Monday, May 10, 2021

Guilford Letters

Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

A Historic Date

April 3, 2006, is a historic Guilford date. At the Board of Selectmen meeting, a special town meeting was considered and rejected. Prior to this meeting, a group of residents had collected...

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Letters • Published April 21, 2021 08 a.m.

Festive and Delicious

This year, Guilford Meals on Wheels delivered 96 Easter feasts. Every holiday meal was festive and delicious. Each included a traditional Easter meal prepared by Guilford chef Larry Santamaria and ...

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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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

Inaccurate and Polemical

It was with considerable interest that I read the Courier’s account of a recent budget hearing and your characterization of a resident’s language in a letter to the Board of ...

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

Civility Will Return

We are writing to say thank you to State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) and State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-86) for demonstrating the importance of restoring political civility...

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

A Bad Choice

I can’t be the only one who was surprised and disappointed to see the photo of some sledders on the cover of the Feb. 11 paper. Unless something has changed in the last few weeks, sledding...

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

Standing with Us

We at Guilford Art Center (GAC) would like to thank our community for supporting our shop during this recent holiday season. Like many non profit organizations and businesses, GAC has had to...

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

Quick as a Wink

My husband and I have lived in the same home on Goose Lane for 38 plus years and have shoveled the snow and chopped the ice piled in front of our driveway as the Guilford crews plow and clear our...

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

Find the Resources

I was encouraged to read in the Guilford Mass Notification dated Jan. 22 that a COVID-19 vaccination clinic would be open in Guilford on Jan. 25. I have no doubt that the distribution of the...

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Letters • Published Jan. 27, 2021 08 a.m.

A Shopping Bag of Love

How fortunate I am to live in Guilford. Meals on Wheels, under the capable direction of Christi Burton, delivered a shopping bag of love to me on Christmas morning. It was delivered by the...

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Letters • Published Jan. 20, 2021 08 a.m.

Smiles and a Warm Heart

The generosity of the Guilford community never ceases to amaze me. My husband and I had the opportunity to help organize the delivery of Meals on Wheels for Christmas Day. Upon our arrival at the...

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

Requires Unstinting Honesty

I agree with Joel Helander that the documents depicting the founding of Guilford should remain in Town Hall with an adequate interpretation. But I disagree about that interpretation, depicted in...

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

Character and Beauty

We live at 650 Leetes Island Road, the former home of Judge Calvin M. Leete. This letter summarizes my concerns about the resurgence of interest in changes to our historic, beautiful Route 146 and ...

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

Beautify and Support Guilford

The Guilford Garden Club extends its appreciation to the community for its support of its recent Wreath and Craft Boutique on Dec. 4, 2020. All proceeds are used to beautify and support Guilford...

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