TORRINGTON, CT. 27 August 2008-082708SV02--At left, Elise Browning, 5, and her dad, Nathan, take a fire engine to East School in Torrington Wednesday. Browning is a new kindergartner at East School in Torrington and she won a ride to school on a fire truck because her parents registered her early for kindergarten. The Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative, a grant-funded group aiming to improve children's services in the city, held a drawing for students who registered early for the possibility of the fire truck ride. Firefighter Aaron Pico and Lt. Mike Soliani of the Torrington Fire Dept. assist them off the engine.
Steven Valenti Republican-American