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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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

An Education Destination

As Madison residents we are fortunate to be part of a community that highly values public education. The beginning of each school-year represents a fresh start. This Sept. 3 ends the nearly two-...

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

It Takes a Team

I am very proud of our 2019 slate of candidates for this November’s municipal elections. I write this not only in my capacity as chair of the Killingworth Democratic Town Committee and...

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

A Strategic, Integrated Vision

As a mother of two children starting school this week, I can’t help but reflect on the importance of maintaining the excellence of our schools. My husband David and I chose to move here 12...

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

Smart, Responsible, and Reliable

I am writing this letter in support of Lou Annino, Jr., for re-election to Killingworth’s Board of Selectman. As selectman for the past eight years, Lou has proven himself a leader in the...

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

Amazing Skill Set

Killingworth is fortunate to have Cathy Iino as our first selectman. At a time when national politics and political leaders pit us against each other, it is so refreshing and gratifying to have a...

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

Grateful to All

Once again, the Scranton Library Friends book sale was a success, raising almost $5,000 for the library. Volunteers sorted books, CDs, and DVDs; set up and took down tents and tables; and manned...

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

Not a Political Football

In a recent letter to the editor [“A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics,” Aug. 8], Jonathan Stein addressed the newly released draft of Madison’s Strategic Plan. It was a...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

A Proven and Prudent Leader

Tom Banisch is the clear choice for first selectman of Madison. I have lived in Madison for nearly 30 years and I believe Tom has shown as our elected first selectman of Madison the true meaning...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

Has Worked Tirelessly

As the election for first selectman is coming to the fore, I can’t help but think back to the many years that Tom Banisch has served our town! I’ve known him since long before he...

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Letters • Published Aug. 28, 2019 08 a.m.

A New Level of Communications

I am looking forward to supporting first Selectman Tom Banisch for re-election this November. Tom has brought a new level of communications and transparency to the office. His twice-monthly...

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

Start the Conversation

Back in March I wrote about recycling as we know it now [“Innovations in Recycling,” March 28], which once was a source of revenue to the town, but is now an expense. Recycling is...

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

Vision, Knowledge, and Experience

I have known Tom Banisch for 13 years, and during those years he has dedicated himself to various civic organizations, including Madison Youth Football, Madison Little League, the Kate Theater,...

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

Cannot Afford to Send More

I’m sure I’m only one of many who are concerned about the plans and actions coming from Governor Ned Lamont and legislative leaders in Hartford. I am very pleased that our first...

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

A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics

On July 25, First Selectman Tom Banisch presented the first iteration of Madison’s new Strategic Plan. A few of us (about five excluding the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and other elected...

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