Understanding ‘Environmental Justice’

...from Old Lyme’s beach communities, which could be pumped a mile or so west to the Connecticut River, will instead be pumped 15 miles east to New London, where it is treated and released in the Thames River. Likewise, garbage collected in Lyme, Old Lyme and Essex – and 48...

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Trading of Water Futures — a Cause for Concern

...floods predominate (e.g., Southeast Asia) water tables are falling. Not only does mismanagement of water resources suck the Colorado River dry before it reaches the Gulf of California, similar fates befall other major rivers around the world, including the Ganges, Niger, Yellow, Nile, Indus, Amu Darya, Mekong and Murray-Darling. Right...

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Rob Derry, Clinton’s Green Party Police Commissioner

...his work has led him to develop relationships with many local politicians, including Dick Smith, longtime first selectman of Deep River, who Derry became close to during his time in Westbrook as a state trooper. One day, Smith gave Derry a laminated copy of an article about him in a...

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South Lyme Marina, a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

...St., the 2.2-acre property — which Barnes will rename River Landing Marina — fronts Four Mile River across from Rocky Neck Park and has space for about 50 slips. The property will need some improvements, Barnes said, but the structures and layout are functional. “Basically it’s about renewing some permits...

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Diverse Cargoes at State Pier is Common Sense

To the Editor: The long term consequences and costs of the CT Port Authority’s plan to redevelop State Pier in New London are being overlooked.   The capacity and flexibility of the current two pier design provides competitive advantages that will be lost by filling 7 acres of deep water between the piers.   In...

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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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Public Access Television Shines With Pandemic Shutdowns

...Bruce Thorndike Koschwitz has profiled groups like the Deep River Junior Ancients Fife and Drum Corps, the blues band Creamery Station. In a Christmas special one year, he brought out 15 horn players from the Tuba Christmas ensemble.  “There’s an amazing amount of talent here,” he said.  Koschwitz calls himself...

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Solar Farm Approved for 75-acre Parcel in Waterford

...Niantic River itself, but into its watershed, including tributaries like Oil Mill Brook and Stony Brook, and the intermittent streams that seasonally also contribute to the watershed. Runoff pollutes the river by discharging nutrients, particularly nitrogen, and by discharging silt.” Environmental controls Greenskies worked with the DEEP’s Stormwater Program to...

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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...main streets and downtowns, upgrading critical infrastructure, and enhancing parks and other community facilities,” said Gara in a release. “The STEAP program recognizes that Connecticut’s small towns are an important part of Connecticut’s overall economic competitiveness and quality of life.” The Town of Deep River will receive a $119,000 STEAP...

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Southeast Connecticut Towns Best Statewide Absentee Voting

...Examiner, Democrats have so far requested anywhere from double to more than 3.5 times the number of absentee ballots compared to Republicans in the same town. Unaffiliated voters occupy a middle ground. In Deep River, about 25 percent of unaffiliated voters have requested absentee ballots, compared to 41.6 percent of...

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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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Sun Communities Acquires 18 Marinas Across Connecticut and Rhode Island in $2.1 Billion Deal with Safe Harbor

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...Harbor Marinas, include locations in Branford, Deep River, Essex, Mystic, Old Saybrook, Stamford, Stratford and Westbrook, and locations in Rhode Island including Barrington, Newport, Jamestown and Wickford, Warwick, and Portsmouth. With 40,000 members in its network, Safe Harbor is the largest marina enterprise in the United States. In a conference...

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In Just Two Years Goupil Achieved Significant Results

...two years as Clinton’s First Selectman, Christine achieved significant results.  After the first developer for the old Morgan school project fell through, she found a qualified developer and closed the deal. The Indian River Landing plan is exciting and attractive, and about to begin development.  She worked on and was...

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COVID Forces Temporary Closure of Valley Regional High School

ESSEX/DEEP RIVER/CHESTER — Two positive cases of COVID-19 among students at Region 4’s Valley Regional High School forced the school to shutter and resume fully-remote learning for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. “We closed VRHS for two days this week, yesterday and today, to allow for contact tracing and...

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