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Malloy breaks ground on Wright project already under construction

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There's a ground breaking at Wright, but, as you can see from this photo last month, construction is well under way.

There’s a ground breaking at Wright, but, as you can see from this photo last month, construction is well under way.

Update: 11:21 A.M. Just back from the ground breaking. While the timing of the ceremony still seems odd, breaking ground in the midst of construction, the event wasn’t completely partisan.

Both Mayoral candidates David Martin and Micheal Fedele were at the scene watching and listening to Gov. Malloy and officials from the Technical High School systems, State Education and Administrative Services talk up the rebirth of this once shuttered school.

An intermittent sprinkle of rain fell as the VIPs dug up some dirt and tossed it to celebrate a $53 million project.

The school has been gutted and is being completely renovated with the goal of opening in the fall of next year to 144 freshmen. We’ll have more late

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This morning, The Advocate will be stationed at Wright Tech for a ground breaking ceremony for the project to return J.M. Wright Technical High School to service.

Gov. Malloy is expected and so too is Democratic Mayoral hopeful David Martin at the event hosted by the State Education Department and Department of Administrative Services.

The press release notes that “Wright Tech, which was shuttered in 2009, under the Rell-Fedele Administration, is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2014.”

(By the way, it was pointed out at the ceremony, Fedele was a member of the committee that helped revive the school and foster a partnership with Norwalk Community College.)

Construction is already well on its way at the school.

Gov. Dannel Malloy with his Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.

Gov. Dannel Malloy with his Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.

 

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Rob Varnon

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