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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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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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