Letter: Roger Tory Peterson Center Will Enhance Not Blemish Old Lyme

...the town dock and state-owned DEEP, the area will allow scientists to conduct research and small groups to have access to those attractions. In all likelihood, the education building at DEEP, with its abundant parking, will be available and, hopefully, a path will be built from DEEP property, through the...

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Lyme Provides Model Amid State Struggle to Manage Conservation Easements

...the public, including holdings of municipalities and land conservation organizations, state-owned land, the state-owned water supply, as well as easements held by state agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). Four and a half years later, DEEP has almost completed a first draft of a publicly-accessible...

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Architect Chosen, CT Audubon Plans Center in Old Lyme

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...a residential area near the mouth of Connecticut River, adjoins 16 acres of town-owned open space and state-owned property, potentially allowing visitors access to hiking trails, and to the waterfront at Ferry Landing State Park. The proposed site (outlined in blue) adjoins town-owned open space (brown) and state-owned property (green)....

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Restoring Habitat on the Lower Connecticut River

...several other invasive species in and alongside the Connecticut River. The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Government (RiverCOG) currently operates several programs to keep invasive plants like the water chestnut under control. “If you get them early and take care of them before they become a problem it is...

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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

...towns, but neither Norwich nor New London. The 11 towns are Old Lyme, Lyme, East Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Killingworth, Clinton and Madison. The primary mission of SSKP is to ensure that residents of these towns do not go hungry. “I would like to make sure...

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Residents Pack Mystic Hearing Forcing Reschedule

...in Mystic. According to the planning report, the Groton Planning Commission has expressed concern about the impacts of building height on the view from across the Mystic River. The current and proposed zoning regulations in Groton limit new development height to 40 feet in the Downtown Mystic area, according to...

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Disability-friendly Coffee House Opens in Deep River

DEEP RIVER — The Nest Coffee House opened its doors May 7 on Deep River’s Main Street with a staff comprised almost entirely of people with disabilities. “90 percent of our staff have a diagnosed disability,” said Jane Moen, the executive director of A Little Compassion, a nonprofit that strives...

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Whale Bone Cove: Complete

...could possibly afford to buy or rent. One night at dinner, during a slightly martini-induced bout of moaning about our situation, I heard myself saying—meaning nothing by it—that “the Connecticut River Valley is very beautiful.” “The Connecticut River,” said George. “I’d forgotten about that.”  And with his usual due diligence,...

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Stonington Struggles with Stillmanville Mill Cleanup

...to fall into the Pawcatuck River, which was federally designated a Wild and Scenic River on March 12. Located at 75 Stillman Ave. in Pawcatuck, the three-story brick building stood on a 1.2-acre site directly adjacent to the river, which provided hydropower for early operations as a textile mill. The...

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