Friday, May 14, 2021

Clinton Letters

Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08 a.m.

Smart, Qualified, and Committed

In the upcoming election, I support and endorse Christine Goupil, a Clinton Town Council member who is the Democratic candidate for 35th District state representative. I am supporting Christine...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

Not Afraid of a Fight

Everyone who knows Christine Goupil understands that she is not afraid of a fight, nor opposed to doing the work necessary to accomplish the task at hand. Now running for representative of...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

Monitoring Should Be Comprehensive

In response to the Aug. 13 story “Westbrook Digs in with Groundbreaking New Septic System,” I’d like to voice concern about the monitoring plan for this system as an...

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Letters • Published Sep. 09, 2020 08 a.m.

Concerns for the Environment

I’m pleased to write in support of Christine Goupil, who is running for state representative in the 35th House District for the towns of Clinton, Killingworth, and Westbrook. For years, Ms. ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

An Oversimplification

The July 30 article “What’s in a Name?” says that Charles “Morgan purchased the land on Main Street upon which the original Morgan School would be built.” Though ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 12, 2020 08 a.m.

Still Have Work to Do

In response to the July 30 article “What’s in a Name?” the history of the namesake of The Morgan School is disappointing to those of us unaware of it. However, the eloquent...

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Letters • Published Aug. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

On Our Main Street

I would like to have the people of Clinton take a look at the old CVS building. The building is owned by a gentleman from Massachusetts.I had gotten tired of seeing the overloaded trash can,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 05, 2020 08 a.m.

Steady Habits Not Enough

Portland, Oregon and Clinton, Connecticut are separated by a continent. Last month, a town proclamation supporting Black Lives Matter (BLM) and broader minority protections generated controversy....

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Letters • Published July 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Swans Not a Nuisance

I am responding to Alan Schwarz’s July 9 letter [“Needs to Change”] about the mute swan issue because my experience here in Clinton is quite different from his in Old Saybrook....

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Let’s Not Ruin It

At a June 17 Clinton Town Council meeting, former first selectman Christine Goupil proposed a proclamation against discrimination that she hoped the council would approve. Chairman Chris...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Where We Need to Go

Kudos to all of the folks who proved to us all that change might once again come from the young.We often hear people bemoan the state of our kids as lazy, entitled, unmotivated, selfish,...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Liberty Green Left Off

The July 2 edition of Harbor News has an article titled “The New England Town Green: An Appreciation” and I was surprised to see that though it listed a green that now...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Dismissed Out of Hand

Clinton taxpayers were likely pleased when Town Manager Karl Kilduff reworked the budget to achieve a zero increase in the mill rate. But many may not be aware that one Town Council member,...

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Letters • Published July 08, 2020 08 a.m.

Eliminate a Real Injustice

The Clinton Town Council passed a broad resolution about fair, equitable and compassionate police conduct, pledging, “We are all committed to that goal and to building a community where...

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

Must Go Further

We are fortunate to live in a town with a terrific police department. In Clinton, we can sleep at night knowing we live in a safe community. We can go through our days knowing that, if in trouble, ...

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Letters • Published June 24, 2020 08 a.m.

We Have Work to Do

Clintonians showed up for the Class of 2020: parades, celebrations, posters. And it made an impact on students.As a recent Morgan graduate and REACT leader, I have two insights about Morgan ...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

A Long, Hard Look

Congratulations to our Morgan seniors as they inch closer to their graduation. As I finish my ninth year in education as both a high school science teacher and a university supervisor, I realize...

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Letters • Published June 10, 2020 08 a.m.

As Essential as a Library

In Clinton we yearn for leadership, very different from management. Our town manager Karl Killduff, is doing the managing. Where is the leadership?As the only community on the shoreline...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Keep Working Together

Bare Necessities, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides diapers and wipes to families in need along the shoreline between Guilford and Old Saybrook, servicing more than 400 babies. We...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

No Ordinary Times

The past six weeks have been a difficult time for our community as we navigate the economic and health consequences of this crisis. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their...

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Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08 a.m.

Happiness and Purpose

Rain or shine, cold or warm(ish), winds 0 or 35-plus miles per hour, from Monday through Friday, the team composed of Jon Siciliano, Michele Locke, Vivian Capestamy, Cindy Ellison, Liz Kowaosky,...

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Letters • Published May 06, 2020 08 a.m.

Was a Great Asset

I would like to thank Kim Syrel, licensed consulting arborist, for her outstanding work as Clinton’s tree warden. For the past two years, Kim has worked on several projects with the Clinton ...

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Letters • Published April 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Our Only Opportunity

On Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., the Clinton Town Council will conduct a virtual public hearing on the proposed town and education budgets. The initial proposed increases are 1.63 percent for...

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Letters • Published April 22, 2020 08 a.m.

Put on the Spot

Well we have a new form of government in town. In my travels around lately and before the pandemic, I have really noticed a large amount of homes for sale in town and a large amount of vacant...

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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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