5 Things to Know About the Library

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When most people hear the word “library,” they think books. Rows upon rows of books. But nearly all libraries across Connecticut — including the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme — have much more to offer than just books. “The mission of the library is to be a place...

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Waterford Considers Loosening FEMA Compliance

...be a double-whammy hit, so we’re working with folks to help them understand the regulations — this affects people’s lives,” she said. Waterford is not the only town in the region seeking a better balance of local needs, federal compliance, and due care. In January 2018, Stonington’s Planning and Zoning...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...Street in Old Lyme is one. To tear it up would be a desecration of that history. Today’s rail tracks now pass through towns and small cities like Niantic, Waterford, New London, Groton, Mystic and Stonington. These towns rely on beaches and waterfronts for much of their commerce. The meandering...

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Murphy, Reiner, Meiser on Growing Southeast Connecticut

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...200 chamber members at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton. He was joined by speakers Jonathan Reiner, director of planning and development for the Town of Groton, and Dan Meiser, Stonington-based restaurateur and chair of the Connecticut Restaurant Association. Murphy said the federal mindset toward the future of...

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Editorial: DEEP Weighs in on Stonington Development

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Two months ago, the town of Stonington provided the Connecticut of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) with a zoning map amendment for the proposed Smiler’s Wharf development in downtown Mystic for review. Two months later — the day of a key hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission — Brian...

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Residents Pack Mystic Hearing Forcing Reschedule

...comments made on May 6 by the Town of Groton Planning Commission, and included in the project report. The project would also require the town to pipe some of Mystic’s effluent to the Stonington Borough sewage plant. Currently, the Mystic plant is operating at capacity, while the Stonington Borough plant...

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Editorial: New London’s Seat at the Table

...Chairman of the Board, Scott Bates, lives in Stonington; the Vice-chair, Bonnie Reemsnyder, lives in Old Lyme, but Mayor Passero has been left off the board, and out of substantive discussions and decisions regarding the future, the economy and compensation of New London? To be fair, Bates serves as Deputy...

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Letter: Moving Parts

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...of moving parts. I’m not an authority on transportation subjects and do not want to add to the misinformation. I do want to ask “the experts,” and the public to take an interest in learning more before discussing or posting “facts,” especially before voting at all levels. Marjorie Crandall Stonington...

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Principal of Mile Creek School Named

...search committee which consisted of stakeholders from our entire school community.” Currently, Enoch serves as the Director of Pupil Services in the Clinton Public Schools but Enoch has taught kindergarten through fourth grades in Stonington and began her career as a preschool special needs teacher. She specialized in spectrum disorders....

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Stonington Struggles with Stillmanville Mill Cleanup

STONINGTON — As arrangements for removing debris from the collapsed Stillmanville Mill proceed, the town is struggling to figure out how to recoup the costs for a project it never wanted. The roof of the dilapidated mill, built in 1848, collapsed during a heavy rainstorm on April 15, causing debris...

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Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Contemplates Closure After Summer

...have benefitted from it so much myself and I don’t want that opportunity to disappear for everyone else.” Sitting on a couch nearby was Kate Aiello, 24 of Stonington, a sculpture major who chose to do the accelerated junior program and will graduate in August. She said the school’s emphasis...

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