Establish “Essential Caregivers” to Address Chronic Lack of Staffing

...homes, broaden the narrow focus on medical safety and begin to address the social-emotional and mental needs of nursing home residents who are suffering. ‘Safety” needs to be redefined. Read and adhere to the recommendations of the Mathematica report. Then watch what happens to occupancy rates!  Elizabeth Stern Stonington, CT...

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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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Ranked Choice Voting ‘Broadly Beneficial’

...session. We would encourage you to ask this of those running for state representative and state senator in your area. We believe these two changes will help improve the trajectory of current politics as we know it. Mike Urgo – First Selectman, North Stonington Danielle Chesebrough – First Selectman, Stonington...

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Somers ‘Not a Puppet of any Party’

...Somers has proven with her voting record that she is not a puppet of any party. But Mr. Statchen, your rhetoric tells me that you are. To this young, female voter, I cannot trust that you will represent me as well as Senator Somers has. Mariah Lupo North Stonington, CT...

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Resident Poet at the Merrill House will Talk About House Poems

...of come alive as spaces of almost cosmic imagination.” Merrill wrote “The Changing Light at Sandover,”  a 560-page epic poem, at his house in Stonington, Hunter said. The poem was published in three volumes from 1976 to 1980.  “One of most enchanting parts of Merrill’s vast poetic career was his...

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Mixed-Income Housing Development Approved for Site of Former Campbell Grain Building in Pawcatuck

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STONINGTON — The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a five-story, 82-unit mixed-income housing project for the long-blighted site of the former Campbell Grain building in Pawcatuck, during a virtual meeting Tuesday night.  Winn Development, a division of Winn Companies of Boston, proposed the project under the state 8-30g statute for...

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Pawcatuck – Westerly: Together on the Border

...of Stonington, which includes the small 3.4-square-mile village of Pawcatuck, named for the river running through it. Two different states, two communities and a shared downtown — Dan Morely, Policy Development Coordinator at the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, described the arrangement as maybe one-of-a-kind. “I believe Pawcatuck/Westerly is...

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State Announces Grants for Towns to Develop ‘Proactive’ Plans under 2018 Affordable Housing Mandate

...grants ranged from $4,500 to $15,000 and were awarded to: Avon, Barkhamsted, Bethany, Bloomfield, Bozrah, Branford, Brooklyn, Canaan, Canton, Chaplin, Cornwall, Durham, Farmington, Franklin, Goshen, Groton, Hampton, Harwinton, Lebanon, Mansfield, Morris, New Milford, Middlefield, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Stonington, Old Saybrook, Plainfield, Ridgefield, Salem, Shelton, Sprague, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Torrington,...

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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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Opinion: “A Path Forward for Connecticut”

...lead, with plans for testing, response and sensible precautions. This plan must take into account the different characteristics and realities on the ground on a regional basis. The best timing and path forward to reopen Greenwich are not likely going to be the same as they are in Stonington. Connecticut...

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Across Connecticut Towns Choose Options for Local Tax Relief

...rate Old Saybrook Low interest rate Stonington Deferment Waterford Deferment The programs offer taxpayers the opportunity to reduce or forgo interest typical for late payments as long as the payments are made within 90 days of the ordinary deadline. Local residents able to “attest to or document significant economic impact”...

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