The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters issued a report card Tuesday, grading Connecticut lawmakers on environmental issues. The report says the League is happy with new bond funding for sewage treatment upgrades and open space acquisition. But the report says the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remains “dangerously underfunded.”
Kirsten Griebel of the League says one area of energy policy needs attention.
Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago.
The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday. That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations. Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.
Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned.