School board did a disservice to the community Proponents of closing Pettibone dropped the ball in failing to answer questions
NMHS Class of '44
Two days after355 members of New Milford High School's Class of 2014 were presented their diplomas, the Class of 1944 gathered at Italia Mia for a festive luncheon and a whole lot of sharing of memories. The NMHS Class of '44, proud to be leaving the school system in 1944 as iconic educator John Pettibone was retiring, boasted just more than 60 graduates. Remarkabley, according to class members, about 30 are still alive. Eleven are shown here during their June 23 reunion. Seated, from left to right, are Betty Lou Haxo, Barbara Marsh Gusafson, Dorothy Corey Miller, who served as the class treasurer, Ruth Chapin Baird and Virginia Hasting Smith. Standing are John Nicholson, Betty Gustafson, Art Carlson, Jules E. Viau, Paul Hulton and Helena Lillis Viau. Those who would like to loan or contribute a Flashback photo from any of the Greater New Milford-area towns should bring it to Norm Cummings at the Greater New Milford Spectrum office at 45B Main St. or email email@example.com. If the photo is to be returned, please leave a phone number and mailing address. Norm Cummings
The decision to close a public school is a momentous one.
The lives of hundreds of children and their families are significantly affected, as are those of administrators, teachers and staff members -- especially those who lose their jobs in school consolidation.