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Cate Hewitt

Cate Hewitt has 139 articles published.

Posted on in New London/Port Authority

Port Authority Turns to Connecticut Airport Authority for Staffing and Support

NEW LONDON — For the duration of the search for a new executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, and possibly longer, the quasi-public agency will use and pay for the services of the Connecticut Airport Authority to supplement port authority staffing. That decision comes at the recommendation of the Office of Policy and Management,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Art & Design

Niantic’s Peter Carlson on Life and Lighting Design

LYME — For years, interior designer Peter Carlson searched for unembellished lighting that would complement his clients’ spaces. “I was always looking for lights, especially very simple lighting, not an ‘event,’ just something simple that did the job and looked attractive,” he said. “I had a hard time finding anything so I thought if I’m… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

Developer Explains the Housing and Retail Market in East Lyme

EAST LYME — “If you drew a big triangle down Route 2 to Groton, and back along I-95 almost to New Haven, there was nothing — no highly-amenitized, new-ish, multi-family communities. And, I think part of that is because the towns that make up most of that big triangle traditionally had not encouraged nor allowed… Keep Reading

Posted on in WPCA

Old Lyme WPCA Hires Consultant, Debates Sewer Funding and Tests

OLD LYME — The Water Pollution Control Authority made incremental progress Tuesday night, approving a contract to hire a benefit assessment consultant, discussing a potential agreement with the three private beach communities, as well as considering an independent expert to evaluate water testing at Hawk’s Nest.  WPCA Chair Richard Prendergast said that hiring a assessement… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme

Old Lyme Zoning Commission Tables Setback Rules, Proposes Study

OLD LYME — The Zoning Commission voted Monday night to table a controversial proposed amendment to the Tidal Waters Protection regulation the would have doubled the current 50-foot setback to 100 feet for new construction along the town’s coastal and riverfront properties.  Jane Marsh, secretary of the commission, who introduced the amendment on September 9,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Art & Culture

Conn College’s David Dorfman Premieres Dance With Universals

NEW LONDON —  Part of creating a dance piece for David Dorfman is finding a universal that will connect his company of dancers with an audience. For “A(Way) Out Of My Body,” which will have its world premiere at Connecticut College on February 7 and 8, Dorfman began with the idea of an out-of-body experience.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Interview/Old Lyme

Tim Griswold Sketches Out a Two-year Agenda for Old Lyme

OLD LYME — After an eight-year hiatus, First Selectman Tim Griswold looked comfortable sitting at his desk in Town Hall on Friday afternoon.  “I would say there’s a lot on the plate and I would say we want to maintain the good quality of the schools. I think part of the message I got from… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme

Borden Bankruptcy Stirs Memories of Old Lyme’s Elsie the Cow

OLD LYME — “My father had a cow that he had actually purchased off the island of Jersey, off the coast of France, and brought it back here. He was a little [smitten] because of how beautiful she was and her face just called to him,” said Old Lyme resident Jane Marsh of her father,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Halls Road

Old Lyme Economic Development Commission Voices Disappointment with CERC Analysis

OLD LYME — At its Wednesday night meeting, members of the Economic Development Commission voiced disappointment in the analytical report drafted by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center of last summer’s town-wide survey and requested a more in-depth and organized summary of the data. “What we have so far is what anybody could do, but what… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Interview

State Sen. Heather Somers to Sponsor Bills Targeted at Drug Costs, Insurance, Mental Health and more…

MYSTIC — When CT Examiner caught up with State Senator Heather Somers (R-18th) on Monday morning, she arrived with a long list of bills she’s getting ready to submit, and in some cases resubmit, during the upcoming legislative session. With measured optimism, Somers said it takes persistence to get a bill made into law. “I… Keep Reading

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