Ice storm brings slippery road conditions, leads to school closings

MONROE, CT — Freezing rain and slippery road conditions led to spin outs, minor fender-benders and traffic delays Wednesday morning. Amid the unsafe wintery conditions, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza decided to close the schools and First Selectman Ken Kellogg allowed Town Hall staff to make their own decisions about driving to work based on their commutes. Read More

Soaring COVID cases factor in rising school absences

MONROE, CT — A national surge in coronavirus infections is taking a toll on school systems, including Monroe’s. Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza told the Board of Education the district is managing a wave of cases from the highly contagious omicron variant. Read More