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Madison Letters

Letters • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Had No Place

The Madison Exchange Club once again put on a fantastic Independence Day parade. I’m a lifelong Madison resident, and for (nearly) 50 years, this parade has been a summer...
Letters • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Hats Off

I want to commend, and thank, Austin Hall, our Madison Beach and Recreation Director, for his superb hands-on leadership this 4th of July weekend. He personally manned th...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

See You in September

I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize all those who volunteered at our recent book sale. On June 10 and 11, the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) held its first sal...
Letters • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Let Us Give Thanks

Near the outset of the Declaration of Independence we read: “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

An Inappropriate Place

I recently attended the Memorial Day Parade. As the fire trucks were passing by, I assumed it was the end of the parade. However, I noticed a dozen or so people walking b...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Hits Close to Home

I want to thank the people of Madison and surrounding areas for attending the Pilates and Mindful Meditation fundraiser for Ukraine at the Surf Club on June 11. We had mo...
Letters • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

The Best It Could Be

I would like to thank everyone who helped make our Madison Memorial Day Celebration Parade and Ceremony the best it could be. From Beach & Recreation to our first respond...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Marginal Validation

I am writing to voice my disagreement with certain aspects of the “Schools, Academy Projects Moving Ahead” article appearing in the June 2 edition of The Source. In this ...
Letters • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Quick and Rueful

Near completion, it’s time to give a quick and rueful assessment of The Generals Residence and the concept of “cluster zoning.” Sad to report, our zoning commission faile...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Record-Breaking Attendance

The Madison Newcomers Club would like to express its heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Touch a Truck a huge success: the people of Madison, the attendees, our sponsor...
Letters • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

A Rare and Special Landscape

Just a thought: I know that change is inevitable, a part of life. But building condos, or whatever said cluster residential development, on The Ledges? Right here in this...
Letters • Published Apr 27, 2022 08 am

The Imminent Sale

Madison residents are interested in the status of the imminent sale of Deer Lake Boy Scout Camp in Killingworth, and I’d like to share some information. Because of lawsui...
Letters • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

Out of Harm’s Way

On April 9, my car stalled out on Route 79, near County Road. Almost immediately, two saviors pulled over and offered to assist. They pushed my car off to the side, out o...
Letters • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

The Most Important Character

Our town budget typically increases between three and five percent per year. In recent years, our Grand List grows at less than one percent per year. The Grand List is th...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

The Heart of the Community

I encourage your readers to check their mailboxes. Our annual membership renewal letter should be arriving soon. We are the Scranton Library Friends (SLF), and we are inv...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

For All Who Believed

Save Academy formed in 2018 with two missions: to save our land and achieve a fair vote. At that time, Academy had been sitting vacant for 14 years. Save Academy supporte...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

Save This Land

In January, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited Deer Lake in Killingworth and publicly promised to try to find federal funds to preserve the 255 acres. Specifically, ...
Letters • Published Feb 23, 2022 07 am

A Modicum of Respect

Last week, I took the opportunity to join the Madison Board of Education meeting. On the heels of the governor’s announcement related to lifting the state-wide mask manda...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

A Lively Hub

Heads up Madison! We’ve got a decision to make. I encourage your readers to not miss the opportunity to make their voices heard about the future of Academy School by voti...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

A Simple Piece of Research

If your readers are still undecided on the upcoming vote to turn Academy School into a community center and municipal offices, I encourage them to do a simple piece of re...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

The Time Is Right

I am voting “Yes” for Academy School to be a community center. Similar to other towns, we have an opportunity to draw businesses and guests to our downtown throughout the...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Shift Our Strategy

Many lifelong Madison residents live here because their parents chose this community to raise children. Decisions in the 1960s and 1970s to invest in our school infrastru...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

No Better Way

I strongly support the proposal to transform Academy into a community center. I can think of no better way to preserve this priceless Madison property in the middle of ou...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Expensive and Unnecessary

The Feb. 15 referendum will potentially be the biggest bonding issue in Madison history. I attended the Board of Education town meeting in which it presented an $89 milli...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Important Investments

Next week, Madison voters will have the opportunity to make important investments in our community’s future. I’m excited to support each question, and I want to share why...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

A Vibrant Community

I serve on the Madison Board of Education but I submit this letter in my individual capacity. I plan to enthusiastically vote “Yes” on all three referenda questions becau...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Right Thing to Do

I love Madison. I have since I was six years old when I would visit my Uncle Jim Morris. He lived on Green Hill Road and owned The Hob Nob Restaurant. In the summer we wo...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Three Important Steps

As a 35-year resident of Madison who loves this town, I encourage your readers to vote “Yes” on all three initiatives that are on the Feb. 15 referendum. The historic Aca...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Not a Good Time

Madison votes Feb. 15 on the School Renewal Project. This adds one new elementary school on Mungertown Road. Jeffrey and Ryerson will be permanently closed, so we will ha...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Protecting the Environment

The proposed development at 35 Cottage Road is a 23,610-square-foot, massive, three-story, 18-unit apartment complex with 27 parking spaces, not the 7,800 square foot as ...
Letters • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Necessity and Wisdom

I encourage your readers to vote “Yes” on Feb. 15. Although I don’t have children, I see the necessity and wisdom of the School Renewal Plan’s investment in updating our ...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Our Last Opportunity

On Feb. 15, Madison residents are finally going to have their voices heard regarding the transformation of Academy Street School into a community center. This may be our ...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Best for the Community

Madison residents approach an inflection point regarding the future of our community. The voters’ choices on Feb. 15 will greatly influence the further evolution of Madis...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

A Strong Value Proposition

After many years of study and delay, I am encouraged that Madison voters will finally have a chance in February to vote on three transformational projects for our town. E...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Short-Sighted and Thoughtless

We are very fortunate in our town to have a town gym, a senior center, two fire houses, indoor space at the Surf Club, and a gorgeous large library among places to hold v...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Think Long-Term

Repurposing Academy as a community center makes sense financially. It’s responsible long-term fiscal planning. Think about it. We’re not starting from scratch. We’re not ...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Hand Would Be Proud

Regarding the upcoming town referendum, I write in support of the Academy Community Center and the School Renewal Plan. We have a wonderful town here in Madison and a ric...
Letters • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Something Worth Looking At

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Town of Madison will hold a referendum that includes voting on the Academy School project downtown adjacent to the Town Green. Something must be ...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

Can Be a Win-Win

Workforce housing can be a win-win for Madison. West Sussex Place on New Road is a great illustration of how quality affordable housing, if done right, can benefit our to...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

An Investment in the Future

On Feb. 15, Madison residents will make a decision that will affect our town for generations: the approval of $15.9 million in bonding to renovate the Academy School into...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

Confusing and Conflating

In his recent letter (“Need to Rethink,” Jan. 13), Bill Kochis challenged the use of the phrase “statistically significant survey” regarding the Academy community center ...
Letters • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

Take the Long View

In Zoom meetings regarding the upcoming referendum on the Madison School Renewal Plan, I sometimes think people look at my aging face with “The senior vote is going to be...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

Aware of the Magnitude

I’m torn. As a committed educator for the past 17 years, I understand that education is the most important community issue. We would love to have new schools and communit...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

No Longer Time to Waste

Madison has an opportunity on Tuesday, Feb. 15 to make a critical investment in our schools. This referendum reflects hundreds of hours of debate, discussion, and refinem...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

Bringing Transparency

As a selectman I plan on bringing transparency to what is going on in our community. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am regarding the reappointment of volunteers to v...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

Better Value

I encourage your readers to say “Yes” to less taxes on the Tuesday, Feb. 15 referendum, which includes approval for our new school (pre-K to 5th grade). I want to highlig...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

Request a Reschedule

Most Madison residents are unaware of the details of the massive spending referendum scheduled for vote on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The referendum is for the School Renewal Proj...
Letters • Published Jan 12, 2022 07 am

The Most Accurate Info Available

In his Dec. 30 letter “The Public Should Know,” Bob Roxbrough posed some reasonable questions about the projected costs and revenues for the proposed Academy Community Ce...
Letters • Published Jan 12, 2022 07 am

Noticed a Lot of Trash

Christmas vacation has given me the opportunity to take my dog on walks at Bauer Park in the morning. It has been a great experience. I’m so grateful for this wonderful c...
Letters • Published Jan 12, 2022 07 am

Change Was Wanted

For decades upon decades, Republicans have usually held the majority on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and therefore had the votes to not appoint anyone who would change Re...