A 6-3 Vote Gives The Ledges a Green Light in Madison

MADISON — In a 6-3 vote Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception for the building application of The Ledges, a seven-unit residential complex at 856 Boston Post Road, within the the town’s zone of cluster housing. The project has drawn controversy partly because blasting will...

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Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

Madison is hiring two new teachers for the fall. East Lyme needs two kindergarten teachers, two second grade teachers, a social worker and six paraeducators. Stonington plans to hire at least 20 teachers, tutors and interventionists. Region 4 and Guilford are hiring permanent substitutes. Old Saybrook is hiring temporary therapists,...

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RJ Julia Hosts Lamont and Boehner Chat

Gov. Ned Lamont spoke with former Speaker of the House John Boehner about his new memoir, “On the House,” in a Zoom conversation hosted by independent bookstore RJ Julia Booksellers of Madison on Friday.  The two politicians discussed political polarization, and Boehner shared thoughts and memories of working with President...

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Heat, Humidity, Masks Spur School Closures Across Connecticut

High temperatures and humidity led multiple Connecticut school districts, including Madison and Guilford, to call an early dismissal today. Superintendent Craig Cooke of Madison Public Schools said the decision to dismiss early in Madison probably would not have happened if the students did not have to wear masks.  “I think...

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Madison Debates Four-part $85 Million School Project

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MADISON — School Superintendent Craig Cooke presented plans for an $85 million building project for the school district that will go to the town in a referendum in late 2021 or early 2022.  The project includes four parts: constructing a new pre-kindergarten to fifth grade elementary school, closing Jeffrey and...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...as funding for summer programs. Madison The anticipated return of a large number of students to Madison Public Schools has prompted the district to direct a portion of the $1.23 million in federal funds that the district will receive toward hiring two additional elementary school teachers on one-year contracts. Superintendent...

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State Regulators Announce Limits to Eversource Cost Recovery

...48 hours – one a dead-end street and the other a through street blocked at two points — trapping the residents and blocking emergency services.  In Madison, it took a week to ensure all downed wires were safe and all neighborhoods were accessible.  In Plainfield it was five days before...

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Housing Development in Madison Sparks Opposition, Legal Fight

MADISON — A proposed seven-unit development at 856 Boston Post Road may comply with the town’s new regulations for cluster housing, but a growing number of town residents oppose the project, including some who have hired an attorney to intervene in the process. The project would renovate the interior of...

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South Lyme Marina, a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

...he can rent boat slips now.  Barnes said that this project feels more streamlined than the Madison location because there are fewer zoning and permitting issues. “The big difference between this place and that place is [in Madison] is it had been vacant for 50 years whereas with this marina...

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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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Thanksgiving Wine Suggestions

...a Chenin Blanc from Washington and 50-50 blend of Pinot Gris and Viognier from California’s San Bernardino mountains. We reached out to Ken Turcotte, owner of The Divine Wine Emporium in Niantic, Janine Sacco, wine and spirits director for The Wine Thief of Madison, and Joe Dolce, sommelier and general...

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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...improvements at The Lofts at Spencer’s Corner, will $10,000 town match Haddam: $128,205 for the Higganum Community Sewer Project, $148,595 town match Madison: $128,205 for the replacement of a pedestrian walkway at Bauer Park, $11,795 town match Old Lyme: $126,000 for the replacement of the sidewalks at Ferry Road, $24,000...

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Hall, Goupil, May Vie for Connecticut House Seat

...He said that he is also  concerned about the environment and pollution, doesn’t use chemicals on his farm, and uses them “judiciously” in water treatment. Hall owns a commercial and industrial water treatment business, Artech, based in Madison. If he is elected, he said that among his top priorities is...

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Cohen and LaPorta Sketch Out Priorities for Senate

Freshman incumbent Democrat Christine Cohen is running for re-election against Republican Joe LaPorta for the 12th District’s State Senate seat, representing Madison, Guilford, Branford, North Branford, Durham and Killingworth. Cohen, who chairs the Environment Committee, and founded and co-chairs the Coastal Caucus, “a bipartisan group of lawmakers who focus on...

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Needleman and Saunders Stake Positions on Coming Term if Elected

...be reevaluated.  “The Madison Police Department invited me down and talked about how they manage sensitivity training, live fire training and demonstrated the split-second momentary decisions you have to make,” he said. “It fed right into the idea that the piece that needs to be looked at most critically is...

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Take-out from Bar Bouchée in Madison

When you think take-out, you typically think pizza or Chinese. It’s a simple meal, or at least quick. But for the last six months, many other sorts of restaurants have been trying to change that. Fine dining restaurants like Bar Bouchée in Madison adapted their menus and meals for taking...

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