This week seemed to be dominated by one entity, Southeastern Area Transit (SEAT), and its bristles with the Town of Waterford.
SEAT provides public transportation to the people of Waterford, along with eight other towns. Most of the destinations in Waterford are to the , other retail outlets and to medical complexes.
This week though asked Waterford to pay a $5,812 bill. , saying the request was a “bully” move.
The next night, SEAT’s budget came up before the Board of Finance. No SEAT representative came to defend the budget, and several board members were concerned about a lack of information provided by the company, particularly regarding ridership. With their questions unanswered, the board voted to
While all this might seem like political back-and-forth, the real effect it has on Waterford is tangible. If Waterford decides to get rid of SEAT, the town will have to find some other way to provide public transportation to the people in town, or not have public transportation at all.
Speaking of bully moves, Clark Lane Middle School is focusing on just that. On Monday, to turn students from bystanders into “upstanders.” The message is for students to stop other students from bullying, instead of just allowing it to happen.
On Friday, to build an stone processing facility at 28 Industrial Drive. Kobyluck submitted the , and it has since drawn concerns from Environmental Planner Maureen Fitzgerald and a third-party engineering firm. Kobyluck has changed its application in response, making the footprint smaller and changing the way the site handles storm water.
On Thursday, thanks to some good cooperation by the East Lyme and Waterford Police Departments, a Niantic man . It was also a busy week for Board of Finance member and Package Store Association President Alan Wilensky, who one day and the next
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