Madison Releases Plans for New Elementary School

MADISON — School officials released the first draft of a plan for the new Jeffrey Elementary School building at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.  The plan is part of a $85 million building project that includes constructing a new pre-kindergarten to fifth grade elementary school, closing Jeffrey and...

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$2.3 Million Offer Wins Endorsement of Madison Selectmen

MADISON — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to recommend the sale of the former Island Avenue School to Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy in a meeting Tuesday night. The academy, which has been leasing the building since 2019, offered the town $2.3 million for the purchase of the...

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Madison Plans Referendum on Several Long-Term Projects

The Town of Madison is preparing to hold a referendum on several long-term projects, including the development of the former Academy School into a community center, the sale of the former Island Avenue School and a building project that will overhaul the schools in the local district.  First Selectwoman Peggy...

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Four Root and Walden Farms Win Grants to Expand their Farming Operations

...a farm stand, through community supported agriculture shares and at farmers markets in Madison and New Haven. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN8jV0_MK-d/?utm_medium=copy_link “There will always be more projects, but this feels like, once we can get our water situation sorted out, this is kind of the last start up infrastructure project,” Aaron Taylor said....

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Klarides on ‘Connecticut’s Crime Epidemic’

...a lack of courage has put the safety of every Connecticut citizen at risk. We need leaders who will make tough choices and take on Connecticut’s crime crisis and restore law and order in our state. Themis Klarides Madison, CT Klarides served as House Minority Leader from 2015 through 2021...

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Consider the Shrimp Roll

...delivered, has made it challenging to provide a consistent product to her customers.  “It’s hard to print a menu,” said Joe Goldberg, co-owner of Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, which has locations in Westbrook and Madison.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, menu prices were four percent higher this...

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Niantic Cinemas Will Roll Film Once Again on Friday

...Ullman, shown on a single screen.  “It’s an excellent movie if you’ve ever seen it, but they were new to the whole process,” said Mitchell, 49. “I think they began to realize quickly it wasn’t working because duplex theatres were popping up in Norwich, Old Saybrook, Groton and Madison, and...

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Peggy Lyons Makes Her Case for a Second Term

Madison First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons is running for a second term in the town’s top elected office, facing challenger Republican Bruce Wilson, a Republican and member of the Board of Selectmen. Lyons was elected first selectwoman in 2019, upsetting Republican Tom Banisch by a few hundred votes. Lyons sat down...

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Bruce Wilson Makes His Case For Madison First Selectman

Madison Selectman Bruce Wilson is challenging Democratic incumbent Peggy Lyons for Madison First Selectman. Wilson, a Republican, seeks the town’s top elected job after years serving on the Madison Board of Selectmen and a previous stint on the Board of Education. Lyons was elected first selectwoman in 2019, upsetting Republican...

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A 6-3 Vote Gives The Ledges a Green Light in Madison

MADISON — In a 6-3 vote Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception for the building application of The Ledges, a seven-unit residential complex at 856 Boston Post Road, within the the town’s zone of cluster housing. The project has drawn controversy partly because blasting will...

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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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RJ Julia Hosts Lamont and Boehner Chat

Gov. Ned Lamont spoke with former Speaker of the House John Boehner about his new memoir, “On the House,” in a Zoom conversation hosted by independent bookstore RJ Julia Booksellers of Madison on Friday.  The two politicians discussed political polarization, and Boehner shared thoughts and memories of working with President...

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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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Madison Debates Four-part $85 Million School Project

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MADISON — School Superintendent Craig Cooke presented plans for an $85 million building project for the school district that will go to the town in a referendum in late 2021 or early 2022.  The project includes four parts: constructing a new pre-kindergarten to fifth grade elementary school, closing Jeffrey and...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...as funding for summer programs. Madison The anticipated return of a large number of students to Madison Public Schools has prompted the district to direct a portion of the $1.23 million in federal funds that the district will receive toward hiring two additional elementary school teachers on one-year contracts. Superintendent...

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