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Old Saybrook Letters

Letters • Published Aug 10, 2022 08 am

Will Always Fight

This November I am encouraging voters to support our State Representative, Devin Carney, for re-election. His dedication to public safety is well-documented in the bills ...
Letters • Published Jul 20, 2022 08 am

Thank You

This is a thank-you note to several people: First, to all those individuals who came to the aid of my elderly friend when I brought her and her caregiver to Saybrook Poin...
Letters • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Time to Step Up

So, this rescinding of bylaws with the Police Commission. Neither Fire Selectman Carl Fortuna or Town Attorney Michael Cronin grew up here; they don’t speak for the peopl...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Must Have Representation

Taxation with representation is fundamental to town governments. The voters and taxpayers of Old Saybrook overwhelmingly voted for new elected Old Saybrook Police Commiss...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

Can Do Our Best

The members of the Old Saybrook Garden Club extend our very grateful thanks to everyone for supporting our club’s annual Gardeners’ Market held on the Old Saybrook Town G...
Letters • Published Apr 27, 2022 08 am

Another Great Success

Thanks go to all the incredible residents of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond! They made this year’s Shoreline Fire Departments 10th annual Food Driv...
Letters • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

A Hidden Gem

The Hart House Heritage Gardens is a hidden gem in Old Saybrook. Those looking for a quiet place to sit and contemplate life or read, have a cup of coffee or lunch with a...
Letters • Published Mar 30, 2022 08 am

Remarkable Achievements

It is a sure sign that spring has arrived when we see cars in the parking lot at the Dairy Queen on Route 1 in Old Saybrook. This spring brings with it a very special rea...
Letters • Published Mar 23, 2022 08 am

Flag Help Needed

The Exchange Club has kept the American flags flying on Old Saybrook’s Main Street since the program was instituted. This year we need some help. About seven years ago, w...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Protect and Serve with Kindness

As a ten-year resident of Old Saybrook, I wish to share my experiences in dealing with the Old Saybrook Police Department (OSPD). Two summers ago, I was driving on Main S...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

On the Precipice

“If you build it, they will come.” Rays for Rams is rapidly reaching its realization to illuminate the playing field for Friday night lights. We have been supported so so...
Letters • Published Dec 01, 2021 07 am

A Glowing Start

Off to a glowing start, Rays for Rams has amassed almost $30,000 toward installation of lights at the Old Saybrook High School Turf Field. That’s a fifth of the goal esta...
Letters • Published Nov 17, 2021 07 am

Blessed for the Opportunity

Congratulations go to all re-elected and newly elected members of Old Saybrook boards and commissions. Whether they are Democrat, Republican, or unaffiliated, I look forw...
Letters • Published Nov 17, 2021 07 am

Chosen and Determined by Voters

I respectfully disagree with David L. LaMay’s Nov. 4 letter “100 Percent Volunteers.” Volunteers choose their endeavors and provide vital services to society. On the othe...
Letters • Published Nov 03, 2021 08 am

100 Percent Volunteers

A great number of letters have appeared in the Harbor News this election season and each week I read them all. Some of the opinions expressed, I agree with and some I do ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Communicating Honestly and Directly

As the first selectman of Old Saybrook for the last 10 years, I want to say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve the town’s residents with Scott Giegerich as ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Community Gem

I am writing in support of Jane Wisialowski’s candidacy for the Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation Commission. Jane has been a neighbor for 20 years, and she is known thro...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Treat People Fairly

As an Old Saybrook small business owner, I know firsthand the importance of zoning and how zoning can either help or hurt our community. Therefore, I want someone who wil...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Facts, Not Rhetoric

As election day draws near, I encourage all Old Saybrook residents to exercise their rights to cast a ballot. Old Saybrook municipal elections are won and lost by very sm...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Fair and Balanced Oversight

I wholeheartedly support having school resource officers in Old Saybrook! The issue of whether to have school resource officers in our local schools continues to be discu...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Of Tremendous Integrity

It is my privilege to endorse Kevin Danby for the Old Saybrook Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). I have known Kevin for 15 years, and during this time I have known him to be...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

To Effectively Serve

I am John O’Brien and I am running to serve on the Old Saybrook Board of Finance. I previously served on the board from 2005 through 2019. My 40 years of business experie...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Perspective, Experience, and Connection

Chet Bialicki is the combination of fresh perspective, professional experience, and community connection that Westbrook needs in its new first selectman. Chet has been de...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Very Qualified and Dedicated

I have decided not to run for the Old Saybrook Board of Finance this term. After three terms on the board, I will be stepping down to provide new members with the opportu...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Qualifications Matter

Electing someone to a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a lot like hiring someone for a job in the sense that one’s qualifications matter. Well, I’ve known Kevin Danby for...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Demanding Role

It takes more than civic zeal and enthusiasm to serve as a member the Police Commission. It requires total commitment, drive, resolve, and an almost limitless energy to p...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Extensive Government Experience

After 55 years of living in Old Saybrook, and enjoying all the wonderful programs, events, open spaces and beautiful vistas our town has to offer, I want to ensure that o...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight

My name is Chris Root and I along with my sister Renee Root Shippee are lifelong residents of the Town of Old Saybrook. My sister has served as a police commissioner for ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Can Be Overwhelming

As someone who has gone through the zoning application process, I know firsthand how difficult and frustrating the process can be. It can be overwhelming at times; there ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Checks All the Boxes

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support of Barbara Labriola for treasurer in Old Saybrook. Barbara and I moved into our Knollwood beach community at the same time...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Great Addition

Retiree Charles (Chuck) Gadon gets my endorsement for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Chuck would make a great addition to the Republican team led by Carl Fortuna and ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Responsibly, Effectively, and Efficiently

You know it’s election season when the leaves start to turn, the pumpkin patch returns to First Church, the mums are in bloom, and political lawn signs are everywhere. Dr...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Dedication to the Community

In the upcoming election on Nov. 2, I will be voting for Nancy Giannini to be Westbrook’s next town clerk. Nancy will bring enthusiasm to the role and make the office a w...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Oversight without Interference

For the last two years, I’ve served on the Old Saybrook Police Commission. While COVID has dominated most of our domestic headlines, so too has the field of policing. Sto...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Reasonable and Thoughtful

It is with pleasure and confidence that I write this letter on behalf of Kevin Danby for re-election to the position he holds on Old Saybrook’s Zoning Board of Appeals. I...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Talents, Skills, and Enthusiasm

I am proud to have the opportunity to write in support of Tom Burns, who is running as a candidate for the Westbrook Board of Finance. As Tom’s wife, I have had a front-r...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Honesty, Integrity, and Competence

I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Kevin Danby as a candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). As an independent voter, I value the candidate before the ...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Making Thoughtful Decisions

I’ve known Kevin Danby for more than 50 years. In fact, he started pumping gas for me when he was just a teenager. I must say that it truly has been a pleasure to watch h...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Listen, Communicate, and Explain

Today, the fabric of our democracy is threatened. Voters need to remember that the people they elect are public servants and not volunteers. Elected officials must listen...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Focused on Solutions

I challenge the residents of Westbrook to make a positive change in the Westbrook Town Clerk’s Office and elect Nancy P. Giannini. Westbrook voters won’t find a more dedi...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Vision for Westbrook

I am so excited about Chet Bialicki’s and Vince Gentile’s candidacies for first selectman and selectman. They are both caring, open, and honest people with high integrity...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Thoughtful, Compassionate, and Energetic

We encouraging your readers to consider casting their votes in support of Haifa Jalil for the Westbrook Board of Education. Serving on the Board of Education requires a d...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Even More Effective

As we approach another election cycle here in Clinton, I have found that our new town manager form of government has been working well since its initiation. We have had c...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

An Observant, Supportive Participant

Barbara Labriola is a good friend and a good neighbor and, most important in the context of the upcoming election, a good citizen of Old Saybrook. She has been an observa...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Dedication to Accuracy and Authenticity

I am writing in support of Joan Angelini for town clerk of Westbrook. I have lived in Westbrook for more than 20 years. I have coached basketball in the town, both as a t...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Tremendous Unfilled Potential

It’s my honor to be endorsed by Westbrook’s Democratic Town Committee for the Board of Selectmen. I’m running for the Board of Selectmen because I love our great town and...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Has the Know-How

As Westbrook voters consider the prospect of electing a clean slate for Board of Selectman this November, we must take measure of the past and embrace a new vision for ou...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Of Character and Integrity

It has been a privilege to know Gerri Lewis for many years and support her for re-election to the Zoning Commission of Old Saybrook. Gerri has been an Old Saybrook reside...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Creating Win-Win Outcomes

Few Old Saybrook residents are as dedicated to Old Saybrook, its residents, and its visitors as Zoning Commission candidate Laura Parker Gray. In all that she does, Laura...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am