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Man, woman found dead in house on private Southbury road
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BY QUANNAH LEONARD
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WHERE HIS HEART IS
THE NBA’S RYAN GOMES HITS THE COURT FOR HEART HEALTH IN WATERBURY, PAGE 1C
SOUTHBURY — State police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide in the case of two people found dead inside a house on Chain Trail early Friday morning. Police were not releasing the names of the male and female victims late Friday, pending notification of next of kin. According to the assessor’s office, the property at 68 Chain Trail is owned by Sharon and David Detlefsen. A preliminary investigation by state police detectives shows that this may be a possible murder-suicide, State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance stated in a release.
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68 Chain Trail Site of possible murder/suicide
At 9:26 a.m. State Police Troop A barracks in Southbury received a request for a wellbeing check at 68 Chain Trail. Troopers with Resident TroopSee DEATHS, Page 4A
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ERIN COVEY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
State troopers block off the road leading up to 68 Chain Trail in Southbury. Investigators responded to the home early Friday morning and found two dead people inside, authorities say.
IT’S CRUNCH TIME FOR UCONN
COACH PASQUALONI SAYS THE HUSKIES NEED TO STEP IT UP AGAINST BUFFALO TODAY, PAGE 1C
More charges for tax man
Authorities say Woodbury tax preparer Thomas Thorndike, who was indicted on federal charges, supplied false information the the Interal Revenue Service. PAGE 1B
Palestine seeks statehood
Palestinians cheered President Mahmoud Abbas as he sought recognition from the United Nations on Friday, a move opposed by the United States and Israel. PAGE 5A
State will seek a waiver of test goals
Half of schools in Connecticut miss on marks
BY MICHAEL PUFFER
Soliris’ benefits are growing
Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ drug soliris has another use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration OK’d the drug for use to help patients with a rare kidney disorder. PAGE 8C
UConn’s Tate in trouble
UConn legend Tate George, the man who hit “The Shot” in the 1990 NCAA regionals against Clemson, is facing charges for what prosecutors say was a real estate Ponzi scheme. PAGE 7A
PHOTOS BY STEVEN VALENTI REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
OPINION OF THE DAY: “The Hopeville School students and parents deserved the truth, not a fairy tale. The purpose of retesting is to ensure ‘at-risk’ students are identified and receive the services they are privileged to, not to prove cheating.” — Gerilynn Reilly, Waterbury
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E.C. Goodwin Technical High School Principal Mary Moran shows off the school’s new ‘E-House’ to a class from Bullard Havens Technical School in Bridgeport at Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain on Thursday. All the technical high schools in the state will have them by 2012.
Students use energy-saving building skills
BY ALIA MALIK
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NEW BRITAIN ot every teenager can install solar panels on a roof, but 17-year-old Geovanie Mazza of Bristol can, and that skill might be key to his employment when he graduates next year from E.C. Goodwin Technical High School’s electrical program. “We’d be able to tell the buyer the different types of green equipment that’s on the market right now,” Mazza said. Mazza was one of dozens of students who learned the latest green construction techniques as they built an oddly-shaped hut in the school’s parking lot, a yearlong task they finished this week. With the help of teachers and local contractors, students from the school’s carpentry, electrical, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning programs constructed every aspect of the 320-square-foot room with a sloped roof that looks like a small house cut in half.
Carpentry teacher Mike Cyr shows a floor with radiant heat flooring in an ‘E-House’ at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School. >> THE FUTURE E.C. Goodwin Technical’s new e-house will also be used as a tool for future students who can monitor the energy efficiency of the materials and even uninstall and reinstall some components. Different types of wall insulation and part of the heated floor are covered only with Plexiglas so students can test and observe them. Grants will also help fund upgrades to the houses as technology improves, school officials said.
Students put in solar panels to light the room and heat the water and installed the latest, most energy-efficient air conditioner. Out of the 16 technical high schools in the state, nine are currently slated to receive the materials for similar “EHouses” through grants from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, said Raymond Mencio, an education consultant for the state-funded technical high school system. The grants will fully fund the $35,000 cost of each house, Mencio said. Students at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington are putting the finishing touches on their house now and expect to complete it within two months, Principal Robert Axon said. “Any time that we get another training aid and another training tool for kids to learn the newest technology, it’s a good thing,” Axon said. “Homeowners are starting to See GREEN, Page 4A
HARTFORD — Connecticut will apply for a waiver of accountability provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools whose students fail to meet targets for reading and math proficiency face increasingly tough sanctions — ranging from requirements for costly tutoring services up to a complete reorganization and replacement of staff. Under fed>> As states eral law clamor to use those targets the new waiver have been option, some ticking up lawmakers say every few President years. In Obama is insert2011, federal ing politics in law required what had been a that about 90 bipartisan percent of approach to student bodeducation ies score Page 4A. “proficient.” Not only that, federal law requires subgroups within the schools, including minorities, the poor and English language learners., to meet the standards. By 2014, federal law expects
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Governor is silent on town funding
BY KEITH M. PHANEUF
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“Any time that we get another training aid and another training tool for kids to learn the newest technology, it’s a good thing. Homeowners are starting to want the green technology.”
OLIVER WOLCOTT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ROBERT AXON
Republicans got another lesson in how Democrats have consolidated power Friday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy secured $20 million in financing for a competitive municipal grant program without disclosing how he intends to divvy up the funds. There was no legal requirement for Malloy to first disclose his intentions to the State Bond Commission, but the Democratic governor’s approach broke with the tradition of his Republican predecessors, who revealed the grant winners before receiving the funding, a nod to their partnership with Democrats on the commission.
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