Soft Opening on Saturday for Long River Local in Old Lyme

...foods will be available on Saturday, she said. Made-to-order foods like sandwiches will be available next week, said DeProto, the former owner of Red Hen in Old Saybrook and Lupo in Chester. Walker Potts and Shelley DeProto ready the shop for Saturday’s soft opening. Co-owner Walker Potts, who stood nearby,...

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Reporter Steve Jensen on the New Year

...in a newsroom, I spent 13 years writing for the Journal Inquirer of Manchester and then the Hartford Courant, specializing in crime reporting.  An unexpected offer in 1997 led to two decades as a state media spokesman, mainly for one of the most respected elected officials by both sides of...

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Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021

...Dock & Dine Property by Local Restauranteurs 5. All Smiles at Relaunch of The Essex in Old Saybrook 6. ‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage 7. A Quick Peek at Marker 37 in Chester 8. Ransomware Attack Hits Popular Payroll Service — Impact to Connecticut Employers Unclear 9. A...

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Small Works are Grand Tradition at Annual Postcard Show

CHESTER — We send them from faraway places, buy them at museums, tape them to our refrigerators— postcards are portals to adventure and memory, and an accessible way to own art. Artist Sol LeWitt used to send postcards to Sosse and Jack Baker, former owners of the Chester Gallery where LeWitt...

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Questions Abound as Area Restaurants Head into the Holidays

...owner of Sal e Pepe, an Italian restaurant in Newton, said that takeout has balanced out the slight decrease in in-person dining. Joel Gargano, owner of Grano Arso in Chester, said the restaurant plans to continue offering an expanded takeout menu despite returning to  pre-pandemic levels of in-person dining.   Gardner...

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Closing a Season and a Chapter of Life on the Water

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It ended tranquilly, with a gentle bump in the night of boat against wooden pier. When Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Captain John Marshall nosed the vessel into the Chester landing as 7 p.m. approached Tuesday, it marked not only the boat’s last trip of the season, but was the soon-to-retire Marshall’s final...

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Lamont Takes TCI Off the Table for Next Legislative Session

...where they are,” Lamont said.  Still the Governor said the plan could be revisited in 2023. “It’s extremely disappointing,” said State Rep. Christine Palm, D-Chester. “It’s an initiative that would have benefited everyone. From overburdened city communities with high asthma rates, to rural districts where elders would have shuttle buses,...

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TED Makes DEI Fairer for All

...does this without creating collective groupings of outcome disparities or infringing on the individual rights of others. TED teaches to whole individuals using universal principles shared throughout humanity to expand individual equal opportunities. Time to reevaluate DEI programming. Bob Chester Somers, CT Chester is a candidate for Board of Education...

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Sustainable CT and the Town of Your Dreams

...and Black Lives Matter issues not being addressed and all kinds of things. And yet, our program really looks at the positive solutions,” she said. “These small changes, community by community, ripple out and really do make a difference.” Banner photo: Chester Elementary Open Air Meeting Space (Credit: Sustainable CT)...

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Palm: Who Controls the Narrative?

...unaffiliated, deserve the truth. Controlling the narrative is tempting. But passing legislation based on the truth – however distasteful it may sometimes be – is the sworn duty of elected officials. Christine Palm, a Democratic assistant majority leader, is a second-term state representative serving Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam....

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Consider the Shrimp Roll

...to food supplies. Joel Gargano, co-owner of Grano Arso restaurant in Chester, said his glove prices have more than quadrupled, an item he needs now more than ever due to additional sanitation procedures.  “The dramatic price increases on the supply side have made it necessary to adjust our pricing,” Gargano...

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Palm on the ‘Wins and Losses’ of the 2021 Session

...in our wonderful state. And, less than one week out from the end of Session, my colleagues and I are already taking about unfinished business and where to focus our individual and collective energy next year.  State Rep. Christine Palm represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam in Connecticut General Assembly...

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Long River Local Approved by Old Lyme Zoning

...and local farm produce, with a menu designed by local chef Shelley DeProto, who owned the former Red Hen in Old Saybrook and Lupo in Chester.  A soft opening for the shop is expected in late July, said Walker Potts, owner of Long River Farm, one of the produce suppliers...

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