Raymond A. Spong East Lyme
I moved to East Lyme some 60 years ago from Chicago, where I attended a grade school in the early 1930s. What made this school special to me was that my mother had attended this school in the years before World War I and at the time of the Great Chicago Fire the school did double (ca. 1870) duty as a hospital.
In these 60 years I have lost track of the times the school board in East Lyme and in other local towns as well, have discussed what they should do with the existing schools, other than just leave them alone. The school building in Chicago was finally rebuilt on the same grounds some years after WW2. Wouldn't it be nice if these local free spending school boards would try to emulate good old Newberry Grade School and keep using the schools they now have with just some necessary updates? Remember, just because you can do something doesn't mean you have do.