Nurses Picket Backus Hospital as Negotiations Hit an Impasse

...Hospital, received $62 million in federal aid.  State Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, said that in December, Connecticut hospitals had received a settlement of over $1 billion from the state, and that hospitals had also received federal and state funding as compensation for the financial impact of COVID-19.  According to Dayton,...

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Request to Demolish Victorian-era Cottage in Haddam Denied Unanimously

...requires a special permit/site plan review for the demolition of any building listed in the survey, “Haddam Survey of Historical and Architectural Resources,” conducted by the Greater Middletown Trust. The building, which is listed on the survey, is an example of workers’ housing in Higganum during the second half of...

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Fragrant, Crackling Ribs a Standout at Taíno in Middletown

Ribs were the standout when we stopped into Taíno Smokehouse in Middletown, CT, regarded among the better places for barbecue in Connecticut, for takeout. If we had known earlier just how inviting the vine-draped patio would be, we probably would have stayed for lunch. We ordered their top-tier beef brisket,...

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At Friday Press Conference in New London, Regional Leaders Discuss Domestic Violence Funding and the Costs of COVID

...year, according to data provided by the coalition, hotel usage has increased by eight percent statewide.  Denetra McBride, executive director of New Horizons, a domestic violence shelter in Middletown serving Middlesex County, said that her organization also experienced a huge increase in expenses when they had to place people in...

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Eversource Compensation and the Competition

...Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim noting that the $39.37 million compensation for the utility’s top five executives amounted to more than the town’s combined budget for police, fire, public works and emergency management. Even in the world of high-paid electric executives, Eversource executives make a lot of money. Serving 3.2 million...

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Old Lyme Rallies Against Racism and Police Brutality

...police and wouldn’t that be wonderful,” he said. “So I think if we try to do our bit here, we would urge that we thank our police and…”  At that point the crowd began to shout loudly, cutting Griswold short.  From the audience, Peter Marcello of Middletown stepped forward and...

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Connecticut Inches Toward Foreign-Trade Zone Business Opportunities

...and Bethel.  Business requirements and benefits In a Feb. 26 presentation in Middletown, Tammy Hetrick, a licensed customs broker, of A.N. Deringer, Inc., of St. Albans, Vermont, explained the foreign trade zone requirements and potential benefits for businesses in the region. Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones...

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Deadlines for Proposed Waterford Solar Array Canceled

...deadlines listed on the council’s web page for the petition are no longer valid and will be rescheduled, according to Bachman’s memo. The application is for a 15.3-megawatt, 75-acre solar array of 45,976 panels by GRE Gacrux LLC, an affiliate of Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC. In 2018, the council...

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Seven Cups of Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate

...soy milk, as well as whole milk and 2 percent, there is something for everyone. The subtlety of almond milk was my favorite alternative. With Christmas just a day away I’m taking more suggestions, so send them my way. My next stop is Klekolo in Middletown and I can’t wait....

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Breaking Ground on Affordable Housing in New London

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...with six students. Addressing a crowd of about 30 people who sat in folding chairs on the blacktop behind the school, was Lisa Dematteis-Lepore, president and CEO of The Connection, a statewide human services and community development agency based in Middletown specializing in solving problems of homelessness, mental illness and...

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Middle Haddam Picnic Honors WWII Vets

...married for 71 years, Ruhe smiled and said they hope to die together and that “they put us in one big casket.” Angelo Bartolotta, 94, of Middletown, joined the Army when he was 18 and fought at Omaha Beach and in the Battle of the Bulge as an anti-aircraft artilleryman....

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