Light Pollution — from Outer Space to Connecticut

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...because a town has a particularly difficult time with a development and its light, so the town reacts by adopting more stringent and specific standards. I think that’s what happened in Westbrook.” 2019 VIIRS Light Pollution Map (Detail of New London/Groton) But, in order to truly reduce light pollution we...

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As Massachusetts and Rhode Island Begin Aerial Spraying, Mosquitoes in Southeast Connecticut Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

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...EEE has been identified in Chester, Haddam, Hampton, Killingworth, Madison, Plainfield, Shelton, Ledyard, Groton, Colchester and Columbia, as well as Voluntown, North Stonington and Stonington. Although Massachusetts and Rhode Island have both begun aerial spraying of insecticide, the experiment station and the Connecticut Department of Public Health are for the...

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A Decades-old Promise of Sidewalks on Route 1 in Pawcatuck

...the state capacity for funding.” Stonington, Norwich, New London, Bozrah and Groton submitted applications. “Our committee reviewed the applications and toured all the sites individually. The COG agreed that Norwich’s project on New London Turnpike of a complete street improvement was our top priority,” Butler said. “All of the projects...

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More than 400 Residents Pack Hearing to Debate Mystic Development

...economically necessary to relocate Seaport Marine’s heavier industrial uses to Noank Shipyard in Groton, opening up space for the project’s new uses, including a three-story combined marine service and community event space. The project will also include a five-story 45-unit hotel, a six-story 25-unit apartment building, a three-story 200-seat restaurant,...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...until Connecticut’s junior Senator Chris Murphy spoke before a crowd of two hundred at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce on May 31 in Groton. He argued, “…if we continue to let the northeast rail corridor atrophy, then Connecticut’s economy will atrophy.” “Every year,” he went on, “we always argue...

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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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Michael Passero is… On the Record

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...develop more affordable and market-rate housing, particularly in response to increased recruiting by Electric Boat for its Groton shipyard, which may add as many as 15,000 workers by 2030. “Electric boat is driving our housing right now…. Thank God, we have [Pennsylvania-based] A.R. Building because they were privately funded, they...

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