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Week in Review: Breast Cancer Awareness, 42nd District Candidates

Week in Review is a roundup of the week's top stories on the Ledyard Patch.

 

This week Patch posted a video of Holdridge’s monarch butterfly release. The orange and black winged critters might still be hanging around but really should be on their way to warmer climates by now. According to National Geographic, some of these guys’ grandchildren might return to Ledyard next summer.

And Patch blogger Lori Potter let us into the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chamber of Secrets this week. Read her post for an insider’s view of tribal council’s meetings.

This is the month of many awarenesses, but breast cancer is by far the most widely known. The Ledyard Patch published a guide to events that raise money and support, and local resources for coping and prevention.

Here's a photo gallery of Ledyard High School's Pink Out, which is an event and fundraiser to raise awareness among young adults. And, one brave Patch Blogger has committed to journaling her recovery from the disease, starting the evening before her ninth reconstructive surgery.

She wrote, “Surviving cancer is a funny term. You survive it, sure, but that doesn't mean you've beaten it. It beats you down on a daily basis and you do what comes natural; you fight back. There is no easing into survivorship, either.”

Keep an eye out for more articles throughout the month.

Two local candidates clarified their position publically this week. from Gales Ferry and from Preston, appeared in a public forum to talk about representing the 42nd district. Bowles met with people on Saturday at Holdridge's.

The Tri-Town Trail committee has taken another step forward in making the 14-mile trail connecting Preston, Ledyard and Groton a reality. They hosted a gala to raise money and match funds for two grants they’ve applied for.

2012 SAT scores were reported and although they have remained equal to or above the state average in all subjects except writing.

There’s a new member of the Ledyard Board of Education. Stephanie Calhoun stepped up to replace Finance Chair Michelle Hinton who vacated the seat to pursue career opportunities. Hinton said resigning was a tough decision and that she certainly won’t be a stranger to board meetings and school staff.

Calhoun, former president of the Gallup Hill School PTO, will be a member of both the finance committee and the policy committee and said she’s “very happy” about her new role.

Patch ran a story about two Ledyard police officers and one Ledyard police dog who won awards for their roles in the an apprehension of an armed robber, which took place two years ago. The area-wide awards ceremony occurred last week at the Mystic Aquarium and Stonington Police Department commended 22 officers for getting “two dangerous suspects” into custody.

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