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Salaries, utilities among reasons for Milford schools budget request

MILFORD — The school district has requested $102 million for the 2022-23 school year budget, an increase of about 2.3% from the current budget of $99.7 million. “While I believe we have been a leader among our Connecticut State colleagues in staying ahead of the academic needs of our young people and responding quickly to […]

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Milford schools discuss bonds, books and group

The Milford Exempted Village School of Education board met Feb. 17 to discuss the latest bond bond, a book issue, and to recognize high school band members. Brian Rabe, Treasurer, presented the link. Earlier, voters approved a bond measure in the November 2021 general election to build a new middle school for grades six […]

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Milford schools to receive $250,000 from NFL grant

MILFORD, Ohio — The Milford Exempted Village School District has received $250,000 from the Cincinnati Bengals through the National Football League Foundation’s Grassroots program. The grant is for the installation of an artificial turf pitch at Milford’s Charity J. Lucas Memorial Field, a multi-purpose sports facility. The opening ceremony in Milford is scheduled for August, […]

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New Milford schools plan to spend $ 75,000 on band equipment, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD – The school district is looking to improve its orchestra program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 Budget Proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $ 5,000 each, which over the next […]

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New Milford schools are looking to spend $75,000 on band gear, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD — The school district is looking to improve its music program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 budget proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $5,000 each – which over the next […]

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New Milford Schools Propose Major Athletic Program Improvements

NEW MILFORD – A major weight room upgrade, new softball fence, and new uniforms each year for select programs are on the school district’s athletic program wish list. Keith Lapinsky, athletic director of New Milford Public Schools, suggests spending at least $117,000 on athletic upgrades. Repairs to the softball fence and a safety net are […]

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New Milford schools are looking to spend $75,000 on band gear, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD — The school district is looking to improve its music program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 budget proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $5,000 each – which over the next […]

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Here’s how Milford schools will spend nearly $ 5 million in funds

MILFORD, CT – At the August Education Council meeting, school officials provided updates on several key topics. Here’s a recap: Foran High School tennis courts named in memory of Richard A. Herman Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia told council that a request has been made to name the Foran tennis courts in memory of Richard […]

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On the first day back, New Milford schools hope for a more ‘normal’ school year

NEW MILFORD – More than 3,700 children got out of bed Wednesday morning, brushed their teeth and carried backpacks over their shoulders on their first day of school. Masks in hand, the students of New Milford returned to schools that looked and felt much more “normal” than those of last year. “Each new school year […]

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Community saddened by closure of Milford House restaurant

The August 4 Facebook post that the Milford House restaurant has closed was met with surprise and sadness by many. The restaurant was an institution in Milford, located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Commerce, for 28 years. Here is the post in its entirety: “MILFORD HOUSE HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSEDTo our valued customers […]

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Milford Schools Call for Referendum to Remake Historic College – Milford LIVE!

Milford Middle School will be renovated to 21st century standards for fourth and fifth graders if an October referendum passes. The Milford School District announced at an infrequently attended Education Council meeting on Monday that it would call for a referendum on the issue of raising property taxes to fund the revitalization and expansion of […]

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Safety, infrastructure funding approved for Milford schools

MILFORD – More than $ 665,000 was recently approved by the School Facilities Construction Standing Committee to fund school safety and infrastructure upgrades in Milford Public Schools. “One of Milford Public Schools’ highest and most enduring priorities is to ensure that our school buildings are safe, healthy, orderly and caring places that support and promote […]

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Milford Schools Honor Educators and Parent of the Year

MILFORD — Milford Schools has honored a middle school guidance counselor, high school cookie baker and PTA parent as teacher, para-educator and parent of the year for 2021-21. “This year, more than any other, we are so grateful for the selfless and enthusiastic work of all of our winners,” said Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia. […]

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Milford schools see $ 84 million in upgrades and ‘high prices ahead’, official says

MILFORD – The city’s public schools plan to spend up to $ 84.7 million on capital improvements over the next five years, according to the school system’s 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan. The plan has no money attached and is typically used as a planning aid to anticipate the needs of the school system over the […]

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Milford New Schools teachers create music video with Dua Lipa song to encourage summer reading

NEW MILFORD – It all started with an idea to motivate students to read during summer vacation. It ended with a three-minute music video featuring teachers and other staff singing rewritten lyrics to a popular song from TikTok and YouTube. In response to the New Milford Public School’s K-8 summer reading initiative and the Connecticut […]

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Milford Schools: “It’s time” to replace Junior High School

Pictured is the high school building, which Milford, through assistance from the Ohio Facilities Building Commission, is considering replacing. To do this, we would need a bond. Photo provided. Pictured is Milford High School WinterGuard, which recently performed at the Winter Guard International 2021 Virtual Events Competition, achieving a ‘master’ rating. Photo provided. By Brett […]

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Chipotle’s new restaurants in Danbury, New Milford offer drive-through pickup lanes

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. Danbury Restaurant at 81 Newtown Road opened on March 17 and New Milford Restaurant at 169 Danbury Road opened on March 18. They are the first in the region to offer a […]

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Chipotle’s new Danbury, New Milford restaurants offer drive-thru pickup lanes

New Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. The Danbury Restaurant, at 81 Newtown Road, opened on March 17 and the New Milford Restaurant, at 169 Danbury Road, opened on March 18. orders without leaving their car. Both locations will hold […]

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Chipotle’s new restaurants in Danbury, New Milford offer drive-thru pickup lanes

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Danbury and New Milford offer an added convenience factor: a “Chipotlane” drive-thru option for pickup orders. Danbury Restaurant at 81 Newtown Road opened on March 17th and New Milford Restaurant at 169 Danbury Road opened on March 18th. They are the first in the region to offer a […]

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Milford Schools Budget for ‘Wants Against Needs’ Case

MILFORD – The Education Council has approved a 2021-2022 budget that members say meets the needs of the city’s students, but pushes back most of their desires. “I think the administration had to make some tough choices,” said board chair Susan Glennon. “I am convinced that this administration knows what is needed.” The board of […]

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Milford schools: keep your child at home if they are sick

Pictured, Pattison Elementary students made in January as the school board’s recognition month. Pictured are Dave Yockey, Emily Chesnut and Chris Hamm, members of the Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education. Photos provided. By Brett MilamEditor The Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education met on January 21 to discuss the decision to close […]

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Milford Schools Head seeks to increase budget by 2.25%

MILFORD, CT – Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia is proposing a budget of $ 99.73 million for fiscal year 2021-22, which will increase spending by 2.25%. The new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. Cutaia’s budget proposal has yet to be approved by the education, finance and municipal […]

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West Milford Schools Could Use COVID Closure Savings on New Grass Field

WEST MILFORD – Cost cuts triggered by the impact of the pandemic on school operations could provide the district’s central campus with a second artificial turf pitch. School board members discussed two possible sites for a new synthetic turf surface: Ray Kilgallen Field, the baseball and field hockey field behind Westbrook Elementary School, and Robert […]

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New schools in Milford to close for 2 days after COVID case

NEW MILFORD – The city’s five schools will close for two days starting Thursday after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19 just days after the students returned. The New Milford School District has announced that students will resume distance education at home and teachers will also teach at home. New Milford […]

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West Milford schools add more in-person learning after parent feedback

Comments from the reopening inquiries in West Milford resulted in more instruction at the school in September than initially proposed, school officials said. A preference for additional in-person instruction has prompted the district to abandon the county-wide trend of keeping schools closed every Wednesday in the fall, Superintendent Alex Anemone said. The district divided the […]

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Milford’s new schools to reopen in September with hybrid plan

NEW MILFORD – Schools will reopen later and under the hybrid model this school year, said Acting Superintendent Paul Smotas. Students will now return to school on September 8 and teachers will return on August 28, offering teachers a week of training and professional development before classes start. This means that the last day of […]

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John Spieser to succeed Nancy House as Head of Milford Schools

An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information provided by the school district regarding the tenure of the new superintendent at Clark Montessori High School. Milford Schools will have a new superintendent on August 1. John Spieser, director of human resources for the school district, was selected for the highest administrative position by the […]

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Milford Schools Human Resources Director Should Be Appointed Superintendent

The Milford board of directors is expected to appoint the district human resources manager as the new superintendent on Thursday, June 18. John Spieser is poised to succeed Nancy House as head of the Milford Exempted Village School District, which serves approximately 6,600 students in the city of Milford, Miami Township, Miamiville and parts of […]

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Nancy House retires as superintendent of Milford Schools

Nancy House is retiring as superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District after five years at the helm. She will retire on July 31 after 38 years as an educator, including 27 in Milford. House taught English and publications at Milford High School for 15 years before becoming principal there for two years. She […]

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Milford Schools Ask Voters “What’s Next?” “After the failure of the sample

Residents of the school district in the exempt village of Milford have until Monday, June 10 to participate in a special online exchange of views on what should happen in the wake of a failed bond issue for a $ 98 million construction plan. Voters turned down the proposed $ 4.7 million bond issue in […]

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The Fauchere family reunite at the Milford hotel they once owned – News – poconorecord.com

Mimi Chol Smith was planning to leave money in her will for a gathering of her extended family at the Fauchère Hotel in Milford, founded by her great-great-grandfather, Louis Fauchère. But the event looked like fun, so when Fauchere owner Sean Strub invited Smith, from Mount Dora, Fla., For a visit, she arranged to go […]