Small Town Connecticut Faces the Limits of Volunteerism

...and federal levels increase. According to elected officials in Old Saybrook, Essex and Old Lyme, some years there are enough volunteers walking in the doors at town hall and others commissions are half-filled. How towns deal with the fluctuating nature of volunteers, however, is very different. Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment “Whenever...

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Formica and Carney Host Open House in Old Lyme

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...the rate on taxes but they expanded the base,” he said. Formica represents the 20th Senate District, which includes Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, Waterford. Carney represents the 23rd General Assembly District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Some of the...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...new bridge across the Connecticut River, bifurcated the bucolic town of Old Lyme and made a straight line to the Rhode Island border. Amtrak’s tracks, between Old Saybrook and the Rhode Island border, meander along the coast, following its dips and curves. Their plan would have produced a straighter line,...

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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

...towns, but neither Norwich nor New London. The 11 towns are Old Lyme, Lyme, East Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Killingworth, Clinton and Madison. The primary mission of SSKP is to ensure that residents of these towns do not go hungry. “I would like to make sure...

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Regional Leaders Greet Minimum Wage Increase

...hour every 11 months — “aggressive.” Previous increases between 2014 and 2017 were about 45 cents per hour per year. According to Jordi Viladas, a chef at a restaurant in Old Saybrook, the fact that the wage increase does not affect tipped employees will help fine dining restaurants weather the...

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Quality of Shoreline Water Lags in Inlets and Bays

...leach field must be high in organic matter. On the Eastern sound, the soil is mostly sand. “Our soil does a really awful job at removing nitrogen,” Vaudrey said. In Old Saybrook, the soil is especially unsuited to filtering nitrogen. Sixty percent of the nitrogen load in the embayment at...

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Q&A on the Fourth Anniversary of iCRV

...has taken a lot of effort, a lot of resources, a lot of sleeplessness and up until next month a lot of financial bleeding. How did you pick the Connecticut River and shoreline area as the location for iCRV? I came to visit Old Saybrook in the early 2000s and...

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Letter: Metro-North Problems

To the Editor: Metro-North, which I ride twice a week into Manhattan, is both necessity and bane. One can board the Shore Line East—another exasperating subject for another time—in Old Saybrook to make the connection in New Haven. Assuming a seamless transfer, there are standard non-trivial issues, like lateness, caused...

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iCRV Schedule Highlights

Tuesday 11:30 a.m., CT Melting Pot introduces us to one of the most prolific Tibetan Thangka painters in the world…and he lives in Old Saybrook. 5:00 p.m., Kitchen Outlaws even has a live studio audience for its cooking tips, and this week’s focus is on the holiday weekend barbecue… Wednesday...

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Old Saybrook Courts Mariner’s Way Developers

Mariner’s Way District, Old Saybrook, CT. (Julia Werth/CT Examiner) OLD SAYBROOK — More than 50 years ago, when Old Saybrook resident and business owner Sandi Roberts rode each morning down Route 1 East on the school bus, she thought it was the ugliest part of town. The curbside storefronts were...

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