School repairs spark debate

Sometimes snippy exchanges gave way to a more collaborative mood as the selectmen and a trio of school board members talked their way through a long and costly-looking list of needed repairs to school buildings and grounds. “Coleytown Middle School in Westport is a good warning to us here,” said Doug Silver, referring to a mold-plagued building that’s been making … read more

School infrastructure woes raise concern at education, finance board meetings

Water fountains boarded over at Ridgebury Elementary School, a crack running through Scotts Ridge Middle School, pavement at the front of Branchville Elementary School that “looks like it was paved one pothole at a time,” bathroom stall doors that won’t close at Ridgefield High School, dilapidated front steps at East Ridge Middle School  — the town’s nine public schools are … read more

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