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Premium Content Salem school board appoints Democrat to fill Caron's seat

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:58 am

At a special meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Democrat Phil Teixeira to fill the board vacancy left by the departure of fellow Democrat Margaret Caron.


Premium Content Ledyard school consolidation, renovations plan moves forward

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

The Finance Committee on Wednesday voted in favor of asking bond counsel to prepare documentation for a school renovation project, keeping the town on track for a January 2015 referendum.


Premium Content Norwich Free Academy football game to open with celebration of lights

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:53 am

Another new era will open Friday at the nearly 160-year-old Norwich Free Academy, as permanent energy efficient light towers will shine down on the athletic field for the first time in the Wildcats’ home opener against the East Lyme High...


Premium Content Union claims New London school board violated labor agreement

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:51 am

The public works union late last month filed a complaint against the city and Board of Education alleging that the use of subcontractors at the school district's Early Childhood Center at Harbor School violated its collective bargaining agreement.


Premium Content East Lyme selectmen vote to move forward with clinic

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:43 am

The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to move forward with a proposal for a new clinic for town employees that would be located within the community.


Premium Content Commitee takes next steps toward making Thames River Heritage Park a reality

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:41 am

The committee working to create the Thames River Heritage Park agreed Wednesday on a strategy to move the plan forward, forming three subcommittees to focus on securing the foundational elements that would make the proposal a reality.


Premium Content East Lyme residents approve purchase of Bayreuther property

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:35 am

By a majority vote, residents on Wednesday approved purchasing the roughly 40-acre Bayreuther property in the Oswegatchie Hills.


Premium Content Weekend of memories ahead for World War II veteran from Waterford

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

On Saturday, John Bresser, 89, will participate in an Honor Flight from Boston to Washington, D.C. He and 60 other World War II veterans will visit the National World War II Memorial and view the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.


Premium Content Stonington Charter Revision Commission holds first public hearing

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

Residents at the Charter Revision Commission’s first public hearing Wednesday urged members to focus on the proposal that resulted in its formation — ensuring that Board of Finance elections are contested.


Premium Content Fisherman casts his line in New London

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

A fisherman casts his line into the Thames from the Custom House Pier in New London Wednesday, September 17, 2014.


Premium Content Stonington planning board rejects Mystic Color Lab plan

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The planning board on Tuesday night unanimously rejected a developer's proposal to modify a previous approval to develop the former Mystic Color Lab property into 55 luxury condominiums.


Premium Content 33rd Senate District hopefuls face off in debate

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 8:39 pm

The voices of three parties with distinct views on the economy, environment and education filled the packed Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium on Tuesday.


Premium Content Friends of Connecticut State Parks president honored

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:15 pm

Eileen Grant began her volunteering for state parks with the Friends of Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, serving as president from 1999 to 2003.


Premium Content State investigating complaint by laid-off Poquonnock Bridge firefighters

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:12 pm

The State Board of Labor Relations has investigated the complaint filed by the Poquonnock Bridge Fire Fighters Association on behalf of nine firefighters laid off in July and is evaluating the merits of the case.


Premium Content Ledge Light district offering smoking cessation class

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:11 pm

The program uses the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” curriculum to help participants quit smoking in seven weeks.


Premium Content Farrell scholarship will help with Ledyard High grad's doctoral program

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:07 pm

Zachary Higgins has been accepted into the University of Connecticut’s doctoral program in physical therapy.


Premium Content Montville school board approves custodial contract

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:00 pm

The agreement between the board and General Teamsters Local No. 493 includes a 50-cent raise to hourly wages each year for the next three years, starting this month.


Premium Content State reviewing Groton’s plan to correct racial imbalance

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 5:35 pm

The State Board of Education will vote by Nov. 9 on whether to accept Groton’s plan to solve a racial imbalance in the schools.


Premium Content 23rd House District hopefuls detail their stance on top issues

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 4:51 pm

Candidates for the 23rd House seat faced off Tuesday in a spirited debate covering the state's economy, taxes and educational system.


Premium Content Input sought on Long Island Sound management plan

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:44 am

A new management and conservation plan for Long Island Sound identifies six problem areas that should be addressed by governmental agencies and environmental and university groups.


Premium Content Ocean House president says he expects appeal on Waterford Seaside decision

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:41 am

The Ocean House Management LLC president and managing director said Tuesday that he expects to see an appeal filed in court against Waterford’s rejection Monday of developer Mark Steiner’s proposed amendments to the zoning regulations of...


Premium Content New London Maritime Society granted ownership of Ledge Light

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:41 am

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Interior granted ownership of the historic Ledge Light to the New London Maritime Society, which now owns all three major beacons that direct vessels into historic New London Harbor.


Premium Content Temporary stop signs draw North Stonington residents' ire

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am

Approximately 30 residents gathered at Town Hall on Tuesday to assess the temporary stop signs placed at the intersection of Main Street and Rocky Hollow Road, and most seemed to agree: The stop signs are OK, but speed humps would be even better.


Premium Content The Day, CPTV, WNPR to host gubernatorial and 2nd Congressional District debates

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

The Day, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio will host a gubernatorial debate starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Participating are Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat;...


Premium Content New London pays bill to fix water main

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:20 am

The City Council on Monday night got the $148,000 bill for emergency work to repair the water main break in August in Bates Woods Park and to get the city's water works back to full capacity.


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