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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Connecticut Schools Adopt a Variety of Approaches to Reopening

In the last two months, public schools in Waterford, East Lyme, and Stonington have transitioned from hybrid to in-person instruction — the result of vaccine availability, low COVID-19 case numbers, a reduction in social distancing requirements and, in some cases, an outcry from parents who wanted to see a return...

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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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Opioid Bill Pairs Doctors and Recovering Addicts in Push Statewide

State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, introduced a bill in the state legislature to expand the use of peer “recovery navigators” — individuals who have recovered from opioid addiction and now assist others in the community still using the drug — as a method to address opioid addiction in towns across...

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Republican Legislators See Role in Distribution of Federal COVID Funds

...would like to see future federal money go toward what she calls the “unseen victim” of the pandemic. She said that she would like to dedicate funds toward mental health treament, suicide prevention awareness, domestic violence shelters and addressing the opioid crisis.  State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, said she would...

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East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson must Resign Immediately.

...Lyme enough to contribute to the business economy of our town.  State Senator Formica and State Representative Cheeseman ARE East Lyme business owners. Did Nickerson choose Waterford over East Lyme to do business in,  because he did not want to pay into the tax fund he continually plunders?  We must continue...

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Clean Water and Affordable Housing — a Problem and a Fix

...get East Lyme, Waterford and New London to approve some sort of workaround. It’s a problem we haven’t heard about much in Connecticut, in part because Old Lyme may be the only town in Connecticut currently installing – rather than extending – sewers. That’s also part of the reason for...

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Business Has Been Good Says Mago Point Canvas in Waterford

WATERFORD — Tom Daily, owner of Mago Point Canvas in Waterford, said business has been booming — so good that he’s looking for a new, bigger space to lease. And Daily said he’s not alone – any business that has a connection to recreational activities, he said, whether it be...

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Robust Fundraising, Limited Matching Grants for Arts Organizations

...Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, which also qualified for the full $750,000, received $376,200.  Steve Sigel, executive director of the Garde Arts Center in New London, said they had raised more than twice the $182,800 grant that the governor’s office has allocated them. Sigel said that the grant will...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...decrease in their case numbers since last week. Old Saybrook’s number of cases has remained roughly equal: 15 last week and 17 this week.  In contrast, Old Lyme’s cases more than doubled, from six to 13. Cases in East Haddam went from four to 33, and New London, Waterford and...

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Public Access Television Shines With Pandemic Shutdowns

...called Stories Worth Telling out of a studio in Waterford, where she does half-hour interviews with people living in New London County. The show is hosted on the local Atlantic Broadband, which serves towns from East Lyme over to Waterford and then North toward Uncasville, Quaker Hill and Voluntown.  “Everybody...

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