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Editorial: Unresolved Questions and Today’s Port Authority Hearings

Twelve weeks ago, someone filed a whistle-blower complaint alleging some sort of misdoings regarding Connecticut Port Authority finances. At the time, Scott Bates was board chair of the Connecticut Port Authority. Bonnie Reemsnyder was finance committee chair. Evan Matthews was executive director. Gerri Lewis was office manager and ethics compliance officer. All have since departed.… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Six Questions for the Connecticut Port Authority

It seemed unlikely that Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder would have the last word with her announced resignation from the board and as chair of the Connecticut Port Authority following a growing media storm sparked by news that more than $3000 of public money was spent to purchase artwork by Erin Reemsnyder to decorate… Keep Reading

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Editorial: On Reemsnyder’s Resignation from the Connecticut Port Authority

I take no pleasure in First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder’s resignation from the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA), nor in the remarkably abrupt change in coverage from The Day that would end her brief tenure.

That ‘news’ columnist David Collins chose only yesterday to notice that Ms. Reemsnyder had a professional background in daycare, rather than in transportation or finance, speaks as much to the performance of The Day as to the performance of the quasi-public agency ...

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Editorial: A Few Questions Before A Vote…

On August 13, the Town of Old Lyme will vote to decide whether to borrow $9.5 million to finance the installation of sewers for commercial and residential properties in Sound View, and an adjacent neighborhood just north of Shore Road called “Miscellaneous Town Area B.” It’s our understanding that state law gives municipalities broad discretion… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Is Zoning a Promise?

To hear Stonington resident Laura Graham tell it, in Joe Wojtas’ coverage for The Day of a July 8 hearing of the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission, “Zoning is a promise … When a family puts their life savings in a home they count on town officials to protect them.” It should surprise none of… Keep Reading

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Editorial: It’s Walkable. It’s Sewered. It’s Sound View.

As I've been told in planning meetings across the state -- change is inevitable -- but if ever there was a neighborhood that mocks that notion it's Sound View. While we debate the beautification and housing and walkability of Halls Road -- a business district which is nearly fully occupied -- a mile or so down the coast, Hartford Avenue and three other beach communities languish, waiting for a go-ahead from Old Lyme on Sewers.

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Editorial: Four Points

Editor in chief Gregory Stroud touches on recent news from Halls Road, the Old Lyme Beaches, Essex and Mystic Harbors, and local farmers. Keep Reading

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Editorial: DEEP Weighs in on Stonington Development

Two months ago, the town of Stonington provided the Connecticut of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) with a zoning map amendment for the proposed Smiler’s Wharf development in downtown Mystic for review. Two months later — the day of a key hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission — Brian Thompson, Director of DEEP’s Land… Keep Reading

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Editorial: And They’re Off!

It’s not every day that an angel investor offers to fund a local newspaper. In a town split roughly down the middle between left and right, a Republican offered to fund a Democrat to start a paper. Keep Reading

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