This week was in a way a wild week in Waterford, with several breaking news alerts along the way.
The dominant story was the pursuit of Robert Denham, a convicted sex offender . Denham, who was convicted in 2006 for sexually assaulting somebody he knew, violated his parole after not registering on the sex offender registry in Waterford. Waterford Police searched for him for two days, until he turned himself in Friday morning.
Then there was news that Waterford was selected as one of ten school districts in the state to pilot a . Superintendent Jerome Belair was eager to sign the district up for the program, saying it is better to be part of the year-long pilot than to have it forced onto the district a year later.
Our most passed-around story , a 15-year-old Waterford girl who has raised more than $18,000 for the women’s shelter in New London. Anderson, who was one of the most quotable people Patch ever interviewed, has been raising money for the shelter since she was 8 years old.
There were a few other feel-good stories this week, none better written than the Feldman, a fifth-grader at Oswegatchie Elementary School, has a rare disease, so the community came together to raise money for her and her family.
There were two big sports stories this week. First, softball standout Kelli Connors was named . The next day, news broke that baseball star by the San Francisco Giants.
Jaypro Sports Equipment, a Waterford-based company, dominated the news cycle for two consecutive days. First we had a story on how they , and then , the Germ Ninja, which they hope to have in every elementary school gym across the country.
In other news, there is a , and had their fifth-grade promotion ceremonies, the Representative Town Meeting and Tuesday night was