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Clinton Letters

Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Ask Questions

As I talk to residents, I hear the same themes: “What does one vote do?” “My vote doesn’t change anything!” “I’m not really into politics.” I’ve said the same things befo...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

A Completely Thorough Process

Just a few comments about last week’s Harbor News article regarding the expiration of the contract with Clinton’s current and first town manager, Karl Kilduff [May 5, “To...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Hidden Gems

We’re so very fortunate to live in Clinton, where so many varied activities can always be found. There are numerous organizations striving to put forth their very best ef...
Letters • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

Change the Landscape

As a member of the Clinton Green Party, let me lend my support to the proposed Clinton 2022-’23 Town Budget. Having sat in on a number of workshops and budget presentatio...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

Return the Favor

In regard to the article about blight complaints to Zoning Enforcement Officer Kathy King [March 3, “Blight Complaints on the Rise in Clinton”] and her remark stating the...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Importance of Community Service

Bare Necessities, Inc., would like to thank the Morgan Fencing Team for the very successful diaper drive it held on Jan. 8. Coach Jim Barnett and his team requested oppon...
Letters • Published Dec 08, 2021 07 am

A True Holiday Celebration

We all belong to a family. We have immediate families and extended families. We also have work families, church families, and social families. We live in a community made...
Letters • Published Nov 10, 2021 07 am

Continue a Healthy Civic Culture

I must publicly offer my sincere gratitude for the responsibility bestowed upon me as a third-party member of Clinton’s first Town Council. Serving and creating a healthy...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Balanced, Measured, and Fair

Self-promotion has never been easy for me. Despite calls early in my career to “sell yourself” to people, something felt fundamentally wrong. I recall my father telling m...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Schools Need to Adjust

If COVID has taught us anything in the world of education, it has kindly reminded us that our humanity needs perpetual attention, our relationships must be sincere, and o...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Thanks, Gary

The Clinton Historic District Commission would like to thank Gary Bousquet for donating the granite post that now supports the sign for the Liberty Green Historic Distric...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Committed to Enhancing Communication

I encourage your readers to support all the Democrats on Line A for Town Council. Paul Gebauer is recently retired and is a self-starter who started the Energy Committee ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Knowledge, Ability, and Commitment

Having had Mr. Eric Bergman as a teacher and now as a colleague, I can safely say that his knowledge, his ability to work with others, and his commitment to this town are...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Commitment to the Environment

I encourage your readers to join me in supporting Tania Abbatello for the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission on Nov. 2. Knowing Tania’s commitment to the environment co...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Positivity, Quality, and Advancement

If your readers are looking for a candidate with knowledge, experience, and skin in the game, they need look no further than Tom Hollinger. With Tom’s decades of experien...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Measured, Balanced, and Well-Researched

It is with great honor that I endorse and will be voting for Eric Bergman for Clinton Town Council on Nov. 2. Independent voices are desperately needed and Eric will cont...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Maintain the High Standards

My name is Phil Sengle and I’m running for a seat on the Clinton Board of Police Police Commissionners. I almost didn’t write this letter as I’ve developed a distaste for...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Promoted Continuous Improvement

I am endorsing both Ed Tessman and Lynn Hidek for re-election to the Police Commission. For the past eight years I have been alongside of Ed and Lynn as a fellow commissi...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Seeks to Find the Positive

I volunteer with Carrie Allen at the Food for All Garden and have seen firsthand her commitment to serve others and her love for Clinton. Carrie readily agrees to take on...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A Balance of Progress

As a registered unaffiliated, I’ll vote for candidates from all parties in our next election, and Eric Bergman will be included. I’m not voting on popularity, but rather ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Facts, Not Hearsay

The Harbor News on Sept. 23 published letters endorsing Ed Tessman for police commissioner. Tessman’s letter, “Service, Transparency, and Accountability,” stated that we ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Gem of the Shoreline

There are only a handful of towns on the Connecticut shoreline that have rivers running right through their downtown. We have the most beautiful unobstructed view of all....
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Active and Passionate

Clinton’s Town Council needs bright, dedicated individuals of high integrity who are active community members, are leaders who listen, identify priorities, and collaborat...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

The Fresh Perspective

I’m voting for Dr. Jay S. Mandell, the Democratic candidate for the open alternate position on Clinton’s Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). Jay is a longtime Clinton res...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Continuing Outstanding Service

My husband, Dom Morelli, is running for re-election to the Board of Police Commissioners, of which he has been a member since November 2017. Dom has been a resident of Cl...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Part of a Continuing Effort

I am excited to be running for a seat on the Board of Education. This is an opportunity for me to bring my past experience to a new endeavor. Having served as a selectman...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Listens and Carefully Considers

I am writing in strong support of Ellen Dahlgren for re-election to the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) for the Town of Clinton. Ellen has been serving on the commissi...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

We Will See Results

Tom Hollinger is a friend of mine. He is also a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to boot. Tom grew up in Philadelphia, hence his love of the Phillies and Eagles...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Respectful and Relevant

I am a member of the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) and have worked with Will Benoit for several years in his current capacity as an alternate member of the P...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

The Personality and Drive

I am pleased to endorse Carrie Allen, Paul Gebauer, and Chris Passante for Town Council in Clinton. Having been on the Board of Selectman and currently on the Town Counci...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

The Passion and Drive

I’m voting to reelect Ed Tessman to the Board of Police Commissioners in November and I encourage your readers to do the same. I have known Ed for more than 30 years and ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

A Unique Understanding

I am Lynn Hidek, asking for your readers’ votes for re-election to the Clinton Police Commission. Commission members oversee and support Clinton Police Department (CPD) p...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Short and Sweet

I will keep this short and sweet. If your readers want to keep Clinton moving forward with progress and accountability, then they should vote for Tom Hollinger. The prese...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

High Ethics and Qualifications

The purpose of this letter is to continue to support and endorse the candidacy of Laurie Jaffe for a town position on the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in the Nov...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Fresh Ideas for Growth

I’m so pleased that Carrie Allen is running for Town Council. She has great vision for positive change and the fortitude to implement that change. Since moving to Clinton...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Make Good Things Happen

The three Democratic candidates for Clinton’s Town Council have very different backgrounds, but there is one critical trait they share: a commitment to getting things don...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Want the Bar Raised

To move us forward and for everyone to benefit in the betterment, the world, our community, needs people to feel safe in speaking up when they are concerned. Many concern...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Help Move Clinton Forward

In November 2019, I was appointed to be an alternate member of the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and then was appointed to be a full member in July 2020. I am run...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

The Driving Force

I do not know of many people who are as devoted to their communities as Carrie Allen is to Clinton. What’s significant is the extent to which she has actively participate...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

It’s About Working Together

As chair of the Clinton Green Party, I am very optimistic about the future of Clinton. These past two years have seen many positive developments, from the completion of t...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Difficult and Nuanced Judgments

Last January I was appointed by the Town Council as an alternate member of the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to fill a vacancy and now seek election to this posit...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

A Profound Impact

I am voting for Ed Tessman for Board of Police Commissioners because Ed knows his role and is not a liability to the Town Of Clinton. You won’t see Ed investigating a cit...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

Service, Transparency, and Accountability

My name is Ed Tessman and I am running for re-election to the Board of Police Commissioners. I have served as a police commissioner for the last eight years and am runnin...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

Money Over Health

In response to David Burns’s Aug. 19 letter “The Real Question” about a marijuana dispensary: There are strict regulations about how the tax income from marijuana sales c...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

Intelligence, Insights, and Dedication

I wholeheartedly support the re-election of Edward J. Tessman to Clinton’s Board of Police Commissioners. Having served with him during the last four years, I’m impressed...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

Increase Public Awareness

A recent Harbor News article [“Pierson Action Anticipated in Clinton,” Sept. 2] described the frustrating delay in turning the Pierson School partially into a senior cent...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

A Commitment to Communication

As a longtime resident, member of the Local Veterans Advisory Committee, and one who believes in service to my town of Clinton, I am excited by the three Democratic candi...
Letters • Published Aug 18, 2021 08 am

A Very Dangerous Spot

I am concerned about a road in Clinton. Due to the bridge closing on Kelseytown Road, more traffic is passing through Ninety Rod Road. There are more heavy trucks going o...
Letters • Published Aug 18, 2021 08 am

The Real Question

There have been many cogent letters to the editor, recently, outlining the negative aspects of marijuana use. The point is moot, however. Marijuana is now legal in the st...
Letters • Published Aug 18, 2021 08 am

A Thankless Job

We moved to Clinton five years ago and reside at 13 Leffingwell Road. For years, 15 I’m told, the road and sidewalks have been falling apart. It was an eyesore. Recently,...