Americanism — Who are We?

...of the most exceptional experiment of self-government and we still hold these truths about humankind and its humanity to be self-evident. But, if we lose the courage to stand up and to defend our liberty than we have surrendered, closed our minds, and lost our country. Bob Chester Somers, CT...

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A Quick Peek at Marker 37 in Chester

CHESTER — “Cooking the food and making it absolutely taste outstanding, I don’t stop there. It’s so gratifying to see a waitress drop the food off at a table and see the customer immediately smile even before they’ve eaten the food. That is what I want the experience to be,...

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Parties Split on Elections Legislation

...to our voting laws,” said Palm.  This session, State Rep. Christine Palm, D-Chester, proposed a bill that would put out a referendum allowing no-excuse absentee balloting. “Connecticut is one of the four least accessible, most regressive states when it comes to our voting laws,” said Palm.  Secretary of the State...

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Advocates on Domestic Violence Plan for Life after COVID

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...be easily overcome.  State Rep. Christine Palm, D-Chester, said she would absolutely support legislation to write into law the executive order allowing online applications, as long as the legislation retained the penalties for making a false claim.  The current executive order waives a requirement that applications be accompanied by an...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...weeks.   Madison, Guilford, Chester, Old Lyme and East Lyme all moved into the high risk category for the first time this week. Yet not all of the towns in the red zone have experienced huge spikes in comparison to a week ago. Chester, Deep River, and Essex each experienced a...

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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...improve the appearance of their facilities.” A few of the approved projects that received STEAP grants across southeastern Connecticut include: Chester: $85,744.15 to implement a public Wi-Fi internet service, $10,000 town match East Lyme: $128,205 for improvements at the municipal transfer station, $20,000 town match Essex: $128,000 for parking lot...

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The Election Blow by Blow for Southeast Connecticut

...discussion, then “so be it.” “But it passed and now we’re going to deal with it,” he said. COLCHESTER — Democrat and incumbent State Sen. Norm Needleman waved at voters as they drove up to Colchester Town Hall to vote at noon on election day.  Needleman says the energy this...

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Southeast Connecticut Towns Best Statewide Absentee Voting

...percent or higher. In Chester, for example, 83 percent of the people who requested absentee ballots have returned them; in Stonington, 79 percent of the absentee ballots issued have already been returned. The Connecticut Mirror reports that statewide 70 percent of the more than 455,000 people who requested an absentee...

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Palm Makes Her Case for a Second Term

Former Republican State Rep. Robert Siegrist is running to unseat one-term incumbent Democrat Christine Palm in a rematch of their 2018 race for state representative in the 36th district, which includes Chester, Essex, Deep River and Haddam. In their previous contest, Palm bested Siegrist by a margin of 212 votes,...

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Finance Director Resigns After 4 Months with Region 4 Schools

ESSEX/DEEP RIVER/CHESTER — After less than four months on the job, Kelly Sterner, finance director of the Region 4 Public Schools announced her resignation. “Our Finance Director, Kelly Sterner has announced her intention to resign from the position later this fall,” said Brian White, Superintendent for the Region 4 School...

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Montville Fire Companies: You Did Not Let us Stand Alone

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...professionalism and dedication of crews from: East Great Plain, Quaker Hill, Salem, Gardner Lake, Laurel Hill, Preston, Gales Ferry, Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, Center Groton, Mohegan Tribe Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Griswold, North Stonington, Portland, East Haddam, Westfield, Middlefield, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Chester, Baltic, Windham Center and Flanders. In addition to...

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Shoreline Bike Plans Stymied at Eastern Point Road in Groton

...traditional bike lanes. The proposal from CTDOT would reconfigure the lanes on Eastern Point Road between its intersections with Benham Road to Chester Street, eliminating one southbound driving lane so that there would be one lane in either direction, with wider shoulders. That section of road serves the South Yard...

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Christine Palm Helped With Health Coverage

...kind support and attentiveness shown by Representative Palm which enabled us to resolve this problem. It is reassuring to know that we have an elected official in our district who is dedicated, compassionate, and responsive to the needs of constituents. Representative Palm has my vote for re-election. Bruce Maguire Chester...

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