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Posted on in Letters/Region 4

Letter: Mounting Legal Fees, Blurred Lines in Region 4 Schools

This Monday, November 4, at 6 p.m. in the John Winthrop Middle School library in Deep River, three lawyers from a Hartford law firm will explain the nuances of the property purchase next to the high school over 2 years ago. Hopefully they will explain why they charged fifteen thousand dollars to close a three-hundred-fifty-thousand-dollar… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Saybrook

Four Candidates Vie for Three Seats on Old Saybrook Harbor Management Commission

OLD SAYBROOK — Four candidates are competing for three seats on the town’s Harbor Management Commission in this Tuesday’s elections. The harbor commission is responsible for managing Old Saybrook’s harbors and waterside facilities, as well as public access to the town’s waterways. The commission also oversees a harbormaster, who handles day-to-day operations for the town. The… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Infrastructure

Audit Details Lax Oversight, Excessive, Improper and Undocumented Expenses by Connecticut Port Authority

The Connecticut Port Authority spent thousands of dollars on restaurants, alcohol, and hotel rooms with little oversight or internal controls, according to a report by the State Auditors of Public Accounts released on Thursday. “Out of 252 transactions selected from CPA bank accounts, 52 (totaling $17,401) had no supporting documentation. Of the 52, 36 pertained… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

East Lyme Officials Project Savings with One-story Plan

EAST LYME — Town officials and hired architects tasked with laying out a vision for renovating the former Honeywell office building into a new town police station met Tuesday night to discuss revised design concepts for the building that would confine significant work to just one floor of the two-story structure. The Public Safety Building… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

Nickerson, Alberti Debate Development, Finances in East Lyme

EAST LYME — At a Tuesday night debate between candidates for first selectman, challenger Camille Alberti accused incumbent Mark Nickerson of mismanaging town finances, while Nickerson argued that East Lyme is in “the best place it’s ever been.” The candidates debated town administration’s handling of a multi-million dollar plans to purchase the former Honeywell office… Keep Reading

Posted on in Waterford

Sabilia Emphasizes Tax Base, Infrastructure, Fire Services in Run for First Selectman

WATERFORD — If elected first selectman, Democratic candidate Beth Sabilia said her top priorities will be diversifying the town’s tax base, improving the town’s infrastructure and streamlining fire services. “I’ve been out knocking on doors and asking people what are your concerns and I hear ‘taxes, infrastructure, security, public safety issues,’” said Sabilia, in an… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

East Lyme Finance Board Candidates Talk Priorities for Tight Budgets

EAST LYME — Five candidates are competing for three seats on the Board of Finance in the November 5 election. The board has a total of six members, who serve staggered four-year terms. None of the five candidates are incumbents on the finance board, although all have served on other town boards previously, and one… Keep Reading

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