North Stonington Solar Project Wins Provisional Approval

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NORTH STONINGTON — Despite concerns from some council members and town officials about the environmental impact, Connecticut Siting Council members indicated they would narrowly approve a proposed solar project in North Stonington. In an informal straw poll taken during their Thursday meeting, three council members indicated support for a proposal...

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Sustainable CT and the Town of Your Dreams

...number of towns are jumping on board with their own ideas. Last year, North Stonington organized a “walk audit” to spark discussion about how accessible the town is by foot. Bolton hosted a Black Lives Matter protest and is discussing the creation of a diversity council. Old Saybrook hosted a...

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About That Rail Route More Parallel to I-95

...more to love this time around  – particularly for the towns of Old Lyme, East Lyme, New London and Stonington. Perhaps to the east of Stonington, there may be a bit more wiggle room, but if you live in Charlestown, the last thing you want to pin your future on,...

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Businesses Scramble to Meet Demand as Tourists Flock to Mystic

After more than a year of social distancing, capacity limits and mask mandates as Connecticut fought COVID-19, Mystic’s small business owners were ready for a summer that got back to normal. Instead, they face yet another abnormal summer – but not in a bad way.  Owners of restaurants and shops...

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House Members Debate Marijuana Before Expected Vote

...to the bill, all of which failed.  One amendment raised by State Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, would have expanded law enforcement’s ability to search vehicles if they suspect marijuana use, which failed 81-53 after Democrats raised concerns about racial profiling and clarified that officers are allowed to stop anyone driving...

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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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Greg Howard Sketches Out Year One in the Legislature

...should not include new tax increases, especially with the amount of federal Covid relief Connecticut has received.  As always, constituents are free to reach out to my State Capitol office with any questions or concerns on state issues at Greg.Howard@housegop.ct.gov Greg Howard State Representative 43rd District: Stonington and North Stonington...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...dollars will also be directed toward academic tutors, literacy and math intervention at the high school, special education, offsetting the cafeteria deficit and constructing seven temporary “outdoor classrooms” with tents and seating. Stonington “Don’t go into next year with a deficit mindset. Kids will surprise you,” Mary Anne Bruder, the...

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Spot-On Cooking at The Shipwright’s Daughter in Mystic

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MYSTIC — The kitchen was in a groove on a recent Thursday night turning out dish after dish — small and large, across a tightly-woven menu — spot-on. Roast chicken, potatoes, salt, jus, baby lettuce. Roasted maitake mushroom, cashew cream, spicy oil, garlic and ginger chips. A crudo of Stonington...

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Six Bills To Watch in Connecticut, Say Advocates

...incentivizes solar energy through tax breaks that allows commercial solar facilities to avoid paying municipal property taxes, which really hurts our cities and towns, especially Stonington and Lebanon. The intention is to ensure larger commercial facilities paid their fair share of property taxes. Instead of just taking up this bill...

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Stonington Prepares to Reopen Public Schools

STONINGTON — The Stonington Board of Education on Wednesday night asked Superintendent Van Riley to create a plan that would bring all grades back to in-person learning as soon as possible.  The plan comes in response to demands from parents that the schools reopen, despite teachers and paraeducators asking to...

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