Understanding ‘Environmental Justice’

...from Old Lyme’s beach communities, which could be pumped a mile or so west to the Connecticut River, will instead be pumped 15 miles east to New London, where it is treated and released in the Thames River. Likewise, garbage collected in Lyme, Old Lyme and Essex – and 48...

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Change to Workers’ Comp “Won’t be a Panacea”

...Compensation claims, making it one of the country’s most challenging jurisdictions. I hope Senator Osten will work with the insurance industry and Department of Labor to develop an equitable solution that accommodates legitimate occupationally-induced mental health claims without making Connecticut an even less business-friendly state. Scott R. Konrad Essex, CT...

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Unity? Not So Fast

...these haters sink so low. The only remedy that will open the possibility for any semblance of unity will require that those who have made an occupation of hate submit to deep deprogramming from the cult of radical leftists-a cult filled with race-baiting, hate-filled, psychological manipulators. Alison Nichols Essex, CT...

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CT Examiner’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

...Connecticut by Julia Werth Five Things to Know About the DMV as Connecticut Opens for Business by Julia Werth As Rumors Spread Across Social Media, State Police Tamp Down Protest Fears Along Shoreline Connecticut by Cate Hewitt Rail-Bikes, the Latest Hit Attraction for the Valley Railroad Company in Essex by...

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Tourism, Traffic, Migrating Fish and Birds — All Part of Planning the Swing Bridge Overhaul

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...D-Essex. “It will provide new recreation and transportation opportunities, making Haddam and East Haddam more connected and walkable.” State Rep. Irene Haines, R-East Haddam, who is also the town’s economic development administrator, said the walkway “will strengthen our combined commitment to the two towns’ partnership as well as the entire...

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David Griswold Writes a Life Story…

...Don’t take life too seriously — don’t take yourself too seriously. Life should be enjoyed. I mean, there’s some funny things in there,” he said. “Outside the Box: An American Experience” is available on Amazon for $19.95, as well at Griswold Inn in Essex and the Bowerbird in Old Lyme....

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UI and Eversource Report Long-term Improvements in Service Reliability

...in performance-based rates,” said O’Connor. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, co-chair of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee, said reliability metrics should be a major factor in performance-based rates. “The standards should include reliability metrics, they should include communication, they should include a whole bunch of factors that were...

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PURA Moves to Reduce Cost Swings for Consumer Electric Bills

...PURA to institute changes to the rate adjustment process that further enhance transparency and understanding by our customers,” Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross said in an emailed statement. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, praised Gillett for the decision, saying her work shows that bringing...

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The ‘Great Reset’ is knocking on our door

...understand the conflict between their indoctrinated thoughts and their desire for freedom? Lovers of liberty and freedom can only hope that the anti-Constitutional dictatorial actions imposed on Americans have been an antidote to extreme academic and political indoctrination imposed on Americans. And particularly our youth. Alison Nichols, M.Div. Essex, CT...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...weeks.   Madison, Guilford, Chester, Old Lyme and East Lyme all moved into the high risk category for the first time this week. Yet not all of the towns in the red zone have experienced huge spikes in comparison to a week ago. Chester, Deep River, and Essex each experienced a...

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With End in Sight, Don’t Give Up Fight on COVID

...will mean difficult decisions regarding holiday celebrations; for others, we will continue facing challenges evident since the first days of the pandemic. Regardless, I encourage and implore all of us to do all we can to fight this scourge and keep our state safe. State Sen. Norm Needleman Essex, CT...

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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...improve the appearance of their facilities.” A few of the approved projects that received STEAP grants across southeastern Connecticut include: Chester: $85,744.15 to implement a public Wi-Fi internet service, $10,000 town match East Lyme: $128,205 for improvements at the municipal transfer station, $20,000 town match Essex: $128,000 for parking lot...

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The Election Blow by Blow for Southeast Connecticut

...from the Secretary of the State. More than a third of Osten’s support came from Norwich, where she received 9,063 votes to Weir’s 5,078. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, will return to Hartford for a second term representing much of the lower Connecticut River Valley, from Clinton to Portland. Needleman...

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PURA Opts for Existing Programs Over Shutoff Moratorium

...payment arrangements or matching payment programs. Cain said that 125,000 households currently have a past due balance of greater than $125, leaving them eligible to receive a disconnect notice. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, who chairs the Energy and Technology Committee in the state legislature, said he believes that the...

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Essex Resident Questions Accuracy of Voter Rolls

...supplied by the Essex Town Clerk.  Based on state figures from 2019 CERC Essex Town Profile, Essex’s population count in 2020 is estimated at 6,260, of which 740 are below the age of 14 (no clear information on less than age of 18).  This means the registered voters exceeds the...

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Southeast Connecticut Towns Best Statewide Absentee Voting

...ballot have already returned their ballot. In several southeast Connecticut towns, including Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Essex and Chester, the number of issued absentee ballots has already reached more than half the total number of people who voted in the 2016 presidential election.  In towns surveyed by CT...

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Palm Makes Her Case for a Second Term

Former Republican State Rep. Robert Siegrist is running to unseat one-term incumbent Democrat Christine Palm in a rematch of their 2018 race for state representative in the 36th district, which includes Chester, Essex, Deep River and Haddam. In their previous contest, Palm bested Siegrist by a margin of 212 votes,...

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