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Posted on in Groton

Halvordson Weighs in on Addition of Offshore Wind to Region’s Submarine Supply Chain

GROTON — Opportunities for Connecticut-based companies in the supply chain that services the undersea and maritime industries are increasing now that offshore wind has entered the market, according to Ali Halvordson executive director of the Naval and Maritime Consortium. “The offshore wind supply chain is very immature in this country. It’s growing and we want… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Haddam

East Haddam Seeks Village Revitalization with Development of Former Goodspeed House and Town Offices

EAST HADDAM — Town officials expect to hear in mid-March a proposal to redevelop a 2.75-acre property containing the former town office building and the one-time residence of William Goodspeed, as part of an effort to revitalize the area around Goodspeed Opera House. “The village is bigger than this particular piece of property, but we’re… Keep Reading

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Apartments, Commercial Property Values, Jump in Latest Grand Lists — 2.36 Overall Drop in Old Lyme

The total value of taxable property in Old Lyme decreased by 2.36 percent, or about $37 million — from $1,585,659,738 to $1,548,200,464 — following the once-every-five-year town-wide revaluation. The 2019 grand lists of four other towns in the area — East Lyme, Essex, Lyme, and Old Saybrook — each showed small year-over-year increases compared to… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Pushes to Fill Gaps in Summer Meal Assistance

In 2019, Connecticut was second in the nation with 72.7 percent of 656 locations across the state serving two meals daily, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program replacing lunch and breakfast programs when school is out of session. In total the program served $1.77 million worth of food to 37,816… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

Board of Education Floats 5.57 Percent Increase in East Lyme School Budget

EAST LYME — The Board of Education is considering a budget of slightly less than $52 million, with changes to class sizes, added educational coaching for students, spending on technology, and to town taxes in the upcoming fiscal year. East Lyme residents will have an opportunity to comment on the superintendent of school’s 2020-21 budget… Keep Reading

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Jurisdiction at Issue in Shellfish Farm Decision in East Lyme

EAST LYME — Jurisdiction was key to the decision by the Zoning Board of Appeals to uphold a cease and desist order against a local shellfish farm on Monday night. Timothy Londregan, founder and owner of Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm, located at Marker 7 Marina, 109-111 Main Street, said he would appeal the decision to… Keep Reading

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Business Leaders, Massachusetts and State Regulators, Discuss Legalization of Marijuana

NORWICH — Top state regulators with oversight over marijuana in Connecticut and Massachusetts discussed the challenges of regulating a substance that remains illegal at the federal level, at a Thursday morning meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. Michelle Seagull, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection, underscored in her talk that since… Keep Reading

Posted on in Deep River

Women Shop Owners Buy Property on Main Street, Deep River

DEEP RIVER — “We love the town and I feel so fortunate that I can make a living doing this and being part of the fabric of my community, so when the opportunity presented itself to purchase the building, we were thrilled,” said Sage Novak, leaning against the wood and glass counter in her women’s… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Saybrook

Brownfields Survey in Old Saybrook Inches Forward Mariner’s Way Redevelopment

OLD SAYBROOK — In collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Brownfields Initiative, Old Saybrook will survey and determine which of 40 properties located on Route 1 East, from Saybrook Junction to Ferry Point Marina, are environmentally contaminated. “We have some suspicions, and there is a state list of potentially contaminated sites, but we don’t… Keep Reading

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