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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.

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.

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.

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 Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

We Are a Movement

If you’re from Clinton and you’ve been listening to senior citizens talk about wanting a senior citizen center now, you probably heard that it would take so much work to give us the...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Time to Ask Questions

Typical of our current society, we fail to recognize hard work of others who may be approaching the issues differently. After following the discourse on senior services in Clinton, I am...

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Letters • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08 a.m.

Aren’t Content to Wait

I might be old, but I’m not dead yet! That means I still like to get dressed and get out to meet friends and socialize, rather than to listen to the echo in my house.Many seniors in...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Point May Be Lost

Effective Nov. 19 of this year, Clinton will have a new Town Charter that makes a number of important changes. A minor, but important change, was added to Section 3-1: “No individual can...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Listen to the People

I like reading that people in Clinton are speaking up about how unfair it is that this town has never had a senior center. We need more affordable housing for seniors, too. Clinton has a town...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Especially for Older People

I’ve read some other letters about the need for a senior center in Clinton, and I want to say I agree. I have wondered why we don’t have anything in our town that is especially for...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

For Health and Wellbeing

As we get older and many of us live alone, it is important to keep up a social life. Senior citizens don’t go to bars, and a fitness club isn’t where we can easily meet people,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Tired of Waiting

If you are a student in Clinton, you get a school five days a week. If you are child or adult in Clinton, you can go to therapy or the recreation center six days a week. If you are a dog, you can...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Make It Happen

Clinton is my home. I appreciate all of the conveniences of my community and living near the shoreline.The one change I would like to see, and what I am working for, is to see my town open...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Set Up our Center

When you retire and life gets shorter and shorter, you don’t like being told that it is going to take a long process to get a senior citizen center opened in Clinton. But that is what we...

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Letters • Published July 31, 2019 08 a.m.

Tired of Waiting

Studies show that what keeps seniors alert and healthy and in our own homes, we need social interaction and structured activities.In my town of Clinton, we don’t have a senior...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Accident Ready to Happen

Walking for exercise is becoming more popular because of the potential health benefits. My morning walk is a few miles on a sometimes curvy Ironworks Road in Clinton and Killingworth. There are...

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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.

Professionalism and Compassion

On Wednesday, May 22, a little after noon, my phone rang and a heavily slurred voice said “911” and “Ambulance.” I glanced at the caller ID and it was Harry Swaun, my...

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Letters • Published June 05, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Understand the Anger

Watching the opening of CVS on Main Street in Clinton and knowing how opposed residents were to this project, it’s easy to understand the anger felt throughout the community. A handful of...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2019 08 a.m.

So Much on the Horizon

I want to thank everyone in Clinton who came out to support the education and town budgets May 8. It is so exciting and refreshing to see our community come together to pass these budgets the...

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Letters • Published May 08, 2019 08 a.m.

Annual Budget Shenanigans

Just as the swallows return to Capistrano, our elected officials have pulled their annual budget shenanigans.In a desperate attempt to make this year’s budget appear more appealing,...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

Finding the Right Balance

I had the opportunity to attend an informational session concerning the education budget at the Clinton Library and came away incredibly impressed by Superintendent of Schools Maryann...

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Letters • Published May 01, 2019 08 a.m.

It is Up to Us

Abraham Pierson Elementary school closing next year saddens the Clinton community and yet we understand its necessity. This educational institution closes an undeniable and impactful chapter in...

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