Niantic Cinemas Will Roll Film Once Again on Friday

...there were drive-ins in Waterford and Groton.”  It was one of many hurdles — the latest being the pandemic— that the cinema, which started as the Niantic Theatre in 1950, has encountered over the years.  Mitchell said his uncles, George Mitchell and John Kendros, and his father, Terry Mitchell, decided...

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Connecticut Plans Statewide Online School For K-12

...by July 2023.  State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, ranking member on the Education Committee, explained that her committee wanted to look at virtual school as an option for students who do well in an online setting. McCarty said legislators were looking at Massachusetts — which has two virtual learning schools...

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Ørsted – Eversource Donate Funds to Marine Science Education in Groton

...like Project O, which are “invaluable to our work and our mission.” He also said the development of the offshore wind industry will benefit manufacturers and vendors in southeastern Connecticut and pointed to Ørsted’s partnerships with ThayerMahan in Groton and Sea Services in Waterford.  State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, told...

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McCarty Offers Her Take on the 2021 Session

...research states that the brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. The cannabis legislation will not protect the mental and physical health of our youth. I will look forward to more work on improving this legislation in a future session. State Rep. Kathleen McCarty 38th District, R-Waterford...

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City Dock Opens at Custom House Pier in New London

...in January we were told that the little word ‘permanent’ in the statute meant the restaurant has to be a permanent structure,” said Maratta, who is president of Restaurant Consultants, Inc., which owns The Pavilion in Old Lyme and Sunset Ribs in Waterford.  Frank Maratta, owner of City Dock Restaurant...

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Local Startup Aims to Expand Offshore Wind Business into New Jersey, Maryland

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...vessels to offshore developers,” said Gordon Videll, chief executive officer and co-founder of Sea Services North America, based in Waterford.  The company’s collaboration with Ørsted and Eversource brings together fishermen from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York to provide monitoring services and support vessels during the construction of offshore...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...grants will also fund two years of summer instruction, duct cleaning at the middle and high schools and home internet access. An additional $500,000 will offset a deficit in the district’s 2020-21 operating budget. Waterford Waterford Superintendent Thomas Giard III said that technology was a “silver lining” of the pandemic,...

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Debating the Impact of Eliminating Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccination

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...to an overall mistrust of science and pharmaceutical companies.  “Obviously, social media has helped people really spread that message,” said Terranova.   State Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, said during the March 31 meeting that they were concerned about removing children between kindergarten and sixth grade...

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Two Bills Raise Concerns about Funding for Connecticut’s Magnet Schools

...and sometimes exceed current tuition payments.  Magnet schools in the southeast region stand to receive an increase under the “money follows the child” proposal.  According to calculations provided by P.A.C.E. Education Strategies, a non-profit advocacy group working with proponents of the bill, a child in Waterford attending the Waterford-based Friendship...

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Legislative Dems Plotting to Bypass Lamont on Taxes

...has failed to complete even basic projects like Interstate 384 from Bolton to Providence and Route 11 from Salem to Waterford, the latter project being just 8 miles long. Tweed New Haven Airport still can’t lengthen its runway by a few hundred feet to handle standard jetliners. The Metro-North railroad...

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Connecticut’s Cities Press to Recoup Tax-Exempt Revenue

...property, then they should have to make up that loss of revenue to that municipality,” said Passero.   He also said that he would like to see surrounding communities, like Waterford, that use the hospital’s services to share in the burden of the hospital’s tax-exempt status — ideally, Passero said, there...

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