Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Letters

Letters • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08 a.m.

A Very Poor Example

I watched the Board of Education meeting on July 12; first I was surprised, then I was shocked, and last, I became angry at the loud and abusive language being used toward Board Chair Katie...

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Letters • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08 a.m.

Concern Over Sustainability

Our jewel nestled by the sea is undergoing a transformation. Madison is for sale. Instead of promoting a green infrastructure to help absorb water by preserving trees, plants, and soil, bigger and ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08 a.m.

Make It Even Better

Most residents agree that Old Saybrook is a good place to live. Our challenge is to make it even better. The municipal election in November allows voters to do that.Current boards and...

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Letters • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08 a.m.

The Work of Many Hands

Many thanks to The Source for its front-page coverage of the Scranton Library’s new report on downtown Madison [“Library Survey Recommends Three Buildings for Historic...

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Letters • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08 a.m.

Not a Good Time

As the Town of Clinton’s prevention coordinator, I am writing this letter to urge all parents to take some time to understand the impact of marijuana use on teens. As marijuana use for...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Absolutely Irresponsible

As a long-time Madison resident, I have noticed new stop signs popping up around town over the last couple years. However, there is one very dangerous intersection that continually gets ignored,...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Monitoring the Process

The Save Academy grassroots organization is still here. Initially formed to oppose high-density development of our historic district and preservation of our open space, we’ve for a long...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Normal Once Again

I thank the members of the Old Saybrook Players for donating their time and talents to present a weekend of fundraising on behalf of The Kate. I had the good fortune of attending the all-woman...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

When I think about how important it is for the youth of our town to get a well-rounded education, it’s gratifying to know that Guilford Public Schools (GPS), Superintendent of Schools Dr....

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Lack of Common Sense

At the corners of Lynde Street, Pennywise Lane, and Old Boston Post Road there are four large red signs that say STOP. Apparently people pick and choose to whom that applies. Sorry to say, it...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

What Can Be Done?

For decades, Philip and Eunice Demond have lived on Old Whitfield Street, and in harmony with their neighbors. Eunice has been rescuing and saving wild animals for years. She herself is admired;...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

A Pleasant Surprise

What a pleasant surprise to see the new “Welcome to Guilford” sign as I recently exited I-95 at 57 North. I understand a similar sign also is now in place at Exit 58 North, and...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Change the Status Quo

Women are a vital and integral part of society worldwide. But sadly, in some patriarchal countries, women are second class citizens who are denied an education and the right to vote, and prevented ...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Very Serious Rights

With great interest I read “Old Saybrook Police Commission Member Calls for Greater Oversight” in the July 15 issue. Commission member Alfred Wilcox alleges that the commission falls ...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

How to Diversify?

Having followed the recent discourse across our town it is clear that there is a strong desire, amongst many in our community, for greater racial equity.It is obvious that changing...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

As Momentum Builds

I was saddened to see yet another yellow pesticide sign posted, this time at the entrance to Guilford Lakes School. I was told by Director of Operations Cliff Gurnham that Termidor had been...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

A Caring Town

Wildlife rehabilitator Eunice DeMond is a person who makes Guilford a town that cares. In just two examples, she took in an injured baby rabbit from my neighbor’s yard, and she carefully...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Interesting Objections

The July 15 letter to the editor “The First Amendment Party” [by Helena Santiago] raises interesting objections about the recent informational forum held at the Community Center on...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Ask the Tough Questions

In correspondence with Board of Education (BOE) Chair Katie Balestracci and all of its members, I voiced my concern about their Equity and Social Justice Initiative, which is code for Critical...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

The Blame Game

I’ve been involved in the East Haven budgeting process for 22 years. Noreen Clough is a trusted partner in many town roles, but none more important than our role on the Board of Finance...

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Rise to the Occasion

My name is Wendy Marks. I am a Native American person who grew up in North Haven. I am an alumnus of the North Haven school system (class of 1988), a concerned citizen, and a professional educator....

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Letters • Published July 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Connect the Dots

As a Guilford parent of two Caucasian boys, a licensed psychotherapist for children and adults, and an assistant clinical professor, I’m dismayed that some are calling culturally responsive ...

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

Hand-Wringing and Ex

Unfortunately the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is postponing action on the proposed changes to the flood plain ordinance as put forward by the Coastal Resilience Committee (CRC).It was the BOS...

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

A Flag a Day

I’ve requested that the Town of Madison fly the Italian flag. My grandfather came over from Italy, legally, at the age of 15, opened his own company, and became a success. My father had to...

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

Support in a Crisis

Last year in August, I fell off a roof and broke my back. This required surgery and the placement of several rods and screws in my back in order to stabilize it. Needless to say it was a very long ...

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