Monday, April 19, 2021

Madison Letters

Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

We Are Going Backwards

The Source has wandered into the minefield of the systemic racism narrative with a series of articles and a more recent Person of the Week profile (April 1 “Cowles-Garcia Retreads...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

Four Heroes

I’m writing about my town’s four greatest heroes.Fritz and Rosie Rettich were small time farmers. Fritz was the school janitor at Academy and would bring various farm animals...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Continuity of Leadership

I thank all the Charter Review Committee members for their willingness to participate in this important endeavor. We have many constituencies in our community and one of the most important is all...

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Letters • Published March 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Kindness and Care

I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to town officials and employees for ramping up the mobile vaccine units and delivering a vaccine to my elderly mother, who is ill and...

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Not in Harmony

I am writing to voice opposition to the proposed cluster housing development plan known as The Ledges slated for 856 Boston Post Road in the middle of Madison. It is the wrong plan for the site....

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Letters • Published March 24, 2021 08 a.m.

Don’t Change the Beauty

I am Tina Zimmermann, and I have lived at 838 Boston Post Road for more than 20 years. My house is on Birnbaum Lane, two doors from 856 Boston Post Road, where a cluster housing development is...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Because of What We’ve Lost

My name is Rocky Mayer and I’m a senior at Daniel Hand High School in Madison. I’m writing this letter to talk a little bit about what it’s like being a senior during the...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Madison Needs to Look Ahead

In 2018 and 2019, the Planning & Zoning Commission changed the zoning regulations in Madison to encourage “inbuilding” and increased housing near transportation centers. This...

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Letters • Published March 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Give Thoughtful Consideration

The Planning & Zoning Commission hopefully will give thoughtful consideration to the new proposed project at 856 Boston Post Road known as The Ledges. This big white house sits atop a rock...

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Letters • Published March 10, 2021 08 a.m.

Need to Think Carefully

It’s been over a year since zoning changes were made to allow for cluster housing at the General’s Residence. Our biggest fear at the time was that one by one, neighboring properties ...

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Letters • Published March 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Balance the Wants and Needs

As my second year as a member of the Board of Finance begins, and our current budget process is well underway, I wanted to share with our community the many challenges our town leadership faces in ...

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Letters • Published March 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Smiles Everywhere

I’d like to thank the hundreds of people who turned out in cars, trucks, SUVs, convertibles, classic autos, minivans, and of course fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances to celebrate...

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

With Sincere Gratitude

The Madison Rotary Club wishes Tom and Eileen Banisch all the very best as they leave the Madison community and enter into an exciting new chapter of their lives. It is with sincere gratitude that ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Love of Service and Community

In Mark’s Gospel, God’s message to his disciples is this, “to be great in the Kingdom of God you must be a servant to all.” This would be a fitting caption to the...

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Letters • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08 a.m.

Positive Commitment

We have lived in Madison since 1975 and can honestly say in our opinion that no other couple has given more to our town than Tom and Eileen Banisch.Their involvement in many of our...

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Letters • Published Feb. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

Better for Having Them

Madison is very fortunate with many great volunteers and community workers. Sometimes we don’t always let them know how thankful we are. Eileen and Tom Banisch certainly top the town list...

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Letters • Published Feb. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

A Needed Dose of Normalcy

While little about attending school is normal anymore, Madison has done the right thing and kept the joy of a “snow day” alive. It would be easy to not miss a beat and have all...

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Letters • Published Feb. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

A Special Day in Madison

Sunday, Feb. 21 marks a special day in Madison. It’s a day we invite everyone to join us for a car parade honoring Eileen and Tom Banisch. As they leave town for their new lives in South...

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Letters • Published Feb. 10, 2021 08 a.m.

New Ideas and Wonderful Traditions

I am writing this letter in friendship to Madison residents as Eileen and Tom Banisch prepare to leave Madison for a new adventure. I’ve known them both for years and want to recognize them ...

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Letters • Published Feb. 03, 2021 08 a.m.

An Exemplary Model

The expansion of Scranton Library can serve as an exemplary model of a public-private partnership, particularly for the improvement of aging buildings that exist to serve the public interest but...

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Letters • Published Feb. 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Remarkable What They’ve Done

On behalf of my extended family and many friends, I want to wish Eileen and Tom Banisch a wonderful life ahead as they prepare to move to their new home in South Carolina. They have served this...

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Letters • Published Feb. 03, 2021 08 a.m.

Given Their All

Since we moved to Madison 15 years ago, Tom and Eileen Banisch have been one of the premier couples In helping Madison become the great town that now is our home. They have given their all for the ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

So Many Memories and Moments

Jan. 5 was my final day serving as the state representative for the 101st District. It has been an honor to serve the people of Durham and Madison for almost a decade. Over those years, I have met ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

A Concern to the Entire Town

The Dec. 24 article “Affordable Housing Committee Charge Approved, with 2022 Deadline for Plan” should be reviewed with Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order on coastal...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

Assistance to Neighbors in Need

As the holidays arrive, I want to thank all of our generous neighbors who have contributed to the Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) COVID-19 Relief Fund. The outpouring of support from this community has ...

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