There were lots of locals to congratulate this week.
The Center for National Policy named its new president. Juniata College named of Stonington to the 2011 fall semester dean’s list. Stonington High School students Melanie Floyd and Elias Gharios received the . Students Alex Schroeder and Amy Manning earned athlete awards from the and the recognized Dana Shroyer and Gabrielle Zelepos. Plus, Connecticut magazine named of the one of their . Send all our fabulous residents your best wishes in the comments.
And don’t forget to offer up your congratulations to the winner of our Fish and Chips Food Fight winner.
It was nice to see all the good news this week, especially since it won’t be long until the Town of Stonington has some tough decisions to make.
One of those decisions will be whether or not the town and the borough join the Ledge Light Health District. The borough and the town will hold a joint informational meeting on March 14. According to First Selectman Edward Haberek Jr., a decision will not be made at that meeting, but he would like a decision by the end of April. The borough will also have to decide whether or not to join. A poll released this week showed that more than 50 percent of Stonington Borough Merchants Association members .
The Town of Stonington and the Town of Groton are also struggling over their 2012-2013 budgets especially the issue over . Members of the Stonington Board of Selectmen attended the Groton Town Council meeting this week to discuss library funding. How important is funding the library to you?
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