Middletown Approves Rules Allowing Marijuana Cultivation and Sale

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MIDDLETOWN – The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday approved regulations that would allow the cultivation and sale of marijuana in Middletown, without taking action on the commission chair’s proposal to allow cultivation in residential zones that currently allow farming. The regulations approved by the commission allow “micro-cultivation” in...

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Middletown Eases Restrictions on Small Farm Businesses

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MIDDLETOWN – In an effort to give local farmers more opportunities for additional revenue, on Wednesday night the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission approved easing restrictions on small farms looking to open a farm stand – and the commission is considering regulations for on-farm wineries and breweries. Under Middletown’s existing...

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11-2 Vote Supports Student Resource Officers in Middletown Schools

MIDDLETOWN — An exploratory committee tasked with evaluating the Student Resource Officer Program in Middletown Public Schools voted 11-2 to keep the current program, but to update the memorandum of understanding between the police department and the district. The current document would be revised to include specific policies related to...

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Ørsted – Eversource Donate Funds to Marine Science Education in Groton

...currently serves local Alliance Districts, the state’s lowest performing school districts, including Groton, New London, Norwich, and Middletown.  The program, which was established in 1972, will also provide professional development sessions for teachers.  Michael Ausere, vice president of business development at Eversource, told the audience that fighting climate change would...

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Can UConn Really Economize? And Social Promotion Wins

...state’s attorney in Middletown, Michael Gailor, has been investigating the case and has taken too long to complete and publish his report. Public confidence in the police requires much quicker accountability. Governor Lamont should see to it. —– Chris Powell is a columnist for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut....

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Middletown Offers Tax Help for Historic Renovations

MIDDLETOWN —  Soon Middletown property owners willing to complete at least $15,000 of restoration work on a historic structure could qualify for up to 10 years of full or partial property tax abatements.  The Middletown Common Council last week voted unanimously to approve the program. Middletown Director of Planning, Conservation...

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Middletown Moves Forward with Plan to Redevelop Waterfront Parcels

The Middletown Common Council voted unanimously on Monday night to purchase four properties as part of its long-term plan to develop the waterfront.  The purchases, which are valued at $2.55 million, are part of a larger $55 million bonded project to develop properties and improve public infrastructure in Middletown’s downtown...

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