Old Lyme to Acquire Two Easements by Eminent Domain

...pump station, wastewater will travel north along Portland Avenue to Route 156 and east through East Lyme and Waterford to the wastewater treatment plant in New London.  Timothy Griswold, First Selectman, said the town negotiated with Frank Maratta, the principal of Long Island Sound Properties, which owns the two properties,...

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Letter: Finishing Public Safety Building on Original Budget, Regional Police Partnerships, is paramount to East Lyme’s Financial Health and Safety

...to rent facility space from Waterford. But, it’s not unreasonable to assume that additional staffing and care for detainees will cost the town more money yearly, than negotiating a partnership with regional police departments. 30 months has passed since that letter was written, 18 since the referendum. In that time...

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George White on Theater on the Record

...in 1897, died in 2002,” White said. “And my grandfather was very conscious of history. He lived from 1861 to 1952, he spanned from Lincoln to Eisenhower.”  White’s grandfather, father and brother are well-known painters. George White founded the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford in 1964. White said that...

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Hunts Brook Farm Rethinks the Small Farm Model

...stand followed a series of difficult decisions brought on by COVID-19 that included shutting down the Waterford farmers market, which Schacht said he and his wife managed with their neighbor Hazel Secchiaroli.  “When we got to see the state’s guidance on how to operate the markets, we realized there was...

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Two Health Districts take Two Different Approaches to Prevention of EEE Across Eastern Connecticut

...North Stonington, Stonington and Waterford. The consultations and treatments are free to all residents in the eight towns. According to Philip Armstrong, a virologist and medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, neither of these types of treatments are necessarily helpful in preventing Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE. “These...

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Deadlines for Proposed Waterford Solar Array Canceled

The Siting Council has canceled the March 31 public hearing for a solar project on Oil Mill Road in Waterford due to statewide measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. In a March 12 memo to parties and intervenors, Melanie Bachman, executive director of the council, said a new...

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Connecticut Pushes to Fill Gaps in Summer Meal Assistance

...2016. Locations providing breakfast in the Waterford-Groton-New London area “There was a major federal push in the years preceding 2016 with summer meals, but since then there has been a national dip with the decline in publicity. The USDA holds a lot of weight in promoting the program,” Frassinelli said....

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Plans to Add 15 Mosquito Testing Sites for EEE Uncertain With Connecticut Budget Crunch

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...happened last season and what to plan for in 2020. According to CAES, mosquitoes testing postive for EEE in 2019, were found in Bethany, Chester, Darien, Groton, East Lyme, Haddam, Hampton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Lyme, Madison, Middlefield, Monroe, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Shelton, South Windsor, Stamford, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford....

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Editorial: A Round Up of What’s to Come

...New London’s intention to renegotiate the tri-town sewer agreement will significantly impact costs for Sound View, Waterford or East Lyme residents (the chartered communities have locked in agreements). With newly-elected First Selectman Tim Griswold taking on the never-ending negotiations for a ‘fair’ division of costs between Sound View residents for...

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