Daily Five: Fireworks Fly Over Powder Ridge at Selectmen's Meeting

Five things to know for Tuesday, June 5, 2012.


1. What's the Weather? Expect more of the same, according to the National Weather Service, with developing showers today, mainly after 2 p.m. and mostly cloudy skies with a high near 66. Tonight: Scattered showers and mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. 

2. Powder Ridge Update  There was a lively public discussion at Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting in Middlefield, after a group of Democrats turned out to vent their frustrations over the possible sale of the property to Sean Hayes of Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland. 

Some accused First Selectman Jon Brayshaw of negotiating a sales agreement privately, while others said they weren't convinced that Hayes was prepared to buy the property or develop it (see video).

Stay tuned for the full story later this week on Patch.

3. State Title Hopes The Coginchaug High School softball team defeated Morgan 8-2 on Monday night in West Haven to earn a spot in the Class S state championship game. Mari Handley's 3-run home run punctuated a dominant performance by the Blue Devils.

Coginchaug will take on the winner of Tuesday's Canton/St. Bernard matchup. Time and location of the final game is TBD.

Meanwhile, the Haddam Killingworth baseball team upset No. 1 Montville Monday in the quarterfinals of the Class M state tournament.

The No. 9 seeded Cougars take on No. 4 St. Joseph at Bluefish Stadium in Bridgeport tonight at 7 p.m.

4. 911, What's Your Emergency? The Killingworth Volunteer Fire Department reports the following number of calls for the month of May. 

Fires - 11
Rescue - 26
Total for the year - 157 calls

5. Rare Gardens Seven rarely seen private gardens in Middletown, Middlefield, and Durham will be open to the public this weekend.

Ellen Waff June 05, 2012 at 04:44 PM
“Group” is a collective noun. It implies some sort of organization.....and dismisses individual concerns and misgivings. There are many concerns and misgivings, and even questions, about this particular PR ‘deal’. Where were the Rs? They have some of the same concerns and misgivings. I know because I have had many positive comments on my TT letter to the editor. Let’s all ask now, because it will be too late very soon. I wish to be numbered in the ‘group’ called “Electors of the Town of Middlefield."
Brigid June 05, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Ms. Waff, Why do you insist on needlessly correcting minor or non-existent grammatical errors? I recall the time you coldly posted to an article about a drowning in Lake Beseck by commenting on a minor grammatical error. That was the epitome of callousness.
Brigid June 06, 2012 at 08:12 AM
I am sure you received positive comments about your most recent letter. But the only reason I know about your post regarding a grammatical error on the 'Man drowns in Lake Beseck' article is because I looked it up at the time because several people said to me, "Oh my God, did you see what Ellen Waff said in response to that article." It was truly a cringing moment when I read it.
Ellen Waff June 06, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Since then, I have sent any editorial comment directly to Michael. Sorry.....I can’t help editing. I’ve been an editor for many years. This, however, has nothing to do with grammar, but was a way to address a dismissive reference.


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