The Day: High Bacteria Counts at New London Beaches

The Ledge Light Health District announced Thursday that bathing water sampling it conducted on Monday showed that L&M Beach on Pequot Avenue had elevated bacterial levels. The area was posted with an advisory, and swimming or wading in the waters is discouraged until further notice. READ MORE...

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A Tour of New London Development with Felix Reyes

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Planned Headquarters for Orsted in New London (Credit: CT Examiner/Hewitt) NEW LONDON — That Ørsted, the Danish wind giant, chose two floors in an 1833 three-story brick building at 42 Bank Street above Muddy Waters Cafe as its base of operations in New London, speaks volumes about how the city...

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Wedding Season in Southeast Connecticut

...weddings than ever before these past couple years.” (Credit: Chris Devlin) Every vendor said that longer engagements are the most noticeable change. “Sometimes the weddings are planned way, way in advance,” said Lisa Argilagos, the owner of You Take the Cake bakery in New London. “It gives me a lot...

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More than 400 Residents Pack Hearing to Debate Mystic Development

...and about 45 signed up to speak against it, but not everyone was able to speak before the meeting’s end. Presenting the project to the commission was William Sweeney, a land use attorney with Tobin Carberry O’Malley Riley in New London, who represented Noank Shipyard owners John Holstein, his daughter,...

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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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CGA Approves Wind Expansion

With little debate, the Senate unanimously approved legislation, already passed in the House, that requires 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind – that’s roughly the same size as Millstone – by 2030, about the time the nuclear plant’s recently approved new contract runs out. But the 2,000 level is a maximum,...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...Street in Old Lyme is one. To tear it up would be a desecration of that history. Today’s rail tracks now pass through towns and small cities like Niantic, Waterford, New London, Groton, Mystic and Stonington. These towns rely on beaches and waterfronts for much of their commerce. The meandering...

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Letter: Madly Off in Every Direction

...to file a plan which can be approved by the state), the town was left with no alternative, but to sewer all of the beach communities to New London. That was four years ago, and no shovel is near being in the ground. On the subject of street improvements on...

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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

...New London.” The philosophy of the Old Lyme Pantry, according to Smith, is “if you’re hungry, you’re welcome.” And that’s the problem for Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries (SSKP), the parent organization for Old Lyme’s food pantry. SSKP’s mission, as defined in 2009, is to serve residents from 11 Connecticut...

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Editorial: DEEP Weighs in on Stonington Development

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...easy egress from the site during a storm — an argument similarly applied to a proposed development on Shaw’s Cove in New London (a complaint which in that case has apparently been withdrawn). Thompson denies in advance approval of flood and erosion control walls. In numerous instances, Thompson argues even...

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Editorial: New London’s Seat at the Table

Over the last two weeks, I have spent nearly 2 ½ hours with New London Mayor Mike Passero. I spent another hour with Tony Sheridan, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. I have read testimony by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) regarding Senate Bill...

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Letter: Moving Parts

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To the Editor: While riding a SEAT [Southeast Area Transit] bus to catch Shore Line East — yes, it is possible — I read CT Examiner’s interview with the New London mayor and his comments linking proposed tolls to the cost of mass transit (or perhaps it was just edited...

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Quality of Shoreline Water Lags in Inlets and Bays

...Fairfield County and New York City — communities mainly served by sewers — fertilizers used by individuals and towns are the biggest contributor of nitrogen to the Sound. Around Middlesex and New London Counties, however, septic, fertilizer and runoff contribute equally to the nitrogen problem. “Septic systems and lower-end sewer...

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Michael Passero is… On the Record

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New London mayor Michael Passero (Credit: CT Examiner/Werth) New London — After waiting part of his life on the sidelines as New London weathered ups and downs and too many near misses, Mike Passero is three-and-a-half years into his first term as New London mayor. He is heavily favored to...

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Emergency Visits Highest in New London County

...residents routinely having to travel to Hartford or New Haven for care, many services are now provided in New London. “The affiliation with Yale New Haven Health has had great impact on the care we provide our patients,” said Michael O’Farrell, the director of public relations for L&M. A consistent...

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