A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held over the weekend in New Milford for the John Pettibone Community Center. Mayor David Gronbach took visitors on a tour of the former school. It's been renovated to house the Parks and Recreation Department, social services and New Milford's youth agency. Some renovations are expected to be completed in the next few weeks.
$225,000 for repairs was approved by the Town Council while $155,000 for sidewalks came from the Waste Management Fund.
New Milford schools central office will remain in the Lillis Building after a dispute over financing the project. The Newstimes reports that the empty wing of the building could be offered to Naugatuck Valley Community College or Henry Abbott Technical High School to use for satellite labs.