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From The Republican American:

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The Kent Board of Education will need to elect a new chairman when it meets in September because Paul Cortese has resigned. Cortese’s resignation letter said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve for the past six years.
“It is time for me to concentrate on my family and my career,” Cortese wrote. “I offer my best wishes for the board’s continued success.” Priaulx has reached out to the Republican Town Committee to request a candidate to fill out the remainder of Cortese’s term. The former chairman was just reelected in November 2015, so his term listed on the Board of Education’s web page says it runs through November 2021. The Board of Finance on July 19 commented about Cortese’s departure from the school board. Several members said they are looking forward to an improved relationship between the two boards. Finance Chairman Nancy O’Dea Wyrick said Cortese had informed her of his resignation. First Selectman Bruce K. Adams urged the board to take advantage of the change in leadership. “I think we should take the opportunity to open a new dialogue with them,” Adams said of the school board