Sugar Kelp on the Menu as Underwater Harvest Underway 

...on culinary use of sugar kelp and its nutritional values, cocktail creations with sugar kelp, and historical significance of it in the region. More information can be found at www.newenglandkelp.com and www.yellowfarmhouse.org. Participating restaurants and other venues are: Oyster Club; The Shipwright’s Daughter; Whitecrest Eatery; The Essex; The Whelk; Oko...

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Who’s In, Who’s Out of MIRA’s Trash Hauling

...Middlebury and the five remaining Hartford towns delivered to one of its two remaining transfer stations in Torrington and Essex. “We will still have a substantial amount of garbage being delivered [to South Meadows] right up until June 30, and there will be a significant amount of waste at the...

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State Expected to Bond $1.4 Million for East Haddam Athletic Complex

...prevented it from happening.  “There’s been kind of an understanding that someday we would finish that project,” he said. “And we’re approaching 30 years, so it’s exciting that we might be … finishing it.”  Pisciotti credited State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, for his advocacy in obtaining the $1.4 million in...

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State Rep. Christine Palm Launches Reelection Campaign for Third Term

CHESTER — State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) of Chester has officially launched her campaign for a third term representing Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam in the Connecticut Legislature. She has been endorsed by all four Democratic Town Committees in her district, and qualified early for Citizens Election Program (CEP)...

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Norm Needleman on the New Year

...our path, our state is poised for great recovery and strength, as long as we continue working toward that goal together. I wish everyone happy holidays and a Happy New Year. If we coordinate and cooperate, 2022 has the potential to complete Connecticut’s roaring comeback. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex...

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Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021

...re-opening of his fine-dining venue, The Essex, on Main Street, Old Saybrook. 1. After Tragedy, Clinton Teachers Claim Age Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment 2. 6 Connecticut Mayors React to Gov. Lamont’s Plan for Legal Marijuana 3. Mysterious Death, Missing Body Spark Department of Agriculture Investigation 4. Outdoor Dining Proposed for...

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Inland Wetlands Approves Plan for Business Park Off Bokum Road in Essex

ESSEX – After spending several months revising plans for two large commercial buildings on Bokum Road to address concerns about runoff into the nearby Mud River, the town’s Inland Wetlands Commission approved a permit for the project Wednesday night. The George C. Field Company is proposing to build the Bokum...

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VFW Events Honor Members’ Service and Local Support of Veterans

...the course of the year.  Past Post Commander Ed Shyloski helped present the Jack Sikora Award for helping veterans, in coordination with St. Johns Church of Essex, to Jack Fiedler, past Service Officer for the post. The Lifetime VFW Award was presented to Navy Captain Larry Olson for service to...

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All Smiles at Relaunch of The Essex in Old Saybrook

OLD SAYBROOK — The relaunch of Chef Colt Taylor’s The Essex at a new location on Main Street in Old Saybrook is good news for a town that appears poised to make a significant leap toward becoming a dining destination in the eastern half of the state. Taylor, who also...

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