I want to start this week in review with the nicest story of the week, and the most well read.
On Saturday, Justin Barczak, was named prom king, and his beautiful date, Alison McDermott, Barczak described the night as “the time of my life.”
But the dominant story this week was the budget. After three nights of deliberation where some was said but not much was done, the for the 2012-13 fiscal year that is expected to increase taxes around 5.4 percent. During their budget review, the RTM cut less than $7,000 from the spending plan.
The other highly read story this week was , which was paid for by a $520,000 grant from the federal government. Police Chief Murray Pendleton said the boat, which will be shared with East Lyme and possibly New London, is a good first step toward regionalizing other services,
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On Thursday night, the School Building Committee by JCJ Architecture to hopefully gain millions more dollars from the state for the renovation of Waterford High School. The move was met with some resistance in the comments section on this website, including by some Board of Finance members.
Then there were the stories of Waterford youths doing well. First off, in an outstanding display of creativity, in the Young Playwrights Festival. And on Monday, three students were named the , and one student was name the student of the year at the Waterford Country School.
In other news, Waterford will be the new home , the state legislature and the on a proposal by Kobyluck Brothers LLC to install a stone processing facility at 28 Industrial Drive.