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Premium Content Norwich OKs four utility budgets, all with customer rates unaffected

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:27 am

In a half hour’s time, the Board of Public Utilities Commissioners approved four budgets for electricity, natural gas, water and sewer Tuesday that all call no changes to customer rates while at the same time increasing spending for major...

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Premium Content Hoops and scoops in Salem

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

Danny Brothers, 9, left, and his brother, Dylan Brothers, 3, play with the hula hoops available for people to use Tuesday at Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, while their parents, Dan and Alesha Brothers of Salem, wait for the ice cream.

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Premium Content North Stonington voters OK funding for flood repair, parking lot

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

Residents voted through several administrative items at a town meeting Monday night, including the appropriation of about $900,000 to wrap up repairs left over from the floods of March 2010.

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Premium Content Earth Day discussion stresses importance of two fish species to local environment

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

An Earth Day lecture at Lyme-Old Lyme High School on Tuesday drew attention to migration patterns and the vital role two fish species play in the local environment.

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Premium Content Family fight over property moves into political arena

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Geoffrey Jones, who is fighting Democratic state Rep. Elissa Wright in court over a deteriorating family home in Essex, said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination to run against her for the 41st House District seat.

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Premium Content New London expects state funds in time to meet payroll

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

The state's top financial official said Tuesday that the city will receive an advance on educational cost sharing funds today to ensure that it does not default on a $1.7 million payroll payment it must make Friday.

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Premium Content Mystic Aquarium penguin chicks take a swim

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:23 am

"Purple/Blue," one of the three newest members to the Mystic Aquarium's African penguin exhibit, dives under the water during the first public appearance for the three penguin chicks at the aquarium Tuesday.

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Premium Content Contractor files complaint against selectman in North Stonington

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:23 am

Robert White, the son and employee of a local contractor, has filed a complaint against Selectman Bob Testa for publicly accusing Richard E. White & Sons of lacking the proper permits to remove an underground oil tank from firehouse property.

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Premium Content UConn Avery Point to host Earth Day celebration

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut will host an Earth Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today outside on the campus green, at 1084 Shennecossett Road.

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Premium Content New vendors ordinance in Montville leads to ethics complaint

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

An ethics complaint has been filed against four Democratic town councilors who voted to amend an ordinance that decreases the required buffer between vendors and businesses that sell similar products.

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Premium Content Potential bidders tour Norwich's ice rink

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Representatives from six ice rink management firms toured the Norwich ice rink Tuesday in advance of a May 7 bid deadline for submitting bids to take over the rink.

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Premium Content East Lyme graduation date set for June 18

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 3:31 pm

East Lyme — High-school seniors will finish their school year a day earlier than other students in the district and graduate on Wednesday, June 18.
The Board of Education...

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Premium Content Benedict Arnold's naval battles are topic of May 12 event

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 1:20 pm

A discussion of Benedict Arnold’s naval battles on Lake Champlain in Vermont and the discovery 15 years ago of a 1776 vessel at the bottom of the lake will be discussed May 12 during the annual William B. Stanley Lecture Series sponsored by...

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Premium Content Human trafficking conference May 15 in Norwich

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 1:13 pm

Norwich – A conference on human trafficking will be held May 15 at the Norwich Free Academy with guest speakers discussing how the issue affects families in eastern Connecticut.

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Premium Content Prescription drug take-back program Saturday in New London

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 1:08 pm

People can drop off their unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New London Senior Center parking lot off Brainard Street.

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Premium Content Photo gallery: Ballet lesson at New London school

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 11:25 am

Students at the C.B. Jennings School in New London watch Monday as Albano Ballet Company dancer Hanna Holcomb performs her part in a Strauss waltz in one in a series of demonstrations as part of the company's Dance and Education Program, sponsored...

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Premium Content Measure to increase recycling goes before state lawmakers

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

As the 44th annual observance of Earth Day takes place today, a committee of the General Assembly will take up a measure that would set a new, more ecologically progressive course for how Connecticut handles its trash.

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Premium Content Critics go after Ledyard budget for tax hikes, school cuts

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

Criticism of the proposed 2014-15 budget was split at Monday’s public hearing between the rising tax rate and slowly accumulating cuts to the school programs.\n

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Premium Content Stonington Borough to vote Saturday on proposed $1 million budget

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

The proposed $1,030,871 borough budget for 2014-15, which calls for no tax increase, will be voted on by residents Saturday morning at the annual borough meeting.

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Premium Content High maintenance

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

Rigger Cassie Sleeper ascends the foremast to work with lead rigger Matt Otto, top left, as riggers Alex Peacock and Sarah Clement, back, secure the shrouds for the main top gallant mast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan on Monday at the Mystic...

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Premium Content Groton City budget plan holds money for economic group, vehicles

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:23 am

The city’s proposed $16.59 million budget for the coming fiscal year would support a newly-formed economic development commission, save for future vehicles like a fire department ladder truck, and create online access to planning, zoning and...

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Premium Content Website pushes for contested Stonington Board of Finance elections

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The effort to change the town charter to ensure that the Board of Finance elections are always contested, got a boost Monday with the launching of an extensive website promoting the change.

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Premium Content Norwich delays decision on ice rink

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

The City Council votes to postpone a decision on whether to spend $680,000 to repair the financially struggling municipal ice rink.

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Premium Content $550,000 cut to proposed East Lyme school budget stands

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

The Board of Finance maintained the $550,000 it had cut to the proposed 2014-15 education budget, event after several parents spoke against the cut at a meeting attended by more than 75 residents.

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Premium Content ART OPENINGS AND EXHIBITS AROUND THE REGION THIS WEEK

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 5:00 pm

Playing with Grain

Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London

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