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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Put Public Safety First

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the new beach pass system in town. While it certainly merits some conversation, it is astonishing that the safety of our beaches...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Asleep at the Switch

People move to Madison for the beaches and schools, and we have basic expectations that our town government manage these unique assets professionally and competently.Unfortunately, this...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Pass Roll-Out a Debacle

As a candidate for first selectman, I have had many concerned citizens reach out to me to vent frustration, anger, and bewilderment over the new beach pass system. While the reasons for the switch ...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Look for the Helpers

A scary thing happened last week. With a new driver and a “new to us” Toyota, we had expected a few dings and dents, but had not anticipated spontaneous combustion while our son was...

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Letters • Published July 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Time and Effort

The Scranton Library Friends (SLF) used book sale held on June 21 to 23 was a success, earning more than $7,000 for the library. Volunteers, headed by Jen Thompson, sorted books, moved tables, set ...

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Letters • Published June 26, 2019 08 a.m.

On Behalf of All our Veterans

We would like to extend a sincere thank you on behalf of all our veterans to the Town of Madison for coming out to our annual Memorial Day Parade. This is a special time for all of us as we honor...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Setting the Record Straight

I was quite taken aback when I read the article about the Academy Committee ( “Academy Committee Makes Funding Request,” June 13), in which it was reported that the Chamber of...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

There’s Also a Caveat

Now that I’ve announced my intention to run for First Selectman again, the editorial policy at The Source says I cannot write my selectman’s column until after the election...

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Letters • Published June 19, 2019 08 a.m.

Silent and Respectful

The morning of May 27, the sky held the promise of ending our holiday weekend with sunshine and a deep blue backdrop, which is always a gift!In the back of my mind, I knew we would attend...

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Letters • Published May 29, 2019 08 a.m.

Happy to Help

A big thank you and lots of praise go to the fine, helpful, capable men and women of the Town of Madison’s EMT responders. They were so very prompt, so very kind, so very helpful and...

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Letters • Published May 22, 2019 08 a.m.

A Warm Thank You

North Madison Volunteer Fire Company would like to extend a warm thank you to the community and Robert’s Food Center for the extremely generous support we received in collecting food for...

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Letters • Published May 15, 2019 08 a.m.

A Successful Collaboration

The Clinton and Madison land trusts were proud to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Andrews Memorial Town Hall on April 27. The event was a successful collaboration, featuring...

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Letters • Published May 15, 2019 08 a.m.

A Most Enjoyable A Most Enjoyable

On May 2, my husband and I, grandparents of one of the students, attended the annual Brown Middle School Spring Band Concert. I am still in disbelief of just how incredibly wonderful the...

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

Time to Diversify

On Tuesday, May 14, there is a referendum that includes the Madison Board of Education (BOE) 2019-’20 School Budget.It appears to me that the BOE 2019-’20 budget proposal is...

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

A Terrific Outcome

The Scranton Library Friends and the Scranton Memorial Library benefit from so many kind individuals. Musicians Claire and Aimee Chang of Sorelle Allegre offered three concerts to raise funds for...

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

Offer Equal Benefits

I was very troubled by an observation First Selectman Tom Banisch made in his most recent column (“The Nature and the Need,” April 25). After commenting on the town budget (an...

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

Accomplish All Goals

My last letter [March 28, “Slow Down”] urged the town to take a more holistic approach to programming Academy, coordinating town services, managing capital, and reallocating...

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

A Date Change

There has been a date change. In my letter published April 18 [“Community Gives Support”], incorrect dates were listed for the next Scranton Library Friends (SLF) Book Sale. The...

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Letters • Published April 24, 2019 08 a.m.

Mindful of the Financial Impact

We find the Board of Education’s budget balanced in maintaining the high standards that we have come to expect from the Madison schools while being mindful of the financial impact on the...

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

A Great Success

The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s retailers teamed up on April 4 at the Madison Beach Hotel for their ninth annual Fashion Show benefiting the chamber’s Scholarship fund.Event ...

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

Community Gives Support

I am writing to thank readers, shoppers, and donors alike. Because of them, the recent book sale of the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) was a huge success. Even with a rainy Sunday, the 2 ½...

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

Much Appreciated

The Scranton Library Friends second used book sale of the season was a great success. Many thanks go to the people who donated books and to all those who came and bought books. There will be a...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Transparency in the Process

Process is important. After strong resistance to high-density development in our historic district and much debate over the right fix for Academy, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) selected GreatBlue...

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Letters • Published April 03, 2019 08 a.m.

Where is the Community?

The letter from Mr. David Kadamus [March 28, “Slow Down”] resonates with me. He points out that no one item of interest should be examined without determining if it has a material...

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Letters • Published March 27, 2019 08 a.m.

Slow Down

Madison has natural resources and great people. The upcoming decisions about Academy on the heels of the library expansion presents a programming and financial challenge to the town. Historically, ...

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