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  • Editorial,  holidays,  Lead News,  new canaan,  Opinion

    Editorial: Holidays are time for giving

    Yes, the holidays can be rough. Between trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on a shoestring budget, preparing the ideal holiday meal, the onslaught of relatives and the tower of holiday invitations blocking your door it can become a bit overwhelming. But for right now let’s forget about all of that (because it really doesn’t matter) and focus on the actual point of the holidays (and no it’s not presents). The real focus of the holidays is to gather with loved ones and spread some good in the world. So this year, I’m asking you to do your part by making a donation. Donate your time to help…

  • Editorial,  Lead News,  new canaan,  Opinion,  property taxes

    Editorial: Do local property taxes matter?

    A couple of years ago a few readers said they were insulted when the Advertiser commented that no residents had come out in public to speak to the Town officials who were putting together expense budgets and tax rates. The Advertiser surmised that either residents and commercial property owners are not much affected by an increase in local property taxes, or they were not willing to reveal that taxes actually do matter to their households or tenants. Whatever the reason, there was not a peep from the public as elected and appointed officials and Town staff spent over three months, as they do every year, fine-tooth-combing a new budget. Last…