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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Planning and Leading

I am happy to support Peggy Lyons for first selectman. Madison is facing many changes—in our schools and aging taxpayers and from the effects of the climate crisis. We need a leader who has ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

The Ultimate Decision

I’ve had a number of people ask me recently about the status of the Academy School. Is the community center a done deal or is there a possibility for any other use of the building? Are we...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

The Right Moderate Vision

Why should Madison re-elect Tom Banisch as first selectman on Nov. 5? Because Tom is the first selectman who has the taxpayers’ interest as his first priority. Before spending projects are...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Keep Us Moving Forward

My name is Peter Niles and I am running for re-election to the Clinton Board of Police Commissioners. For the past six years, I have served on the police commission, the last four years of which I ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

The Same Shrinking Group

There’s a political clique that tries to control Clinton by repeatedly running friends and allies for office. That clique is the Republican Town Committee (RTC), which has the power to...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

More Effort Is Needed

I noted with great interest the wonderful photo of the Hammonassett lifeguards and the accompanying article [“Saving Lives—Just Another Day at the Beach for Hammo Lifeguards,” ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Obstructive, Dismissive, or Mute

Recent letters in support of re-electing our current first selectman Tom Banisch have me scratching my head. He has received compliments for transparency and communication as well as his efforts...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

How to Prepare

Do you purchase FEMA flood insurance? Do you know that Guilford property owners in special flood hazard areas are receiving a five percent discount on their flood insurance premiums? The discount...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Make the Best Decisions

I am running for my second term as a member of the Killingworth Planning & Zoning Commission. This commission is very important to the stability and careful economic growth of our community....

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Will Ensure the Safety

My name is Jennifer L. Liptak and I am a candidate for the Killingworth Board of Fire Commissioners.I moved to Killingworth in 2012 and although I wasn’t born in Killingworth, my...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Continue the Good Work

My name is Marcel Couture, and I am seeking re-election to the Board of Finance. My wife, Marsha, and I have lived in Killingworth since 1993. We raised two children who have graduated from our...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Ensuring Quality Services

I am running for re-election to a seat on the Killingworth Board of Finance. My wife, Joann, and I have two daughters—Lena, a 10th grader at the Williams School and Josephine, a 5th grader...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Recognized as Exemplary

I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Niles for a four-year term on the Clinton police commission.Peter currently serves as chairman, and during his tenure the Clinton Police Department has been...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Stand Up to Hartford

Madison taxpayers have reason to worry with some of the proposals coming from our new governor and his party leadership. It seems more than ever that whenever new ideas to raise state revenues are ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Can Get Things Done

Recently I’ve been seeking public opinion (not scientific) on social media, trying to get a better sense of constituent interests and priorities. The responses suggest we are much more like-...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

More than Qualified

When we think of the responsibilities of our first selectman, I believe we go too quickly to beach passes, fire trucks, paving, etc.—the basics of town government.Recent events have...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Brought Out the Best

On Aug. 15, I lost my father in an automobile accident. I had to return to Guilford to deal with what one deals with when they lose a parent.In my grief I walked, set out of the front door...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Extremely Well-Qualified

The purpose of this letter is to support and endorse the candidacy of Laurie Jaffe for a position on the Clinton Zoning Board of Appeals in the Nov. 5 election. I am supporting Laurie because she...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

It Has Been Essential

The Scranton Library Friends (SLF) thanks the book lovers, readers, and those who have donated and shopped our book sales. Because of that support, SLFs has held four successful three-day books...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

Major-Party Monopolization

At an August meeting of the Clinton Board of Selectman (BOS), the BOS discussed using temporary tax abatements on incremental taxes on added commercial capital investments to foster growing...

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Letters • Published Sep. 11, 2019 08 a.m.

One True Thing

Four years ago, Families Helping Families (FHF) was asked to help host a summer lunch program for Clinton school children. When the program ended, we determined that we couldn’t operate the ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

To Protect the People

I’ve lived in North Haven for about 40 years, and my husband for 60 years. My mom, Alicia Clapp, who lives with us, has an even longer history in town. We’ve all sat on boards and...

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Letters • Published Sep. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Skills, Vision, and Integrity

Madison is in dire need of effective leadership. Over the last four years, it has become increasingly evident that our first selectman, Tom Banisch, is not meeting this requirement. There is so...

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Letters • Published Sep. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

About Political Signs

Election season is upon us—political signs on our roadways, fliers in our mailboxes, candidates on our doorsteps. Killingworth will hold a Republican primary on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The...

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Letters • Published Sep. 04, 2019 08 a.m.

Hard Work Lies Ahead

To correct the Aug. 15 article in the Courier [“Deep River Slates for the November Elections”], I’m an unaffiliated, petitioning candidate for first selectman in Deep ...

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