Laura Erickson

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Special BET Meeting to Reconsider FY ’21 Budget Amounts to Lengthy Argument over Robert’s Rules, Adjournment

The BET held a special meeting via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon with just one item on the agenda: to reconsider FY 21 approved budget before it gets sent on to the RTM for approval. The special meeting was scheduled at the request of Democrats on the BET after an outcry from public school parents over cuts to the education budget. The Republican controlled BET had voted last week during a contentious meeting to cut $3 million from the education budget leaving it at current academic year spending levels. The Democrats had proposed instead a $700,000 cut. Despite the meeting lasting only about 40 minutes, and almost 400 people listening on mute, most of the session was taken up by arguments over motions, Robert’s Rules of Order, and consulting the new Town Attorney Vin Marino. Continue Reading →

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CAMILLO: BET Democrats Unnecessarily Attacked Town Staff on PAYT

“…I would be happy to continue this discussion and move the implementation back a year or so and support a tipping fee to act as a bridge until the public has had enough time to see the true benefits of the program and its value to the community.” – Fred Camillo, Greenwich First Selectman Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Everything You Need to Know About Democratic Leadership on the BET and What to Expect Going Forward

“The Democrats have two years of track record in the majority and have demonstrated proven results.” – Laura Erickson, Miriam Kreuzer, Beth Krumeich, Leslie Moriarty, Jeff Ramer and David Weisbrod Continue Reading →

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Candidates Speak at Largest Turnout in Decades for Greenwich Democrats Annual Picnic

Greenwich Democrats Annual Picnic featured remarks from Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, Congressman Jim Himes, Senator Chris Murphy, Attorney General William Tong, Secretary of State Denise Merrill, State Senator Alex Bergstein, State Rep Steve Meskers and Greenwich Candidates including Jill Oberlander and Sandy Litvack. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Board of Education Green Lights GHS Lights Litigation

Board of Education special meeting, Nov 14, 2017

A public hearing at CMS on Tuesday night featured about 15 speakers, mostly in favor of litigation, followed by discussion among the BOE members on the pros and cons of launching litigation versus waiting to have more conversations with GHS neighbors. Continue Reading →

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Parents, Students Line up to Share Feedback with BOE on New School Start Time

Greenwich Board of Education. Sept 14, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Complaints after 8 full days of the new school start times ranged from buses being late to impacts on scheduling sports practices and games. Many thanked the BOE for the change and said students are getting to school alert and that the benefits last throughout the day. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Greenwich Public Schools Convocation is a Warm Welcome Back

There were lots of hugs and high-fives as teachers got together for convocation at Greenwich High School on Monday, Aug 28. There were several speakers, including Dr. Jill Gildea, Thomas Murray, Bridget Suvansri, Greg Goldstein and GEA president Carol Sutton. Continue Reading →

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