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  1. School Board Candidates Speak on Initiatives, Budget in NCTV ForumRead the original story

    Monday | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    A look to an envisioned future of fully operational STEM, World Language, and early childhood education initiatives as well as a reminder of the state budget uncertainty that looms over the town in the present marked an NCTV-hosted Meet the Candidates event featuring Board of Education incumbents and newcomers. Democratic and Republican candidates made their cases to host Steve Parker, NCTV cameras, and a sparse Town Hall auditorium crowd Wednesday night, with members of both parties placing the opening of a $2 million Newington High School STEM academy-deferred because the district does not have the teachers to staff them-atop their stated priority lists.


  2. Democratic Slate Sets Sights on Grand List Growth, EducationRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    As help from the state in the way of education grants becomes less of a sure thing, Grand List growth will become even more crucial to funding the school district at the level it needs to retain existing staff and continue current programs, as well as forge forward with new ones, said Democratic Town Council candidates at Tuesday night's Meet and Greet. The event-held at the Newington based Knights of Columbus building just off the Berlin Turnpike-featured Democratic Mayoral nominee Terry Borjeson, along with candidates for both the Council and Board of Education.


  3. Four Teachers Among Board CutsRead the original story

    May 17, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Board of Education budget reductions-to get down to the 0.3 percent increase approved by the Town Council a few weeks ago-will cost the district four positions while again deferring the opening of the high school level STEM academy. It was almost five, but Board member Josh Shulman proposed the deferment of a custodial hire, as well as the directing of an additional $20,000 in non-lapsing surplus funds, to save an elementary school teacher position that would have been eliminated in order to retain a full time music instructor.


  4. Borjeson Seeks Democratic Mayoral NominationRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Former Democratic Majority Leader Terry Borjeson has announced his bid for the Democratic Town Committee's nomination for Mayor, two years after he last served on Town Council. Borjeson said that the Town Committee's decision is less than certain, but that he likes his chances.


  5. Light Crowd for Acting Manager Proposed 3.1 P...Read the original story

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    A rainy night greatly thinned the public hearing crowd for last Thursday's budget presentation, with only one resident taking to the podium to comment after Acting Town Manager John Mehr laid out the drivers behind his 3.1 percent increase proposal. The budget-Town and Board combined-totals just over $75 million, with the town side coming in at $28.2 million and the Board $40.8 million.


  6. Town Manager Presents Budget ProposalRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    The average Newington homeowner would pay over $5,400 in taxes under a Town Manager-proposed budget, which was presented last night during a public hearing at Town Hall. The number is offset slightly by a reduction in motor vehicle taxes due to the state's imposed 32 Mill cap.


  7. MDC Resolution PassedRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Newington became the third Metropolitan District Commission town to approve a resolution regarding additional ad valorem sewer charges, joining Wethersfield in opposition. The Council-minus Jim Marocchini, who was absent-voted 8-0 at its February 28 meeting to adopt the resolution after Town Attorney Ben Ancona advised that the Commission lacked the legal authority to impose the additional fees for the reserve fund it voted to establish a few months ago.


  8. Council Weights Options on MDC ResolutionRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    The Town Council wants to draft a resolution opposing additional sewer charges under the Metropolitan District Commission's ad valorem tax structure-in the event that the financially ailing City of Hartford does not pay its last two quarterly payments for the fiscal year-but they'll get an opinion from the Town Attorney first. The questions at hand are whether the town has the legal right to refuse to pay the additional sewer taxes, and if the MDC can even impose the reserve fund charges to begin with.


  9. Bronin Stresses Hartford Impact in Talk with ...Read the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin was met with a mix of sympathy, skepticism, and-most of all-questions from Newington residents that packed the Town Hall auditorium Monday night to hear him discuss both the roots of the capitol's current fiscal crisis, as well as city and state-level solutions. Bronin has been visiting fellow Metropolitan District Commission member towns, including neighboring Wethersfield and nearby Rocky Hill in order to engage residents in a dialogue regarding the city's struggles-which he believes could have lasting economic ramifications for the region, and particularly nearby suburbs where members of the Hartford workforce live.


  10. Bronin to Speak in Newington Jan 30Read the original story

    Jan 5, 2017 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin will visit Newington on January 30 to discuss the financial challenges associated with the city's $50 million deficit, as well as solutions that-in past talks-have included everything from lobbying for PILOT revenue to inter-municipal cost sharing initiatives. The discussion will be held at Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bronin spoke to residents of Rocky Hill in early December, and will have addressed the Town of Wethersfield by the time he meets with officials and members of the public in Newington.


  11. Town Hall Committee Makes Case for ArchitectRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    Town Hall Renovations Project Building Committee Chair Chris Miner presented Quisenberry Arcari Architects, LLC as their choice firm for the redesign of the aged municipal building Tuesday night, with the Town Council opting to vote at its next meeting after a brief exchange about the interview process. Unaffiliated Councilor Maureen Klett raised the issue, pointing to the fact that the Committee's final interviews were held in executive session-a move Miner said was made in order to protect the town from any liability issues that might arise from discussing individual project bids in a public forum.


  12. STEM Academy Architects to Design Town HallRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

    The Town Hall Renovations Project Committee voted unanimously to select Quisenberry Arcari Architects from a pool of 14 RFP respondents after two nights of executive session interviews last week. The Farmington-based Quisenberry Arcari is a regular with construction projects in the area, designing the blueprints for Newington's own Martin Kellogg biomedical science academy and the aerospace lab at John Wallace.


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