8 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire

Things to know this week include the Wallingford 350+2 Jubilee, along with an international event in Meriden to celebrate and encourage music. Also in Meriden, the school board is set to discuss and possibly act on student dress code changes and the superintendent’s contract.

Municipal offices are closed in Meriden on Monday in observance of Juneteenth.

Here’s the complete list of eight things to know as you start your week.

1. Founders’ stone rededication, reenactments in Wallingford

The Wallingford 350+2 Jubilee continues Monday with events including a History Day continental breakfast (reservations required) at 7:30 a.m. at the Samuel Parsons House (Wallingford Historical Society), 180 South Main St. The Yalesville Fife & Drum Corps will then lead to the Franklin Johnson Mansion, 153 S. Main St., for the dedication of a porch honoring Rita Katona at 9 a.m., before proceeding to the Parade Ground in front of First Congregational Church, 23 S. Main St., at 10:15 a.m. for the re-dedication of the Founders' Stone.

Events continue at historic Center Street Cemetery at 11 a.m. where actors will take on the persona of some of those interred there. From 1 to 4 p.m.. the Lebanon Militia will conduct Revolutionary War era reenactments at the Franklin Johnson Mansion, while Civil War era reenactments will be conducted from 1 to 4:30 p.m. by Co. F of the 14th Connecticut Volunteers at the Samuel Parsons House.

For more information on Jubilee events and the complete schedule go to https://bit.ly/3OoYPqr.

2. International Make Music Day in Meriden

The city of Meriden is calling on local artists and music lovers to join in the first-ever International Make Music Day on Tuesday.

The city will host two venues to provide free live music on the date of the summer solstice.

The Meriden event will run 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21 at the West Main Street Midtown Plaza —across from the Senior Center— and the Rosa Ponselle Memorial Stage — at the August Curtis Center, 175 E. Main St.

The public is welcome to join throughout the day to listen to music, or sign up and choose a time slot to perform. For more information or to participate sign go to  https://www.makemusicnewhaven.org/ and scroll to the Meriden venues to request a time slot.

3. Neighborhood assistance, ARPA funding in Meriden

A hybrid City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, City Hall Room 206. 

The agenda includes action on a Neighborhood Assistance Act funding proposal and a series of American Rescue Plan Act funding requests. 

The public can attend in person or view the meeting by following the link on the city website www.meridenct.gov

4. Dress code in Meriden schools, superintendent contract

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Meriden Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 22 Liberty St. The agenda includes possible action on revisions to the student dress code, along with the superintendent’s contract. Also on the agenda for executive session are personnel changes/discussion on a “Stipulated Agreement Related to a Confidential Student Matter.” The agenda then includes action on a “Stipulated Agreement Related to a Confidential Student Matter” in public session. 

5. Cider mill planned in Southington

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold public hearing and review the site plan for a cider mill proposed by Rogers Orchards for 36 Long Bottom Road. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal center assembly room, 196 North Main St.

6. New principal for Kennedy Middle School in Southington

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Middle School Library Media Center, 1071 S. Main St. The agenda includes appointment of a new principal to replace Richard Terino, who is retiring. 

7. Capital budget, voting districts in Cheshire

The Town Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in council chambers of Town Hall, 84 S. Main St. to adopt a capital budget for 2022-2023, as well as amendments to the town’s voting districts.

8. Variance requests in Wallingford

The Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. in council chambers of Town Hall, 45 South Main St. The board will hold hearings on variance requests for the following three addresses: 195 South Whittlesey Ave.; 150 Pond Hill Road; and 30 Seneca Road.


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