Archive for October 30th, 2011

October 30th, 2011

Commentary: Should School Officials Use Ruse for Drug Search?

by LonSeidman

Just one week after Superintendant Macary’s contract was truncated and replaced by a new 3 year contract, the Waterbury Republican- American reported that a drug search took place at Wolcott High School. Students informed their parents that they were told that intruders were in the schools and they were locked in their classrooms until an announcement was made that it was only a drill. According to the Republican – American article, only Superintendant Macary and the High School principal knew about the drill beforehand. The article also says that Macary did not know about the ruse mentioned below.

By Rick Green
Hartford Courant – 10/22/11

At Wolcott High School one morning this week, an urgent announcement crackled over the intercom: a threatening intruder was in the building and students were told to immediately take refuge in classrooms.

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October 30th, 2011

Storm Notes

by LonSeidman

Below are some suggestions for handling food, power and driving problems in a winter storm.

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October 30th, 2011

School, Halloween Events Cancelled

by LonSeidman

Trick or Trunk and DARE events are cancalled today due to the storm and extensive power outages and blocked roads.

Any further word about Halloween tomorrow night will be made later today. As of 2 pm, no decision on school tomorrow has been made.

October 30th, 2011

Storm Leaves Tangled Mess; Residents Urged to Stay Home

by LonSeidman

Lou DeLage stepped outside to survey the damage to his home this morning to find a twisted mailbox and three thirty feet long limbs with the diameter of a leg across his yard. He began taking pictures when large balls of snow and ice rained down from trees above him. “That was caused by the plow first,” he says, pointing to the mailbox. “Then the branches came down.” He didn’t hear them, but his daughter did around 10 pm last night as a historic storm dumped 15 to 20 inches of wet heavy snow across Wolcott in an unusually early nor’easter. “But hey – I still have power, water, and no damage to my home. I’m lucky,” he said.

Not so lucky are residents of the Woodtick section of Wolcott,

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