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Letter to the Editor: Back to the Drawing Board

To the Editor:

If there is one thing I have learned after four decades of public service it is this: Many times you face adversity and many times, to others, you are the face of adversity.  … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: If It Seems Too Good to Be True, the Sequel

To the Editor:

As the Town Garage referendum draws near I would urge one and all to reject any notion that the anonymously prepared ‘alternate proposal’ carries any validity in a taxpayer funded municipal building project. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: To Those I May Have Offended

To the Editor:

Tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to vote on two questions in addition to voting for your representatives in Government. One of the questions concerns the town garage facility on Commerce Drive. I did bring forward, for review, an alternate site and facility proposal. While some may question my motives, the fact is that I agree a new town garage is needed. I admit that I have not followed or participated in the process of the town garage as closely as others have. A plan was presented to me and stated that the PMBC never looked at the River Rd site as a combined firehouse/garage project. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: The Town Needs a Plan B on Public Works Facility

To the Editor:

The town of Canton has been discussing the issue of a new DPW garage for several years. Nobody I’ve spoken to disagrees that a new one is needed and neither do I.

Last year the town soundly defeated the Board of Selectman’s Plan A, 325 Commerce Drive. This year, they’ve come back with a whole new Plan A – except that the only thing new about it was what they took away from the last Plan A. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: How Easy It Is to Criticize

To the Editor:

How easy it is to criticize. How easy it is to avoid hard work. How easy it is to throw shots at the work of others. How easy it is to cover your face so no one knows who is making that cheap shot. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Town Garage is a Core Infrastructure Need

To the Editor:

I have been a Canton resident for 5 years after living 32 years in Simsbury. I have come to greatly enjoy this community and I have been reading up on various issues that face the town. I am greatly relieved that so many of the roads in town that have been in disrepair are now being repaved. I have been impressed with the other major construction projects that are underway, all of which will improve the town and its services. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: I’m Voting Yes and You Can Put My Name on That

To the Editor:

What an honor it has been for me to be elected and to serve on the Board of Finance for the last three years. In those years I have seen the hard work and sweat equity that each board and its members put in on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis to fulfill their respective duties to the town and its taxpayers. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Reasonable Budget, Logical Location Are Not Part of Current Garage Plan

To the Editor:

I am a Town of Canton tax payer, who has been intently following the issue regarding the proposed location, design, and most importantly the overall cost of the new Canton town garage. As much as I believe the town is in desperate need of a solution for the obsolete facilities the municipal employees and equipment are currently working out of, I don’t believe that the solution is to over build and saddle Canton residents with an unnecessary tax burden. Besides the general frustration I have with the town spending what appears to be an excessive amount of taxpayer’s dollars for this new garage, I also have grave concerns about the actions taken by the board of selectman during this process. … Continue Reading

Letter To the Editor: Stephen Roberto, Deputy First Selectman, Asks You to Vote ‘YES’ to the Town Garage

To the Editor,

The town has been asking the public for years to come to us with their ideas for a new Town Garage. We would have welcomed them with open eyes and open minds. We even gave our due diligence to a recently submitted anonymous plan but it just does not work. We wanted to present a project to the community that they would support and one that would serve our town for many years to come. And that is what we have done in the current proposal that is up for a vote on Tuesday. … Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Beware Anonymous Proposals in Canton

To the Editor:

The anonymous proposal for a Department of Public Works garage in Canton is worth the ink used to sign it. After a public bid process, public hearings, public selection of the winning proposal, and placement of a referendum question on Tuesday’s ballot to fund that proposal, after all that – State Senator Kevin Witkos handed an anonymous proposal for another garage site to Canton’s First Selectman, Richard Barlow. … Continue Reading

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