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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
School Officials Hoping For 2nd Override Try in Cheshire
"After looking at all of the possible options and weighing everything out, I would recommend going back for another override vote." — Kristen Gordon

Adams Town Meeting OKs Budgets, Rejects Plastic Bag Ban
It took the 128 town meeting members present nearly three hours to run through the 36 articles Tuesday night.

Cheshire Passes School Budget, Pipeline Resolution, And Selectmen Membership Increase
"I can't imagine what this community will look like if you don't think education for our children isn't a priority." — Darlene Rodowicz

5K Race to Raise Funds For C.T. Plunkett Reading Program
"They are excited about running, and I am excited about reading." — Jill Pompi

Selectmen Approve Phase 1 Of Bridge Repair, Town Warrant
"I think they were looking to see what we could share, but we don't have anything to share." — Carol Francesconi

Cheshire & School District Agree to Better Communications
"These five days were too fast and furious and we should have slowed it down a little." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Selectmen Unhappy With School Budget Process
"Our town has no future if we kill our school system. If Adams wants to commit suicide fine ... we could do better somewhere else." — Richard Scholz

Adams-Cheshire School Committee Accepts New Budget
"I think this is very nice compromise form the towns." — Chairwoman Darlene Rodowicz

Cheshire Will Need Override To Fund School Budget
"We did not get in this position overnight, and this is not going to make things better, but just maintain." — William Craig

Adams & School District Find Budget Compromise
"I think we have reached a compromise that would avoid either the question of an override and devastating cuts on either side." — Tony Mazzucco

Mazzucco Recommends Override Instead of Cuts
"An override from a financial standpoint is the only way fund our school system at the level needed." — Tony Mazzucco

Adams Finance Committee Backs Adams-Cheshire Budget
"As an elected servant I feel very disheartened that every year it is always the school vs the town. The school is your town." — Darlene Rodowicz

Adams-Cheshire School Budget Process Causing Confusion
"Frankly I don't know what it means ... and we will go toward it like we usually do but I think it is already over." — Mark Webber

Adams-Cheshire Begins Staff Cuts, Mulls Leaving NEASC
"Today was a hard day. ... It is tough news to hear that you are losing your job." — Superintendent Kristen Gordon

Adams-Cheshire Budget Will Be Decided at Town Meeting
"We will leave it to town meeting to decide if we will go for a Proposition 2 1/2 override." — Richard Blanchard

Adams-Cheshire Approves $19M Budget for Fiscal 2016
"We just can't in good faith put forth a budget that's going to hurt the kids any longer," said Rodowicz.

Finance Committee, Selectmen See ACRSD Proposed Budget
"I want to make sure we are transparent because these are big, big cuts." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Water Protection Bylaws Saved; Bridge Being Closed
"If they want to come, let them come. If they don't, it is their loss." — Carol Francesconi

Adams-Cheshire Starts Budget Talks at High Mark
"If you ask us to cut the budget any further it will be 100 percent staff cuts those cuts will be devastating to the district." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Offers Some Support To Regional School District
"We are in this together and recognizing the communities are doing whatever they can." — Superintended Kristen Gordon

Adams-Cheshire Facing Significant Cuts, Job Losses
"If we are to have any pride in our district, we have to raise our standards and raise what we feel is acceptable to fund our schools." — Edmund St. John IV

Cheshire Hesitant on School Restructuring, Preparing for Budget
"We will do what we did in previous years, and we will talk to those with significant account changes or significant accounts period." — William Craig

Adams-Cheshire May Restructure School Model
"Everyone would all be on the same page within the district with the grade levels." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Selectmen Talk Pipeline, Proposed Solar Array
"If it gets to that point it could mean either considerable positioning for the town or no positioning depending on how you negotiate." — Mark Webber

Adams-Cheshire Updated on Autism Program
"We are able to do so much for them in a short amount of time." — Kim Biagini

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