Madison Board of Education Okays $89 Million School Plan

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...idea of combining Madison and Guilford into a single district, saying that he believed this would be a smart idea for two districts experiencing declining enrollment.  Cooke said he wasn’t aware of any discussions to combine with any of the neighboring districts. He said that he didn’t believe combining districts...

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Guilford has Almost Destroyed Itself as a Community

...of several undercurrents at play in Guilford. What has actually happened in this community? This spring the Guilford Board of Education announced its commitment to a Social Justice and Equity Initiative in the Guilford Public Schools .There was almost immediate praise for the board’s position by a large segment of...

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Takeaways from Tuesday’s Election

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Reflecting on the results of Tuesday’s municipal elections, political leaders, operatives and observers around Connecticut reported better-than-expected results for Republicans, with bright spots for Democrats in the high-profile Guilford Board of Education race and other pockets of the state.  Republican Minority Leader Vincent Candelora, whose district includes North Branford and...

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Turnout in New London Sends Mixed Message

To the Editor: Re (“From 5% in Hartford to 61% in Guilford — Voter Turnout By the Numbers,” Nov. 4) It’s concerning for sure, that turnout in New London was barely higher than it was for the August referendum on the police staffing mandate. Interestingly, results from this year’s local...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...3,092 votes. [Note these figures have updated] Jennifer Baldwin, Moira Rader, Arnold Skretta Guilford’s new Board of Education OLD LYME — Reviewing ballots after polls close. GUILFORD — As the dust settles at the Guilford polling sites, the magnitude of the voter turnout in the town is becoming apparent. At...

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David Spencer Pitches Beaujolais

...from Guilford. I’m from Manhattan. So out here made sense, but, when we came here, you know, especially during the pandemic, the customer base changed right under our feet … we noticed that the tourists are 90% of our business for a good portion of the year, which changed the...

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Little Rebound from Dramatic COVID Declines for Eastern Connecticut Schools

Public school enrollments along the eastern shoreline of Connecticut aren’t showing the rebounding numbers some expected after dramatic declines during the pandemic. In a review of preliminary enrollment data for districts stretching between Guilford and New London, school officials reported generally disappointing numbers. Last year, Guilford schools lost 154 students...

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On the Matter of Equity and East Lyme

...if we want to avoid the fate of Guilford – a town that is currently tearing itself apart over issues of equity and changes to its curriculum – let’s set an example for students and faculty for how research, evidence and analysis — at every step — should be handled...

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