Peter Black

Well, as a fiscally conservative Republican, I believe that the Democrats in Hartford have been doing that on many issues. While we have had surpluses in the last one or two budgets, they have come at the cost of increased taxes, lowering the scheduled pension contributions, and "scoop &a…

First, his constituents live in Guilford, Stony Creek, and Pine Orchard, which are not in any low level flight path. His constituents will se noting but benefit from more flights from Tweed.

Second, I do live in Short Beach. The old DASH-8's often flew right over my house. I enjoyed…

We have done numerous refinancings as interest rates have trended lower. On some notes, we have paid as little as 1%. Right now, other than the new, long term debt for the current projects, the only callable bonds we have are Clean Water Bonds at 2%. Those will soon be paid off completely…

The commission should have zero concern for return on investment. So he grossly over-paid for the property? That's good for the diocese, but should be bad for him. As others have said, this development will be a burden on other taxpayers. This guy should not be allowed to have Branford's…

Most of all I learned gun safety at age six on the rifler range at summer camp. Most of us got a BB gun at age six, and a pellet gun or .22 at about age twelve. Today, it seems both the pro and anti-gun forces have imbued firearms with mythical qualities. For one side, the gun is a symbol …

I certainly disagree with Chris Sullivan on many issues, particularly the state where he sees higher taxes as the solution to funding state employee benefits without cutting services. On the RTM, however, I have always found him respectful and open to communication. Although he can be hard…

The BoE is a separate entity from the town. Cosgrove can influence things, but has zero authority to oversee or dictate to the Board. The town's role, played by the Board of Finance and RTM at budget time, is to decide how much, if any, more money the BoE should get. State law prohibits u…

While I didn't read about it in the press until Thursday, the DoT has announced they cannot help us with funding for the Harbor Street Culvert. This is a need: there only other way into Branford Point is Standard Road, and the present bridge is literally falling apart. Bottom line, the to…

Sliney, not Stoney.