A Catalan Spritz

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...of the wine world, a faddish drink for the beach and casual garden get-togethers – a wine that is in most cases inexpensive, unserious, refreshing, and has the added benefit of rarely rewarding overspending. For two hours by boat down the Connecticut River and along the shoreline from Essex to...

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Small Town Connecticut Faces the Limits of Volunteerism

...and federal levels increase. According to elected officials in Old Saybrook, Essex and Old Lyme, some years there are enough volunteers walking in the doors at town hall and others commissions are half-filled. How towns deal with the fluctuating nature of volunteers, however, is very different. Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment “Whenever...

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Editorial: Four Points

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...have received less consideration from local government than the applicants to proposing to build multifamily housing in Old Lyme? Point 3: A paean for working harbors (Essex and Mystic) Essex, CT (Credit: CT Examiner/Stroud) With the recent proposal to redevelop the extant boatyards and working harbor in Mystic, it’s hard...

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Regional Government Gets its Own Budget Line

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...that do not already own their own buildings as SECCOG does. “There is an opportunity cost to unpredictable funding streams,” Gold said. RiverCOG was unable to buy an office space due to the missed fourth-quarter payment in 2018. Today, they continue to rent an office space in Essex, adding a...

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5 Things to Know About the Library

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...even specializes in cake pans? Lending passes for attractions In addition to books, museum and park passes are available at the library. Old Lyme has passes to the Children’s Museum of South East Connecticut, the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, The Connecticut Science Center, the Mystic Aquarium and the Florence...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...not to the past, and it is the automotive industry that is radicalizing the future. Like all in government, he should consider the cost and what realistic returns on investment would be, not simply advocate for “shovel-ready” projects designed only to put people to work. Sydney M. Williams Essex, CT...

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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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Editorial: DEEP Weighs in on Stonington Development

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...contrary to General Statutes 22a-92(3). Basically, that means the project is contrary to the state’s legislated interest in preserving maritime uses for waterfront properties. It’s an argument that in the near future could equally be applied to constrain redevelopment of the waterfront in Essex. Thompson also cites the lack of...

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Regional Leaders Greet Minimum Wage Increase

...headquartered in Essex and employs 150 people in Connecticut. Unlike previous minimum wage bills, this bill is adjusted to the employment cost index each January starting in 2024. That means that future increases will not require a vote in the assembly. “I wish the minimum wage had been indexed since...

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Letter: “Time is the ally of the voter”

...either by being available on election day or having access to absentee ballots. We must also ensure that those who are ineligible, do not vote. But voting early incurs more risks to the system and to voters than does adhering to a widely-advertised voting day. Sydney M. Williams Essex, CT...

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Q&A on the Fourth Anniversary of iCRV

...us. But, we’ll keep plugging away. What are you plans for year five and beyond? While we do need more ad support to right the ship as it were, we could not be more grateful for the 28 monthly advertisers we have with us, from Essex Savings Bank and Essex Steam Train to...

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