Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

Madison is hiring two new teachers for the fall. East Lyme needs two kindergarten teachers, two second grade teachers, a social worker and six paraeducators. Stonington plans to hire at least 20 teachers, tutors and interventionists. Region 4 and Guilford are hiring permanent substitutes. Old Saybrook is hiring temporary therapists,...

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HB6107 is no Threat to CT’s Historic Architectural Heritage

As the owner and resident of a historic property in Guilford that was built in 1769, I feel a unique responsibility to preserve what makes my hometown so special. That entails a duty to speak out in favor of legislation that would actively enhance the quality of my town. With...

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Cohen Explains Her ‘No’ on Marijuana

...is confident it will pass before the end of the session at midnight.  Connecticut Examiner spoke to several legislators who spent hours debating the bill on the Senate floor to get insight into how they ended up deciding to cast their votes. State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, voted against the...

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Heat, Humidity, Masks Spur School Closures Across Connecticut

High temperatures and humidity led multiple Connecticut school districts, including Madison and Guilford, to call an early dismissal today. Superintendent Craig Cooke of Madison Public Schools said the decision to dismiss early in Madison probably would not have happened if the students did not have to wear masks.  “I think...

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Hearing on Guilford Raccoon Rescue Attracts 90+

GUILFORD — The owner of a wildlife rehabilitation facility ordered by the town in February to cease operations until a special permit has been granted, appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission and a zoom audience of more than 90 people for a public hearing Wednesday night.  Eunice Demond is...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...Guilford, who is a former state representative for District 53 and former state commissioner of social services, told the audience that Culliton and the Witness Stones Project at Adams Middle School in Guilford transformed her life when they uncovered her family’s history of enslavement.  “Dennis discovered me while researching the...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...last for three years. The money will also fund two social workers, additional building substitutes, technology devices, an information database for security purposes and two years of programmed social-emotional support at the middle schools. Guilford For Superintendent Paul Freeman, the goal of academic support isn’t to re-teach students everything they...

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Shoreline Schools Plan Language Learning Partnership

...from is the idea of offering remote learning.”  Neviaser said that world languages was the most obvious idea for a regional partnership, since certain districts have courses that are not offered anywhere else. Old Lyme, for example, offers Latin and Chinese. Guilford High School has Arabic classes, and a teacher...

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Spending, Equity, Health Outcomes at Heart of TCI Debate

...the TCI could reduce emissions – by making it more expensive to drive gasoline or diesel powered vehicles, pushing drivers more quickly into electric vehicles. Proponents including DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes and state Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, co-chair of the Environment Committee, say that isn’t the intent of the TCI....

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Business Groups Write to Oppose Health Insurance Tax

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...Scanlon, D-Guilford, said that the federal legislation didn’t address everything, like allowing cost-sharing and fixing the “family glitch” which prevents low and middle-income families from enrolling in an affordable plan. Scanlon also said that the federal funds were limited to two years.  “I don’t think there’s any reason we shouldn’t...

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Guilford P&Z Votes for Change to Allow for Multifamily Development

...told the commission that while his group is known for higher-priced projects like waterfront condominiums at Central Hall in Mystic, they also develop mid-priced properties like the one they envision for Guilford. Navarro said he expects units at the Guilford project to be priced “a tick or two” higher than...

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Bipartisan Deal on Unemployment to Address $712 Million Debt

...count against their employer,” said Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme. “Raising it to $1,600 still doesn’t put us at the national average, but it does say that you should have real engagement with the labor market to claim unemployment.”  Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, said the bill should move out of...

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Lamont Probably Won’t Mind Denunciation as a Moderate

...legislators want to be considered far left on taxes and spending. Some like to posture for restraint in government finance. One of these Democrats, Guilford state Rep. Sean Scanlon, House chairman of the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, has proposed legislation to limit municipal property tax increases and to have...

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Debating the Impact of Eliminating Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccination

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...to an overall mistrust of science and pharmaceutical companies.  “Obviously, social media has helped people really spread that message,” said Terranova.   State Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, said during the March 31 meeting that they were concerned about removing children between kindergarten and sixth grade...

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