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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

Must Return Authority

Budgets must determined by taxpayers. Only they know what is affordable and what is unreasonable. Clinton taxpayers repeatedly tell the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance that their proposed...

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Letters • Published June 20, 2018 08 a.m.

This is the Time to Come Forward

On Tuesday, June 26, the Clinton Charter Revision Commission will hold a public hearing in the Town Hall Green Room at 7 p.m. The purpose of this public hearing is to address questions pertaining...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Enough is Enough

When it comes to economic development I feel sometimes that the Town of Clinton is a living example of Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again,...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Referendum Confusion

Last week, June 6, the voters of Clinton approved at referendum the Board of Education (BOE) budget on the third try, but defeated the town side budget. The BOE budget was approved 1,830 to 1,...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Feeling the Terrible Results

Clinton is at a defining moment in its history. This latest budget referendum drama should serve as a strong exclamation point to this. It’s now “them versus us,” neighbor...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Time to Say ‘Yes’

Vital services means just that: services that are vital to the community—like police and fire protection, like snow and ice road clearance in the winter, like emergency help, and like a...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

A Foundation of Consistency

On behalf of the Clinton PTA, I want to thank the Clinton community for its support of the education budget last week. Voter turnout was high relative to past history, which means people care....

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

An Unpolished Gem

Our beautiful town of Clinton needs a plan. We need to find a way to work together for development and economic growth in Clinton. The “Yes” versus “No” approach for...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Bolsters our Resolve

Some think they know us because we sometimes vote “No.” They judge our intellect and our character by what they assume to be our politics. They claim to be tolerant, inclusive,...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Will Make Us Stronger

Regarding budget information, there are many places to get information about the Clinton budgets. In my opinion, the best way is to go to the town’s website, find the department you are...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

‘No’ is Not the Answer

This past four years in Clinton has been an empowering adventure for us. We bought an old empty house and we built, painted, planted, roofed, and on and on, buying all we needed locally. I joined...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Voters Should be Outraged

The tasks required to make Clinton run smoothly and efficiently are performed either by the experts we hired to do the job, or by concerned friends and neighbors who volunteer their time. Highly...

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Letters • Published June 13, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Be Justified

What a novel concept our forefathers had: Taxes should only be levied with the consent of taxpayers. Somehow that idea seems to be lost on the Clinton Board of Finance. After two budget referendum ...

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Letters • Published June 06, 2018 07 a.m.

Denies the Reality

While the budget defeats at the polls may satisfy some Clintonites, the defeats deny the reality that we need to compete with neighboring towns for social and economic reasons.The new...

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Letters • Published June 06, 2018 07 a.m.

Welcome to Clinton

Girl Scout Troop 62895 would like to thank the local businesses who generously donated pamphlets, business cards, take-out menus, and other items to our Girl Scout Silver Award project. With the...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Misinformation and Anger

Clinton cannot afford to be the town that continues to damage our property values by devaluing our schools. Clinton already has among the lowest per-pupil spending on the shoreline, and our taxes...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Wake Up, Voters

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. This is what Clinton voters do by not passing budgets. Developers and investors cannot be brought to a town paved in yellow “Vote...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Peeling the Budget Onion

Whether one is a “Yes” voter or a “No” voter, the annual budget fight in Clinton is getting old. People ask me what it would take to put an end to this once and for all....

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

The Elephant The Elephant

The elephant in the room is the new Morgan school, which the town voted for. It’s a cost we committed to and cannot be changed. The debt service increase for the school is approx 50 percent ...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford Any More

Clinton elected officials have clearly forgotten who they represent. For the second time, voters led by the Clinton Taxpayers Association defeated the irresponsible budgets put forward by the...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Make Those Votes Count

What does a potential $1 million surplus in the town budget mean to Clinton taxpayers? It means that this year’s 10 percent tax increase was two percent too high. After two referendum...

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Letters • Published May 30, 2018 08 a.m.

Spun Out of Control

Fake news is no longer just a national issue. It’s right here in Clinton. We have let the facts get spun out of control, and voters are believing the lies because its easy to say, and vote...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Ignores the Will

What is it about “No” that the Clinton’s Board of Finance doesn’t understand? After such a decisive defeat (1,805 “No” votes to 1,536 “Yes”),...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

An Insult to All Voters

Over the last month, many letters have been written supporting the Clinton education budget and to a lesser degree the town budget. Some letters, like Paul Gebauer’s April 19...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Taxpayers Need Relief

The voters of Clinton have just rejected another budget at referendum. Critics will undoubtedly point out the irony: The town will spend more money sending the budgets back to referendum again....

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