by Valley Independent Sentinel Staff | Nov 9, 2018 8:20am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ansonia | Bethany | Derby | Haddam | Naugatuck | Woodbridge
Revised tallies submitted to the secretary of the state now show Sen. George Logan of Ansonia winning re-election Tuesday by just 65 votes. It comes a day after election results showed Jorge Cabrera, the Democratic challenger from Hamden, won the 17th District seat in the state Senate.
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by Barth Keck | Aug 8, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Local Politics | Opinion | White House | Haddam
If you think Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag’s recent decision to kneel at town meetings during the Pledge of Allegiance was controversial, just imagine if she had decided to give the flag a Nazi salute.
Continue reading "OP-ED | We’ve Been Here Before: What History Can Teach Us About Our Current Strife" »
by Jack Kramer | Jul 30, 2018 10:36pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Haddam
HADDAM, CT — For the second consecutive meeting, Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag kneeled during the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of the Board of Selectmen session Monday night.
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by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 9:08pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Town News | Haddam
HARTFORD, CT — A constitutional amendment to protect state land from being sold or given away without public input will be on the 2018 ballot for voters to decide.
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by Barth Keck | Nov 10, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Obituary | Sports | Haddam | Killingworth
Working with high school kids is a privilege that comes with substantial responsibilities. That reality was never lost on Patsy Kamercia, longtime physical-education teacher and field hockey coach at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum.
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by Barth Keck | Oct 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington
The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.
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by Barth Keck | Mar 31, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Town News | Haddam | Killingworth | Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes
The latest education news reminds me of my second year teaching when the citizens of Haddam and Killingworth were engaged in the annual school budget drama.
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by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Haddam | Killingworth
Teaching is a career that offers intrinsic rewards not often found in other professions. Helping kids learn and watching them succeed is an immensely gratifying experience. So why are some teachers steering people away from the career?
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by Jack Kramer | Apr 25, 2016 3:31pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Haddam
Josh Elliott, a 31-year-old Hamden attorney and small business owner, announced Monday that he will challenge House Speaker Brendan Sharkey for his 88th District seat.
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by Steve Majerus-Collins | Jan 14, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Environment | Canton | Collinsville | Haddam | Milford
Hoping to put an end to late night, last-minute deals that put public lands in jeopardy, a Republican state senator Wednesday called for a constitutional amendment aimed at preserving public lands in perpetuity.
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