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Essex and Westbrook Stand Pat as Southeast Connecticut Chooses Regionalized Health

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has actively encouraged towns across the state to join regionalized health districts in an effort to simplify the enforcement state laws and regulations, to professionalize staff, improve the availability of services, and further a unified approach public health problems. The towns of Essex and Westbrook have bucked that trend,… Keep Reading

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Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Sets an Environmental Agenda in Hartford

The 2019 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on June 5 with the behind-the-scenes bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters — a legislative watchdog on environmental issues —  tallying a number of victories. Now with just four months until the next session convenes on February 5th, 2020, CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown and… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Port Authority Tries a Reboot, Votes to Negotiate Departure of Executive Director

NEW LONDON — In a public session with an agenda focused on issues of ethics and transparency, the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) board approved several resolutions Wednesday overhauling oversight of its finance and management practices. The new policies come after the recent departure of port authority and staff and leadership, an audit detailing years of… Keep Reading

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LEARNing Academy in New London Educates Children From Across Southeast Connecticut with Complex Needs

NEW LONDON — In January, after five years of anticipation, Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy opened for its first full school year, with 57 students and a full team of teachers and medical support providers. The school serves children in 25 towns and 21 school districts across southeastern Connecticut. “Five years ago, when the team sat… Keep Reading

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Impending San Jose Water and Connecticut Water Service Merger Raises Questions

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) could approve a long-delayed and previously-rejected merger of San Jose Water (SJW) and the Connecticut Water Service (CWS) and its subsidiaries, after receiving over 80 commitments to protect the public interest, and placing additional conditions on the merger. CWS currently serves about 325,000 Connecticut residents and 56 towns across… Keep Reading

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Westbrook I-95 Welcome Center Reopens For Labor Day Weekend

IN THE REGION — The Westbrook Welcome Center is open and staffed for Labor Day weekend for the first time in more than three years. “We are excited to have all six welcome centers open again and thankful for Governor Lamont’s emphasis on this project,” said Randy Fiveash, the director of the Office of Tourism… Keep Reading

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Loneliness, Aging and Automobiles in Connecticut

LYME — Six years ago, Jo-Anne Mullen woke up in the hospital to her three sons telling her she could not return to life as she knew it. She suffered a stroke and a heart attack and although had planned to work another ten years at the Toyota dealership she loved, at 70 her sons… Keep Reading

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A Decades-old Promise of Sidewalks on Route 1 in Pawcatuck

“The department of transportation can’t take care of sidewalks along with everything else we have to do,” explained Kevin Nursick, spokesperson for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). “It is the norm for towns to put sidewalks in themselves.” But for years the Town of Stonington has been hoping for different result at least for… Keep Reading

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