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Guilford Letters

Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

Support the Town

My wife Katherine and I moved to Guilford several years ago. We knew we were moving to a beautiful town but could not have imagined how friendly, warm, and caring Guilfor...
Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

Confronts the Economic Reality

I am writing to support the revised town budgets for the Town of Guilford and the Board of Education (BOE) for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2024. Please show your...
Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

Taken For Fools

Now we have the schedule for the revised town budget, and we can see the token cut offered in the hope that we will be worn down by the process. That taxpayers would be h...
Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

Continue to Fund Them

I am writing in support of the fiscal year 2024-’25 Guilford town budget. I hope all registered voters interested in keeping our town departments funded and our school di...
Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

We Can Do Better

I very much hope that my fellow Guilford residents will join me in voting to support the revised budget on Tuesday, May 21. The turnout for the first budget vote was a me...
Letters • Published May 15, 2024 08 am

Great Schools Benefit Everyone

When our family prepared to move to the Connecticut Shoreline 30 years ago, we wanted to know which town had the best schools. It didn’t hurt that Guilford was also the p...
Letters • Published May 08, 2024 08 am

Pay Attention and Vote

I get it; no one likes taxes, particularly ones that are persistent and never seem to go down. “Death and taxes” is the apt phrase. However, as a citizen and homeowner he...
Letters • Published May 08, 2024 08 am

Misinformed

Right before the April budget referendum, signs popped up around town warning of a 4.5% tax increase. The tactic allowed no time for a response. For more information, I a...
Letters • Published May 08, 2024 08 am

A Huge Thanks

The Guilford Fund for Education (GFFE) is an incredible organization, and I want to thank its members for their commitment to encouraging innovation in education. I have ...
Letters • Published May 08, 2024 08 am

Don’t Go Nearly Far Enough

As a result of the disappointment expressed by many Guilford citizens regarding the conduct of Town officials at the annual town budget meeting on April 2, the Board of S...
Letters • Published May 08, 2024 08 am

Not Yet, Cut More

Vote with your own budget in mind. Be your own advocate once again. We were heard after we voted the budget down at the last budget referendum. Let's shout this time. In ...
Letters • Published May 01, 2024 08 am

Proliferated Like Weeds

There is a lot of ugly that has sprouted in Guilford in the last few years — and it’s not all political. The overabundance of temporary signage (aka sandwich board signs,...
Letters • Published May 01, 2024 08 am

We Need to Change This

I suspect the budget increase being rejected at referendum was a pleasant surprise to many after numerous previous years’ increases were approved. The fact that we have a...
Letters • Published May 01, 2024 08 am

Change the Name

I am writing to bring attention to an issue that has long been overlooked in our town: use of the term “Board of Selectmen.” This title may seem innocuous to some, but th...
Letters • Published Apr 24, 2024 08 am

Could it Be?

On April 16, Guilford registered voters went to the polls to approve or disapprove the proposed 2024-'25 Town Budget. Just after 8 p.m., the results started coming in fro...
Letters • Published Apr 24, 2024 08 am

Thank You

The Tomaselli family would like to thank the Guilford Fire Department for putting out the fire at our house on State Street. Their quick response saved the majority of ou...
Letters • Published Apr 24, 2024 08 am

Exciting

The April 2 town meeting was exciting. The first order of business, appointing the moderator, proved contentious. By voice vote, a majority approved Bill Bloss. A “formal...
Letters • Published Apr 24, 2024 08 am

Stay the Course

Recently, I had been pondering whether Guilford’s leaders had ever proposed a zero-increase budget. If so, not in recent years, but now the current proposed budget increa...
Letters • Published Apr 17, 2024 08 am

Grateful

Guilford Art Center would like to thank First Selectman Matt Hoey and The Guilford Foundation for their support through the distribution of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Where is the Compassion and Kindness?

I did not attend either of the meetings concerning the methadone clinic. However, I must respond to the letter written by Jill Paglino ("Much Too Good," March 28) referen...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Vote ‘No’

The political antics of this little one-party town were on full display at the town meeting on April 2. First Selectman Matt Hoey and his cabal of accomplices managed, o...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Deny the Request

We, the citizens, families, neighbors, and local property owners, oppose the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation’s (EHTF) plans to develop 6 Opening Hill Road. The EHTF’s prop...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Send a Strong Message

On April 2 at the Guilford Annual Town Budget Meeting, the bullying tactics of First Selectman Matt Hoey, Selectman Lou Federici, Town Council Peter Barrett, Bill Bloss, ...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Proud of You All

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Guilford High School musical Legally Blonde. Once again, Guilford put on a stellar performance and it seemed as if each part...
Letters • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Disheartened

I attended the budget meeting at Guilford High School on April 2 to hear the discussion regarding how our money is being spent. I knew there would be attendees prepared t...
Letters • Published Apr 03, 2024 08 am

Extend the Same Welcome Mat

Perhaps you’ve noticed that many of our local churches provide regular meeting space for both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs. I would bet these mee...
Letters • Published Apr 03, 2024 08 am

Vote ‘Yes’

I want to voice my support for the Town of Guilford and Board of Education Budget and encourage community members to do the same. I believe our town and school leaders ha...
Letters • Published Mar 27, 2024 08 am

Objection is to the Location

Recently, a controversy has grown in Guilford over a methadone clinic set to open on the Boston Post Road. Many residents have written letters to the newspaper expressing...
Letters • Published Mar 27, 2024 08 am

Be Your Own Best Advocate

In the fall of 2022, many Guilford homeowners saw our house values assessed at a 48% increase, which led to hefty property tax increases. Then, in 2023, our property taxe...
Letters • Published Mar 27, 2024 08 am

Get Their Attention

It seems like only yesterday that I reached that time when it looked like, with prudency, I would enjoy, if not a lavish retirement, at least a financially secure one. Ho...
Letters • Published Mar 27, 2024 08 am

Much Too Good

I've now attended two meetings about the proposed methadone clinic on Route 1. I wasn't that interested in the topic, but a friend asked me to come along, so I've learned...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Will Positively Impact Hundreds of Lives

I write to express my sadness at the negative reaction to the proposed methadone clinic. I have been a resident for 11 years, and in all that time, I have cherished the c...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Should Belong to the People

In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson gave a speech to Congress in which he declared that “government is best which is closest to the people.” In the same speech, he warned against ...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Make Treatment More Accessible

The proposed new clinic, which would offer methadone treatment, would make life easier for a lot of people. Addicts find it hard enough to get off drugs—bringing the trea...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Deep Concern

This letter is out of deep concern for the current location of the proposed APT Foundation treatment clinic and healthcare facility at 439 Boston Post Road. We are not al...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Suited for Flood Control

As we as a community think about improvements we want for Route 146, I have a suggestion to help control the increase of flooding: stop cutting back the phragmites (commo...
Letters • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Violated Public Trust

Maintaining public trust and upholding high standards of ethical conduct are among the highest responsibilities of a public official, elected or appointed. I believe Guil...
Letters • Published Mar 14, 2024 03 pm

Please Attend the Next Meeting

Thank you to all 450 concerned Guilford residents who came to the Guilford Community Center on Feb. 27 and signed the “adjourned referendum petitions” concerning the meth...
Letters • Published Mar 13, 2024 08 am

Recovery Is Possible

I attended the Q&A meeting for the APT Foundation. A few people asked questions with legitimate concerns and did so in a very respectful manner. Unfortunately, many didn’...
Letters • Published Mar 13, 2024 08 am

A Great Day

Sunday, March 3, was a beautiful day, a day in which Guilford Racket & Swim Club hosted the 5th annual Paddle for a Purpose Tournament, a benefit for the Guilford Meals o...
Letters • Published Mar 13, 2024 08 am

What Are You Afraid Of?

On Feb. 27, I attended an informational meeting at the Community Center to learn about the APT facility that will be coming to Guilford. I was greatly saddened by the rud...
Letters • Published Mar 13, 2024 08 am

Should Always Be Heard

A methadone clinic at 439 Boston Post Road in an area of residential homes, small businesses, and restaurants will lower home values and hurt business owners. Other towns...
Letters • Published Mar 06, 2024 08 am

Be Not Afraid

I attended the informational meeting on Feb. 27 and heard the fears and anxieties of residents about the APT Foundation clinic, which will open on Route 1 in Guilford som...
Letters • Published Mar 06, 2024 08 am

We Do Get a Say

In the latest Guilford Events magazine that arrived by mail in “The First Selectman’s Corner,” I was encouraged by our first selectman to attend meetings and offer my inp...
Letters • Published Mar 06, 2024 08 am

A Community Anchor Point

There are many different ways in which people’s movement through our internal medicine practice at 652 Boston Post Road has been considered; the architect contemplated ac...
Letters • Published Mar 06, 2024 08 am

Eye-Opening

The Feb. 27 meeting about the APT Foundation’s planned clinic was eye-opening, to say the least. It demonstrated a contrast in styles that was apparent to everyone. On on...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

Let’s Welcome Access to Care

Access to effective addiction treatment is essential to building strong families and communities. APT Foundation's plans to open a clinic on Boston Post Road in Guilford ...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

A Complete Mystery

I’m sure many will agree that living in a safe, crime-free environment is high on most people’s priority list. Despite a crime uptick in recent years, for the most part, ...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

Will Suffer for It

First Selectman Matt Hoey spent the past 10 months working behind closed doors to fast-track a methadone clinic on Boston Post Road in Guilford that will serve over 500 d...
Letters • Published Feb 28, 2024 08 am

Seeking a Respectful and Open Exchange

After the APT Foundation purchased a building in New Haven, they collaborated with Mayor Justin Elicker and his staff. There was no engagement with the residents. Residen...