Musical Masterworks’ 31st Season is Back in Person in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Its 30th season was held virtually, but Musical Masterworks is back in person this year, presenting the second concert of its 31st season on March 26 and 27 at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The program will include Artistic Director Edward Arron on cello along with two Musical Masterworks veterans — Grammy nominee Adam Nieman on piano and two-time Grammy nominee Tara Helen O’Connor on flute. This year will be Arron’s 13th and final season leading Musical Masterworks. He will pass on the reins to violinist Tessa Lark as Artistic Director Designate.  When: Saturday, March 26

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Democrat Finizio Exits as Marx Enters Race for State Senate Seat

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Today, Democratic State Senate Candidate Daryl Justin Finizio announced his withdrawal from the race. “Following State Senator Paul Formica’s retirement announcement this week, I learned of New London City Councilor Martha Marx’s entry into the race,” Finizio said in a release.  “I have had numerous discussions with Democratic party leaders in the past  few days and it is clear that the only path forward to the nomination is through a  Democratic Party primary.”  In the release Finizio said that while he believed he could be successful in the primary, he was equally convinced that a primary between two new London progressive

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Far Breton

You’ve no doubt tried one of several close relations of a far, a kind of rustic confection from Brittany that falls somewhere on the continuum of cake, pancake, and custard, sweet and savory. Yorkshire pudding, Dutch baby, clafoutis, popover, crêpe, far Breton – all are simple batters of egg, milk, flour, and butter cooked variously gossamer thin on a stovetop, or in the case of a popover to showcase an ephemeral puff in a ripping hot pan, or as clafoutis at a modest depth to accent its cake and sweet fruit. The batter, which rises and falls in the oven,

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Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021

Claims of a hostile work environment in the Clinton Public Schools topped CT Examiner’s list of most-read stories of 2021, with legalizing marijuana and the mysterious death of a Lyme, CT show horse rounding out our top 3.

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Mervin Francis Roberts, 1922 – 2020

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With his wife, the former Edith May Foster, Mervin Francis Roberts first came to Old Lyme in 1960. He and Edith May became active in church, government, fire department and town life. Merv was born in New York City in 1922. He was a Naval Officer during WWII. He served in the Navy for four years, and then in the Reserve. He was awarded 4 campaign medals, two with Combat Stars. After his service, he returned to complete a degree in Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University.  He served as a Merchant Marine Officer, Scout Master and Commissioner, Town Shellfish Commissioner,

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CT Examiner’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

Here’s a look at our top 10 stories by readership in 2020 Scientists Explain Bunker Found Washed up on the Connecticut Shoreline by Brendan Crowley School Reopenings Across Connecticut Ignore State Guidance, Raise Issues of Childcare by Julia Werth Bucking State Advice, and a Brookings Study, Connecticut School Districts Reopen on their Own Terms by Julia Werth and Emilia Otte Lamont Designates $2.5 Million to Rent Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants by Julia Werth Officers Say Toxic Environment Drives Departures from Old Saybrook Police by Emilia Otte Nursing Home Deaths in Old Saybrook Point to Deeper Policy and Care Concerns Across

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