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East Haven Letters

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

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 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 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

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 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 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...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Let’s Use Empathy

With the upcoming Nov. 2 municipal elections, I would like to focus attention on the $128,230 for outsourced contractual behavioral health services that were approved by ...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Smart, Kind, Thoughtful

I would like to share just a few reasons I am voting for Lisa Balter for town clerk. I have had the opportunity and good fortune to work with Lisa on several committees a...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Above and Beyond

I am not normally the type of person who writes a letter to the paper. In this instance I feel so strongly about how East Haven Town Clerk Stacy Gravino does her job that...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

Diligence and Dedication

COVID-19 has created difficult times for everyone and it has changed our lives in so many ways. The healthcare workers and first responders have had it the worst, risking...
Letters • Published Aug 18, 2021 08 am

Deal Is Not Done

I am deeply concerned about the lack of information available on the Tweed Airport expansion. Residents have attended Tweed-New Haven Airport Master Update meetings in De...
Letters • Published Aug 18, 2021 08 am

Happy 40th

Congratulations to Orchard House, an adult medical daycare center, on its 40th anniversary helping families on the shoreline and surrounding towns. In times of what can s...
Letters • Published Jul 28, 2021 08 am

The Blame Game

I’ve been involved in the East Haven budgeting process for 22 years. Noreen Clough is a trusted partner in many town roles, but none more important than our role on the B...
Letters • Published Jul 14, 2021 08 am

One Thing I Know

In the June 24 issue, Noreen Clough (letter “Duty-Bound to Respond”) alleged that my final two budgets were deficits. I proudly take credit for balancing 16 straight budg...
Letters • Published Jun 30, 2021 08 am

Progress Then, Progress Now

I’m writing in response to all the residents who are still complaining about the airport expansion. As a resident of the town of East Haven for the past 70, years let me ...
Letters • Published Jun 23, 2021 08 am

Duty-Bound to Respond

This year I conclude my 18th and final year on the Board of Finance (BOF). Given my experiences on the BOF, I feel duty-bound to respond to the June 3 Sal Maltese letter ...
Letters • Published Jun 23, 2021 08 am

Now Let’s See

First off, it was nice to learn there maybe progress in fixing the situation regarding the town’s pool. This progress can only be attributed to the work of State Represen...
Letters • Published Jun 16, 2021 08 am

Looking Back at the Legislative Session

On June 9 at 11:59 p.m., after five months fighting for lower taxes and more streamlined, transparent government, the legislative session in our State Capitol concluded. ...
Letters • Published Jun 03, 2021 12 am

Need a Full Commitment

For some time, people have been asking if I’m going to challenge Mayor Joseph Carfora (D). Other than with some close friends, I’ve remained silent. During the May 17 Rep...
Letters • Published Jun 03, 2021 12 am

Will Not Cure the Issues

I am writing again to voice my opposition to the 100 Sperry Lane, 63 Sperry Lane, 31 Sperry Lane, and 161 Foxon Road development by The Bluffs, LLC, seeking to amend the ...
Letters • Published Jun 03, 2021 12 am

A Little Heads Up

As a homeowner who lives near Tweed, I am appalled to think that Mayor Joseph Carfora approved the expansion of the runway and other proposed work presented by the Airpor...
Letters • Published Apr 28, 2021 08 am

Looking Forward to 2022

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) 484 had provided our community with a day of entertainment, culminating with a firework...
Letters • Published Apr 28, 2021 08 am

Something to Think About

As a District Two member of the Town Council, I would like to recommend converting the vacant D.C. Moore School into a community center. This would actually be the first ...
Letters • Published Mar 24, 2021 08 am

Communication and Culture

I’d like elected officials to consider collaboration and funding that offer parents and family members opportunities in summer camp and learning programming. At the Board...
Letters • Published Feb 17, 2021 07 am

Something(s) to Smile About

There is so much fear and anxiety in the world today. I want to point out two sources of interest and laughter in our town of East Haven. First, I thank the residents of ...
Letters • Published Jan 20, 2021 07 am

In Desperate Need of a Town Planner

I am grateful to all residents that participated in the public hearing at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting held Jan. 6. The commission denied the zoning applicati...
Letters • Published Jan 13, 2021 07 am

True Heroes

On the weekend of Dec. 4, 2020, I became very ill with high fevers, no energy, and just not feeling well. After a call to my primary doctor telling her my symptoms, she s...
Letters • Published Dec 16, 2020 07 am

Didn’t Miss a Beat

As we enter the busy holiday season, I wanted to pause, reflect, and take a heartfelt moment to thank everyone who has supported the East Haven Food Pantry during this un...
Letters • Published Nov 04, 2020 07 am

An Outstanding Job

I would like to thank Mayor Joseph Carfora and Director of Public Works Charles Coyle for an outstanding job in handling the severe microburst that occurred on Aug. 27. C...
Letters • Published Oct 28, 2020 07 am

Collaboration and Consensus

Dave Yaccarino has my enthusiastic vote for 99th District state representative. I have known Dave for more than 20 years. We graduated from high school together and both ...
Letters • Published Oct 28, 2020 07 am

Strong, Passionate Voice

While knocking doors over the past few months, I’ve heard residents’ genuine frustration about the direction our state is headed, and especially their fears that future t...
Letters • Published Oct 28, 2020 07 am

True Sense of Service

Dave Yaccarino embodies the East Haven values that families in our community depend on, and I am proud to be able to cast my vote for him for state representative on Nov....
Letters • Published Oct 21, 2020 08 am

Taking the Initiative

As a member of the Board of Finance, I’ve seen how important it is to East Haven’s budget that we get as much help as we can from Hartford. If we don’t have a legislator ...