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Posted on in Planning/Waterford

Report Promotes Diverse Housing for Aging, Changing Demographics, in Waterford

WATERFORD — The town’s population is expected to shrink over the next two decades, and Waterford will need a range of housing sizes and price points to meet the needs of a changing demographic of residents in a changing world, according to a consultant’s Monday night presentation to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Consultant Glenn… Keep Reading

Posted on in Region 4

Region 4 Schools Draft New Finance Rules, Tackle Unanswered Questions

Earlier at a November 4 special meeting of the Region 4 Board of Education, board members and members of the public peppered the district’s attorneys with questions about the $380,000 purchase of the Mislick property in 2017. Last week, superintendent Brian White reported back with some – but not all – of the answers. Although… Keep Reading

Posted on in Energy/State Pier

New London Makes Sense of Connecticut’s Selection of a Bridgeport-based Wind Deal

As New London leaders absorbed news on Thursday of Ørsted and Eversource’s failed bid to secure a large slice of Gov. Lamont’s envisioned 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power, the future and implications for proposed investments in the State Pier were still unclear. But by Friday morning, David Kooris, acting chair of the Connecticut Port… Keep Reading

Posted on in Region 4

Deep River Taxes Still Accruing on Region 4 School Property

When the Mislick Property was purchased in 2017, the first selectman of Deep River – the town hosting all of the Region 4 school properties — broached the topic of the district paying taxes to the town. “The reality is I believe and Deep River believes that there should be some sort of compensation for… Keep Reading

Posted on in Port Authority/State Pier

Further notes from a conversation with Evan Matthews

Mystic — When CT Examiner talked with Evan Matthews, former executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, for nearly four hours on November 22, we whittled down the whopping 14,000-word conversation down to a publishable 2,300 words. In what remained of that 14,000-word conversation, Matthews discussed the port authority’s Finance Committee and its chair Bonnie… Keep Reading

Posted on in Solid Waste and Recycling

MIRA waste-to-energy deal faces major obstacles

Caught between tipping fees that could reach $140 a ton, and Hartford’s likely refusal to agree to 30 more years of hosting the state’s largest waste incinerator, a deal to avoid trucking a significant portion of Connecticut’s waste out of state appears on the brink of failure. A term sheet signed last week by MIRA’s… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Special Needs

Advocates Consider Changes to Connecticut’s Special Education Burden of Proof and Funding

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parents, not school districts, are required to prove that an Individualized Education Plan is unsatisfactory to a child’s needs. This federal ruling does not overturn state statutes where they exist, however, and Connecticut is currently one of just five states to place the burden of proof on… Keep Reading

Posted on in Letters/State Pier

Letter: Kevin Blacker Responds to Matthews Interview

I was puzzled by the CT Examiner’s decision to omit relevant information and not challenge Evan Matthews, former director of the CT Port Authority, for making a statement that was blatantly factually incorrect in his recent interview with CT Examiner.  In characterizing events that led to Matthews’ departure from CPA the Examiner allowed Matthews to downplay… Keep Reading

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