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70 Years at Odds with Local Zoning in Southeast Connecticut

Lorna Mitchell moved to Lynde Street in Old Saybrook 39 years ago. On the street was a hairdresser and on the far corner where Lynde meets Route 1 was TJ’s restaurant and bar. In every other sense it was a residential neighborhood. The same little houses, many of the same families. It was quiet. “There… Keep Reading

Old Lyme

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State Police Open Investigation of Sexual Misconduct at Lyme-Old Lyme Schools

In an email response to an inquiry by staff at CT Examiner, state police confirmed that a male teacher is under investigation for an incident of sexual misconduct at the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools. An initial query to state police regarding alleged “sexual misconduct” did not turn up evidence of the on-going investigation, which was filed… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Zoning Commission Proposes Limits on Waterfront Building

OLD LYME — The Zoning Commission has proposed an amendment to the Tidal Waters Protection regulation that would increase the setback for all new construction along coastal and riverfront to 100 feet, doubling the current setback of 50 feet. But more importantly, the new text in section 4.3.7 would prohibit the Zoning Board of Appeals… Keep Reading

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Positive Tests for Coliform and E. Coli have Old Lyme Reaching for Solutions for Senior Center and Park

OLD LYME — Since the end of June, the Lymes’ Senior Center has been providing bottled water, using paper plates and distributing hand sanitizer to its visitors and employees after the center’s 450-foot-deep well drilled-well, which replaced a shallow dug well in 2014, tested positive for coliform bacteria. The previous well tested positive for both… Keep Reading

In the Region

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70 Years at Odds with Local Zoning in Southeast Connecticut

Lorna Mitchell moved to Lynde Street in Old Saybrook 39 years ago. On the street was a hairdresser and on the far corner where Lynde meets Route 1 was TJ’s restaurant and bar. In every other sense it was a residential neighborhood. The same little houses, many of the same families. It was quiet. “There… Keep Reading

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Light Pollution — from Outer Space to Connecticut

“We made lights and nobody really thought about it and this light pollution thing just happened,” said Pete Strasser, the technical director for the International Dark Skies Association. Light pollution – the artificial brightening of the night sky – is often understood simply as the reason most of us can no longer see the stars.… Keep Reading

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No Explanation for 38% Decline in Vinal Technical High School Enrollment that Bucks Statewide Trends

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 656 students attended Vinal Technical High School in Middletown. By last year, that number had dropped to 407. The schools serves students from across Middlesex County, but this year the towns of Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River and Chester combined to send just 24 students… Keep Reading

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State Lawmakers Ask for Additional Hearing on Connecticut Port Authority, Note Lack of Documents

Two state lawmakers have requested that the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee hold a follow-up hearing on the Connecticut Port Authority that would include testimony from past employees and board members who were not present at the August 20 hearing.  State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and state Representative Christine Conley (D-Groton) sent their request to… Keep Reading

Art & Culture

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A Master Knitter and Her Shop “the Knit” in Old Saybrook

OLD SAYBROOK — It’s Tuesday night at the Knit where a group of women are seated around the shop’s round glass table knitting, talking, counting stitches, listening, laughing.  “I have six folding chairs and a number of others around the shop, but I have often run out of chairs,” said Betty Narducci, who opened Knit… Keep Reading

Opinion

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Reporter Christopher McDermott Joins the Staff at CT Examiner

We are very excited to announce the hire of Christopher McDermott as staff reporter at CT Examiner. Chris joins senior reporter Cate Hewitt and staff reporter Julia Werth. His hiring marks a deepening commitment by CT Examiner to covering the towns of Essex, Deep River, Old Saybrook, and East Lyme, and an added emphasis on… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Sexual Misconduct, and Taking Responsibility for our Schools

Young people are the pivot around which everything turns. In southeast Connecticut, education budgets dwarf the size of most other town expenses. Old Lyme will spend about $27.5 million of the $38.9 million FY 2019/20 budget on education. Hand me a hot button issue – whether it’s 8-30g affordable housing or the balance of revenues… Keep Reading

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Letter: Comments on Zoning Change Not From DEEP

To the Editor: The CT Examiner article published on September 10, 2019, entitled “Old Lyme Zoning Commission Proposes Limits on Waterfront Building” referenced a letter written to Jane Cable, Chairman, Old Lyme Zoning Commission from Karen Michaels, DEEP Environmental Analyst, Land and Water Resources Division.  The article referenced a comment from Ms. Michaels’s letter saying… Keep Reading

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Letter: Wind Energy News is Lipstick on a Pig

To the Editor: RE “Ørsted and Eversource Pitch “Non-zero-sum Game” for Agreement with Port Authority” (Sept. 12, 2019): This is quite simply just a politically driven charade the cost of which, assuming it ever gets permitted, will all fall on the backs of the ratepayers. Just ask the Danes who now pay the highest electric… Keep Reading

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