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Daily Five: Sidewalk Sale Coming to Durham

Five things to know for Friday, September 7, 2012.

 

1. What's the Weather? Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

2. Sidewalk Sale in Durham Main Street businesses will be holding a Sidewak Sale on October 6. Organizers are inviting all businesses in Durham to bring their goods to a location on Main Street to sell or showcase their items. Some stores will open their parking lots to other businesses, crafters or hold tag sales for civic groups.

For more information contact Brenda at mainstbe13@aol.com or Alana at akurtainlady2@aol.com

3. Paying for Powder Ridge On Thursday, the Town of Middlefield signed off on another 9-month bond anticipation note (BAN) to pay for Powder Ridge. The town received a 1.65 percent interest rate, according to First Selectman Jon Brayshaw, who said the payment will be due June 5. The town currently owes $2.38 million on the property.

4. Support Community Agriculture Okay, it's actually called Community Supported Agriculture, but you get the drift. If you haven't already, sign up for Starlight Garden's fall CSA shares for fresh, local produce all through the fall.

Click on the link to sign up: http://www.starlightgardensct.com/members

5. Region 13 Enrollment The unofficial school enrollment figures were provided by school officials Wednesday night and are as follows:

  • 575 — Coginchaug
  • 341 — Memorial
  • 332 — Strong
  • 283 — Lyman
  • 241 — Brewster
  • 174 — Korn

7 students are placed in a magnet school, 4 are out-placed and 4 attend Vo-Ag school for a total of 1961 students.

Rocky September 07, 2012 at 12:35 PM
The BOE's proposed 2012-2013 net budget is $34,089,930. If this is divided by 1961-the number of students-the per student cost is $17,383.95. For 4 years of high school, this is just under $70,000 per graduating student. For the full K-12 term this is $225,991.35 per child. And it goes up as the school population goes down. This is already unsustainable, regardless of whether or not you bvelieve it is worth it. Add another $120,000 per child for 4 years of college-nearly $346,000 in education cost per child. And there is no job for a college grad which produces enough income to justify this cost. When will this madness stop?
Mickey September 07, 2012 at 06:30 PM
It won't stop until we all learn to sometimes say "no." Even when we can all agree that education, and all the amenities that could possibly go with it, are all good- and all our lovely children deserve it- we need to be able to say No, we can't afford it. Despite deserving it. We need to stop feeling guilty and allowing our children to be spoiled- there will be nothing left of our communities when they reach adulthood if we don't rein in the school budget somehow.

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