Groton Democrats Make a Case for Town Council

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...has worked for the City of Groton Police Department for 14 years.  Parker has deep roots in Groton — her grandparents worked in the public school system and she is a lifelong resident, raising her two children there. She said when she grew up in Groton, the town was full...

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Vote for Proven Stewardship

What drives the real estate market today in Old Lyme?  In speaking with many realtors in our town, they identify three major factors. First is the beauty of the area.  Situated at the mouth of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound combined with rolling hills, deep lakes, and flowing...

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Captivity Kills Belugas and it’s Time to Talk About it

...can grow up to 18 feet, inhabit the Arctic and subarctic regions of Russia, Greenland, and North America and navigate in shallow river mouths and estuaries during summer. But during other seasons, they are found in deeper waters, diving to 1,000-meter depths for periods of up to 25 minutes. The deepest recorded dive...

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Palm: Who Controls the Narrative?

...unaffiliated, deserve the truth. Controlling the narrative is tempting. But passing legislation based on the truth – however distasteful it may sometimes be – is the sworn duty of elected officials. Christine Palm, a Democratic assistant majority leader, is a second-term state representative serving Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam....

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Palm on the ‘Wins and Losses’ of the 2021 Session

...in our wonderful state. And, less than one week out from the end of Session, my colleagues and I are already taking about unfinished business and where to focus our individual and collective energy next year.  State Rep. Christine Palm represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam in Connecticut General Assembly...

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Save the Sound’s Legislative Session Wrap-Up

...Far too often, there have been sewage spills into our rivers that downstream residents only hear about days later—after they’ve been fishing in that river or taken their kids swimming at a nearby beach. That’s why it was so critical this year to ensure real, timely public notice in Connecticut’s...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...would say. I did a lot of that so that I could sit with Cesar, Arabella and the others.”  The ceremony included poet Rhonda Ward, who also read a poem from poet Kate Rushin who could not attend. Soloist Lisa Williamson performed “Amazing Grace” and “Deep River.” Speakers included Katie...

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Saybrook Point Restaurant Clears First Hurdle, Meets Favorable Response

...Police Department, said Friedmann.  Friedmann said the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection “did not offer any negative comments and so we interpret that as there’s no problem with the DEEP.” Christina Costa, the town’s zoning enforcement officer said the project received support from the Regional Planning Agency and...

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Solar Project Moves Forward in Old Lyme

...In a letter to the Siting Council, the state Council on Environmental Quality asked that the developers make every effort to preserve the forest habit. “Because this specific proposal comes within only eight watts of the threshold at which the Commissioner of DEEP is required to make a determination ‘that...

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A Quick Peek at Marker 37 in Chester

...said David Saunders, chef of Marker 37, a restaurant under construction on Railroad Ave. at Chester Marina.  Saunders, who has been the chef of Saybrook Soup and Sandwich Co. since 2010, said his new venture, named for its location on the Connecticut RIver, will feature a “contemporary aquatic” menu with...

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