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Multi-Agency Spring Resource Fair Set For April 29

The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) West Region, Newtown Public Schools and the Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) are partnering to sponsor a Spring Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 29. The event will be held at Newtown High School from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Individuals and families will have an opportunity to meet and gather information about disability related support and services from community vendors and state agencies. After the resource fair, a presentation titled “Meeting Halfway for Parents,” to be presented by CTFSN, will start at 6:45 pm.

New Superintendent Begins Work

Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, officially assumed his new post as Newtown superintendent of schools on Monday, April 14. Dr Erardi was unanimously chosen for the position in January, following a months-long superintendent search, which used a consulting group from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) led by Jacqueline Jacoby, community surveys, and focus group meetings. The January 17 decision also followed a January 10 site visit to Southington, where Dr Erardi had served as superintendent for the previous eight years, by Board of Education members. Former superintendent of schools John Reed returned in May 2013 to act as interim superintendent following the resignation of former superintendent Janet Robinson.

Right To Record Police A Focus Of Connecticut Bill

(AP) When East Haven police officers arrested a Catholic priest who was videotaping them in 2009, it sparked calls for the state legislature to better protect the public’s right to record the actions of law enforcement officials. Five years later, additional safeguards to that right have yet to make it to the governor’s desk.