Category Archives: Region One

A Breath Of Fresh Air In Region One

For those of you who are following our local regional school district, but are frustrated by the lack of available voices in the media, you’re in luck. Former Region One chairman John Mauer has revived his blog, Stoneforge Chronicles, and has — at least for the time being — decided to focus his energies onRead MoreRead More

Region One: Start Building Relationships

Update: Here is a story on the forum by Kathryn Boughton of the LCT. * * * * * * Here is the Region One Forum that took place Friday night, Sept. 28, at Cornwall Consolidated School. I will have to find the time to watch it. Meanwhile, here is a link to the RepublicanRead MoreRead More

Region One Report: No Credit Where It’s Due

Last night, I ran across an amusing post on the hideous Region One Report, the often toxic blog on our local school district run by hot-air radio host Marshall Miles. I would have posted a comment there but Miles has banished me from the Region One Report for daring to challenge him. The prevailing memeRead More

Hardly Unique To Region One

If you listen to the Great Bloviator, you’d think extending school administrator contracts before they’re about to expire is uncommon, selfish and an “insult to the collective intelligence.”Read More

Bored, Are We?

Looks to me like public radio maven Marshall Miles is bored out of his skull, now that he can’t complain about administrative contracts at Region One and urge his followers to vote against the budget. You’d think he would move on to the topic du jour. But the recent case of HVRHS guidance counselor StephenRead MoreRead More

Budget Passes, Miles Gets Half A Loaf

The Region One budget passed last night on the second try, delivering a blow to those who believe the employment contracts of the district’s administrators are the most important matters in the Northwest Corner. By all accounts, we have increasing drug use in Region One, special education costs have soared for years and student achievementRead MoreRead More

Mea Culpa

In a recent blog post and letter to the editor of The Lakeville Journal, I stated that the new Region 1 administrators’ contracts have “already been signed and ratified.” That statement is incorrect. By a vote of 4-2, the general terms of the new contracts were approved by the Board of Education in March onRead More

Ok, Where Do We Go From Here?

Clarification: Miles is now bellowing that the contracts have not been signed. Correct. The new contracts themselves haven’t been signed but the resolution to issue those contracts was. It was approved 4-2 and endorsed by the BOE at a March 28 special meeting on unanimous recommendation from the All Boards Committee (ABC). For those whoRead More

CT NPR Affiliate Continues Its Assault

Just as a clown’s pancake make-up eventually wilts under the heat to reveal a sad sack on the verge of a breakdown, so too has the boss of our local radio station been unmasked as an emperor whose clothes (and nerves) are fraying. Veteran broadcaster Marshall Miles, who presides over the self-described “smallest NPR stationRead More

Disgrace: CT NPR Station Threatens School Board

What is more contemptible? Being a bully or pretending to play the role of victim? In the case of Marshall Miles, president of Sharon’s NPR affiliate, you can have your cake and pig out on it, too. Miles is in high dudgeon over ethical allegations lodged against him by Diane Goncalves, an assistant superintendent ofRead More