Monday, April 12, 2021

Letters

Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Continuity of Leadership

I thank all the Charter Review Committee members for their willingness to participate in this important endeavor. We have many constituencies in our community and one of the most important is all...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Music or Equity Coach

Is it really true that a music program is going to be cut at Adams School, providing money instead for an equity coach? Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn. It has...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

The Same Respect

I’m Lucy. I’m 21 years old; I’m a senior at UConn. In the beginning of the pandemic, I worked at Big Y until I began serving with the AmeriCorps. I am a part of the...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

A Small First Step

As a member of the Clinton Sustainability Committee, where equity is one of our primary concerns, I am writing with a proposal to my fellow shoreline citizens.As I was thinking about how,...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Kindness and Care

I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to town officials and employees for ramping up the mobile vaccine units and delivering a vaccine to my elderly mother, who is ill and...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Don’t Be Fooled

The proposed budget is being marketed to us as a 1.4 percent increase and the lowest education budget request in many years. Don’t be fooled. It is camouflaging a huge upward trend in...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Clarification and Context

In response to Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”] stating that “the education budget is too high since it contains salary increases and...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Best Practices for Trails

Almost a quarter of Guilford’s land area is protected open space, with miles and miles of hiking trails that are maintained largely by volunteers. Now that spring has officially arrived and ...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Need to Reach Out

As a Clinton resident who believes in good government, I must respond to Clinton Town Council member Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”]. Her letter...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Heartfelt Appreciation

March 20 was the first day of spring 2021. It was a beautiful day and not just due to the weather and what the spring represents, but also because in Guilford we saw the spirit of generosity that...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Far from Alone

As a parent of two kids in the Guilford schools, I strongly support the district’s efforts to expand social justice, equity, inclusion, and awareness. It’s time. All our kids...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

A Differing Opinion

Lately, I read our local paper (March 11, “Budget Sparks Criticism, Support of Schools’ Equity Work”), and I am appalled at the assumptions reporters, leaders in our town, and ...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

A More Just Experience

Thank you for your coverage of the equity positions included in the Guilford Board of Education (BOE) budget [ “Budget Sparks Criticism, Support of Schools’ Equity Work,”...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Not in Harmony

I am writing to voice opposition to the proposed cluster housing development plan known as The Ledges slated for 856 Boston Post Road in the middle of Madison. It is the wrong plan for the site....

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Don’t Change the Beauty

I am Tina Zimmermann, and I have lived at 838 Boston Post Road for more than 20 years. My house is on Birnbaum Lane, two doors from 856 Boston Post Road, where a cluster housing development is...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

We Should be Proud

There are many things to be proud of as a resident of Old Saybrook. I am particularly impressed with the leadership and oversight of the Old Saybrook Public Schools. The strong voting support of...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Inaccurate and Polemical

It was with considerable interest that I read the Courier’s account of a recent budget hearing and your characterization of a resident’s language in a letter to the Board of ...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

A Major Celebration

The Town of Westbrook is extremely proud that Habitat for Humanity has constructed a home in our community. There was a major celebration on March 14, at the West Beach parking lot commemorating...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Something Had to be Done

The COVID-19 virus has changed many things in our lives. Many events that we traditionally attended for years have been placed on hold. One such event that has been a scheduled mid-winter event...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

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 of Finance budget...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

A Far Nicer Public Park

Dock and Dine has proposed building a large food concession on the property adjacent to mini-golf at Saybrook Point. While it's certainly the owner's right to propose it, am I the only person in...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Civility Will Return

We are writing to say thank you to State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) and State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-86) for demonstrating the importance of restoring political civility...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Overwhelmed and Overjoyed

During the last year, our community—like others around the world—faced unprecedented challenges in keeping our families and friends safe and healthy. As a result of the pandemic, too ...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Because of What We’ve Lost

My name is Rocky Mayer and I’m a senior at Daniel Hand High School in Madison. I’m writing this letter to talk a little bit about what it’s like being a senior during the...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

We Speak Through the Chair

In the March 11, Harbor News, the article “Clinton Town and Schools Spending Plans, Up 8.65% and 1.18%, Go to Public” reported on the March 2 Clinton Town Council Special...

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