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Julia Werth has 170 articles published.

Julia Werth is a Staff Writer specializing in education, health and the environment for the Connecticut Examiner. Julia previously worked for the Connecticut Mirror where she wrote on healthcare and juvenile justice. In addition to her work as a journalist, Julia is a registered dietitian, podcast host and owner of Werth Your While Nutrition. Julia holds a dual degree of the University of Connecticut in Journalism and Nutritional Sciences.
Posted on in Environment

Old Dams and New Problems for Connecticut Homeowners

In 2008, Debbie Rosener bought a house and moved to Killingworth, a small town in the lower Connecticut River Valley. She planned for a quiet retirement. What she hadn’t planned for when she purchased the property was that she would also unwittingly purchase a dam in the bargain, a dam that was on the verge… Keep Reading

Posted on in Education/Region 4

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 Health/Old Lyme

Old Lyme Resident Dies of Eastern Equine Encephalitis — Second in Southeastern Connecticut

OLD LYME — A second Connecticut resident, this time from Old Lyme, died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to the Governor’s office today. “This is a serious public health concern, we wanted to let you know that these are the first deaths from EEE that have been reported,” said Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz at a… 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

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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/Region 4

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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