This is prime blueberry picking time and Ledyard simply has a haven of big, fat, juicy, ripe blueberries at Holmberg Orchards. The family farm has a tradition of letting customers pick their own berries and fruits throughout the season and some families have made it a tradition to pick their own.
The school district was the lucky recipient of for this year. Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner said that the money will double the size of the preschool program, and “that would be excellent.”
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a public act that increasing funding for early childhood education for disadvantaged children and close the achievement gap. Connecticut has the largest achievement gap in the country.
The Zoning Commission heard , a retirement community, and sell 22 of the homes to people of all ages. Developers say that portion of the community would be separate from the 55+ portion of the development although the community center would be a shared facility. Residents oppose the change and patience waned and tempers flared and among members on both sides of the issue.
after they get the two new trucks they ordered. Both trucks will use a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) using an on-board air compressor and foam which mixes with water, said Chief John Doucette.
Fire Chiefs are pretty excited about using foam, they say it requires less manpower, puts out the fire faster and causes less damage than water.
Patch let the cat out of the bag in writing about one of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets. , which offers rubber stamping, ink pads, die-cut special shapes for cards, scrapbooking, and classes is moving from it’s home based location to a new location in the former Gales Ferry School. Owner Kathryn Russell hopes the larger facility will make the expanding business more of a destination.
OpSail was a while ago but if you missed it, check out the Neighborhood Picture Gallery and take a look at the awesome photos Patch User Larry Lynch shared. There are also some great shots from around town.