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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Question the Wisdom

On a day historic for severe weather in Connecticut, 1,548 Madison taxpayers braved the threat and risk of dangerous tornadoes and bad weather on May 15 to vote on the Madison town and schools...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Make This Much Safer

I was happy to read in The Source that our town has formed the Ad-Hoc Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee [May 3 story “Madison Works Toward Complete Streets...

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Letters • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

Some Underlying Reason

I agree with the May 10 letter from Chris Penders regarding the disgraceful $300,000 cut in the Scranton Library budget [“Have Done a Disservice”]. In a budget of more than $80...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

The Epicenter and Foundation

The library is the epicenter and foundation of a town. Without honoring its library and staff with adequate funding, a town becomes artificial. I ask town officials to please restore $200,000 to...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

Look at the Problem

Our Connecticut state legislators representing those cities or towns that suffered the worst storm damage this past winter should have already banded themselves into a political force that will...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

A Feast for All the Senses

Not all Madison-ites can afford to go on polar bear safaris or drink tea in Vietnam, but all of us can avail ourselves of infinite experiences through the treasure trove of the library—a...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

An Extremely Negative Effect

The $200,000 cut to the Madison library is going to have an extremely negative effect on the townspeople of Madison who rely so very much on the evening hours and the weekend hours. The fact that...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

Have Done a Disservice

My name is Christopher Jennings Penders. Full disclosure: I work at The Scranton Memorial Library. I’ve lived in Madison since 1978 and this is the first time I can say that I am...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

What Gives?

What a black eye for Madison! We haven’t been able to build a new library yet and the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance cut the existing library budget. This is not my idea of...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Focusing on the Mice

The recent decision to pass a fracking waste ordinance was imprudent and unnecessary. Imprudent because the town now owns the issue, which includes the burden of enforcement and potential legal...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Just Partisan Rhetoric

I recently was discussing with some town friends the disappointing board dynamic that I watched at an April 9 Board of Selectman meeting. The topic was awarding the contract to the lowest bidder,...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Hyoperbole and Fear-Mongering

I would like to commend First Selectman Tom Banisch for his solid research and reasoning, and political courage in opposing the recently passed fracking waste ordinance in Madison. As he says [in...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

What a Difference

Bravo to everyone in the Madison community who came out on a pitch-perfect April Saturday to spruce up the exterior of Academy School. What a difference a team of volunteers made in one day after...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Respect for Our Veterans

I’d like to remind the people of Madison that the Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28. I’d particularly like to remind our usual participants that we are counting on...

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Letters • Published May 02, 2018 08 a.m.

Phenomenal Support from the Community

On April 19, North Madison Volunteer Fire Company collected food items at Robert’s Food Center to help restock the shelves of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. The support from...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Reinstate the Needed Funds

In Madison, we are privileged and very proud to have such a facility where we can go to and enjoy. From the very young, to teens, and older patrons, we all recognize that our library provides us...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Unnecessary and Unfair

This cut [to the library’s requested budget] is unnecessary and unfair. I ask town officials to put the $200,000 back so I can use the library. I understand that this significant cut will...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

In This All the Way

We organized to raise public awareness. We spoke out against high-density development in the heart of our historic village. We came together to preserve our open space. And it worked!Our...

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Letters • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Any Good Reasons?

I’d like to thank our Board of Selectmen for passing the ordinance to ban fracking waste in Madison. It was encouraging to see Al Goldberg, Bruce Wilson, Scott Murphy, and Jean Ferris stand ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

A New Process Begins

The public hearing on Academy was buzzing April 11. I thank all our Madison residents who attended and voiced their opinion. The evening had quite the diversity of input, but to me it seemed clear ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Don’t Walk Backward

The Scranton Library is a treasure for the residents of Madison and surrounding areas. Young students and men and women of all ages depend on the Scranton Library when searching for facts and...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Shocked and Dismayed

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) and the Board of Finance (BOF) by majority vote, but not unanimous, approved a budget that represents a $300,000 cut to the library operating budget. That represents a ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

About Quality of Life

I encourage members of the Board of Finance to reconsider their plan to cut our library’s budget by $300,000, especially since the library has offered to take a $100,000 cut, which would...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

The Quality of the Town

My husband and I have lived in Madison for 20 years and have always considered the Scranton Library an illustration of the quality of the town.I am writing this from Honolulu where we are...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Harness the Power

The next steps in the process of deciding the future of Academy School were advanced by many who spoke at another very well-attended public hearing last week: Let us now reopen the public...

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