Monday, April 19, 2021

Letters

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

To Become Culturally Competent

I’m writing to state my support for the Guilford Public School education budget as it stands. I’m specifically supporting the family equity liaison position as well as the...

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

Environmentally Sustainable Choices

About a year and a half ago, our first selectman, Carl Fortuna, Jr., formed a waste and recycling task force to address the increasing costs of Old Saybrook’s waste disposal and recycling...

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

A Worthy Challenge

As a resident of Guilford faced with voting for a new town budget, and for that budget to include a part-time equity liaison for the school district, I will wholeheartedly vote “Yes....

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

Commitment to Equity

I’m writing in support of the 2021-’22 budget being considered by town referendum on Tuesday, April 20, and in particular the funding requests put forth by the Board of Education....

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

Spend Intelligently

I’m writing to support the Clinton Board of Education (BOE) budget. As a lifelong resident of Clinton and someone who now raises his family in this wonderful community, I truly want the...

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

Forward-Thinking and Bold

This school year was unparalleled in its complexity. Teachers in the Guilford Public Schools and those who support them were asked to teach and engage students in ways that stretched their...

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

A Key Component to Advancement

During what has been a very tumultuous year, we have been so thankful to live in a community that overwhelmingly shares our values in advocating for social justice and equity. Guilford Public...

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

For Public Safety

In regards to the April 8 letter “A Small First Step,” the writer Hugh Birdsall does not take into account the limited size and access to Clinton’s town beach. Parking bans...

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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.

This Takes Courage

I just want to express how proud I am of Deja Fleury and Caitlin Turner for taking action against something they felt was an affront to all people of color, the displaying of a confederate flag in ...

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

Support Local Zoning Rights

The conversion of low-income housing for Branford seniors, veterans, and disabled is very disappointing. Not only is it an offense to the Foote family, which dedicated and donated its land for...

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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 April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Music or Equity Coach

Is it really true that a music program is going to be cut at Adams School, providing money instead for an equity coach? Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn. It has...

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

The Same Respect

I’m Lucy. I’m 21 years old; I’m a senior at UConn. In the beginning of the pandemic, I worked at Big Y until I began serving with the AmeriCorps. I am a part of the...

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

A Small First Step

As a member of the Clinton Sustainability Committee, where equity is one of our primary concerns, I am writing with a proposal to my fellow shoreline citizens.As I was thinking about how,...

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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 31, 2021 08 a.m.

Don’t Be Fooled

The proposed budget is being marketed to us as a 1.4 percent increase and the lowest education budget request in many years. Don’t be fooled. It is camouflaging a huge upward trend in...

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

Clarification and Context

In response to Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”] stating that “the education budget is too high since it contains salary increases and...

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

Best Practices for Trails

Almost a quarter of Guilford’s land area is protected open space, with miles and miles of hiking trails that are maintained largely by volunteers. Now that spring has officially arrived and ...

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

Need to Reach Out

As a Clinton resident who believes in good government, I must respond to Clinton Town Council member Carol Walter’s March 18 letter [“We Speak Through the Chair”]. Her letter...

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

Heartfelt Appreciation

March 20 was the first day of spring 2021. It was a beautiful day and not just due to the weather and what the spring represents, but also because in Guilford we saw the spirit of generosity that...

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

Far from Alone

As a parent of two kids in the Guilford schools, I strongly support the district’s efforts to expand social justice, equity, inclusion, and awareness. It’s time. All our kids...

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

A Differing Opinion

Lately, I read our local paper (March 11, “Budget Sparks Criticism, Support of Schools’ Equity Work”), and I am appalled at the assumptions reporters, leaders in our town, and ...

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

A More Just Experience

Thank you for your coverage of the equity positions included in the Guilford Board of Education (BOE) budget [ “Budget Sparks Criticism, Support of Schools’ Equity Work,”...

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