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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Save the Sound’s Legislative Session Wrap-Up

...Far too often, there have been sewage spills into our rivers that downstream residents only hear about days later—after they’ve been fishing in that river or taken their kids swimming at a nearby beach. That’s why it was so critical this year to ensure real, timely public notice in Connecticut’s...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...would say. I did a lot of that so that I could sit with Cesar, Arabella and the others.”  The ceremony included poet Rhonda Ward, who also read a poem from poet Kate Rushin who could not attend. Soloist Lisa Williamson performed “Amazing Grace” and “Deep River.” Speakers included Katie...

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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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Saybrook Point Restaurant Clears First Hurdle, Meets Favorable Response

...Police Department, said Friedmann.  Friedmann said the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection “did not offer any negative comments and so we interpret that as there’s no problem with the DEEP.” Christina Costa, the town’s zoning enforcement officer said the project received support from the Regional Planning Agency and...

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A Rundown of Testimony from Local Residents on New Housing and Zoning Rules Proposed by Desegregate CT

...W. Thomas, Deep River … Please understand that the current and historical implications of Connecticut’s municipal zoning laws are obvious and well documented. It is extremely easy to point out all the ways that our current, sprawling suburban communities are environmentally unsustainable, and often intentionally restrictive to communities of color....

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Solar Project Moves Forward in Old Lyme

...In a letter to the Siting Council, the state Council on Environmental Quality asked that the developers make every effort to preserve the forest habit. “Because this specific proposal comes within only eight watts of the threshold at which the Commissioner of DEEP is required to make a determination ‘that...

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A Quick Peek at Marker 37 in Chester

...said David Saunders, chef of Marker 37, a restaurant under construction on Railroad Ave. at Chester Marina.  Saunders, who has been the chef of Saybrook Soup and Sandwich Co. since 2010, said his new venture, named for its location on the Connecticut RIver, will feature a “contemporary aquatic” menu with...

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A New England Grain Renaissance

...is grown and how it is processed,” said Spencer Waldron of High Nine Brewing in Deep River.  High Nine Brewing sources some of its grains from Thrall Family Malt — a company that is new to business –on a farm that the family began operating in Windsor in 1646. “Five...

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Understanding ‘Environmental Justice’

...from Old Lyme’s beach communities, which could be pumped a mile or so west to the Connecticut River, will instead be pumped 15 miles east to New London, where it is treated and released in the Thames River. Likewise, garbage collected in Lyme, Old Lyme and Essex – and 48...

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Trading of Water Futures — a Cause for Concern

...floods predominate (e.g., Southeast Asia) water tables are falling. Not only does mismanagement of water resources suck the Colorado River dry before it reaches the Gulf of California, similar fates befall other major rivers around the world, including the Ganges, Niger, Yellow, Nile, Indus, Amu Darya, Mekong and Murray-Darling. Right...

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Rob Derry, Clinton’s Green Party Police Commissioner

...his work has led him to develop relationships with many local politicians, including Dick Smith, longtime first selectman of Deep River, who Derry became close to during his time in Westbrook as a state trooper. One day, Smith gave Derry a laminated copy of an article about him in a...

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South Lyme Marina, a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

...St., the 2.2-acre property — which Barnes will rename River Landing Marina — fronts Four Mile River across from Rocky Neck Park and has space for about 50 slips. The property will need some improvements, Barnes said, but the structures and layout are functional. “Basically it’s about renewing some permits...

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Diverse Cargoes at State Pier is Common Sense

To the Editor: The long term consequences and costs of the CT Port Authority’s plan to redevelop State Pier in New London are being overlooked.   The capacity and flexibility of the current two pier design provides competitive advantages that will be lost by filling 7 acres of deep water between the piers.   In...

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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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Public Access Television Shines With Pandemic Shutdowns

...Bruce Thorndike Koschwitz has profiled groups like the Deep River Junior Ancients Fife and Drum Corps, the blues band Creamery Station. In a Christmas special one year, he brought out 15 horn players from the Tuba Christmas ensemble.  “There’s an amazing amount of talent here,” he said.  Koschwitz calls himself...

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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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Solar Farm Approved for 75-acre Parcel in Waterford

...Niantic River itself, but into its watershed, including tributaries like Oil Mill Brook and Stony Brook, and the intermittent streams that seasonally also contribute to the watershed. Runoff pollutes the river by discharging nutrients, particularly nitrogen, and by discharging silt.” Environmental controls Greenskies worked with the DEEP’s Stormwater Program to...

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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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