Last night, the Ledyard Basketball season finished too soon. Sigh. They lost to Valley Regional 57-51 in the CIAC Quarter Final game at home, in a sold out gym. It was a close game and they were even tie in the fourth quarter. Sigh.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Graner presented the estimated costs of the middle school renovation project to the Board of Education Wednesday.
- The total cost is estimated to be $45,000,000
- The state will reimburse the Town of Ledyard $28,000,000 (at the current reimbursement rate)
- Town of Ledyard's share is $17,000,000
Graner said the mill rate would go up by about two-thirds (.66) of one percent and the average homeowner may have to pay $100 more a year. But with the closing of LCS, he expects $475,500 in staff savings and $30,000 a year in utilities savings.
The Ledyard High School Team, coached by Dave Bednarz, won second place in the Quahog Bowl regional competition (CT-RI) last Saturday at UCONN Avery Point!
Ledyard Rotary Club announced that there are grants available through the Rotary Foundation and applications are being accepted to April 15.
In response to Mayor John Rodolico's announcement that he is considering outsourcing the current emergency dispatch system to either Montville or Groton, the Ledyard Police Union wrote a that explains why the membership opposes such a plan.
A while ago, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Graner proposed a plan to recoup one snow day after so many had been lost due to Storm Irene and the February blizzard. Graner hoped to recapture the day on Good Friday, which was normally scheduled to be holiday. The idea was not accepted well by some in the community including some members on the Board of Education. They voted Wednesday on the motion to hold school on March 29 and the motion failed. The proposal created an enlightening conversation on the topic of Ledyard’s school year.
Despite her best efforts, Mother Nature could not slow down a constant stream of Ledyard residents from attending a benefit dinner for the Munger family, who lost their home to a fire during the February blizzard. There was great food, entertainment, and cupcakes!