his Dream

In 1975, Carl and Marilyn Puleo found their way to Madison. The sea was calling them. They discovered a small house passed over by many because it was in desperate need of attention. But to Carl,...

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Letters • Published Jan. 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Source Bias Hopefully Not Sexism

The toxic environment of current era can be terrifying. Despite relative peace times, our we have become increasingly partisan and fearful of the other. We lack civility at the national level, but ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Precedents and Traditions

The Dec. 19 Board of Selectman (BOS) meeting was grueling, at best, to get through. The lack of parliamentary procedure made the meeting hard to stomach, but even worse was the clear partisan...

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