Groton Seeks Applications for a Slice of $2.9 Million of Federal COVID Aid

...can have an immediate impact on the Groton community in one of the priority categories the Groton Town Council has set for spending COVID relief funds: Economic development and resiliency – Initiatives that facilitate Groton’s economic recovery, and help the town respond to future public health challenges Infrastructure and transportation...

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Groton Town Council Considers Mediation

GROTON – After a number of tense and contentious recent meetings the Groton Town Council is considering hiring a mediator.  Councilor Juliette Parker said at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night that the council has been “setting ourselves back,” and could benefit from having someone come in...

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Groton Town Council Votes Down Data Center Agreement

GROTON – In a tense meeting where councilors argued as much about procedure as they did data centers, the Groton Town Council voted to end negotiations with NE Edge over an agreement for a proposed large data center. NE Edge owner Thomas Quinn had been pushing the council for a...

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84 Years Ago Hitler Invaded Czechoslovakia

...an annual page-a-day calendar in which the 2022 entry for February 25th marks a parallel event that took place 84 years ago this date when Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia. This “coincidence” of European dictatorial powers invading neutral countries to further territorial ambitions should (in my opinion) be more widely recognized. Chap. Matthew Shilman Groton, CT ...

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A Divided Decision in Southeast Connecticut — Norwich and New London Split, Towns Drop Mask Mandates for Schools

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...strongly recommends that students continue to wear masks. Norwich voted to extend the mask mandate through March 18, after which masking will become optional.   Groton, East Lyme, Lyme-Old Lyme and North Stonington have all announced that they will not be requiring masks after the state-level mandate expires.  Norwich In a...

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Developer Pushes Hard for Quick Approval for Data Centers in Groton

...Groton, perfect for the town of Groton, perfect for the constituents and the community that I love, perfect for the future generations and my water supply that I drink every day,” she said. Bordelon said she had not seen Quinn complete a project anywhere, which raised questions about moving forward. ...

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Connecticut Teachers’ Pensions are at Risk – Why Are We Building Taj Maschools?

...school construction is necessary, and many schools, particularly in poorer rural and urban areas, are utilitarian, examples of extravagance abound: $3 billion was spent on Hartford magnet schools, which have seen disappointing enrollment. Groton voters approved a $185 million construction project – the largest school construction referendum in Connecticut history,...

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‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

...interment of democracy as a Civil Cold-War rends the ideals of the United States beyond salvage. Matthew Shulman Groton, CT Editor’s note: Shulman would like to make clear that this letter reflects his personal opinion, and not necessarily the opinion of any board or organization with which he is affiliated....

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Joe de la Cruz Will Not Seek Reelection

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HARTFORD – State Rep. Joe de la Cruz, D-Groton, announced he will not run for reelection this year after he finishes his third term. De la Cruz, who was elected in 2020 for the third time to represent District 41, including Groton and New London, said on the floor of...

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