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East Haven Letters

Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Could We Survive?

Here's an honest question, and I would love an answer that is not purely from the selfish perspective of the opposers. Airports are necessary, as are railways and highway...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

Let’s Plant Bananas

As I contemplate Tweed-New Haven Airport over all these years, it defies logic. Its property is 90% in East Haven, and we have no say over it. We get no tax money except ...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

Questions Never Asked, Nor Answered

Recently, Tweed-New Haven Airport announced that it was getting a $2.5 million federal grant to go toward lengthening the runway and toward the new proposed terminal on t...
Letters • Published Feb 14, 2024 08 am

Begging for Understanding

I am feeling desperate for the Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion to stop. My husband and I have lived in our home since 1996, which is a block from Tweed on Emma Road, an...
Letters • Published Feb 07, 2024 08 am

Protect Our Communities

As a resident of East Haven, I am concerned and disappointed in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the ...
Letters • Published Feb 07, 2024 08 am

A Heartbreaking Prospect

For the people who are living the nightmare of having Tweed-New Haven Airport build a new 84,000-square-foot terminal and 4,000 parking spaces in the precious wetlands of...
Letters • Published Jan 31, 2024 08 am

Deserves the Most Attention

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the document regarding Tweed New Haven Airport expansion three days before Christmas, with over 8,000 printed pages onl...
Letters • Published Jan 31, 2024 08 am

Where’s the Appeal?

The day before Christmas weekend, the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) announced they are allowing Tweed-New Haven Airport to expand without a more in-depth study of its imp...
Letters • Published Nov 15, 2023 08 am

Integral

When you are a poll worker, you really get to see the people doing the work of voting. Some persons come prepared to vote party row all the way across; others are motivat...
Letters • Published Jul 19, 2023 08 am

Flooding Continues

Anyone who uses Hemingway Avenue, Coe Avenue, and Short Beach Road during a high tide cycle combined with a heavy rain event knows they will have issues driving through t...
Letters • Published Jun 21, 2023 07 am

Session Wrap Up

On June 7, at 11:59 p.m., the 2023 legislative session in our State capitol concluded. Even after four years, the job remains a challenge, and I continue to be humbled by...
Letters • Published Jun 14, 2023 08 am

Fix It

We have an emergency problem in East Haven on High Street between Main Street and the bridge. In an emergency, police cars and fire engines cannot get across the bridge b...
Letters • Published May 24, 2023 08 am

Not There Yet

East Haven Public Schools has less of a money problem and more of a leadership problem. With over 33 open jobs, the students are falling behind in math, reading, and scie...
Letters • Published May 10, 2023 08 am

Support Our Public Education

On April 25, the East Haven Town Council convened to vote on the adoption of our Town and Board of Education budget. Since I was elected to the council in 2019, I’ve been...
Letters • Published May 03, 2023 08 am

A Sustainable Airport Expansion

When my daughter was younger, she was hospitalized with asthma; it was terrifying. I've seen a map of pediatric hospitalization rates from asthma, and the highest inciden...
Letters • Published Mar 29, 2023 08 am

Our Concerns

We are writing to voice our concerns about Application 23-06 by Robinson Aviation requesting a variance to Section 44.7 of the East Haven Zoning Regulations to add a 20,0...
Letters • Published Mar 15, 2023 06 pm

Share Concerns

““Tweed Talk in Public Spaces” celebrates one year of advocacy, and you are invited! Neighbors from East Haven, New Haven, Branford, and more will gather on Tuesday, Marc...
Letters • Published Mar 01, 2023 08 am

Forever Grateful

Our husband and father passed away in January. We chose Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home. We can’t say enough about Chris Palumbo. We were all so devastated, but Chris did eve...
Letters • Published Feb 08, 2023 08 am

Not in the Best Interest

There are two plans on the drawing board facing East Haven residents that are capable of threatening the existing quality of life in this small shoreline community. The f...
Letters • Published Feb 01, 2023 08 am

Build a Better Town

Nothing in life is free. Of course, children need learning opportunities. If Mayor Joseph Carfora and Superintendent Erica Forti can accept an airport partnership in the...
Letters • Published Nov 02, 2022 08 am

An Awesome Privilege

On Election Day, the residents of East Haven in the 99th District are going to see something a little unfamiliar on the ballot. While I am seeking re-election as our stat...
Letters • Published Oct 26, 2022 08 am

Passion for Education

This year, parts of East Haven will have a different incumbent senator on our voting ballot. In the past, most of East Haven was one district and we had one senator to re...
Letters • Published Oct 19, 2022 08 am

Defending the Coast

If you know me, you know how dearly I love my beach house. After working in special education, I was lucky enough to stumble upon the house of my dreams. Even more fortun...
Letters • Published Oct 19, 2022 08 am

Good News for East Haven

District 2 of East Haven is now part of the 12th State Senate district, which is represented by Senator Christine Cohen. This is very good news for East Haven to have her...
Letters • Published Sep 28, 2022 08 am

A Proven Track Record of Delivering

In an effort to let voters in my district become better acquainted with the incumbent senator for Senate District 12, to which parts of Momauguin and Morgan Point have be...
Letters • Published Sep 28, 2022 08 am

A Strong Advocate

District 2 of East Haven has become part of the 12th State Senate District, which is represented by Senator Christine Cohen. I’ve met Christine on the campaign trail and ...
Letters • Published Sep 28, 2022 08 am

Willing to Fight

I am writing to you in support of Senator Christine Cohen, who is running for election as a Connecticut State Senator in my district, District 12 in East Haven. Christine...
Letters • Published Sep 21, 2022 08 am

Fighting for My Autonomy

In our rapidly-changing society, there are few moments when the world stands still. Technology, globalization, and the rise of connectivity have created a fast-paced and,...
Letters • Published Sep 14, 2022 08 am

Worked Across the Aisle

As many of you probably know, after the 2021 redistricting, the southern portion of East Haven is now part of the 12th state senate district, currently represented by Sen...
Letters • Published Aug 17, 2022 08 am

Take the Blinders Off

There were several meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) that had short-term rentals (Airbnb, VRBOs) as topics for public discussion and Commission educati...
Letters • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

The Burden with Little Benefit

If Tweed New Haven Airport expands into East Haven I believe the negative impact will be the most destructive issue in our history. We will be the people who take on the ...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

A Unique Collection

I want to thank everyone who made it to the May 7 Art Reception for Robert Brennan, our featured artist at the Hagaman Memorial Library. It was a fun event for all. Rober...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

The Job Doesn’t End

On May 4 at 11:59 p.m., after months of marathon hearings and late nights in Hartford, the 2022 legislative session concluded. As I write this on May 5, I desperately nee...
Letters • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Put a Plan Together

Okay, here is my last word on the HVN airport: I am not against airports. I love airports. I love airplanes. Years ago we always took our kids to Tweed to watch the plane...
Letters • Published Apr 27, 2022 08 am

Always the Stepped On

The small creek that runs parallel to Burr Street is the town line between New Haven and East Haven, so only the present Tweed-New Haven airport terminal and some parking...
Letters • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

Standing Up to Bullies

I’m old and can attest to the fact that if you live long enough, everything comes around again. I’m watching it happen here in my home town, East Haven. When I lived in N...
Letters • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

Not Too Late

Tweed-New Haven airport expansion is the most transformative issue for our Town of East Haven. While the politicians have sat on their hands, tongue-tied, or done a compl...
Letters • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

Blindsided the Residents

Residents are justifiably disappointed with the lack of transparency and public input on the town’s decision to dismantle and close the skate park. A special Parks & Recr...
Letters • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

A Highfalutin Decision

As a resident of East Haven for 68 years, I was appalled to find out that the East Haven Skate Park had been dismantled. I live around the corner from the park and I enjo...
Letters • Published Dec 29, 2021 07 am

A Celebration of All

Heading into the town’s inaugural ceremony, I was looking forward to being sworn in for my second term on the Town Council. The room was electric when the candidates line...
Letters • Published Dec 15, 2021 07 am

The Generosity of So Many

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but without the help of so many, more than 350 families within the East Haven community would have gone without a Thanksgiving dinner this...
Letters • Published Dec 08, 2021 07 am

Both Approaches Can Be Pursued

I was one of many parents of children in East Haven Public Schools who spoke at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Board of Education. This meeting occurred after a major fight b...
Letters • Published Nov 10, 2021 07 am

We Have No Guarantees

My introduction into politics was when I was 21 years old; I ran for office for the very first time in a four-way primary. Since my start I have run in many elections, I ...
Letters • Published Nov 03, 2021 08 am

Welcoming and Appealing

I would like to congratulate Mayor Joe Carfora for his efforts to present East Haven public buildings in such an attractive light. In the pas,t I have driven by town hall...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

A True Student of Life

I write today with much admiration and support for Lisa Balter, as East Haven’s next town clerk. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Lisa on many different fronts. Ne...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

Taken Great Strides

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported me since I began running for town clerk in 2009 and to ask for their support once again on Electio...
Letters • Published Oct 20, 2021 08 am

New and Innovative Ways

I support Lisa Balter for town clerk. As someone retiring from the Board of Finance after 18 years, I know what is needed in the Town Clerk’s Office and what is needed is...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Steward and Advocate

It’s been an honor to serve on the Town Council representing the 1st District. I hope to earn your readers’ support for another term. The past two years have not been typ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Smart, Efficient, and Ready

I am a local attorney who has the opportunity to visit various town clerk’s offices across the state on numerous occasions, but none more than East Haven’s Town Clerk’s O...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Passion and Perseverance

I am writing this letter in support of Al Vollono, my dad, who is running for Town Council District 5. My dad, who was raised in East Haven his entire life, has been comm...