Nobody booed.

But nobody cheered, either.

However, what nearly 200 people did do as they gathered in the Ansonia High School auditorium on Thursday night was to give Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education reform proposals a critical look during a sometime-lively back-and-forth discussion.

Malloy was introduced by Mayor James Della Volpe about 20 minutes late — even the governor can’t order traffic on the Merritt Parkway to clear, he quipped — and took the podium as about half the crowd stood up and applauded.

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