Closing a Season and a Chapter of Life on the Water

/

...It was built in 1950 and was designed by Winthrop Warner of Middletown, whose name is etched on a small brass plaque high on the ceiling of the boat’s tiny wheelhouse.  “He was really kind of a famous guy,” said Marshall, who is clearly well-schooled on the history of the...

More

Alarm About Middletown Board Education Response

...independent investigation – whether the allegations are found to be substantiated or found to be unsubstantiated.   But unless there is credibility and trust that the full truth has been sought and made public, the allegations will continue to divide our community and Middletown Public Schools. Gerald E. Daley Middletown, CT...

More

Planned Middletown Board ‘Retreat’ Breaks Freedom of Information Law

...the public in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes §1-226.  Please ensure compliance by the Middletown Board of Education for this planned special meeting / retreat and for all future meetings. Gerald E. Daley Middletown, CT Editor’s Note: Late on Friday morning, the Middletown Board of Education canceled the planned “retreat.”...

More

‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...Jackson said. Jackson said her experience working in a school, as a parent, and being married to a teacher have all given her different perspectives into the school system. MIDDLETOWN — At Spencer School in west Middletown, election officials said fewer than a dozen people had cast ballots there (7:30...

More

Decision on Killingworth Lawsuit to Be Decided After Election

...Blewett must be seated on both boards if re-elected on Tuesday. On Thursday, Blewett’s attorney David Cutillo asked Middletown Superior Court Judge Rupal Shah for additional time to review a motion to dismiss the lawsuit the town filed on Wednesday, as well as an objection to Cutillo’s motion that was...

More

Candidates for Middletown P&Z Sound off

/

MIDDLETOWN — Given that voters will be asked to choose between seven candidates running to fill three open seats on the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission next week, CT Examiner reached out to get a better sense of why they are running, what they would bring to the commission, and...

More

Vote on School Hiring in Middletown Draws Mixed Response

MIDDLETOWN — On November 2, voters will be asked to approve a change to the town charter that would shift the hiring and supervision of school district employees without teaching credentials from the purview of the Mayor to the Board of Education and superintendent of schools. Support for the change...

More

DeVoto Run Could Give De Facto Supermajority to Democrats on P&Z

MIDDLETOWN — In a risky bid that could alter the shape of the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission, current Chair Stephen DeVoto – until recently a Democrat – is running for re-election as an unaffiliated candidate. If DeVoto succeeds in retaining his seat on the commission without the support of...

More

On Middletown P&Z, You have 3 Votes, Make them Count

To the Editor: Planning and Zoning Commissioners are on the ballot November 2 in Middletown. I am running for re-election as an independent candidate because Planning and Zoning is central to Middletown’s economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and housing opportunities. Vote Stephen H. Devoto, row C. I want to continue the...

More

Regarding Clinton Schools — CT Examiner Responds

...Middletown Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1381, and the Middletown Federation of Paraeducators, Local 3161 instead issued a joint statement regarding alleged “harassment, intimidation and retaliation by members of Central Office senior management.” No wonder a Freedom of Information request filed with the Clinton public schools turned up just one...

More

Middletown Residents Brainstorm on Riverfront Redevelopment

...of properties on the waterfront. In April, Middletown’s City Council voted unanimously to purchase four properties, including the 9-acre former site of Jackson Corrugated Container manufacturer, for a total of $2.55 million.  Joseph Samolis, Middletown’s director of planning, conservation and development, said that the city was also working on the...

More

Matt Lesser Makes His Case for Secretary of the State

In June, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that she would not be running for reelection, opening the door to a slew of candidates expressing interest in the seat. One of those is Democratic State Sen. Matt Lesser of Middletown. Three other Democratic candidates, State Rep. Josh Elliott of...

More

Connecticut Towns Take Different Approaches to Allowing Marijuana Businesses

...neighboring towns of Middletown, Middlefield and Durham, each town has taken a different approach towards marijuana. Middletown already moved in August to implement zoning rules for marijuana “micro-cultivation” and retail sales. Durham’s Planning and Zoning Commission instituted a six-month moratorium on marijuana establishments in August — a popular move among...

More
1 2 3 4