Early Friday morning "Hands Off Our Schools," a group begun in Wilton, gathered at the capital for a brief meeting before a scheduled public hearing at 1 p.m. before the legislature's Education Committee. The committee is hearing comments on three school regionalization bills and a bill that would shift some of the burden of teacher pension payments onto municipalities.
Republican Town Committee Chairman Bill Lalor said the group's efforts have been noteworthy. “You guys' voices are being heard,” Lalor said. “You’re certainly getting people’s attention.”