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Old Saybrook Letters

Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Did We See the Same Show?

Did Karen Isaacs and I see the same show? (“Goodspeed’s Anne of Green Gables Is a Work in Progress,” Aug. 18) I thought it was fantastic. There is no one song you come ou...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Always Been an Independent Voice

As an Independent voter, I strive to read up on all the candidates to find who best aligns with my views. Sometimes I will vote for a Republican and sometimes I will vote...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Will Make Well-Informed Decisions

In supporting a candidate for public office, I want to know that the person is going to do the job. Fortunately, State Representative Devin Carney reads every bill, parti...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Understands the Importance

I am writing to show my support for Colin Heffernan for our Representative for the 23rd District, which includes Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Lyme, and Old Lyme. I work with ...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Hopeful Sensitivity Would Be Displayed

I have lived most of my life in Old Saybrook. I’ve worked for the town for a total of 20 years and I’ve been involved in various committees and organizations. Until Aug....
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Experience, Skill, and Character

Old Saybrook voters have an important choice in November. I support Colin Heffernan to represent Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Lyme, and Old Lyme for State Representative. Whe...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

An Unwavering Proponent

This year's state elections are more important than ever. The U.S. Supreme Court has endorsed an agenda that I believe threatens our freedoms here in Connecticut. The str...
Letters • Published Sep 07, 2022 08 am

Going to Fight

As a Connecticut taxpayer, I pay particular attention to how the state legislature votes to spend my hard-earned dollars. In this most recent budget, there were some eye-...
Letters • Published Aug 31, 2022 08 am

Immersed in the Community

I am proud to support Devin Carney in his reelection campaign for State Representative. Devin ably represents our 23rd congressional district because he’s immersed in the...
Letters • Published Aug 31, 2022 08 am

Thank You

The Old Saybrook Lions Club and Foundation would like to thank the people of Old Saybrook for their generous support of our Club at the recent sidewalk sale. It is throug...
Letters • Published Aug 24, 2022 08 am

A Strong, Sensible Leader

I love living in Old Saybrook and on the shoreline for many reasons, but the natural beauty of our environment is certainly at the top of the list. Fortunately, we have a...
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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 20, 2021 08 am
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Will Listen to All

I am writing to endorse Greg Farnoli for the Board of Finance. Greg has been a resident of Westbrook for more than 24 years. I have known Greg for the last 20 years and h...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Great Addition

The town of Clinton is moving in a very positive direction on many fronts. One of those is the work of the Clinton police commission along with the men and women of our P...
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

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

Grow in a Responsible Way

I am writing to introduce myself to the citizens of Old Saybrook. I have been serving on the Zoning Commission for the past three years as an alternate, and am running fo...
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

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...