Trumbull High School Construction
Trumbull First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst issued the following statement concerning upcoming construction and repaving at Trumbull High School:
Starting on Monday, July 9, 2012, the Town of Trumbull will commence paving of the parking lots and driveways at Trumbull High School. This repaving effort will be concurrent with the ongoing internal renovations of the existing building. We are currently in the final phase of internal renovations at Trumbull High School. All Trumbull residents should be advised that there will be no public access allowed to Trumbull High School for the entire summer. Any resident that tries to access fields or tennis courts at Trumbull High School will have to park in the front or rear of Hillcrest Middle School and walk across the fields to get to their destination. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is necessary that this work be completed in order for the renovation project to be completed in a safe and timely fashion. We will be updating the community throughout the summer concerning Town roadways to be repaved as well. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Former Connecticut Education Commissioner to Serve as
Early Childhood Consultant at Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.)
George A. Coleman will spearhead initiatives in coastal Fairfield County school districts
Retired Education Commissioner George A. Coleman of Sandy Hook will join (C.E.S.) Professional Development Services division as an Early Childhood Education Consultant beginning in the 2012 school year.
In his role at C.E.S., Coleman plans to assess the needs for professional development in early childhood, as well as assist with and/or spearhead preschool program development and oversee the coordination of preschool programs for districts in the C.E.S. catchment area--which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Region 9, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, Weston and Wilton.
“George Coleman brings an amazing wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to our agency, particularly in the area of early childhood education, stated Dr. Evan Pitkoff, Executive Director of C.E.S. “He is well respected and passionate about this work and will undoubtedly serve as a tremendous resource to our region as our districts work collaboratively to enhance the quality of the preschool experience and move to close the achievement gap in Connecticut.”
Mr. Coleman, who has served as Deputy Commissioner, Associate Commissioner of the Division of Teaching and Learning Programs and Services, and Chief of the Bureaus of Early Childhood Education and of Curriculum and Instruction, began working at the State Department of Education in 1987.
He served as Interim Commissioner of Education from August 2006, to April 2007, and from January 2011, to September 2012.
Mr. Coleman has served on many professional and community boards and councils, including the state and local United Way, NAACP, the Connecticut State Birth‐to‐Three Council, Connecticut Commission on Children, Junior Achievement, and The Hord Foundation, based in Danbury.
Madison Avenue Bridge Closed until Aug. 3
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the closure of the Madison Avenue Bridge overpass on Route 15 in Trumbull to facilitate repairs to the bridge deck. This closure is scheduled to occur starting the morning of Monday, July 9, 2012, and continue through the evening of Friday, August 3, 2012, according to state Rep. T. R. Rowe.
The work is part of DOT Project Nos. 0050-204/206 and 144-178/180, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project which is scheduled for completion by October 2012.
DETOUR INFO – The Madison Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic starting on July 9, 2012. No Pedestrian access will be allowed during the bridge closure.
North of Bridge – Madison Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Chestnut Hill Road to Main Street (Route 111) and take Old Town Road to get back to Madison Avenue.
South of Bridge – Madison Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Old Town Road to Main Street (Route 111) and take Chestnut Road to get back to Madison Avenue.
Traffic control personnel and detour signs will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday).