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November 9, 2018

Logan Now Ahead In State Senate Race, Recount Ordered

by Valley Independent Sentinel Staff | Nov 9, 2018 7:20am
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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August 8, 2018

OP-ED | We’ve Been Here Before: What History Can Teach Us About Our Current Strife

by Barth Keck | Aug 8, 2018 5:00pm
Posted to: Local Politics | Opinion | White House | Haddam

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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.

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July 30, 2018

‘Taking A Knee’ Causes Firestorm in Haddam

by Jack Kramer | Jul 30, 2018 9:36pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Haddam

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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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May 9, 2018

State Land Initiative Lands On November Ballot

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 8:08pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Town News | Haddam

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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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November 10, 2017

OP-ED | Legendary Coach Loses Battle with Cancer, But Her Spirit Lives On

by Barth Keck | Nov 10, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Obituary | Sports | Haddam | Killingworth

Published with permission courtesy of Opticon, the H-K Yearbook
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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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | Oct 13, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington

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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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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | State Sticks It To Towns With Pension Payment Proposal

by Barth Keck | Mar 31, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Town News | Haddam | Killingworth | Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes

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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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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Not All Teachers Are So Disconsolate

by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Haddam | Killingworth

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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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April 25, 2016

Sharkey Challenged By Member of His Own Party in Hamden

by Jack Kramer | Apr 25, 2016 2:31pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Haddam

Contributed photo 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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January 14, 2016

Canton Republican Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Protect Open Space

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Jan 14, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Environment | Canton | Collinsville | Haddam | Milford

Steve Majerus-Collins / CTNewsJunkie 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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