McCarty Offers Her Take on the 2021 Session

...New London Cares project. It requires participating municipalities to send peer navigators out to address the health care and social needs of people with opioid use disorder. The peer navigators will also receive updated training on non-coercive and non-stigmatizing methods for engaging people with opioid use disorder. This important new...

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Nolan Reflects on the 2021 Legislative Session

...provider must first determine that the individual is at a high risk of retaliation or violent injury from another act of violence. SB 241 is of particular interest to New London. This bill allows the legislature to review the payment in lieu of taxes program (PILOT) to the Port Authority...

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Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

...challenge may be even more daunting. New London alone plans to use the grant money to hire 10 additional subject teachers, five special education teachers, and five teachers to reduce class sizes for one year. The district also plans to hire four preschool teachers and 12 paraeducators for two years. ...

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City Dock Opens at Custom House Pier in New London

NEW LONDON — Frank Maratta, owner of the new City Dock Restaurant/Oyster Bar, donned his sunglasses and sat down at a two-top not far from the enormous dark blue shipping containers where customers were ordering food and drinks. It was Wednesday afternoon after the restaurant’s soft opening on Saturday.  “I...

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CT Examiner Turns Two

...from a parent facing a bullying issue in the schools, and a homeowner on Hartford Ave in Old Lyme who can’t get in and out of her driveway after the installation of new curbing and sidewalks. A few weeks ago, at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual awards,...

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What about Regulating Connecticut’s Internet Broadband

...way of ensuring the best education and economic and health outcomes for families in Waterbury, Norwich, New London, at a likely cost of pennies on the dollar compared to the outcomes of disconnection. That said, if the idea, in part, is to raise everyone’s rates to fund broadband internet for...

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Salt Business Files Objection to State Pier Permitting

The owner of a road salt distributor forced off of the New London State Pier to make way for offshore wind developers filed an objection with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, to permit approvals failing to accommodate his business. Steve Farrelly, owner of the road salt distributor DRVN,...

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Cultured Studios Opens Shades of Melanin in New London

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NEW LONDON — Artist Kern Bruce began painting a mural at the pop-up show, “Shades of Melanin,” at Cultured Studios Friday night.  “Over time the mural is going to grow and I’m going to be incorporating people that are in the gallery tonight writing different messages about what they’re grateful...

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As Vaccination Rates Sag, Connecticut Opens No-Appointment Walk-in Clinics

Vaccination clinics across the state are allowing people to receive vaccinations without having an appointment, according to an announcement from Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday.  In Middlesex and New London Counties, vaccine clinics offering walk-in appointments include  The Yale New Haven Health Clinic at Mitchell College in New London Greenville...

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Susan Lisbin at the Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery in New London

NEW LONDON — “I’m interested in relationships, how we relate to each other, whether it’s standoffish or tensioned,” said artist Susan Lisbin, whose solo exhibition,” The Human Side, opened Thursday at the Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center. Her pieces — oil paintings and clay sculpture — explore organic and...

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Painter Richard McDonough in New London

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NEW LONDON — Grids, patterns and the color pink are a few of the themes that artist Richard McDonough explores in his solo show, “Two Turloughs,” at the Catherine Fosnot Gallery.  McDonough, who is 25 and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a painter who likes to construct objects, whether as...

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Connecticut Offers Grants to Schools for Emergency Communications

...— Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Waterbury and Windham.  Scoville said grants would also be available to childcare and daycare centers that have experienced verbal and physical threats, or belong to a community that has experienced threats...

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Lamont, Courtney Highlight Economic Development in New London

NEW LONDON — Gov. Ned Lamont and Rep. Joe Courtney shared their economic optimism for southeastern Connecticut at a press conference in New London on Wednesday morning. Courtney offered details of President Joe Biden’s newly announced plan to aid the offshore wind industry with low interest loans and expedited federal...

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Equality Act a ‘Monumental Gesture of Overreach’

...affects more than female athletes. At risk mothers and their daughters seeking sanctuary from abusive domestic partners will find no peace of mind in shelters like New London’s www.safefuturesct.org. Biological males will have full access to women’s shelters, bathrooms, living quarters because these facilities will be compelled by Joe Courtney’s...

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Taxpayers Are Getting a Bargain with Public Employee Compensation

...riddled with falsehoods. Connecticut taxpayers are getting a bargain! Sean B. Goldrick Greenwich, CT After a career in international finance, specializing in Asian equities and corporate analysis, Goldrick’s opinion writing has appeared in a variety of publications including the Washington Post, Providence Journal, The Day of New London and Hartford Courant....

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Legislators Heard 12 Hours of Testimony on a Bill to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis in Connecticut

...a public health crisis, and here in Connecticut, town councils in 20 different municipalities, including New London, Colchester, and Hartford have also passed similar declarations.  Black and Latino residents of Connecticut are less likely to be insured than white residents, and are more likely to die before reaching adulthood, according...

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