New London School Board Clerk Connie Neely apologized for showing her middle finger to the board president last month during a contentious meeting where a referendum question was approved. “I am sorry for my hand gesture,” Neely told President Terry Wegner before the start of the Sept. 10 school board meeting. “I have a little French in me so sometimes I talk with my hands. And it will not happen again.” Wegner thanked Neely for her apology and responded: “It’s over. It’s done. We move along.” “Absolutely,” Neely said, “and maybe someday we might even speak at each other’s eulogies.” The obscene gesture occurred at the Aug. 27 meeting where the board passed a resolution to place a referendum question asking for 13 million dollars over 10 years on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.