Not Enough Funds for Repairs at Connecticut Schools

MANCHESTER, Conn. — Schools in the Manchester School District in Connecticut are facing some serious problems. Leaking roofs, failing mortar, paper-thin steam pipes and maxed-out electrical systems are all in need of attention by the district — but costs are high.

The cost to fix just the high priority items is about $10.4 million, according to district manager Richard E. Ziegler.

“Our schools are in rough shape,” said Ziegler.

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College Auditorium Earns LEED Silver

Silfen Auditorium

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The largest classroom at Connecticut College earned LEED Silver certification after the completion of remodeling work.

Bill Hall’s Silfen Auditorium, which seats up to 150 people, was renovated in 2008 and brought up to date with tools for interactive teaching and learning, officials said.

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U-Conn Trustees Approve Basketball Practice Facility

 STORRS, Conn. — The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees have approved spending $3 million in private donations to design a new basketball practice facility, slated for a site behind the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, the home of the Huskies’ men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The project, which has been in the works for several years, has a budget of approximately $25 million, according to the university’s athletics director, Jeff Hathaway.

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