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Julia Werth has 123 articles published.

Julia Werth is a Staff Writer specializing in education, health and the environment for the Connecticut Examiner. Julia previously worked for the Connecticut Mirror where she wrote on healthcare and juvenile justice. In addition to her work as a journalist, Julia is a registered dietitian, podcast host and owner of Werth Your While Nutrition. Julia holds a dual degree of the University of Connecticut in Journalism and Nutritional Sciences.
Posted on in Old Lyme

Candidates for Lyme – Old Lyme Board of Education Explain Priorities

The board of education in Lyme-Old Lyme is losing three long-time members this November: Erick Cushman, Stacy Winchell and current chair Mimi Roche. Three Republican and three Democratic candidates – all first-time candidates for elected office in Old Lyme – are running for the open seats: Steven Wilson, Suzanne Thompson, Jenn Miller, Sarah Bowman, Jason… Keep Reading

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Southeast Connecticut Turns to Co-ops for High School Sports

As of the 2018-19 school year, Valley Regional High School and Lyme-Old Lyme High School share five co-op sports teams:  football, cheerleading, swimming, fencing and ice hockey. Three of the five teams were formed in the last three years. “Co-ops just give us more of an opportunity to allow athletes to experience sports on the… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

Connecticut Department of Transportation Explains New Traffic Cameras in East Lyme

Every year the state department of transportation invests more than $10 million in replacing, installing and updating traffic signals. For the past couple years these projects have included cameras. “The signal needs to know where the traffic is at in the intersection,” said Kevin Nursick, spokesperson for the DOT. “Cameras see all legs of the… Keep Reading

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Region 4 Essex-Chester-Deep River Schools Omitted Boys Activities, Costs from Title IX Compliance

ESSEX – CHESTER – DEEP RIVER — Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 was passed to prevent discrimination in any education program or activity, including sports, based on sex. The idea is that boys and girls are given equal opportunity to participate in all federally-funded activities. To be in compliance with Title… Keep Reading

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Essex Candidates for First Selectman Sound Off

With a $900,000 surplus, and a mill rate that has fallen each of the last two years, Norm Needleman, the incumbent running for a fifth consecutive term as first selectman of Essex, says that Essex has never been better. Matt Fleming, his challenger, says that if elected his priority will be to keep costs under… Keep Reading

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Navigating Local Education for Students with Special Needs in Connecticut

There are 77,000 students in the state of Connecticut with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), nearly 15% of the total student population of about 530,000 in 2018-19, according to the State Department of Education. For students with various disabilities that can impact their learning in a traditional school environment, an IEP is a written agreement… Keep Reading

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Cathy Frank on 22 Years at Old Lyme Town Hall

OLD LYME — Before moving to Old Lyme more than 30 years ago, Cathy Frank worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Avon. She covered town meetings, zoning and planning commissions and the board of selectmen. Frank said she learned to value that sharing of information and wanted to bring that to her… Keep Reading

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After Spending $23,771.50 to Challenge FOI Request, Region 4 Drops Appeal, Institutes Reforms

ESSEX – CHESTER – DEEP RIVER — On Thursday, the Region 4 Board of Education voted to drop an appeal of a two-year-old freedom of information (FOI) request by an Essex resident. The litigation had cost the district $23,771.50. The request was originally made of the Region 4 board of education and superintendent on September… Keep Reading

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