Wednesday, January 15, 2014


One of Angela’s “greatest hits” from 2013:

All the kids and I are walking down South Main Street one Saturday morning when we come upon a new home under construction with a portable bathroom in the front yard for the work crew.

Angela points to it and asks “Daddy, what is that?”

”That’s a Port-o-let” I respond.

Innocently, she responds “Oh, like on Star Trek”

“I’m sorry – what?”

“You know Daddy – they get in and they show up somewhere else”

I smile and I answer “That’s a transporter, pumpkin”. I also followed up with “Stay seven Angela – never grow up.”

Like all kids, she didn’t listen and turns eight today at 9:48AM EST. At that time eight years ago I was blessed with my little princess, three days early, at 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 18 inches in length.

I look forward to however many more years I get to have with her and all the amazement and wonder yet to come, just as I did that one Saturday morning.

Happy Birthday daughter – I love you.

day one

year one

year two

starting year three






Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Board of Education Budget Presentation 01/13/14

On Monday, January 13, 2014, there will be a presentation of the 14/15 central office budget proposal to the Board of Education.  This meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Lyman Hall High School VoAg Community Room.  Please feel free to attend.  If you are unable to attend and would like to learn more about the budget, the complete PowerPoint presentation will be posted the next day on the district website.

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, the Board of Education will hold a budget workshop for discussion and development of a budget to be presented to the Mayor.  This meeting is at 8 a.m. at the Lyman Hall High School VoAg Community Room.  Again, please feel to attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Sal Menzo, Ed.D.

Superintendent – Wallingford Public Schools

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Parking Ban - Thursday, January 2, 2014

Parking Ban - Thursday, January 2, 2014

Due to inclement weather or a forecast of inclement weather, a parking ban will go into effect in the Town of Wallingford on:

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m.

No vehicles shall be parked or allowed to remain on any public street while the parking ban is in effect. Vehicles found to be in violation of the ban will be tagged and towed at the owner's expense.

The parking ban will remain in effect until cancelled.

Please see the prior posted information regarding Temporary Parking Options During Winter Storms

Temporary Parking Options During Winter Storms

As published on the town website; there will likely be a parking ban with this storm – as soon as I can identify it’s been announced I will post and push it out.

The Department of Public Works reminds local residents that when a parking ban is in effect during winter storms, temporary parking is available in municipal lots. The parking options listed below are located in the downtown area.

Town Hall - 45 South Main Street
Municipal Credit Union - 88 South Main Street
Wallingford Public Library - 200 North Man Street
Caplan/Wooding Property - located behind the building that corners North Main Street and Center Street
Simpson Court Rear Lot - park in designated municipal area
Whittlesey Avenue & Orchard Street - park in designated municipal area
Meadow Street & William Street - park in designated municipal area
Railroad Station - park behind station on the west side of the tracks

Please remember that relocating your vehicle from the street assists with the removal of snow and proper treatment of the roadway surface. When a parking ban is in effect, motor vehicles may not be parked on any public street and are subject to removal.