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Wetlands commission to decide on request for 6 more homes at The Ridge at Monroe

MONROE, CT — Inland Wetlands commissioners asked staff to draft a resolution of approval for The Ridge at Monroe’s application to add six more homes on its 14.9-acre property on Monroe Turnpike. The resolution will be discussed and voted on at the commission’s next meeting. The Ridge already has an approvals for a 19 unit age-restricted housing development, which is under construction at 1271 Monroe Turnpike. The additional units would bring the total to 25. Jason Edwards of J. Edwards & Associates, the engineering firm representing the applicant, told the commission the layout for the age 55 and older community…

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Bus transportation costs rise by close to $100,000 for Masuk Athletics

MONROE, CT — Masuk High School Principal Steve Swensen recently presented a $880,904 Athletic Department budget with a $124,969 increase for fiscal year 2024-25 to the Board of Education. The bulk of the 16.5 percent hike is $96,196 more for transportation. While All-Star Transportation, the district’s bus company, is fulfilling…

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Rehab of lot at former Stevenson Lumber property leads to tax relief

MONROE, CT — Anthony Galbo, president of Galbo Provisions Inc., whose refrigerated trucks have been delivering meat to wholesale customers for over 45 years, decided to move his family’s business to Monroe three years ago, when his company had outgrown its Fairfield headquarters. He found a lot on the former Stevenson Lumber property at 1565 Monroe Turnpike that met his business’ needs, but massive improvements were needed. He invested over $5,250,574 into rehabilitating the vacant building and landscaping the grounds in a project that included a number of green initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the doubling of costs for…

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Masuk girls advance in states after lengthy layoff

MONROE, CT — Masuk High’s girls basketball team’s return to the competitive hardwood was a successful one. The No. 6 Panthers defeated No. 11 New Canaan 40-32 in a defensive-minded Class L State Tournament second-round contest on Friday night. Grace Kearney scored 15 points, Dani Dube had 11 and Bailey Bajda seven to lead the offense. Grace Sheppard and Hannah Fagan added four and three, respectively. Masuk limited New Canaan to a single field goal and led 9-2 after one quarter of play. The Panthers saw the Rams rally to tie the score at 15 apiece heading into halftime. A…

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