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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Transformational Stories of Hope, Inspiration and Purpose

...King is one of six men, whose stories of failed exams, teenage fatherhood and struggles with identity are chronicled in a new book, Emerging Men: Transformational Stories of Hope, Inspiration and Purpose,  Tara Hall, who owns Inspired Solutions, a company based in Norwich that offers success training to individuals and businesses,...

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Developer Pushes Hard for Quick Approval for Data Centers in Groton

...a company that has announced eight data center projects in Connecticut, including two in Groton, one in Norwich, two in Griswold, one in Bozrah, and two in Wallingford. None of the projects has been built yet according to reporting by datacenterdynamics.com. A few of the proposals have faced setbacks in...

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New London Presses for Added COVID Testing

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...a test.  UNCAS, however, has more testing capacity than Ledge Light, despite having fewer residents. UNCAS, which comprises 11 municipalities with a total of about 100,000 residents, has two state-supported testing sites, one in Norwich and one in Griswold. The Norwich site provides drive-up testing availability six days a week,...

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CT Examiner’s Emilia Otte on the New Year

...characteristics of this “new normal” so that it becomes a far better version of what we had before?  A few Saturdays ago, I watched middle and high school students march in the pouring rain and wind in Norwich to protest bullying in the schools. Some of these teenagers had been...

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Reporter Steve Jensen on the New Year

...trying to blow the whistle on his superiors; turmoil in the ranks of the New London police department; scandal at a public-utility cooperative in Norwich, and the handling of an investigation into the puzzling death of a Lyme show horse by the state Department of Agriculture, where I worked for...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...graduate.  NORWICH — A polling place had to be evacuated around noon after someone smelled gas in the kitchen. Voters pulling into St. Mark’s Church were told of the incident and some decided to queue up outside the entrance to wait until the church was cleared. Norwich Fire Battalion Chief...

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Groton Democrats Make a Case for Town Council

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...big proponent of that — I’ve worked actually with the police and town manager to bring those forward and and I’m on the safety committee.”  She is the business manager at Norwich Family Dental Associates and handles their accounting, payroll and human resources. She created the Beautification Committee during her first...

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