MIRA waste-to-energy deal faces major obstacles

...in the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority about $59 per ton starting in 2021. SCRRRA members include East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, Stonington and Waterford. The difference between the term sheet and what towns are willing to pay makes for “an...

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New 12-town Garbage Contract Stabilizes Costs for Member Towns

...$59 per ton. SCRRRA manages waste disposal and recycling contracts for 12 contiguous member towns — East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, Stonington and Waterford. Together, the 12 towns generate about 135,000 tons of trash per year. In recent weeks, SCRRRA’s member towns...

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Finding a Turkey for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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...turkeys, but they tend to have a smaller supply. Pauline Lord, owner of White Gate Farm in East Lyme, and Arthur Hiles of Red Fence Farm in Groton said that they’re already nearly sold out of their turkeys to regular customers. “Every year when they pick up for this year,...

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Courtney Boosts Job Training to Old Saybrook Rotary

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...the Rotary Club of Old Saybrook at Luigi’s Restaurant that afternoon. EB and the U.S. Navy are currently working on a contract — which Courtney said was worth roughly $20 billion — that would have the Groton-based manufacturer building at least nine Virginia-class submarines between fiscal years 2019 and 2023....

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ECSU’s Sustainable CT Encourages Best Practices

...to help them understand what other towns are doing rather than reinvent the wheel.” Over half of the state’s municipalities have registered with the program. Among those towns in southeastern Connecticut are Old Lyme, Chester, Clinton, East Lyme, Essex, Groton, Norwich, Stonington, North Stonington, and Waterford. Old Saybrook and New...

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A Call For Connecticut Port Authority Hearings

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...Committee to issue subpoenas and hold hearings on the matter prior to an expected agreement at the end of October. In calling for hearings we join the editorial board of The Day, State Senators Heather Somers (R-Groton) and Cathy Osten (D-Sprague), State Representatives Christine Conley (D-Groton) and Devin Carney (R-Old...

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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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