Thursday, May 19, 2022

Madison Letters

Letters • Published April 27, 2022 08 a.m.

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 lawsuits against...

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Letters • Published April 20, 2022 08 a.m.

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 the sum of all taxable...

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Letters • Published April 20, 2022 08 a.m.

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 of harm’s way. There ...

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Letters • Published March 16, 2022 08 a.m.

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 supporters promised to continue...

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Letters • Published March 16, 2022 08 a.m.

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, you quoted him: “......

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Letters • Published March 16, 2022 08 a.m.

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 inviting your readers to join ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 23, 2022 08 a.m.

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 mandate in Connecticut...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 infrastructures benefited children...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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....

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 Academy...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 year. The...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 our Historic District. It...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 research. Park for a few...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 would drive from our home in ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 because I believe ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 million School Renewal Plan....

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 voting...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 quoted in The...

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Letters • Published Feb. 09, 2022 08 a.m.

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 have fewer schools. In 1990, ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

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 rich history dating...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

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 Madison. Voters should...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

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. Each proposal enables us to ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

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...

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Letters • Published Feb. 02, 2022 08 a.m.

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 last opportunity to add a...

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