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Premium Content UConn Avery Point to host Earth Day celebration

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut will host an Earth Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today outside on the campus green, at 1084 Shennecossett Road.

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Premium Content East Lyme graduation date set for June 18

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 3:31 pm

East Lyme — High-school seniors will finish their school year a day earlier than other students in the district and graduate on Wednesday, June 18.
The Board of Education...

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Premium Content Human trafficking conference May 15 in Norwich

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 1:13 pm

Norwich – A conference on human trafficking will be held May 15 at the Norwich Free Academy with guest speakers discussing how the issue affects families in eastern Connecticut.

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Premium Content Photo gallery: Ballet lesson at New London school

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 11:25 am

Students at the C.B. Jennings School in New London watch Monday as Albano Ballet Company dancer Hanna Holcomb performs her part in a Strauss waltz in one in a series of demonstrations as part of the company's Dance and Education Program, sponsored...

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Premium Content Website pushes for contested Stonington Board of Finance elections

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The effort to change the town charter to ensure that the Board of Finance elections are always contested, got a boost Monday with the launching of an extensive website promoting the change.

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Premium Content $550,000 cut to proposed East Lyme school budget stands

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

The Board of Finance maintained the $550,000 it had cut to the proposed 2014-15 education budget, event after several parents spoke against the cut at a meeting attended by more than 75 residents.

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Premium Content Coalition targets suicide with sign

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 8:47 pm

A suicide prevention sign will be erected at the New London entrance to the pedestrian walkway over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge over the Thames River, thanks to a Connecticut College initiative.

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Premium Content Ecosystem-based management is focus of May 22 fisheries forum in Groton

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 3:28 pm

The forum will focus on what the scientific community recommends for effective policy and governance, and the Magnuson-Stevens Act’s effectiveness.

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Premium Content Stonington High hosts event for parents of children with disabilities

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 2:18 pm

Representatives from many organizations will answer questions and share information. In addition, six organizations will host 30-minute workshops.

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Premium Content Three New London teachers named to state "Dream Team"

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

The three New London teachers are: Michelle Combs, an eighth-grade math teacher at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School; Laury LaMarche, a second-grade teacher at C.B. Jennings Elementary School; and Katherine Brodaski, a reading instructor at New...

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Premium Content Kindergarten registration to be held in Preston

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 8:11 pm

To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 31.

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Premium Content North Stonington board OKs $47 million school renovation plan

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

After a discussion spanning two special meetings, the Board of Finance voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a $47 million school renovation project.

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Premium Content Groton gives unanimous OK to $75.1 million school budget plan

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 1:00 am

The Town Council on Thursday unanimously approved the school board's $75.1 million recommended education budget, which would maintain class size and school programs across the district.

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Premium Content East Lyme officials seek input on shifting last day of school

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:55 am

The Board of Education and school officials are considering pushing the last school day to Friday, June 20, and holding the graduation ceremony that day.

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Premium Content Stonington crowd seeks restoration of funding trimmed from education budget

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

In the largest turnout for a municipal meeting here in at least 25 years, a raucous but respectful crowd of more than 400 residents and students called on the Board of Finance to restore the $525,000 it has cut from the 2014-15 education budget.

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Premium Content Groton to check school volunteers' backgrounds

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

Groton Public Schools will require criminal background checks of people who volunteer regularly in the public schools, under a new regulation outlined this week.

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Premium Content New London's superintendent search narrows to five

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

One step closer to choosing a new chief executive for the city's school system, the committee tasked with finding the next superintendent of schools on Tuesday selected a handful of finalists for interviews.

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Premium Content Bowling ball science at Coast Guard Academy

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

Jason Hicks, 15, flanked by classmates from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut, tests the buoyancy of a bowling ball in the tow tank lab at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. The students tried a...

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Premium Content Groton school board panel urges policy to protect employees who report wrongdoing

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 1:05 am

A Board of Education committee on Monday recommended the school board implement a policy that would encourage employees to file complaints if they see wrongdoing by another employee, and prohibit retaliation against those who file such complaints.

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Premium Content Maynard takes interest in looming fight over cuts to Stonington school budget

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

State Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-18th District, is entering the controversy over the proposed $525,000 cut in the 2014-15 school budget by the Board of Finance.

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Premium Content Salem school board rejects cutting budget to $10.5 million

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Education on Monday failed to approve cuts that would bring the proposed 2014-15 school budget down to $10.5 million, hoping to send a signal to the Board of Finance that they find that amount unacceptable.

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Premium Content Stonington school budget backers plan show of force Thursday

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 8:38 pm

School budget supporters are expected to pack the high school auditorium for Thursday night's public hearing on the proposed 2014-15 budget and call on the Board of Finance to restore the $525,000 it cut from the school budget as well as the $1...

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Premium Content Waterford High embraces students' digital devices

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:53 am

The high school rolled out a "bring your own device" program this fall, after opening its new building last April.

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Premium Content Lyme-Old Lyme drug, alcohol, tobacco survey among teens raises familiar issues of concern

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

More than 30 residents on Thursday attended a forum addressing drug and alcohol use and prevention among youths in the Lyme and Old Lyme communities.

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Premium Content Lyme-Old Lyme Schools budget hearing on Monday

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 3:11 pm

The Board of Education budget proposal for 2014-15 stands at $31,963,401, 0.7 percent more than this year's spending plan.

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