Key officials from Bridgeport and Trumbull negotiating land use issues for a proposed regional science magnet school are scheduled to meet on Friday with former State Senator Andrew McDonald, Governor Dannel Malloy’s legal point person on the project.
There’s been a lot teeth-gnashing and rhetoric over control of the state-owned property located in Trumbull for the proposed magnet school in the Old Town Road area where Bridgeport and Trumbull share a border. In the latest development, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst would like to transact a property swap with Bridgeport for possible construction of a sewage treatment plant near the Pequonnock River. Bridgeport officials say they have no problem doing the swap, which would locate the school in city proper. McDonald is well versed with all the personalities involved and hopefully will pave the way for a state sign-off to get the deal done.
There’s no perfection to these deals. Get the deal done, let’s move on, it’s a good for the region.