Corey Sipe's Blog

Corey Sipe's thoughts and ruminations Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
A sign reminding users that the Shoreline Greenway Trail is still under construction and to be careful
Gus R. Horvath April 16, 2014 at 07:31 pm
Mick. Yes. They have been parking on the entry road since I have been in Madison some 49 years.
Jay April 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm
actually no - no one has parked on the entry road when the park is open-they are there only beforeRead More the park opens to walk. No on parks out near the post road to use the beach - it is almost a mile walk.. This is another example of state waste of money . Rebuilding the west bath rooms is another - there was no real reason to have demolished the ones damaged in the storm or remove a major section of the relatively new boardwalk and building a " nature center" zoo at Meigs is a waste - we do not need a another zoo. You all realize the park is only used to a significant degree for four months a year? Once school starts in late august user rates drop off to a point in late October less than a hundred people visit a day. The "nature trail" is another joke - .
Corey Sipe April 22, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Just to clarify, the main purpose of the lot was for users of the Shoreline Greenway Trail. The lot,Read More the boardwalk closest to the park entrance road, and the Madison trail itself were paid for by federal grant monies and donations, no state tax dollars were used. Volunteers from SGT worked very hard to make the lot and trail possible.
Westbrook Train Station, Photo from CT DOT
Corey Sipe April 7, 2014 at 09:29 pm
Matt, if tolls were back on there are no guarantees that money would be used for the roads. Plus theRead More state has gotten federal aid for highways they would lose with tolls and perhaps have to pay it back with tolls. The issues of tolls is a lot more complicated than Dan Malloy, a guy who loves every tax unless it's election time, would have you believe. Also at issue is whether to create free and toll lanes or just toll lanes, federal law makes it easy to toll new lanes or highways but more difficult to put tolls on existing ones. I've researched tolls quite a bit in the past so I know the challenges they face. It's hard to compare ct to states who always had tolls and keep in mind CT had tolls then they were removed due to a car accident.
Phil Sengle April 8, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Wrong about no use for Unilever Property. again go to meeting/readout at Clinton Town Hall at 7 PMRead More on April 23rd. New zoning regulations will be written to encourage the type of plans that will be proposed.
Gus R. Horvath April 8, 2014 at 07:22 pm
Cory. We may not be looking at the same CT DOT Study. The one I quoted from is the I-95 CorridorRead More Feasibility Study Section 5.3.4.a, Feasibility. The study was conducted by Clough, Harbour & Associates LLC. I had been asked to review it and comment by the then Madison Town Engineer for it's political impact.
donald n. mei March 17, 2014 at 06:51 pm
I love your logic; so to forestall any new taxes, lets allow gambling at the neighborhood pizzaRead More joint. Truth is, any new taxes would force our esteemed public servants to actually go on the record in support of them. Raising the money through Keno lets them off the hook. We have enough gambling in Connecticut; we don't need any more.
donald n. mei March 17, 2014 at 06:58 pm
Some things to think about; http://www.pactoregon.org/facts-economic.html
ted Aub February 27, 2014 at 08:48 am
Good information ! The reality is quite sobering but the results have been devastating from theseRead More situations. Thank You