Latest Snow Brings School Delay, But Is Not Expected To Last The second snow event of the season arrived during the overnight of December 10-11, leaving a few inches of fresh precipitation. Rain within the next few days means the new snow will not stick around for long.The second snow of the season left Newtown covered with a few inches of fresh precipitation before moving out of the area by mid-Wednesday morning. Newtown received an average of 3.6 inches of snow, based on recordings from four National Weather Service spotters. Weather stations in town recorded 4.2, 3.7, 3.5, 3.0 according to a weather service Public Information Statement issued at 1:49 Wednesday afternoon.While the new snow meant a three-hour delay for schools, and cautious driving for the morning commute, it also created a fresh coat of in-season precipitation. A bright blue sky and the sun emerging around midday led to a dazzling view for a few hours.The snow is not expected to last long, however.While the temperature Wednesday afternoon hovered around the 32-degree mark, the weather is expected to sour before the end of the work week. NWS is predicting a high of 42 degrees for Friday, along with a 30 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will increase into the low 50s by Saturday, with the chance of rain increasing to 90 percent, washing away any hope of today’s snow sticking around.AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski agrees with the rain expectations.“A stormy weather pattern has evolved in the eastern United States during the second week of December, and forecasters say it’s likely to culminate in a significant weather system later this week,” Mr Sosnowski wrote early Wednesday afternoon. “Despite a blast of Arctic air and an episode of wintry precipitation at midweek,” he continued, “temperatures are forecast to quickly rebound ahead of the next major storm in most but not all areas of the East Friday and Saturday.”The eastern third of the nation, according to Mr Sosnowski, “can expect a dose of rain rather than snow.”Heavy rain is being predicted for Friday and Saturday.“Drenching rain and localized flooding are in store for much of the Eastern seaboard,” Mr Sosnowski wrote.
Really sad havnt heard from my son incarcerated there.hope can heard from him soon.
In the case of the example given, CP Western Studies, grades move from 89 to 86 from 2017/18 to 2019/2020. Would be interesting to know if this is a statistically significant change. In the case of an 89, the students' corresponding GPA is 3.33. For the 86, it is 3.0. With colleges having hard and fast cutoffs for scholarships where as little as a 0.1 GPA difference can be make or break, small percentage differences in a grade can have an outsized impact if they fall near a breakpoint in GPA. That is, the GPA conversion isn't a smooth function, but rather a step function. If average grades are "in line", is 2 points lower considered "in line?" Many classes are said to have higher grades. What has the distribution been? Is the median class grade higher or lower overall in the school? Not advocating for grade inflation, and I don't have any students in the system. It is important to consider whether the resulting changes in grade distributions might affect competitiveness for scholarships.
from this Senator Tony Hwangs website.
"8-30g law has become an emotional issue for many communities because of the broad latitude it gives developers to build under the auspices of increasing affordable housing inventory. Developers can place dense, multi-family projects into single-family neighborhoods, or take land set aside for office buildings and make it into residential properties with set aside percentages far below median income housing. These sometimes controversial development projects often change the town’s character and disrupts neighborhoods."
Looking forward to next meeting. I encourage at the next public hearing there should be a serious discussion of the 8.30g option and the realities of what Main Street and Newtown could face at this site. By not working with the potential developers what this site could face. How well the Historic District question can sustain a challenge. Is there an option to trade land at FFH and the town to take control ot 19 Main Street in a fair trade deal as well. There needs to be continued talks to come to a solution. I personally feel this is an ideal location for residence, not rentals, either condominiums and or townhouses that have some age restrictions if needed. Maybe for seniors or our aging population who may want to downsize. Hope to see more residents there who resiide outside of the Borough since this impacts the entire town and its appeal.
Just want to point out how "Nicer in Newtown" isn't taken seriously by others when the tell a government council that it would be okay to build these apartments, but not near where they live. They want to push it off on someone else. Make it someone else's problem. "Nicer in Newtown" ? ...not so much.