Turmoil at Groton Utilities as Leadership Goes Missing

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GROTON – The head of city-owned Groton Utilities, which serves thousands of customers in southeastern Connecticut, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave pending an investigation, according to sources at the utility with direct knowledge of the matter. Ronald Gaudet, an Old Lyme resident and former Navy officer, Pfizer engineer...

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Bordelon Earns Spot on Democratic Ballot, Heede Dropped

...said an unexpected “silver lining” of the Democratic ticket was that five of the nine candidates are minorities.  “That’s never happened before with the Democratic Party. That’s never happened before in the history of Groton. I think that this goes to show our Democratic Party’s incredibly diverse here in Groton,”...

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On the Matter of Bordelon’s Comments

We neither favor nor endorse candidates for election. In the case of Portia Bordelon, who is running in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for Groton Town Council, there are, no doubt, fair reasons to oppose her candidacy. But Bordelon’s vocal objections to the Groton Oral School project — in defiance of the...

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Bordelon Is No Hero

...right that you claim to be you would have acted as a leader and addressed these issues instead of reveling in them. Instead you have encouraged further division, not unlike a recent president. You should be ashamed, just as I am ashamed that you represent Groton. Steve Artale Groton, CT...

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ThayerMahan to Move Forward with Headquarters Project in Groton

GROTON — ThayerMahan told town council members on Tuesday that the company would move forward with redeveloping the Groton Heights School into the company’s headquarters.  The project had been slowed for more than a year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard Hine, co-founder and chief operating officer of ThayerMahan, told the Town...

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Niantic Cinemas Will Roll Film Once Again on Friday

...Ullman, shown on a single screen.  “It’s an excellent movie if you’ve ever seen it, but they were new to the whole process,” said Mitchell, 49. “I think they began to realize quickly it wasn’t working because duplex theatres were popping up in Norwich, Old Saybrook, Groton and Madison, and...

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Ørsted – Eversource Donate Funds to Marine Science Education in Groton

GROTON — Offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource have awarded a four-year grant totalling $950,000 to Project Oceanology, a nonprofit marine science education and research facility based in Groton.  “Our focus is on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and our collaboration with Ørsted and Eversource will help...

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Lawmakers Sound off on Budget with Bipartisan Support

...didn’t find their way into the final budget package,” said Formica, who played a key role in the last bipartisan budget agreement in 2018.  “This budget is a solid bipartisan solution to our state’s needs,” said State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton. “The shift away from tax increases is a win...

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Equality Act a ‘Monumental Gesture of Overreach’

In the name of equality Joe Courtney has single handedly led an assault on young girls, at-risk mothers, religious institutions and on each and every voter from Groton to Vernon, from Connecticut to California. In a monumental gesture of overreach, Representative Joe Courtney co-sponsored one of the most destructive and...

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Courtney Fields Questions on COVID Aid

...new federal funds.  A caller from Groton asked about whether American Rescue Plan funds will help support schools facing new, expensive needs as they reopen amid the pandemic.  “The Rescue Plan follows up the CARES Act and the December COVID relief bill with some new money to help the school...

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Groton City Mayor Keith Hedrick Makes his Case for a 3rd Term

Incumbent Keith Hedrick is facing off against former State Rep. Aundré Bumgardner in the Democratic primary for Groton City Mayor on Monday, March 8. Hedrick served for decades in the U.S. Navy and is endorsed by the Groton Democratic Committee.  In a conversation with Connecticut Examiner, Hedrick shared why he...

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