State Pier Complaint Dismissed by Superior Court

A local road salt distributor’s attempt to reverse a state permit for the redevelopment of the New London State Pier was dismissed by a Superior Court judge on Wednesday. New Britain Superior Court Judge John Cordani ruled that DRVN did not have standing to bring its appeal against the Connecticut...

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Praise for Senator Blumenthal

...another.  Unfortunately, this has applied to Democrats.  Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Gretchen Whitmer, Muriel Bowser and London Breed all broke their own Covid-19 rules.  We cannot require Americans to behave properly unless we set an example.    This is why Senator Blumenthal’s announcement is so important: He is a white male...

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Wind Energy Cost Increase a Sign of What’s to Come

...sounds alarmingly similar to the explanation Kosta Diamantis and the CT Port Authority gave in attempting to explain how costs to remake the State Pier in New London jumped from $93 million to $157 million to $235 million. Has anyone started thinking about what’s likely to happen when the the...

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Takeaways from Tuesday’s Election

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...hurt Democrats up and down the ballot,” Senserrich said.  While Senserrich said the Working Families Party had some success expanding their footprint in towns like Bridgeport, Norwalk and New London, he said he felt that Tuesday was “a very tough night for progressives.”  Other minority party leaders expressed similar frustrations. ...

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Turnout in New London Sends Mixed Message

To the Editor: Re (“From 5% in Hartford to 61% in Guilford — Voter Turnout By the Numbers,” Nov. 4) It’s concerning for sure, that turnout in New London was barely higher than it was for the August referendum on the police staffing mandate. Interestingly, results from this year’s local...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...excited” to be re-elected. “I hope the commission can go in the right direction,” she said. WESTBROOK — Republican John Hall defeated Democrat Chet Bialicki in the race for Westbrook First Selectman. Hall received 1,395 votes, and Bialicki received 915. NEW LONDON — The Democrats swept both the City Council...

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We Have Trouble Right Here in Old Lyme City

...watching the beaver women video, I decided to do some research. Here’s what I found. Lee Detwiler has been sending letters to a New London newspaper (Yes, that newspaper that never fails to throw beaver lover Tim under the bus) for several months now about the plight of a man...

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Residents Pack Old Lyme Town Hall to Debate a Racism Resolution

...since August 2020. First Selectman Tim Griswold and Selectman Chris Kerr have declined to consider the resolution, and in many meetings, would not discuss the matter.  About 22 towns of Connecticut’s 169 towns have adopted similar resolutions since 2020, including Old Saybrook, Bridgeport, Colchester, New London, Farmington and Hartford. Over...

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