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6 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

6 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire



Things to know this week include a discussion about school reopening in Meriden and the need for additional teachers for students learning remotely. Meanwhile, in Southington the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on plans to building a housing subdivision on the former Lincoln College campus. 

Wallingford environmental officials will discuss a state mandated soil remediation project on Toelles Road, while the PZC in Cheshire continues to review plans to build an apartment complex on Hazel Drive.

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

1.School discussion in Meriden, more teachers

The Meriden Board of Education will discuss distance and in-person school enrollment when it meets virtually Tuesday at 6 p.m. It will also discuss the need to hire four additional distance teachers to accommodate students who are learning remotely. Directions to join the meeting are at www.Meriden.gov

2.Public hearing on former Lincoln College in Southington

Southington residents will get a chance to speak about a planned housing development at the former Lincoln College campus during a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Local developer Mark Lovley wants a zone change to allow for 83 ranch-style homes in an age-restricted development.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Recent meetings have been held via video conference. For more information on attending, visit www.southington.org.

3.Soil cleanup in Wallingford

Two meetings are scheduled next week regarding proposed soil remediation work at 21 Toelles Road. The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a special permit for fill and excavation at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission is slated to meet for a site walk that’s open to the public 5 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Toelles Road.

4.Upcoming holiday events in Wallingford

The Wallingford Public Celebrations Committee is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall Room 315 to discuss upcoming holiday events, including Halloween, Veterans Day and Seasons of Celebration.

5.Cheshire apartment complex project

Cheshire’s Planning and Zoning Commission will meet via video conference Monday night. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

According to the meeting’s agenda, the commission will continue discussions on a developer’s requested zoning change that would allow developers to redevelop the long-shuttered nursing home at 50 Hazel Drive into a 114-unit apartment complex, a portion of which would be designated as affordable housing. The commission is also scheduled to discuss a requested zoning change for a proposed development at 687 S. Main St.

6.Cheshire library prepares for reopening

In-person visits to the Cheshire Public Library will resume for patrons starting this Wednesday.

The library will be closed Tuesday, while library staff prepares for the reopening, town officials said. 

The library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours during the evening and on Saturdays will be added to the library’s schedule in October. 

Patrons will be allowed to browse and select library materials, pick up items that have been held for them, and have access to other services, including use of the library’s self-service copier and fax machines.

Some areas, including study rooms and tables, the children’s play area, the library’s teen study area, quiet reading room, soft seating and newspapers will not be available. 

Face masks will be required for patrons older than two years old.


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