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Maria Kayne
  • Before my election to the Board of Selectmen, I spent 20 years serving on the Woodbridge Conservation Com ...

    Before my election to the Board of Selectmen, I spent 20 years serving on the Woodbridge Conservation Commission, where my mission was to protect the natural resources of our town.  As a Selectman for ...

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  • The town budget process took an unexpected turn last week.  At the end of February, the Board of Selectme ...

    The town budget process took an unexpected turn last week.  At the end of February, the Board of Selectmen (BOS), in a 5-1 vote, recommended a budget with a 2.99% increase to the Board of Finance (BOF ...

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  • By Selectman Maria Cruz Kayne This year’s budget process will soon come to a close.  Last week, the Board ...

    By Selectman Maria Cruz Kayne This year’s budget process will soon come to a close.  Last week, the Board of Selectmen voted 5-1 to recommend a budget with just under a 3% increase to the Board of Fin ...

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  •   Every neighborhood counts.  One of the primary goals of my 20 year tenure on the Woodbridge Conser ...

      Every neighborhood counts.  One of the primary goals of my 20 year tenure on the Woodbridge Conservation Commission and my current tenure on the Board of Selectmen has been to protect the quali ...

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  •   Woodbridge is unique as the only town in Connecticut that borders a major city but feels like a ru ...

      Woodbridge is unique as the only town in Connecticut that borders a major city but feels like a rural community.  Our open space is a precious, finite resource that supports the value of our pr ...

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  •   Recently the First Selectman called a Joint Special meeting of the Woodbridge Boards of Selectmen ...

      Recently the First Selectman called a Joint Special meeting of the Woodbridge Boards of Selectmen and Finance.  First on the agenda was a “Joint Review of Woodbridge Budget Elements and Process ...

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  •   The October meeting of the Board of Selectmen (BOS) featured confusion among the First Selectman, ...

      The October meeting of the Board of Selectmen (BOS) featured confusion among the First Selectman, the Town Attorney, and the chairman of the Board of Finance over how to interpret the Town Char ...

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  •   The Boards of Selectmen and Finance will soon begin their work on the budget for the next fiscal y ...

      The Boards of Selectmen and Finance will soon begin their work on the budget for the next fiscal year. While neighboring towns are recovering from the real estate slump, Woodbridge home values ...

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  • By Selectman Maria Cruz Kayne Until very recently, my colleagues and I on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) we ...

    By Selectman Maria Cruz Kayne Until very recently, my colleagues and I on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) were repeatedly assured by the First Selectman that the Toll Brothers proposal was the only viabl ...

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  •   By Maria Kayne An intriguing proposal for the Country Club of Woodbridge was unveiled at the most ...

      By Maria Kayne An intriguing proposal for the Country Club of Woodbridge was unveiled at the most recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Redan Reserve LLC, the developer of Chelsea Piers in ...

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  • On June 17th I was surprised to receive a call from Town Hall inviting me to meet privately with Toll Bro ...

    On June 17th I was surprised to receive a call from Town Hall inviting me to meet privately with Toll Brothers. At the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting three days before, First Selectman Scalettar had ...

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  • At the May 11th Board of Selectmen meeting, the Town’s environmental consultant HRP Associates recommende ...

    At the May 11th Board of Selectmen meeting, the Town’s environmental consultant HRP Associates recommended that the Town immediately clean up the contaminated soil at the Maintenance Area of the Count ...

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  •   My last column reported facts about environmental contamination at the Country Club of Woodbridge, ...

      My last column reported facts about environmental contamination at the Country Club of Woodbridge, including a “Significant Environmental Hazard” in the maintenance area – chlordane (a pesticid ...

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  • Reader Responds to Column

    I write to respond to the “From Across The Aisle” column by Maria Cruz Kayne of Friday January 15, 2016 I ...

    I write to respond to the “From Across The Aisle” column by Maria Cruz Kayne of Friday January 15, 2016 In 2011 the town purchased, at great expense, a recreational property with improvements (the Woo ...

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  • Many town residents have approached me with questions about the future of the Country Club of Woodbridge ...

    Many town residents have approached me with questions about the future of the Country Club of Woodbridge (CCW). It appears that the First Selectman favors a plan presented by Toll Brothers to close th ...

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  • Several times in the past few months, the First Selectman has referred to what she calls a “need” for age ...

    Several times in the past few months, the First Selectman has referred to what she calls a “need” for age restricted housing in Woodbridge. Is there a genuine need, or is there simply a “want” express ...

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  • “In fiscally challenging times, it is particularly important to understand and consider fully the economi ...

    “In fiscally challenging times, it is particularly important to understand and consider fully the economic benefits of open space.” The author of this statement is not, as you might expect, the presid ...

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