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Posted on in In the Region/Stonington

Restaurants, Microbreweries, Adjust to the New Normal of Take Out and Delivery in Wake of Coronavirus Shutdown

Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day. It was also the first full day of a state-ordered shutdown of eat-in dining and bars for the foreseeable future in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. The phone started to ring at 11:20 a.m. with takeout orders, but business was down compared to a normal day, said Deb… Keep Reading

Posted on in Feature/Food & Drink/Stonington

Local Farms Are Planning Crops, Signing up CSA Shareholders for Summer Season

The New England landscape may appear cold and desolate, but small farmers across the region are growing seedlings in hoop houses and planning summer harvests.  As a means of obtaining “seed” money, many of these farms set up CSA –Community Supported Agriculture — programs that allow customers to invest in a share of the business… Keep Reading

Posted on in Mystic/Stonington

Delamar Hotel Approved for Mystic Seaport Waterfront

STONINGTON — In a series of close votes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved Mystic Seaport Museum’s plan to demolish the Latitude 41° restaurant and build a three-story, 27-room boutique hotel and restaurant on the same parcel. The museum owns and leases the 1.36-acre site at 105 Greenmanville Ave. where Latitude 41° Restaurant… Keep Reading

Posted on in Groton/Stonington/Topic: Wind Energy

Groton Startup ThayerMahan Grows to Capture Offshore Wind and Electric Boat Opportunities

GROTON — Years before the Connecticut Port Authority approved a $157 million deal to redevelop State Pier in New London as a staging area for offshore wind, and before a $22 billion submarine contract was awarded to Groton-based Electric Boat, a growing ecosystem of smaller companies have been setting up shop in the region, hoping… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Haddam/Planning/Stonington/Topic: Planning & Development

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

Posted on in In the Region/Stonington/Tourism

Tourism District Leaders Share Plans to Include Small Towns, Maximize Limited Funds

As the Eastern Regional Tourism District moves toward resolving a breach of contract dispute with the state regarding funding, the district will next need to determine what actually to do with the $400,000 or more that it will receive from the state government for marketing campaigns. “If we’re not effectively putting a positive effect on… Keep Reading

Posted on in Health/In the Region/Interview/Stonington

State Sen. Heather Somers to Sponsor Bills Targeted at Drug Costs, Insurance, Mental Health and more…

MYSTIC — When CT Examiner caught up with State Senator Heather Somers (R-18th) on Monday morning, she arrived with a long list of bills she’s getting ready to submit, and in some cases resubmit, during the upcoming legislative session. With measured optimism, Somers said it takes persistence to get a bill made into law. “I… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Stonington

Regional Tourism Board Meets to Resolve Breach of Contract, Secure Future Funding

NORWICH — The Eastern Regional Tourism District board voted on Friday to overhaul district procedures, and add new leadership, in an effort to resolve a breach of contract with the Connecticut Office of Tourism that threatens access to $400,00 in state funding for fiscal year 2019-20, and $160,000 in funding leftover from 2018-19. “Three years ago… Keep Reading

Posted on in Feature/Opinion/Stonington

32 Takes on the New Year with CT Examiner

We asked 32 writers, politicians, educators, artists, journalists, acadmics to contemplate the New Year for us. Participants include Ned Lamont, Joe Courtney, Paul Formica, Devin Carney, Justin Elicker, Alma Nartatez, Richard Stout, Tony Sheridan, Luanne Rice, Will Haskell, Sophie Spaner, David Kelsey, Jack Monmeat, Jerry Weiss, Gail MacDonald, Betsy Gara, Rolf Wolfswinkel, Brian White, Brittany Stalsburg and others... Keep Reading

Posted on in Mystic/Stonington

Mystic Seaport’s Steve White Takes a Bow

MYSTIC — “It was a perfect moment, an intersection of all these key things coming together,” Steve White said in a phone conversation with CT Examiner on December 19. “The Charles W. Morgan needed to be restored, and then the question became how much should she be restored. It was clear to me as a… Keep Reading

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