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Zoning Change Allowing Redevelopment of Older Resort Properties Raises Opposition in East Haddam

EAST HADDAM — A large number of vocal town residents attended the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing Tuesday on a proposed special exception to change the town’s density rules and allow a developer to convert an empty 28,000-square-foot banquet hall into an estimated 20 or 22 residential spaces. The banquet hall, which was built… Keep Reading

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Experts Debate State Approach to School Safety

“Initiating emergency lockdown,” an electronic voice announced from a speaker on the desk phone. A small red button on any phone in all four of the Lyme-Old Lyme school buildings can activate a “critical incident response,” a school safety procedure drilled twice each month.  “The state requires you to do at least one drill each… Keep Reading

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Inland Wetland Commission Meets to Discuss 108-unit Housing Development in East Lyme

EAST LYME — At its meeting on Monday night, members of the Inland Wetlands Commission questioned plans for a 108-unit affordable housing development on North Bride Brook Road that would in part extend into a 100-foot wetlands setback along the project’s western extent. At the meeting, attorney Harry Heller, of Uncasville, represented the developer, Jason… Keep Reading

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Nutmeg Pharmacy to Open in Moodus, February 10

EAST HADDAM — Nutmeg Pharmacy plans to hold a grand opening of its new Moodus village location on February 10 at 9 a.m., the pharmacy’s co-owner said in a Thursday interview. This comes a little more than three months after the Nathan Hale Pharmacy closed in late October, leaving East Haddam without a pharmacy, as… Keep Reading

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State Sen. Norm Needleman Lays Out an Agenda for the Legislative Session

In addition to his position as chair of the Energy & Technology committee, State Senator Norm Needleman will be returning for a second legislative session as vice chair of the Planning & Development committee. “I look forward to starting work on the Planning & Development Committee, working to improve and streamline processes to assist our… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme

Public Forum in East Lyme Solicits Advice for Updating Plan of Conservation and Development

EAST LYME — Town officials will hold a public forum on Wednesday, January 29, in Town Hall to offer a chance for East Lyme residents, and other stakeholders in the community, to weigh in on updating the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development, a document that provides a framework for economic development, growth, sustainability and… Keep Reading

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Eligibility for Free & Reduced School Lunch Jumps in Semi-Rural and Suburban Towns Under New Formula

In the last three years, Old Saybrook Public Schools has seen a 11.1 percent increase in students receiving free or reduced school lunch. Putting aside the issue of declining enrollments in the district, 227 students qualified for subsidized lunch in 2018-19, compared to just 100 students in 2015-16. “The reasons for the increase are hard… Keep Reading

Posted on in New London/Port Authority

Port Authority Turns to Connecticut Airport Authority for Staffing and Support

NEW LONDON — For the duration of the search for a new executive director of the Connecticut Port Authority, and possibly longer, the quasi-public agency will use and pay for the services of the Connecticut Airport Authority to supplement port authority staffing. That decision comes at the recommendation of the Office of Policy and Management,… Keep Reading

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