WILTON, Conn. – Wilton Superintendent Gary Richards on Thursday announced his intent to retire at the end of this calendar year. Here's a look at this and other top stories from the past week in town.
? Richards, who has led Wilton's schools since 2004, informed the Board of Education on Thursday he plans to retire effective Dec. 31 . A superintendent search committee will soon be formed and tasked with finding Richards’ replacement.
? In other school news, Jennifer Mitchell, a former program coordinator in the Greenwich Public Schools system, was selected as the next principal of Cider Mill School . She begins Aug. 12 and replaces longtime Principal Virginia “Ginny” Rico, who died June 26 after a long illness.
? A Danbury Hospital emergency room doctor made international headlines after he accidentally broke a finger off a 600-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary in a museum in Italy.
? The state Department of Agriculture on Monday initiated a shellfish closure and voluntary recall of oysters and clams harvested from Norwalk and Westport. The recall stemmed from reports of infections from vibrio parahaemolyticus , a species of bacteria that affects shellfish.
? Mosquitoes trapped in nearby Westport and Fairfield have tested positive for the West Nile virus , officials in both towns announced Tuesday.
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