Week In Review

A look back in the Patch archives at the week in Woodbury and Middlebury.

Bethlehem Votes Swing Region 14 School Configuration Back to K-5
Region 14 elementary schools will be restored to a K-5 configuration next school year.
The Region 14 referendum votes have been tallied and although an overwhelming majority of voters did cast a “yes” vote to keeps schools as is, in Bethlehem 39 more voters punched in “no” on the ballet, overriding the majority and changing the configuration.

Woodbury Police Overtime Budget Will Be Exceeded by $35,000

A request has been made by Woodbury Resident State Trooper Sergeant Kevin Rafferty to allocate money into the Police Overtime Budget, which will be exceeded by approximately $35,000.
A letter written by Rafferty was read to the Board of Selectman Thursday night explaining the situation and asking for the boards’ approval to continue the process with the Woodbury Board of Finance. The request was unanimously approved by the selectman.

Region 15 Superintendent Proposes No Increase in Budget
The Region 15 Board of Education convened on the Region’s snow days, PTO deliberations, pension plan performance, policies proposed for deletion and academic year’s 2011-2012 (Fiscal Year 2012) proposed budget.

Middlebury Police Blotter: Man Reports Neighbor Trying to Run Him Over

Paul Dente, of 35 Gleneagle Rd. in Middlebury, alerted the Middlebury Police Department the he felt he was targeted by a car earlier this week.
Dente said on Monday at approximately 9:08 p.m. near his residence on Gleneagle Road he witnessed a vehicle speeding and told the male driver to slow down. Instead of reducing speed, Dente reports the car attempted to run him over.

Woodbury Police Blotter: Accidents on Judson Ave., Main St. South
A single car accident was reported on Thursday at Judson Ave. in Woodbury.
Lee Canty, of 22 Orton Lane in Woodbury, was traveling west on Judson Ave at approximately 3:36 p.m. when she lost control of her ’91 Infiniti Q45 negotiating a curve and struck a nearby mail box. The accident took place approximately 50 feet west of School St.

Malloy: Budget Calls For "Hard Decisions"

Calling his budget proposal fair and sensible, but one that would require “shared sacrifices” and “hard decisions,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the first budget address of his administration before a special session of the General Assembly at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday.
Malloy’s recommended biennium budget, which has a “bottom line” total of $17.94 billion for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and spending of $18.37 billion in fiscal year 2012-13, plugs an estimated $3.2 billion deficit in the coming year, contains numerous spending cuts and tax increases, requires the consolidation of about 30 percent of state agencies and changes in the state’s revenue structure to eliminate dependence on borrowing or one time revenue to meet operating expenses.

A Look Into Wayne Mattox Antiques
From the moment you enter Wayne Mattox Antiques and see the sign on the door welcoming visitors in, you are aware of the warmth and accessibility that sets this gallery apart from others. Located in a Greek Revival house on Main Street North in Woodbury, the space has as much the feeling of a beautiful, intimate home as a public gallery. It’s a place where you could easily linger for hours and feel very much at home.

Food with Flair at John's Cafe
Don't be fooled by the understated house-like exterior of . Once inside, you'll taste a menu that's far from ordinary.
This warm and inviting cafe has a dozen or so tables covered with crisp white linens. The yellow-washed walls, dark wood trim and dim lighting add to the romantic yet comfortable ambiance.


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