At school regionalization hearing, a resounding ‘no’

Small-town residents by the hundreds let their opposition to forced school regionalization be known at the state Capitol on Friday, jamming email in-boxes and four legislative hearing rooms. Long before a 1 p.m. Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly began at the Legislative Office Building, more than 1,000 pieces of written testimonies were filed in opposition to three bills … read more

Residents travel far to show their opposition to regionalization bills

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Early Friday morning “Hands Off Our Schools,” a group begun in Wilton, gathered at the capital for a brief meeting before a scheduled public hearing at 1 p.m. before the legislature’s Education Committee. The committee is hearing comments on three school regionalization bills and a bill that would shift some of the burden of teacher pension payments onto municipalities. Republican Town Committee … read more

Lamont pledges his school regionalization plan is all about carrots, not sticks

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Gov. Ned Lamont emerged from a closed-door meeting with a dozen Fairfield County municipal leaders on Tuesday, pledging he is not out to force on anyone his plans for regionalization of some school operations. “I am a believer of shared services but my plan uses … a carrot, not a stick,” Lamont insisted. “I am not using anything to force … read more

Gymnastics: Trumbull’s Samantha Markland sixth at Senior Showcase

Connecticut placed second at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase held in Ft. Myers Beach (Fla.) on May 18-19. The CT High School Coaches Association Gymnastics Committee selected the senior gymnasts to compete with other outstanding gymnasts from around the country. New Jersey was first with 151.75, followed by Connecticut 146.425, Massachusetts 141.025 and Illinois 139.375. Bri Laggis, … read more