ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Middle school project officials reach out


SOUTHINGTON — The middle school building committee is hosting informational sessions for residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Kennedy and DaPaolo middle schools.

Committee Vice Chairman Christopher Palmieri said some neighbors have asked for more detailed information about hours of construction and what will come next now that school is back in session. Committee members saw this as an opportunity for neighbors to be introduced to the committee, which started overseeing the work on the middle schools in June. Work will continue on the $89.7 million project for the next two years.

“We want to be proactive to them,” Palmieri said. “We want their voices to be heard and if there’s anything for the committee to work on, we’ll modify that.”

Most importantly, he said if there are any complaints or issues the neighbors can let the committee know directly in order for the problems to be addressed.

Voters approved the two-school renovation and reconstruction project at referendum last year.

The information session for DePaolo will be held immediately following the Sept. 17 middle school building meeting. The session for Kennedy is the following week on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to speak.

School building committee members will be in attendance at both sessions, along with School Superintendent Joseph Erardi. Neighbors will be given project updates and told what they can expect over the next few months. Fletcher Thompson architects and project managers from Newfield Construction were invited to attend, Erardi said.

“It’s my belief that no questions should go along unanswered,” Erardi said. “The unknown sometimes becomes worrisome.”

Erardi said flyers were distributed to neighborhoods around the two middle schools.

“We’ve met with neighbors before the construction started and we assured them that once the construction started and summer was over we’d meet again,” Erardi said.

smul@record-journal.com 203-317-2275 Twitter: @ssavanimal



Back to SouthingtonNews
Top Stories of the Week

UPDATE: Wallingford police ID man found dead on lawn …
WALLINGFORD — Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the lawn of a condominium complex Sunday. Tyler Gianakos, 25, … more ...

Wallingford tech company receives NASA contract …
WALLINGFORD — A local technology company was chosen to receive a multi-year contract with NASA to provide solutions for mass storage devices. Regan Technologies Corp., … more ...

MxCC to close city campus …
MERIDEN — Middlesex Community College notified city officials Wednesday that it will be closing its Meriden campus at the end of the spring 2015 semester, … more ...

Wallingford woman is taking on multiple sclerosis, obstacle races …
WALLINGFORD – At 5’2” weighing 100 pounds, 21-year-old Jordan Brint shatters stereotypes of multiple sclerosis patients by lifting twice her body weight at the squat … more ...

Meriden man accused of running drug ring arrested on unrelated …
MERIDEN — A city man charged in February with operating a prescription drug buying ring in Wallingford was arrested over the weekend on several unrelated … more ...

Latest Comments