Sunday, May 09, 2021

Letters

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

Focus on Noise Pollution

The Town of Old Saybrook Zoning Commission will consider the Smoke on the Water (SOTW) at Dock & Dine application for special exception in May. The public has voiced many concerns at numerous...

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

Bang for the Buck

As a former primary/middle school art teacher, I know from firsthand experience what it means to teach with limited budgets. The most resourceful of us become entrepreneurial in order to purchase...

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

Keep the Momentum Going

I have been living in Clinton a long time and have long said a thriving community starts with its education system. That provides demand for homes, which brings families who support economic...

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

Refreshing to See

I am so proud to see that both State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) and State Representative John-Michael Parker (D-98) have been actively seeking input from local officials on legislative...

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

Keep Clinton Competitive

As a parent of two teenagers, I have been involved in Clinton education and the budget process for many years. I pride myself in being an informed education advocate and PTA board member. I also...

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

Commitment, Care, Creativity, and Talent

We’ve heard it said that “the best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” We’d like to take this moment to show our appreciation for all the teachers and...

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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 May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Another Big Success

Thanks go to all the amazing residents and businesses of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond who made this year’s Shoreline Fire Department Food Drive on April 24 a...

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

A Risk We Cannot Afford

I am writing to encourage the residents of Clinton to support our schools and vote “Yes” on May 12. A school system, like any business, will always have cost of living and salary...

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

A Priceless Gift

Regarding Gerald Birnbaum’s April 15 letter “Four Heroes,” when Mr. Birnbaum gives his land to Rettich or Bauer trust, he too shall be remembered as one of Madison’s...

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

A Redundant Exercise

The Coastal Resiliency Commission (CRC) recommendations will of course do nothing to abate the principle threat, which is rising waters brought about by climate change. Elevating ones house will...

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

Stand in Support

The Person of the Week profile on Devan Cowles-Garcia [“Cowles-Garcia Retreads Activist Path at The Country School,” April 1], starting with the mention of a racist Zoom-bombing of a ...

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

Right On

Jane Siris’s concern about littering expressed in her April 22 letter to the editor [“A Scenic Amenity”] is right on. It is awful. Short of increased refunds on deposits, and...

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

A Similar Standard

In the April 22 issue [“Branford Point Dock Repair Start Delayed, Town Holds Contractor to Original Completion Date”], I was pleased to see that the town is holding the contractor to ...

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

The Genuine Thing

Almost 21 years ago I walked into the Westbrook Public Library with my two-month-old son for a mom and tot playgroup. One of the first people I met was the lovely children’s librarian, Mary ...

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

A Financial Disaster

More than “some” homeowners are unhappy with the proposed floodplain changes which was suggested in the title of your April 22 article addressing this issue [“Residents...

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

Something to Think About

As a District Two member of the Town Council, I would like to recommend converting the vacant D.C. Moore School into a community center. This would actually be the first of its kind in East Haven....

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

Looking Forward to 2022

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) 484 had provided our community with a day of entertainment, culminating with a fireworks display, to celebrate...

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

Continue Reporting

It is essential that our country’s devastating systemic racism be brought forward at every opportunity, and I give many thanks to The Source for its recent articles on the subject. I also...

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

Noise, Smoke, and Development

If this outdoor, 300-seat restaurant at Saybrook Point, Smoke on the Water, were to be approved, the desecration of one of the most scenic venues in all of New England will be a foregone...

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

Grateful

As a longtime Branford resident, I feel grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community of emergency responders. I thank all those who worked together to keep our community as safe as possible ...

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

Many and Varied Opportunities

I was recently asked about walkability in the town of Old Saybrook. Immediately I began to think about the many and varied opportunities available to all of Old Saybrook’s community members....

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

Ahead of the Curve

I have been proud to call Old Saybrook my home for nearly 32 years and, though I have a long daily commute, it been worthwhile. I believe Old Saybrook to be a great place to live—the...

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

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Human Being

Jack Davis had a full life of love and achievement, and his passing is still deeply sad. Thirty years ago or more he called me, whom he did not know, and after a few months we and others created...

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

A Cultural Phenomenon

Regarding Hugh Birdsall’s April 8 letter “A Small First Step,” who else is sick of hearing this constant beratement about how biased we all are about skin color, that...

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