Kennedy Center dedicates building to retiring CEO

For 39 years, Martin D. Schwartz’s presence has loomed over The Kennedy Center, as its first president and CEO. Now, with his retirement nearing, the Kennedy Center board is making sure his name remains connected with the center, as the agency’s Trumbull headquarters was named after him in a Monday morning ceremony attended by dozens of staff members, volunteers, clients, and elected officials from throughout the region. “All our board members felt it was fitting to commemorate Marty’s many achievements and dedicate the Reservoir Avenue headquarters in his honor,” said Kennedy Center board Chairman Michele Macauda of Monroe. “He has … Read more

Quinnipiac University students visit Probate Court

Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal students visit the Trumbull Probate Court.

The Trumbull Probate Court recently hosted the members of the Quinnipiac University School of Law Probate Journal during a day of hearings held in the courtroom at Trumbull Town Hall. T.R. Rowe is judge of the District of Trumbull Probate Court, which includes the towns of Easton, Monroe and Trumbull. He wanted to build on the success of last year’s visit and has made the day an annual tradition. It is an opportunity for Probate Law Journal members to gain real-life experience of the legal issues they typically deal with only in a law school setting. The members reached out … Read more

Adirondack Trail acceptance complete pending legal notice

From left, First Selectman Adam Dunsby and Selectmen Carolyn Colangelo and Robert Lessler at the board's Dec. 21 meeting. — Brad Durrell photo

The Board of Selectmen delayed taking action on making Adirondack Trail an official town road at its Dec. 21 meeting because the town had failed to publish a required legal notice in advance. “I apologize. That’s our mistake,” First Selectman Adam Dunsby told developer Harold Rosnick, who constructed the road and has been working for a few years to have it accepted as a town road. The lapse came to light when Selectman Carolyn Colangelo asked if the notice, indicating the matter was to be considered at the meeting, had been published in a newspaper. Dunsby, looking at paperwork on … Read more

The homelessness and domestic violence connection

Debra Greenwood

As the days grow colder and the holidays approach, we are often called on to come to the aid of millions of Americans who don’t have a safe, reliable place of their own to call home. Today we would like to call attention the truly hidden faces of homelessness: the estimated 1.3 million American women who are homeless because they are victims of domestic violence. These women, their children and a growing number of men represent what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has identified as the third leading cause of homelessness in America. Research shows that as … Read more

‘Some progress’ made in road dispute between developer and Public Works

The current end of the paved section of Adirondack Trail, an Easton road that is being extended. — Brad Durrell photo

Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Robert Maquat reported that “some progress” has been made in the ongoing dispute over a road involving developer Harold Rosnick and Town Engineer Ed Nagy. At the Oct. 30 P&Z meeting, Maquat told his fellow commissioners that Rosnick and Nagy appear close to a resolution on road curb issues for Adirondack Trail, a new road being developed by Rosnick. Rosnick is seeking to have a new section of Adirondack Trail accepted as an official town road, but Nagy has raised concerns about whether the required steps for having that done have been fully met. At … Read more

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