Rocky Hill schools set for shakeup

September 23, 2014 by  

Rocky Hill and The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) are set to team up, as the Council’s new magnet elementary school splits a 10-acre campus with an intermediate school for grades four and five starting in 2017.

It will have 20 classrooms in a building of 58,610 square feet. Officials hypothesize that 430 students will be able to enroll, helping the other two elementary schools ease overcrowding.

This is the first project on which a regional and suburban district have worked together to combat school segregation and aid minority students. It is part of the town’s plan to be more active in the Department of Education’s Open Choice program, which starts around the time the intermediate school opens. Separate buildings will house the two schools, but there are possibilities for them to share parking lots, playgrounds, and walkways. In total, 30 students from Hartford in kindergarten through third grade will have enrollment slots reserved, while 60 others will be for open choice.

The CREC also applied for the Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary school, which covers pre-K through grade five in its temporary placement on Brook Street.

School systems often use banners to welcome new students into new schools. If this is the case and plans come to fruition, three unique yet colorful sets of banners will need to be produce.

Eatery looks to make the most of the summer

August 12, 2014 by  

A Rocky Hill restaurant has enjoyed a boom in custom during the summer and is now looking to become a “permanant seasonal establishment”, has reported.

Shad Row, according to [Read more]

Graduating correctional officers receive badges

July 17, 2014 by  

A total of 156 officers have joined the Connecticut Department of Corrections by graduating their training, and more are set to follow in their footsteps this fall.

In his speech to the graduating class [Read more]

Changes in center development see residential area addition

June 14, 2014 by  

Officials behind the Town Center West project in Rocky Hill announced a change of plan last month.

Originally, the property was going to be used [Read more]

Horror producers break character for movie adaptation

May 19, 2014 by  

Rocky Hill’s Synthetic Cinema is starting a new project that is a break from its normal genre. Usually known for B-movie type monster movies, its newest creature flick is going to be produced with the help of Drew Barrymore.

In July, the company will [Read more]

Rocky Hill recognized for energy savings

April 28, 2014 by  

On March 24, 23 communities in the state received recognition for their efforts in the Clean Energy Communities program, and received the Bright Idea Grant.
Each municipality was [Read more]

Grants and loans approved for sewer improvements

March 10, 2014 by  

Rocky Hill is one of the six towns forming part of the $277m project funded by the state to prevent storms from making the sewer systems overflow.

The loans and grants will provide the money to [Read more]

Farmington Bank branch coming to Rocky Hill

February 10, 2014 by  

As of January 23, 366 Cromwell Avenue in Rocky Hill has been be home to a branch of Farmington Bank. The company designed the branch to be appealing to customers, yet modern with a drive thru window. In addition, the customer floor space totals [Read more]

Connecticut minimum wage continues to rise

January 14, 2014 by  

As of the beginning of this year, Connecticut’s minimum hourly wage has risen from $8.25 to $8.70, increasing the minimum hourly salary from $17,160 to $18,096. Wages are set to increase again at the beginning of next year when the minimum hourly wage will [Read more]

Honors college helps students think big

December 16, 2013 by  

Rocky Hill’s Imran Tariq is one of 19 first-year students to have earned a place in the Honors Program at Middlesex Community College.

The new program will feature early admittance into the [Read more]

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