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Julia Werth

Julia Werth has 112 articles published.

Posted on in Region 18

Plans for Synthetic Turf Field Raise Questions, Emotions, at Lyme-Old Lyme Meeting

There were more questions than answers at Monday night’s meeting of an ad hoc Board of Education athletics committee on the proposed construction of a synthetic turf field behind the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and High School. Questions raised at the meeting include the choice of infill, the challenges that face the current athletic department,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Saybrook

No Gateway Approvals for “Living Shoreline” Project off Fenwick

OLD SAYBROOK — The living shoreline planned by the Connecticut River Conservancy and Lynde Point Land Trust for Fenwick will be the second public project of its kind, but three other living shoreline projects have been constructed successfully by private landowners since the 2012 legislation permitting them was passed.   “In 1980 a law was passed… Keep Reading

Posted on in Environment/Old Saybrook

Fenwick is Site of Second Living Shoreline Project in Connecticut

Last winter, after years of increasing erosion exacerbated by sea level rise, Long Island Sound breached a protective sand dune offshore of Fenwick leaving a recently restored marsh behind it vulnerable. “There is concern that there is going to be more flooding, especially during large storm events,” said Juliana Barrett, an extension educator for the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Region 18/Region 4/Special Needs

High Costs, Diverse Outcomes for Educational Special Needs in Connecticut

Sarah Tyszka’s son is in sixth grade, but reads at a preschool level. He has dyslexia, a condition that typically requires one-on-one reading instruction to learn to read and write, according to the Dyslexia Society of Connecticut. Last year Tyszka’s son received one-on-one instruction, but this year his school does not have a teacher certified… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme/Port Authority

Briefly, the Old Lyme Selectmen Debate

Nearly 200 people filled Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School’s auditorium on Wednesday night for the selectman debate between Democratic incumbents Bonnie Reemsnyder and Mary Jo Nosal and Republican candidate Tim Griswold. The audience was filled with town residents including several candidates for other offices in Old Lyme. Current Republican selectman Chris Kerr, however, was not present.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Education/Region 18/Region 4

Shoreline Schools Look to Foreign Students to Meet Enrollment, Diversity Goals

IN THE REGION — For the past five years, East Lyme High School has welcomed between six and ten international students from China into their community. The students are recruited by SPIRAL International, a Vermont-based student exchange program, which pays East Lyme High School $19,000 per student. This year, however, just one student is participating… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Special Needs

Mediation, Non-disclosure Agreements Challenge Educational Opportunity in Connecticut

This year Elizabeth’s son started at a special school for children with dyslexia after years of fighting to have his disability acknowledged by the local education agency. The local school district, however, is not helping to pay his outplacement tuition.  “The school district denied all of our requests for appropriate practice, trained expertise and service… Keep Reading

Posted on in Essex/Region 4

Profiling Candidates for the Essex Board of Finance

ESSEX — Two incumbents and two first-time candidates are on the ballot for seats on the Essex Board of Finance this November. Democrats Campbell Hudson and Mary Louise Polo are both running for reelection against first-time Republican candidates Carolyn Field and Phil Beckman. Beckman has previously run for board of finance and selectman, but this… Keep Reading

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