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Posted on in Essex

Region 4 Board of Education Flouts Law, Runs $379K Debt in Error

In August of 2017, the Region 4 Board of Education, representing the towns of Chester, Deep River and Essex, spent $379,916 to purchase the Mislick Property adjacent to Valley Regional High School. The idea was that someday in the future the land could be used for additional sports fields. In a July 5 email, then-Superintendent… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region

Surveying Traffic Stops in Southeast Connecticut

Suburban towns usually have more traffic stops than urban centers, said Ken Barone, a project manager at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University. “It simply because of the needs in the department. In cities like New London there is a significantly higher call volume, so officers do not have… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme

With Death in East Lyme and Case in Old Lyme, Official Says Spraying for EEE Ineffective

On Friday, an East Lyme resident died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, becoming the first fatality in Connecticut from the mosquito-borne illness in six years, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Health department officials also confirmed a second case of EEE in Old Lyme. That person is currently hospitalized. “The identification of two Connecticut… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region

The Loneliness and Isolation of New Motherhood

Surrounded by new life – screaming, crying, unappeasable new life at that – can be far from the idyllic picture of new motherhood often portrayed, said Taryn Zarnetske, a clinical social worker at Yale New Haven Hospital. It can actually be an incredibly lonely and isolating time in a mother’s life. “It’s one of those… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region

70 Years at Odds with Local Zoning in Southeast Connecticut

Lorna Mitchell moved to Lynde Street in Old Saybrook 39 years ago. On the street was a hairdresser and on the far corner where Lynde meets Route 1 was TJ’s restaurant and bar. In every other sense it was a residential neighborhood. The same little houses, many of the same families. It was quiet. “There… Keep Reading

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Light Pollution — from Outer Space to Connecticut

“We made lights and nobody really thought about it and this light pollution thing just happened,” said Pete Strasser, the technical director for the International Dark Skies Association. Light pollution – the artificial brightening of the night sky – is often understood simply as the reason most of us can no longer see the stars.… Keep Reading

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No Explanation for 38% Decline in Vinal Technical High School Enrollment that Bucks Statewide Trends

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 656 students attended Vinal Technical High School in Middletown. By last year, that number had dropped to 407. The schools serves students from across Middlesex County, but this year the towns of Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River and Chester combined to send just 24 students… Keep Reading

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