Monday, April 29, 2013
Patrick Holland, the current chairman of the Milford School Committee, is running unopposed this year for re-election.
Editor's Note: Although the School Committee has no race this year, Milford Patch asked the two candidates for the two open seats to respond to a series of questions. The response of Patrick Holland, the incumbent candidate, follows. It is edited only for grammar, punctuation and AP style. The response of Joseph Morais can be found here. Q: Why are you seeking this position? A: I am the current chairman of the committee and I am seeking re-election to my second term. The School Committee is a board of volunteers, and I consider being a part of it my way of giving back to our community. It is an important public service. Q: What is your educational background? A: I am a graduate of Milford High School and of Trinity College in Hartford CT. …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Paul Mazzuchelli will not seek a third term on the Milford School Committee, citing personal and professional obligations.
Paul Mazzuchelli, a two-term School Committee member, will not run for a third term. Mazzuchelli said Tuesday he had struggled with the decision, but felt he couldn't guarantee a time commitment to the position, given personal and professional commitments. Mazzuchelli is fulfilling his current term, and will have served six years when he steps down. He will continue serving on the Milford Housing Authority for at least the next year. Two positions on the seven-member School Committee are open this spring. Pat Holland, the current chairman, is seeking re-election. And a former School Committee member, Jonathan Bruce, has taken out nomination papers to run for a seat. The election is April 2.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Scott Harrison, a manager at Bank of America, is one of four declared candidates running for the Milford School Committee. The election is Monday.
Editor's Note: the following response was submitted by School Committee candidate Scott Harrison. It is edited only for grammar, punctuation and AP style. The Milford town election is Monday. Three School Committee seats are open in the election. Three candidates' names will appear on the ballot. A fourth candidate is conducting a write-in campaign. Q: Why do you want to serve on the Milford School Committee? A: I am looking to ensure that our children have the best education possible while maintaining fiscal responsibility, and to ensure clear communication between the administration, teachers, parents and taxpayers. Q: What is your experience, if any, in public office? A: If elected this would be my first elected position. Q: What …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Michael Walsh, an incumbent School Committee member, is seeking re-election to another three-year term. He recently responded to a questionnaire asking him a few questions about the position and his interest in serving again.
Editor's Note: the following response was submitted by School Committee candidate Michael Walsh. It is edited only for grammar, punctuation and AP style. The Milford town election is Monday. Three School Committee seats are open in the election. Three candidates' names will appear on the ballot. A fourth candidate is conducting a write-in campaign. Q: Why do you want to serve on the Milford School Committee? A: To give back to a system that has given so much to my family. I have two grown children who went through the system that today are doing very well because of the education they received from the Milford Public Schools. Also to help all children get the same experience my children did. Q: What is your experience, if any, in public …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Manuel Carneiro has decided to run for the Milford School Committee as a write-in candidate. He posted signs on Sunday.
Tossing a little competition into the election for School Committee, Manuel Carneiro has entered the race as a write-in candidate. His entry has ended what had been a sure-thing for the three declared candidates. Carneiro, 51, said he was disappointed to see no competition for the School Committee's open three seats, and after speaking with his family, decided to enter the race. His name will not appear on the ballot, but people may write him in. On Sunday, he and supporters posted signs around Milford. Three candidates will appear on the ballot because they collected signatures before the town's deadline: Mike Walsh, an incumbent seeking re-election; Scott Harrison, a banker seeking the position for the first time; and Donald Quattrochio…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Milford School Committee is considering a new fee that youth sports groups would pay to use the new football field at Milford High School, an amount that a lacrosse organization says is "a money grab."
A proposal to charge community athletics groups as much as $75 an hour to use the new football field at Milford High School has angered parents, who say it will prevent their children from using the new field. The School Committee is considering an update of a facilities use policy that would charge groups, including youth lacrosse and soccer, three times as much as they had anticipated spending on field costs. The committee has not yet approved the fee schedule, but the idea is to cover the maintenance and replacement costs of the synthetic field, said member Mike Walsh. Initially discussed on March 15, the policy will come back for further discussion on April 5. "We haven't even had a formal reading of the policy yet," Walsh said. Walsh …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Several Milford School Committee members said they were frustrated at a lack of information provided to them about the recent 'rough-housing' incident in the locker room among football players.
Superintendent Robert Tremblay told School Committee members he will provide them with a timeline of the administration's response to inappropriate behavior in the Milford High School boys' locker room among football players. In addition, he said, he will explain how the administration's response complied with the school system policies and procedures for reporting allegations of 'hazing.' The behavior of the boys involved did not amount to hazing, Tremblay reiterated Thursday, and he said the school principal followed procedure. The investigation was conducted by the school's administration, and although he did not take an active role in it, Tremblay said: "I believe this was not a matter of hazing." School Committee members, in comments …