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Stonington’s Rob Simmons Takes a Bow

STONINGTON — After November’s election, the blue SUV with “GUNG-HO” license plates won’t be parked at the Town Hall lot as often. That car belongs to First Selectman Rob Simmons, 76, who has chosen not to run for a third term this November.  But the message on the license plates, originating from the Chinese “gōng… Keep Reading

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Sapia Builders Plans Commerical Development in Essex

ESSEX — Sapia Builders Corp. of Old Lyme, has proposed building a 7,400 square foot office building at 130 Dennison Road in Essex. The design of the two-story structure is intended to resemble a barn.  “I’m an Essex local and I grew up on the road that the building would be on. The area has… Keep Reading

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Few Eligible Families Apply for Daycare Benefit in Southeast Connecticut

On September 1, the reimbursement rate for families receiving state subsidies to send their children to center-based daycare will increase yet again. In the South Central Region, which includes Old Lyme, families that meet the income qualifications and have an infant or toddler in full-time daycare will received $300 per week, an increase of $65… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Port Authority Retains $4.77 Million of Legacy Funds — Reallocations On Hold

The Connecticut Port Authority retains $4.77 million of legacy funds leftover from eight municipal dredging projects dating from 2012 to 2016. The funds, administered in a state account, cannot be re-allocated for other maritime projects until approved by the State Bond Commission. The eight projects, totaling $30.39 million, had been administered by the Connecticut Department… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Port Authority Officials Absent as Transportation Committee Holds Hearing

HARTFORD — With three key officials missing from Monday’s Connecticut Port Authority hearing, legislators and the public were left with more questions than answers about a host of issues, including the quasi-public agency’s finances, wind power negotiations and personnel matters.  Co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, Roland Lemar of the House and Carlo Leone… Keep Reading

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Zoning Approval for Hanford Commons in Old Saybrook Delayed

OLD SAYBROOK — A decision on whether to approve or deny the proposed Hanford Commons mixed-used development was again postponed by the Old Saybrook Zoning Commission. The public hearing is scheduled to be continued on Wednesday, September 4. The commission is waiting for a final report from the town engineer, as well as information on… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Towns to Meet ADA Sidewalk Standards Piecemeal Over Several Years

In 2018 and 2019, Connecticut’s Department of Transportation spent about $3.5 million on new sidewalk ramps statewide. The new ramps are compliant with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards that permit wheelchairs, walkers and strollers access to sidewalks.   “About a year ago it was mandated that when the DOT is engaging in substantial roadway projects… Keep Reading

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Port Authority Officials Not Expected to Attend “Informational” Hearings on Tuesday

Termed a “forum” on the meeting agenda, the scheduled Connecticut Port Authority hearings on Tuesday in Hartford will be informational in nature and most likely will not involve questioning of port authority officials, according to one state official.   “People are expecting it to be sort of a Capitol Hill inquisition — I think they are… Keep Reading

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