What a week this was, with the governor’s office not answering our questions, parents suing Waterford’s schools because they felt they didn’t protect their son from a bully and a Waterford man allegedly almost killed a Niantic man outside of a bar.
We'll start with the most popular story of the week, regarding a lawsuit against the Waterford School District. The parents of a boy who was pushed down by another boy at Clark Lane Middle School, causing him to break his arm, are suing the Waterford School District, saying they did not do enough to protect their son from the bully. Meanwhile, Assistant Superintendent Craig Powers disagreed, saying that Waterford has a strong anti-bullying program and this was just an unfortunate incident.
On Tuesday, a Waterford man was arrested for allegedly almost killing a Niantic man outside of a bar in Groton. The man allegedly assaulted the other, and the victim has been in the hospital ever since. He was arrested Tuesday for first-degree assault.
Sunday night, friends and family organized a benefit for Kate Seidel and her children at the Waterford Community Center. Seidel’s husband was murdered in Waterford in December. The benefit brought out hundreds of people and raised thousands of dollars for the Seidel family.
On Thursday, we had a story about Jeff Source, a man we’ve seen walking the streets of Waterford or New London nearly every day for the past two years. Source wound up being a fascinating interview, as he is an artist obsessed with fitness who is inspired by the world around him.
In other news, we had an update on the never-ending story, the development at Seaside Sanitarium, two philanthropic middle school students raised hundreds for the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship, Millstone Power Station is trying to deal with record-warm temperatures in Long Island Sound and the Vice President came to Connecticut. Oh, and there was that story about Gov. Dannel Malloy, and how his office has ignored our questions about his alleged broken promise…