Stonington residents got to have their say on the 2012-2013 proposed town budget and when it came the school budget. After the majority of speakers at the public hearing on the budget spoke in support of raising taxes and or using money from the town’s undesignated fund balance the board decided to restore $150,000 to the school budget. The budget goes to a Town Meeting on April 30 and then to referendum on May 8.
The to renovate the elementary schools. School officials say all of the town’s elementary schools have exceeded their life expectancy and they are looking for community members to recreate the K-12 School Building Committee
It was a big week for the . On Tuesday, the Seaport announced plans for a that would turn the Seaport into a winter destination. Then on Wednesday, state and Seaport officials declared the 2013-2014 academic year the “.” The 1841 whaleship, which calls the Seaport home, is the last remaining wooden whaleship in the world.
Hopefully you got to enjoy some of the warm weather earlier in the week. And what better way to usher in summertime weather than with ice cream? Stonington welcomed to the community this week with an official . I’m looking forward to lots of ice cream filled days at Mel’s.
was also one of the businesses on Patch that claimed their free listing this week. Thanks to Mel’s, , , , , and for claiming their listings! If you’re a business owner and have a question about claiming your listing email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
. The movie starring is scheduled to debut the weekend of August 10, 2012. What do you think of the name change?
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