Easter Orders… Flowers, Roasts, Sweets, and Hot Cross Buns

...Each family has its own traditional Easter meal, often featuring ham, lamb or roast beef.  Firefly Farms in North Stonington offers cuts of certified humane Randall beef and rose veal, Mulefoot pork and chicken.  The farm store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., said Beth...

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Taking Stock at CT Examiner

...attracted a readership that otherwise might read the New York Times or Wall Street Journal as their “local” paper. Our top ten towns by readership (in order): Old Lyme, Hartford, New York, East Lyme, Essex, New London, New Haven, Clinton, Boston, Stonington. Our regular readerships extends across the state… And...

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Effective Response, Cross-border Lag, in Case of Coronavirus in Stonington Daycare – Niantic Children’s Museum Closes After Positive Test

With the first confirmed case of the Coronavirus in southeastern Connecticut linked to a Rhode Island child in a daycare facility in Stonington, Stephen Mansfield, executive director of Ledge Light Health District, said that while initial communication across state borders overnight had caused a short lag in awareness, proactive steps...

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Delamar Hotel Approved for Mystic Seaport Waterfront

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STONINGTON — In a series of close votes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved Mystic Seaport Museum’s plan to demolish the Latitude 41° restaurant and build a three-story, 27-room boutique hotel and restaurant on the same parcel. The museum owns and leases the 1.36-acre site at 105 Greenmanville...

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The Civil Rights Case for Equitable Housing

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...known as “exclusionary zoning.” Of course, towns in southeast Connecticut do not have de jure segregationist rules on their books, but in the case of Lyme or Old Lyme or Stonington or Essex, “exclusionary zoning” could broadly be construed to include everything from open space provisions – and conservation set...

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Connecticut Pushes to Fill Gaps in Summer Meal Assistance

...Connecticut still has fewer than the 708 sites serving food in 2016. Frassinelli said that in 2020, the hope is to change that, in part by targeting new locations in Stonington, Sprague and Griswold. A matter of publicity For the past several years the State Department of Education has partnered...

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Surveying the Jazz Scene in Southeast Connecticut

...Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, local painter Doug Rice, who lives and works in Stonington, CT, acted out the fantasy of Jack Kerouac, circa 1955-1957, written in the opening notes of his Mexico City Blues, 242 Choruses, “I want to be considered a jazz poet/blowing a long blues...

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Zoning Change Allowing Redevelopment of Older Resort Properties Raises Opposition in East Haddam

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EAST HADDAM — A large number of vocal town residents attended the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing Tuesday on a proposed special exception to change the town’s density rules and allow a developer to convert an empty 28,000-square-foot banquet hall into an estimated 20 or 22 residential spaces. The...

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Jahncke: Tolling Revenues Won’t Add Up

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...the 141 miles from West Stockbridge to downtown Boston. Here in Connecticut, I-95 has 91 access points over the 105 miles from Greenwich to Stonington. Erecting tolls at all 91 would be absurd and exorbitantly expensive. Alternatively, gantries spanning across traffic on I-95 would invite trucks to jump off just...

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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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32 Takes on the New Year with CT Examiner

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Ned Lamont, Governor of Connecticut At the start of the new year, my administration plans to collaboratively work with the legislature to address a long neglected issue plaguing our state. For the future of our state, we will not only strengthen our economy but shorten daily commutes and protect the...

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Mystic Seaport’s Steve White Takes a Bow

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MYSTIC — “It was a perfect moment, an intersection of all these key things coming together,” Steve White said in a phone conversation with CT Examiner on December 19. “The Charles W. Morgan needed to be restored, and then the question became how much should she be restored. It was...

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SCCOG approves $1.1 million budget for 2020-21

...East Lyme to Stonington and north to Lebanon. Staff salaries are the biggest expense For fiscal year 2020-21, staff salaries, benefits, insurance, and retirement account for about $904,000, or about 78 percent of the total budget. In 2019-20, the total costs of salaries and benefits total $860,000, meaning that total...

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