Sunday, May 09, 2021

Old Saybrook 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.

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 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.

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 14, 2021 08 a.m.

Environmentally Sustainable Choices

About a year and a half ago, our first selectman, Carl Fortuna, Jr., formed a waste and recycling task force to address the increasing costs of Old Saybrook’s waste disposal and recycling...

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

We Should be Proud

There are many things to be proud of as a resident of Old Saybrook. I am particularly impressed with the leadership and oversight of the Old Saybrook Public Schools. The strong voting support of...

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

A Far Nicer Public Park

Dock and Dine has proposed building a large food concession on the property adjacent to mini-golf at Saybrook Point. While it's certainly the owner's right to propose it, am I the only person in...

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

It Is All Right

Living on the Connecticut shore was always a dream for my husband and me. The extremely low mill rate (recently reported to be even lower in the proposed 2021-’22 budget—a tax cut!)...

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

A Measure of Hope

I recently read that 70 percent of the adults over 75 years old received their vaccine inoculations in the State of Connecticut. That’s good news. Old Saybrook is so fortunate to have a...

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

Smart Budget Decisions

Kudos to Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr., for providing the leadership and oversight to consistently deliver town budgets that have been flat, or close to flat, over the last decade....

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

Set the Standard

Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr., and Emergency Management Director/Police Chief Michael Spera have worked incredibly hard to ensure Old Saybrook is as prepared as any community to...

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

A Model for the Rest

As a board member of Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD, I would like to thank Police Chief Michael Spera and all the Old Saybrook police for the help they’ve provided over the...

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

Simply Remarkable

On Feb. 13, I received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at our Old Saybrook Middle School Vaccination Clinic. My experience there leads me to write this letter.From start to finish,...

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

Commission Should Examine Issues

At its Jan. 25 meeting, and at the urging of the Board of Selectmen, the Old Saybrook Police Commission requested Chief of Police Michael Spera to create a public document detailing turnover among ...

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

Taxpayers Must Have a Voice

Right now the fabric of our democracy is hanging by threads. Abuse of power is rampant along with a substantial lack of accountability. I absolutely agree with and support Alfred...

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

Unnecessary and Counterproductive

I’m responding to the Dec. 10, 2020 article “Old Saybrook Police Commission Codifies Correspondence and Citizen Complaint Process.” That article points out that after I was...

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

One of the Best Things

First, my thanks go to the powers that be in Old Saybrook for plowing my street several times during the Dec. 17, 2020 storm; I really appreciate that. I am also profoundly grateful to my neighbor ...

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

Good Will and Good Sense

I am writing to applaud the Old Saybrook Board of Selectman for approving the Resolution: Racism as a Public Health Crisis. This resolution acts as an affirmation of both our civic values and the...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

Knowledge and Insight

We often have local business owners run for office, but rarely do we have a local business owner running to represent the 23rd Assembly District with a background like Dave Rubino.The more...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

A Voice at the Table

I am looking forward to casting my vote in support of two very dedicated public servants: State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) and State Representative Devin Carney (R-23). Both are incredibly hard-...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

A Strong Future

We are both lifelong residents of Old Saybrook and our daughter is raising her two children in Old Lyme, so this area means a lot to us. We want to make sure that our grandchildren are able to...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

Dedicated, Focused, and Sincere

This letter is to support Devin Carney (R-23) for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives. Devin has been and continues to be a dedicated, focused, and sincere lawmaker who...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

New Ideas and Solutions

We are writing in support of Dave Rubino for state representative in the 23rd District for one main reason: The shoreline, state and country have an unparalleled need for new approaches that will...

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Letters • Published Oct. 28, 2020 07 a.m.

Find Bipartisan Solutions

We are a home of one Democrat and one Independent and have supported folks across the political spectrum. In the state representative race for the 23rd District, though, we will be supporting...

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