Thursday, December 02, 2021

East Haven Letters

Letters • Published Nov. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

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 was on the Board of...

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Letters • Published Nov. 03, 2021 08 a.m.

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 halls in Branford, Guilford,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Lisa Balter....

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

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. Never, have I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2....

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Letters • Published Oct. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

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 committed to serving his...

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Letters • Published Oct. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

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 typical...

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Letters • Published Oct. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Office....

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Letters • Published Oct. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Mayor Joseph Carfora,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 06, 2021 08 a.m.

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 and on each occasion, I...

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Letters • Published Sep. 29, 2021 08 a.m.

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 I wanted to publicly...

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Letters • Published Sep. 15, 2021 08 a.m.

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 their lives to keep us...

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Letters • Published Aug. 18, 2021 08 a.m.

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 December 2019, through the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 18, 2021 08 a.m.

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 seem like overwhelming...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Board of Finance...

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Letters • Published July 14, 2021 08 a.m.

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 budgets, all of...

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Letters • Published June 30, 2021 08 a.m.

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 say the airport was ...

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Letters • Published June 23, 2021 08 a.m.

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 Representative Joe Zullo (R-...

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Letters • Published June 23, 2021 08 a.m.

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 “Need a Full...

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Letters • Published June 16, 2021 08 a.m.

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. In all, the experience...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2021 12:01 a.m.

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 Airport Authority without at...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2021 12:01 a.m.

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 zoning map to ultimately...

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Letters • Published June 03, 2021 12:01 a.m.

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 Republican Town ...

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Letters • Published April 28, 2021 08 a.m.

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 of its kind in East Haven....

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Letters • Published April 28, 2021 08 a.m.

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 fireworks display, to celebrate...

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