Two Bills Raise Concerns about Funding for Connecticut’s Magnet Schools

...and sometimes exceed current tuition payments.  Magnet schools in the southeast region stand to receive an increase under the “money follows the child” proposal.  According to calculations provided by P.A.C.E. Education Strategies, a non-profit advocacy group working with proponents of the bill, a child in Waterford attending the Waterford-based Friendship...

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Legislative Dems Plotting to Bypass Lamont on Taxes

...has failed to complete even basic projects like Interstate 384 from Bolton to Providence and Route 11 from Salem to Waterford, the latter project being just 8 miles long. Tweed New Haven Airport still can’t lengthen its runway by a few hundred feet to handle standard jetliners. The Metro-North railroad...

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Connecticut’s Cities Press to Recoup Tax-Exempt Revenue

...property, then they should have to make up that loss of revenue to that municipality,” said Passero.   He also said that he would like to see surrounding communities, like Waterford, that use the hospital’s services to share in the burden of the hospital’s tax-exempt status — ideally, Passero said, there...

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East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson must Resign Immediately.

...Lyme enough to contribute to the business economy of our town.  State Senator Formica and State Representative Cheeseman ARE East Lyme business owners. Did Nickerson choose Waterford over East Lyme to do business in,  because he did not want to pay into the tax fund he continually plunders?  We must continue...

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Clean Water and Affordable Housing — a Problem and a Fix

...get East Lyme, Waterford and New London to approve some sort of workaround. It’s a problem we haven’t heard about much in Connecticut, in part because Old Lyme may be the only town in Connecticut currently installing – rather than extending – sewers. That’s also part of the reason for...

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Business Has Been Good Says Mago Point Canvas in Waterford

WATERFORD — Tom Daily, owner of Mago Point Canvas in Waterford, said business has been booming — so good that he’s looking for a new, bigger space to lease. And Daily said he’s not alone – any business that has a connection to recreational activities, he said, whether it be...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...decrease in their case numbers since last week. Old Saybrook’s number of cases has remained roughly equal: 15 last week and 17 this week.  In contrast, Old Lyme’s cases more than doubled, from six to 13. Cases in East Haddam went from four to 33, and New London, Waterford and...

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Public Access Television Shines With Pandemic Shutdowns

...called Stories Worth Telling out of a studio in Waterford, where she does half-hour interviews with people living in New London County. The show is hosted on the local Atlantic Broadband, which serves towns from East Lyme over to Waterford and then North toward Uncasville, Quaker Hill and Voluntown.  “Everybody...

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Solar Farm Approved for 75-acre Parcel in Waterford

The Connecticut Siting Council — the state agency tasked with balancing the costs and benefits of locating new infrastructure in Connecticut — voted 3 -1 to approve a scaled back version of a proposal to build a 75-acre solar farm in Waterford previously rejected by the council in 2018. The...

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Twenty Three Takes on Tuesday’s Election

...McCarty’s history in terms of her service to Waterford it all added up. I think that was really important, but the local leadership matters really prevailed in this election for the folks that won in southeastern Connecticut. Holly and Paul and Devin and Kathleen, being there for constituents, they were...

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The Election Blow by Blow for Southeast Connecticut

...office as State Representative of the 38th District, which spans Waterford and Montville. McCarty, a Republican, beat Democrat candidate Baird Welch-Collins in a margin of 7,181 to 6,858. While Baird beat McCarty in absentee ballots from both Waterford and Montville, McCarty prevailed over Baird at the in-person polls in each...

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Southeast Connecticut Towns Best Statewide Absentee Voting

...of absentee ballots issued doesn’t necessarily mean that more people will vote absentee — voters can still vote in-person if they haven’t cast a ballot absentee. David Campo, town clerk of Waterford, said that people he’d spoken with had told him that they requested an absentee ballot “just in case.”...

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McCarty and Welch-Collins — By the Issues

In a rematch of the 2018 election, incumbent Republican State Rep. Kathleen McCarty faces Democrat Baird Welch-Collins in a race to represent Waterford and Montville in the Connecticut General Assembly. In their previous contest, McCarty bested Welch-Collins by 351 votes, 51.6 to 48.4 percent. After three terms in Hartford and...

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Formica – Marx Offers Clear Choice in Senate Race

Democratic challenger Martha Marx is once again hoping to unseat Republican State Sen. Paul Formica in a rematch of their close 2018 contest to represent the 20th district, and the towns of Bozrah, East Lyme, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. A three-term incumbent, Paul Formica is...

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Connecticut Schools Report Largest One-Year Drop on Record

...including Salisbury, Sharon and Norfolk, also reported growing student populations — likely from an influx of residents from New York — rising enrollments in Woodstock are an anomaly in eastern Connecticut. Almost every other district in the east, from neighboring Pomfret to Norwich to Waterford, has seen a decline far...

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Montville Fire Companies: You Did Not Let us Stand Alone

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...it would be been extremely challenging to control and extinguish the fire we experienced last night. Montville’s four independent Fire Departments worked seamlessly on the fireground with Waterford’s Quaker Hill Fire Company and Norwich’s East Great Plain Fire Department. Our tanker operations were quick, smooth and non-stop due to the...

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Regal Cinemas Announces Shuttering of Theaters

Regal Cinemas announced today in a press release that it will be temporarily closing all 536 of its U.S. theaters, beginning this Thursday, October 8. There are currently four Regal Cinemas locations in Connecticut — in Waterford, Stonington, Waterbury and Branford. Cineworld, Regal’s parent company, attributes the closing to the...

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