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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Put Public Safety First

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the new beach pass system in town. While it certainly merits some conversation, it is astonishing that the safety of our beaches...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Can’t Begin to Express

This is a tribute to Pinchbecks Rose Farm, aka Roses for Autism, also a very large part in my life.I gave almost 25 years to the most wonderful family I will ever know. Bill Pinchbeck was...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Asleep at the Switch

People move to Madison for the beaches and schools, and we have basic expectations that our town government manage these unique assets professionally and competently.Unfortunately, this...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Friendship, Kindness, and Service

Sometimes there are families that seem to be the essence of a town. I have always felt that East Haven was filled with loving, kind, thoughtful and hardworking people, people who care about each...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Pass Roll-Out a Debacle

As a candidate for first selectman, I have had many concerned citizens reach out to me to vent frustration, anger, and bewilderment over the new beach pass system. While the reasons for the switch ...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Look for the Helpers

A scary thing happened last week. With a new driver and a “new to us” Toyota, we had expected a few dings and dents, but had not anticipated spontaneous combustion while our son was...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Time and Effort

The Scranton Library Friends (SLF) used book sale held on June 21 to 23 was a success, earning more than $7,000 for the library. Volunteers, headed by Jen Thompson, sorted books, moved tables, set ...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Hats Off

On behalf of the Branford Girls Softball Board, our hats go off to the Branford Parks & Recreation staff for the wonderful field maintenance they did throughout the season for us. While mother ...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Thank You, Westbrook Ambulance

On March 5 I was transported to Yale New Haven hospital by the Westbrook Ambulance Association with a life-threatening condition. Their response time, and their assessment of my situation and my...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Fun and Educational

In Guilford, on April 27, there was an event, The Big Sleep Out, about homelessness. We (ages 12 and 9) earned stamps at activities like learning about advocacy with our state legislators (eight...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2019 08 a.m.

A Heartfelt Thank You

Our heartfelt thank you goes to the crew who responded to a medical emergency early on the morning of Saturday, June 1.They were professional and compassionate; all the time working...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

A Competent Police Force

We have enjoyed living in Old Saybrook for the past seven years, and certainly a part of that is the general sense of security and well-being provided by a competent police force. Our officers are ...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Some Delightful Changes

Throughout the summer months, I enjoy the East Haven Town Beach. It is truly one of East Haven’s gems. This year I am pleased to see some delightful changes. The landscaping of the Town...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Show Stronger Support

Approval of town budgets is now complete. We are painfully aware of the competing priorities towns must consider during budget construction. However, funding for certain services such as ensuring...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Still a Tax

In State Representative Christine Palm (D-36)’s review of the recent legislative session [June 13 article “State Rep. Palm Reviews Legislative Freshman Year”], she asserts...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Eagles for Life

I attended the GHS graduation ceremony on June 14. The setting on the Guilford Green was perfect with great weather and a beautiful venue. Principal Rick Misenti read aloud the incredible amount...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

On Behalf of All our Veterans

We would like to extend a sincere thank you on behalf of all our veterans to the Town of Madison for coming out to our annual Memorial Day Parade. This is a special time for all of us as we honor...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Enlightened Leadership

This letter is a response to your June 13 article “State Representative Palm Reviews Legislative Freshman Year.” As a voter in the 36th Assembly District, it was encouraging to see a ...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

Managing Their Money Responsibly

As a selectman in Essex, I’m often asked how our town’s budget development process can happen every year without the divisiveness and discord that characterize the process in many...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

The Most Recent Evidence

The recent Appellate Court decision that invalidated Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) approval of an amendment to zoning regulations that would’ve allowed more junk to be...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Setting the Record Straight

I was quite taken aback when I read the article about the Academy Committee ( “Academy Committee Makes Funding Request,” June 13), in which it was reported that the Chamber of...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

There’s Also a Caveat

Now that I’ve announced my intention to run for First Selectman again, the editorial policy at The Source says I cannot write my selectman’s column until after the election...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Keep Planting

Many thanks to all who have participated in the start up of the Guilford Pollinator Pathway [May 16 story “Talking ’Bout the Birds, and the Bees, and the Flowers, and the...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

A Devastating Decline

Bees are on the decline. Bee pollination is responsible for much of the food we eat. Their decline will seriously impact our food supply.According to the National Pesticide Information...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Readers Deserve Transparency

In responding to Richard Poulton’s June 6 letter “Slinging Mud,” I am mindful and agree he is certainly entitled to his opinion of mayoral candidate Steven Tracey. And while I ...

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