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Letters • Published Aug. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

On Our Main Street

I would like to have the people of Clinton take a look at the old CVS building. The building is owned by a gentleman from Massachusetts.I had gotten tired of seeing the overloaded trash can,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Steady Habits Not Enough

Portland, Oregon and Clinton, Connecticut are separated by a continent. Last month, a town proclamation supporting Black Lives Matter (BLM) and broader minority protections generated controversy....

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Letters • Published July 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Swans Not a Nuisance

I am responding to Alan Schwarz’s July 9 letter [“Needs to Change”] about the mute swan issue because my experience here in Clinton is quite different from his in Old Saybrook....

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Let’s Not Ruin It

At a June 17 Clinton Town Council meeting, former first selectman Christine Goupil proposed a proclamation against discrimination that she hoped the council would approve. Chairman Chris...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Where We Need to Go

Kudos to all of the folks who proved to us all that change might once again come from the young.We often hear people bemoan the state of our kids as lazy, entitled, unmotivated, selfish,...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Liberty Green Left Off

The July 2 edition of Harbor News has an article titled “The New England Town Green: An Appreciation” and I was surprised to see that though it listed a green that now...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Dismissed Out of Hand

Clinton taxpayers were likely pleased when Town Manager Karl Kilduff reworked the budget to achieve a zero increase in the mill rate. But many may not be aware that one Town Council member,...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Eliminate a Real Injustice

The Clinton Town Council passed a broad resolution about fair, equitable and compassionate police conduct, pledging, “We are all committed to that goal and to building a community where...

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Letters • Published July 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Must Go Further

We are fortunate to live in a town with a terrific police department. In Clinton, we can sleep at night knowing we live in a safe community. We can go through our days knowing that, if in trouble, ...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

We Have Work to Do

Clintonians showed up for the Class of 2020: parades, celebrations, posters. And it made an impact on students.As a recent Morgan graduate and REACT leader, I have two insights about Morgan ...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

A Long, Hard Look

Congratulations to our Morgan seniors as they inch closer to their graduation. As I finish my ninth year in education as both a high school science teacher and a university supervisor, I realize...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

As Essential as a Library

In Clinton we yearn for leadership, very different from management. Our town manager Karl Killduff, is doing the managing. Where is the leadership?As the only community on the shoreline...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Keep Working Together

Bare Necessities, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides diapers and wipes to families in need along the shoreline between Guilford and Old Saybrook, servicing more than 400 babies. We...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

No Ordinary Times

The past six weeks have been a difficult time for our community as we navigate the economic and health consequences of this crisis. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Happiness and Purpose

Rain or shine, cold or warm(ish), winds 0 or 35-plus miles per hour, from Monday through Friday, the team composed of Jon Siciliano, Michele Locke, Vivian Capestamy, Cindy Ellison, Liz Kowaosky,...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

Was a Great Asset

I would like to thank Kim Syrel, licensed consulting arborist, for her outstanding work as Clinton’s tree warden. For the past two years, Kim has worked on several projects with the Clinton ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Our Only Opportunity

On Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., the Clinton Town Council will conduct a virtual public hearing on the proposed town and education budgets. The initial proposed increases are 1.63 percent for...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Put on the Spot

Well we have a new form of government in town. In my travels around lately and before the pandemic, I have really noticed a large amount of homes for sale in town and a large amount of vacant...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Taking the Lead

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an educational setting. These areas of study have been neglected over decades with the closure of many vocational and technical ...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Creating a Destination

Turnout at last week’s Clinton Planning & Zoning public hearing was disappointing, but the few of us in attendance were treated to a wonderful presentation of the current plan for the...

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Letters • Published March 04, 2020 08 a.m.

A Remarkable Observation

In the Feb. 20 story “Clinton Police Chief DeMaio Accepts 7-Year Contract,” Clinton Town Manager Karl Kilduff, on the job for about a month, is quoted as stating, “Chief...

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Letters • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Hearing was Infuriating

Last week’s Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) hearing was infuriating. First, Larry Oullette of the Historic District Commission made a plea to create a village district on...

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Letters • Published Jan. 22, 2020 08 a.m.

One Can’t Be Sure

Like the flu, some scourges will return while others may return. In either case, it requires eternal vigilance to protect ourselves. One serious threat that Clinton’s public successfully...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Historian a Municipal Appointment

In 1987, a Connecticut law was passed that authorized towns to appoint a municipal historian. This law is part of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the section regarding...

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Letters • Published Jan. 01, 2020 08 a.m.

People are Listening

Within a month of Clinton’s new Town Council being seated, the seven members who represent three parties, all of whom ran on transparency, were set to appoint a town historian, typically a...

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