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OctNCN1.qxd:NOVNCN.qxd 10/1/11 6:33 AM Page 1 PRST-STD U.S. Postage Paid Palmer, MA Permit #22 FREE! CMT Results Show Uptick Enfield Family Day By Linda Tishler Levinson Most students in north central Connecticut towns are doing better on the Connecticut Mastery Test as they travel through the grades in local schools. “They’re growing over time,â€? said Michael Bednarz, director of curriculum for the Stafford Public Schools. “In most cases, as the grade levels increase, the scores increase,â€? Ellington Superintendent of Schools Stephan Cullinan said. Kathleen Pezza, curriculum director for the Somers Public Schools, said that also holds true in her school district. “We’re above the state average in virtually everything,â€? Pezza said. Still several schools were cited as not making adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind act. Administrators throughout the state have pointed out that as NCLB raises its standard each year, more and more schools are being cited for not making AYP. These include schools in districts considered among the best in the state, including West Hartford and Greenwich. Somers “I think the third-graders made some big gains,â€? Pezza added. Somers third-graders did much better than last year, Pezza said, achieving proficiency in all three areas. Fourth-graders CMT/page 3 In This Issue • FALL FEST: A look at upcoming activities in the area ............pgs. 4-5 • EAST WINDSOR: Residents provide input on Rt. 140 development ..........p. 6 • EAST WINDSOR: Images from the annual Taste of East Windsor......p. 8 • SUNDAY DRIVE: Historic charm meets modern appeal in Newport ..p. 9 • ENFIELD: Enfield Motor Sports marks four decades of service ..p. 11 • ENFIELD: Town ponders property Jamelle of Enfield has her face painted during Enfield Family Day on the Town Green on Sept. 18. Another photo on page 12. Photo by Andre Garant Here We Grow Again - Welcome, Enfield Residents! ENFIELD - Continuing its mission to become “the people’s paperâ€? for the region, The North Central News is proud to find its way into the homes of Enfield residents. “Since our inception in 2002, the North Central News has brought back the type of positive, homespun community news and features that the other publications have abandoned,â€? explained Editor & Publisher Gary Carra. “We at the North Central News believe there are a lot of great stories in Enfield that aren’t being told, and we’re going to do something about it.â€? In addition to Enfield residents this month, the North Central News goes to every home and P.O. box in East Windsor, Ellington, Somers and Stafford and is also available for free pickup at more than 100 high-traffic for Hazardville parking ............p. 15 • ELLINGTON: Town takes advantage of contract incentives ................p. 19 • ELLINGTON: Senior Center offers new programs, holiday bazaar ............p. 20 • SOMERS: Mini-excavtor arrives in time for Irene clean up ............p. 28 • HAUNTED HANDBOOK: Annual guide to our favorite haunts ....p. 31 • STAFFORD: Third time a charm for budget referendum?....................p. 39 • CLASSIFIEDS:...........................p.47 • NEXT ISSUE • DEADLINE: October 21 ELECTION PREVIEW! (860) 698-0020 locations (i.e. town halls, supermarkets, libraries, etc.). This month’s mailing into Enfield was made possible by the following local sponsors: • Artioli (p. 24) • Asnuntuck Community College (p. 13) • Astro’s Pizza (p. 15) • Easy Pickin’s (p. 11) • Enfield Motor Sports (p. 10) • Gall Power Equipment (p. 33) • Gold’s Gym (p. 17) • Growth Company (p. 18) • Harry Kent (pgs. 2 & 47) • Hazard Grille (p. 9) • Higher Powered (p. 17) • Huntington Learning (p. 11) • InnoVest Financial (p. 15) • J. Floral Designs (p. 35) • Lulu’s (p. 9) • Mr. Sandless (p. 8) • Revays (p. 12) • Rich’s Oil (p. 18) • Rockville Bank (p. 48) • ShopRite (p. 11) For more information on the North Central News - including sponsorship of the November issue visit, call 860698-0020 or email: The deadline for advertising and editorial submissions for the next issue is Friday, Oct. 21. 1(:0HGLFDUH 'HDGOLQHIRU $QQXDO (QUROOPHQW BBBBBBBB 2&72%(5 WKURXJK '(&(0%(5 6HH2XU$G RQSDJH =(523UHPLXP0HGLFDUH$GYDQWDJH3ODQV $YDLODEOHWKURXJK6HYHUDO&RPSDQLHV &RPHOHDUQDERXWVHYHUDOSODQVDSSURYHGLQWKHVWDWHRI&7 //& //& 6RXWK5RDG8QLW_32%R[6RPHUV&7 :LOOLDP0F&ORVNH\6U _ELOO#VWDWHOLQHVHQLRUVHUYLFHVFRP ZZZVWDWHOLQHVHQLRUVHUYLFHVFRP

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