Amity BOE asked to seek continuation

The Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge first selectmen have called on the Amity Board of Education to seek an extension from the state on the proposed building expansion.

In a letter penned by the three to School Board Chairman Michael Lohne they made their request.

"In light of the District's financial controversies in the past few months, we strongly urge you to seek an extension of the deadline for state funding," they wrote.

The letter goes on to recommend "another year may be needed to resolve this important issue affecting all three of our communities."

The letter reminds Lohne that voter's last month were asked to pay a special tax to rescue the District from financial crisis. And adds that the Tri-Town Amity Investigation Committee is still investigating where responsibility lies.

"In light of these unusual circumstances, we believe it is reasonable, prudent, and in the best interests of the Amity School District to seek an extension of the State deadline for funding any expansion plans," they conclude.

A copy of the letter was sent to Sens. Crisco and Smith as well as state Reps. Klarides, Collins and Nardello.

Calls placed to Lohne were not returned by deadline.