Friday, May 27, 2016

Lest We Forget What This Holiday Is All About

Cheshire’s annual Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony is Saturday at 10 a.m. on the Town Green.

In addition to the wreath laying, the ceremony will also feature speeches from Army Lt. General Richard Formica, who is a 1973 graduate of Cheshire High School. Formica will be Grand Marshal of Sunday's Memorial Day Parade in Cheshire.

 A parade of color guards that includes veterans, the Police and Fire Departments as well as Girl and Boy Scouts, will open the ceremony, which will last about a half hour.

 Last year's ceremony attracted about 200 people, according to officials with the Cheshire Veterans Council. The group, which consists of American Legion Post 92, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10052, Army Air Force Round Table, Disabled American Veterans, and AmVets is the sponsor for Saturday's ceremony.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Special School Board Meeting Called In Wallingford On Outsourcing Negotiations

The Wallingford Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at its South Turnpike Road offices.

.The meeting was scheduled late Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the board authorized Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo to begin negotiations with an unnamed food service vendor. Menzo (shown at left) said the purpose of the meeting is to give the board an update on the negotiations.
"We want to proceed very carefully with this because it's the first time we're doing it," he said. "I want to keep the board as well informed as possible."

The board's authorization vote came just weeks after current Food Service Director Sharlene Wong informed the district she was leaving to take a similar job with the Bridgeport Public School system. Wong had been on medical leave for several months before her announcement that she was leaving to take another job.

The meeting agenda also includes a notification that the board could take action on what it discusses in the closed door session that is also part of the meeting . Menzo did not indicate whether a vote was likely to take place, saying only that the notification is included on the agenda to give the board the ability to vote based on what it hears during the executive session.

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