DANBURY

Boughton Street Y

overhauls furnace

An aging furnance at the Boughton Street YMCA underwent a major overhaul this month.

A section of the furnace weighing more than 1,000 pounds leaking beyond repair was replaced. In addition, about a dozen smaller leaks were repaired throughout the heating system and much needed insulation was added to help conserve energy to reduce utility costs.

The total cost of repair was paid by Boughton Street members who donated cash gifts to the capital campaign for the renovation and upgrade to the 38-year-old facility. These repairs are expected to keep the facility supplied with hot water.


"Even in the summer, the furnace is needed to supply heat to the pool so that a comfortable temperature can be maintained for lap swimmers and children taking swim lessons," said
Greg Dembowski , YMCA capital campaign director.

HARTFORD

Heart medicine users

due to get refunds

More than 1,000 consumers in Connecticut will receive reimbursements over the next few weeks from an antitrust settlement involving the heart disease medicine Cardizem CD.

The Connecticut consumers who filed claims leading into the suit will receive $361,976.


The multi-state lawsuit will distribute $24 million to 76,417 consumers who overpaid for the medicine from 1998 to 2003. The medicine was used to treat high blood pressure and heart pain.

NEW MILFORD

District offers dates

for late registration

Parents can attend late registration for students entering kindergarten through third grade at Hill Plain, Northville and
John Pettibone schools and for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at Sarah Noble Intermediate School on Aug. 11.

Anyone needing an appointment for late registration should call the appropriate school after Aug. 2 and before Aug. 9 to make arrangements.

For Schaghticoke Middle School , parents can make appointments for registration any day in the summer between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling (860) 354-2204. High school students can call the guidance secretary anytime at (860) 350-6647 this summer between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make a registration appointment.

Parents or guardians will need proof of residency and health records to register a student. If possible, a student's academic record from the previous school should be provided.


All students are expected to be registered prior to the opening of school on Aug. 31. Parents of new primary school students can call Phyllis Armstrong , the school transportation coordinator, at (860) 354-8726 to determine the exact school and bus assignments.

From staff and wire reports