Palm on the ‘Wins and Losses’ of the 2021 Session

...in our wonderful state. And, less than one week out from the end of Session, my colleagues and I are already taking about unfinished business and where to focus our individual and collective energy next year.  State Rep. Christine Palm represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam in Connecticut General Assembly...

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Long River Local Approved by Old Lyme Zoning

...and local farm produce, with a menu designed by local chef Shelley DeProto, who owned the former Red Hen in Old Saybrook and Lupo in Chester.  A soft opening for the shop is expected in late July, said Walker Potts, owner of Long River Farm, one of the produce suppliers...

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Popular Hadlyme Spot Begins Serving Red and White Pizzas

Hadlyme Country Market co-owner Lisa Bakoledis was behind the counter on Tuesday serving up white and red pizzas for the first time to a lunchtime crowd at her popular shop at the turnoff to the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry. She will be making fresh pies from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to...

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Janine Sacco Talks Spring Wines with CT Examiner

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...Both are good values. But it was the 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which stood out. Made from 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot, it’s just a great bottle to drink — all finesse, black currant, vanilla, sugared pistachios — at around $50 in Port Chester or Hartford,...

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Gateway Approves Outdoor Restaurant Application, Outlines Further Issues for Old Saybrook Zoning

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...Chester, Deep River, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook — on and along the Connecticut River. A review by Gateway considers the natural and traditional river scene, including the development pattern of the area, building height, density and setbacks, said Willis. In this case, the long-standing commercial...

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Americanism — Who are We?

...of the most exceptional experiment of self-government and we still hold these truths about humankind and its humanity to be self-evident. But, if we lose the courage to stand up and to defend our liberty than we have surrendered, closed our minds, and lost our country. Bob Chester Somers, CT...

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Documentary Highlights Arrival of Invasive to the Lower Connecticut River

...the plant had yet to be identified in the river.  In an effort to halt the spread, State Representative Christine Palm, D-Chester, is calling for funds to develop a statewide, coordinated management plan. “What I realized was no one knows about it,” said Emily DeLuca, a freelance multimedia journalist and...

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A Quick Peek at Marker 37 in Chester

CHESTER — “Cooking the food and making it absolutely taste outstanding, I don’t stop there. It’s so gratifying to see a waitress drop the food off at a table and see the customer immediately smile even before they’ve eaten the food. That is what I want the experience to be,...

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Parties Split on Elections Legislation

...to our voting laws,” said Palm.  This session, State Rep. Christine Palm, D-Chester, proposed a bill that would put out a referendum allowing no-excuse absentee balloting. “Connecticut is one of the four least accessible, most regressive states when it comes to our voting laws,” said Palm.  Secretary of the State...

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Advocates on Domestic Violence Plan for Life after COVID

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...be easily overcome.  State Rep. Christine Palm, D-Chester, said she would absolutely support legislation to write into law the executive order allowing online applications, as long as the legislation retained the penalties for making a false claim.  The current executive order waives a requirement that applications be accompanied by an...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...weeks.   Madison, Guilford, Chester, Old Lyme and East Lyme all moved into the high risk category for the first time this week. Yet not all of the towns in the red zone have experienced huge spikes in comparison to a week ago. Chester, Deep River, and Essex each experienced a...

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Shoreline Food Pantry Opens Food Drive For Thanksgiving

...day, it seems like there’s another phone call, another email, another effort,” she said. Hollis said that since the start of the pandemic, Shoreline has been consistently serving 50 percent more people than last year. By the end of October, the nonprofit’s locations in Clinton, Westbrook, Chester, Deep River, Old...

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Chester, Deep River, Essex Schools Adopt Remote Learning until Nov. 30

Multiple exposures of students and staff to Covid-19 cases have led schools in Chester, Deep River and Essex to transition to remote learning until November 30.  There are currently 23 staff members and 123 students in the district who are in quarantine, according to a letter from Region 4 Superintendent...

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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...improve the appearance of their facilities.” A few of the approved projects that received STEAP grants across southeastern Connecticut include: Chester: $85,744.15 to implement a public Wi-Fi internet service, $10,000 town match East Lyme: $128,205 for improvements at the municipal transfer station, $20,000 town match Essex: $128,000 for parking lot...

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