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Premium Content Fishing, then cutting bait in Groton

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

Michael Lowry of Groton and his sons Ryan, 11, left, and Nathan, 9, fish for snapper blues Tuesday near the outlet from Palmer Cove in Groton. Lowry says the juvenile fish will be bait for his planned fluke fishing trip this weekend off Block Island.

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Premium Content Clark Lane students jittery on first day of school

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:25 pm

Jitters about new classes, excitement about new teachers and confusion about bus schedules – all the hallmarks of the first day of school — were manifest at Clark Lane Wednesday morning.

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Premium Content State Supreme Court reverses Waterford resident's conviction

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:40 am

The state Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of Waterford resident Stephen J. Krijger, who spent five months in prison after a New London jury found him guilty in 2009 of threatening the Waterford town attorney.

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Premium Content Waterford healing garden takes shape

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

Timber framers Todd Bissell, left, and David Vallee, right, from South County Post & Beam, watch Tuesday as a crane lifts the first piece of a pavilion for the Jim and Linda Falcone Healing Garden at the L+M Cancer Center in Waterford.

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Premium Content Stonington schools resume today with some repair work continuing

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

As students return to school today, the top floor of West Broad Street School will be reopened to students and staff following repairs to its ceilings and walls.

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Premium Content New London schools make changes in after delay; second bus added for students at Early Childhood Center

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

The first day of school Monday lasted longer than it should have for some preschool and kindergarten students at the district’s new Early Childhood Center at Harbor School.

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Premium Content Ledyard's 'cluster' plan means some longer walks to school bus

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:23 am

For some students heading back to school today, the most essential school supply may be a good pair of walking shoes: new bus routes could have them walking as far as 3 miles to catch the school bus.

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Premium Content Support for New London pedestrian walkway plan varies

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The proposal to tear down the Greyhound bus station to make space for an elevated walkway over the railroad tracks is being met with acceptance among several of the key players downtown, but other aspects of the overpass are not meeting with...

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Premium Content Stonington shouts down proposed nuisance ordinance as 'overkill'

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

A large and sometimes raucous crowd at Tuesday night’s town meeting overwhelmingly rejected a proposed ordinance that could have dramatically curtailed ATV, dirt bike and other recreational vehicle use in many residential areas.

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Premium Content Waterford RTM extends option on Cohanzie School property

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:44 am

Members of the Representative Town Meeting voted unanimously Monday to extend an option to purchase the Cohanzie School property to Centerplan Companies.

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Premium Content East Lyme commission discusses Landmark lawsuit behind closed doors

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The Water and Sewer Commission met in closed session Tuesday to discuss litigation from Landmark Development Group, the Middletown-based company that is proposing to build a residential complex, including affordable units, in the Oswegatchie Hills.

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Premium Content Salvation Army plans to open at temporary location next week

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

The Salvation Army likely will have to wait until after Labor Day to open its temporary facility in the basement of the United Congregational Church at 87 Broadway, but the agency does plan to hold church service there at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Premium Content Pryor lauds Norwich schools in start-of-year convocation

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

For more than 700 Norwich public school staff and supporters, the new school year starts in a pep rally atmosphere complete with a T-shirt toss, a sing-a-long, video and party favors, and a guest appearance by outgoing education Commissioner Stefan...

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Premium Content New London to repave four streets

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 9:19 pm

The Department of Public Works will on Friday begin the latest phase of a roadway improvement program that will involve repaving four city streets.

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Premium Content Happy to be back at St. Bernard High School in Montville

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 6:23 pm

It's back to school in southeastern Connecticut with St. Bernard High School in Montville and Norwich public schools taking the plunge Tuesday.

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Premium Content Backus Hospital to host blood drive Aug. 29

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 2:59 pm

The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

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Premium Content Amistad's story endures after 175 years

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:55 pm

The 175th anniversary of La Amistad's arrival in New London is an occasion not just to remember the events that unfolded after that day in 1839, but also to recognize the struggles for freedom and against human slavery that still go on today,...

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Premium Content Leader of Stonington Democrats: Get it over with, appoint Simmons as Stonington selectman

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 1:40 am

Democrat Town Committee Chairman Ray Trebisacci said Monday the Democratically controlled Board of Selectmen should go ahead and appoint former Republican Congressman Rob Simmons to replace Glee McAnanly on the board.

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Premium Content Unused sick time, vacation payouts questioned in Groton

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

Town Councilors tonight plan to question the town's longstanding practice of giving non-union employees payouts at the end of the fiscal year for unused sick and vacation time.

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Premium Content Mystic Seaport planning $10.5 million exhibit building, wants PZC permission

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Mystic Seaport is seeking permission from the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission to construct a striking $10.5 million exhibit building at the north end of the museum grounds.

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Premium Content Waterford PZC member voices support for Seaside plan

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Planning and Zoning Commission member Edwin J. Maguire read a letter at the commission’s meeting Monday in support of zoning changes developer Mark Steiner has proposed to the Seaside Preservation Zoning District, which contains the former...

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Premium Content Groton fills vacancy on board of education

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

The Board of Education on Monday unanimously appointed Katrina Fitzgerald, a longtime volunteer in the public schools, to replace board member Shelley Gardner, who resigned in May.

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Premium Content East Lyme names interim assistant superintendent

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

The school system is not only welcoming students back to school on Wednesday, but also introducing this year a new interim Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

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First day of school at New London Early Childhood Center

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 12:56 pm

The kindergartners sitting on the rug in front of teacher Rachel Diaz-Evans as she read a picture book to them in Spanish on Monday glanced over their shoulders at their parents, who were watching from the back of the classroom.

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Premium Content Two arrested in Norwich heroin seizure

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 9:44 pm

Norwich — A lengthy investigation into illegal narcotics activity in the downtown area culminated today with the seizure of heroin, cash and the arrest of two Norwich residents, police said.

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