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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Rapidly Escalating Needs

The Guilford Savings Bank has done a wonderful service for the Town of Madison by providing a grant of $20,000 to The Madison Foundation’s component fund, Madison Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)....

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Across the Kitchen Table

None of us have ever gone through this experience, lives disrupted with a sense of vulnerability. Crisis brings out the truth about ourselves and others: strengths and weaknesses, best and worst,...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

A Pretty Tight-Knit Place

If you’ve lived in East Haven almost the entirety of your life like I have, you probably have a rich appreciation for the bonds and traditions that hold our community together. However,...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

Taking the Lead

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an educational setting. These areas of study have been neglected over decades with the closure of many vocational and technical ...

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Letters • Published April 01, 2020 08 a.m.

A Record-Breaking Success

Sometimes children need to be reminded to say “Thank you,” but when you hear them laughing and screaming with joy on Essex Elementary School’s new swing set later this summer, ...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Share the Merchants’ Burden

This letter is directed to the landlords who lease space to the small businesses in our towns. None of us can avoid this unfortunate health emergency, but we must all try to help our fellow...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

A Plea to Drivers

We had just pulled into our driveway on Route 153, my wife and I and our eight-month-old puppy.As we exited the car, I decided to take the dog for a walk since she was already wearing her...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

All Called to Serve

The president has declared a national emergency. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Our town has declared a local civil preparedness emergency. We have all been reminded repeatedly...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Collaborate as a Community

What is it going to look like around here to ensure an accurate count when it is time to vote on the presidential primaries, possibly several rounds of annual budgets upcoming borrowing...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Not Overwhelming

Are Madison residents overwhelmed by three or four items on a same fall ballot with a presidential election? I think not. I suggest it is a clever first selectman, Peggy Lyons, and Democrat plan...

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Letters • Published March 25, 2020 08 a.m.

If There Really is Offense

There has been a steady trickle of comments in these columns concerning the use of the “Indians” name and logo, all of which have advocated for a change. There seems to be a feeling...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

What’s Truly Good About Chester

The world doesn’t stop spinning, even for a micro-second, when someone passes on. But our personal world often does. So I believe it’s worthwhile to point out how for many people in...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

Are There Other Questions?

The Madison Board of Selectmen has scheduled a referendum on the school construction projects and the Academy School Community Center Project for October 2020. This will be a special voting date...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

A Little More Thought

The recent ban on the use of plastic bags by retailers, which was promoted by environmentalists, is a perfect example of shortsighted and faulty liberal thinking. As one might have expected, it...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

Dedicated to Beautifying

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the residents of the town of East Haven and adjacent communities to Shoreline Community Garden Club. Our name should not be confused with a...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

The Political Posturing

I would like to respond to Bob Hale’s March 5 letter “Politics, Obfuscation, and Disappointment” and Eileen Banisch’s March 5 letter “Evident from the...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Mountain of Uncertainties

As a commercial property owner concerned for the downtown and its merchants, I write to express my ever-growing concern that the Main Street project is plowing forward to be completed this year in ...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Relying on Anecdotes?

A recent article [Feb. 27, “Guilford Housing Authority Says Seniors Running Out of Options for Affordable Housing”] stated that Guilford Housing Authority Executive Director Angela...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Like Something from a Dog Pound

I just saw the new Tuxis walkway for the first time. What in the world were the designers thinking? It looks like something that came from a dog pound, not a rustic walkway in a beautiful New...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

A Functioning Ethics Commission

After reading the Feb. 25 article “Madison BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure,” in my opinion, the town certainly must have a...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

An Impeccable Job

I attended the performance by North Haven High School students of Phantom of the Opera, and once again, they never fail to disappoint. From the lead roles to the stagehands, every single...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Increase Voter Participation

I’m writing with respect to the Feb. 27 article “BOS Sets Date for School, Academy Referenda Despite Republican Objections to Procedure.” In particular, if this vote passes,...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Wasn’t Just Kids

I am very happy to hear that we might be adding a splash pad to Jacobs Beach. When my kids were very young, we lived in New Haven, whose public beachfront park also has a splash pad. Along with...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Tax Dollars Wasted

Why would the hard-working citizens of Madison chose to have their tax dollars wasted on a referendum that is scheduled to take place in October when there are three other dates to choose from...

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Letters • Published March 11, 2020 08 a.m.

Deserve Their Own Attention

I attended the Madison Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 24 and was very happy to see the board vote to hold a referendum on two longstanding, important issues in town: the school facilities plan ...

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