Residents get first look at agreement for former Norwich Hospital

Jerome Schwell, center, president of the Norwich Hebrew Benevolent Association and a small crowd attending the public information meeting at Preston Veterans Memorial School Wednesday, March 22, 2017 listens to one of the speakers on Preston's purchase and sale agreement for the Norwich Hospital site.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

About two dozen people attended the first public informational meeting Wednesday to hear details of a proposed purchase and sales agreement between the town and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority for the former Norwich Hospital property in town.

New London agency hosting relief effort for Peruvian flood victims

Rev. Henry Agudelo, a priest at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, blesses donated clothing and food items collected at Centro de la Comunidad in New London to aid victims of  the flood and mudslide ravaged Peru, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Lizbeth Polo-Smith, 48, who emigrated from Lima 15 years ago, grew teary-eyed Wednesay while standing in a basement room bursting with supplies that have poured into Centro de la Comunidad on Blinman Street since she posted a notice on Facebook last Saturday.

Legislative committee calls for adding ratepayers to CMEEC board of directors

A proposed bill by the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee would add ratepayer representatives to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative board of directors and would require future board retreats to be held within Connecticut.

Stonington planning board approves Stone Acres proposal amid public support

Members of the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission walk past the manor house, at left, and garden during a tour of Stone Acres Farm on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Stonington. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Almost 100 residents, mostly in support, filled the Mystic Middle School cafeteria Tuesday night for the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed master plan for Stone Acres Farm.

Unit 2 part will get special inspection next month, NRC tells panel

Dominion Resources has volunteered to do additional testing next month on a key component of the coolant system of the Unit 2 reactor at its Millstone Power Station to determine if the part is defective, NRC officials told a citizen watchdog panel Wednesday.

Groton's best budget scenario is 'outrageous,' councilor says

Town councilors on Tuesday hinted at how they would potentially deal with a devastating loss in state aid: Ask the school superintendent to cut a couple of million dollars, eliminate spending that isn't legally required and start combining town and city services.

Ledyard can pursue attorney's fees in slot-machines tax case, appeals court rules

Those fees, and the interest on them, could exceed $1.5 million, perhaps even double that amount, according to Lloyd Langhammer, the New London attorney representing the town in the decade-old case.

Stonington to no longer pursue Uber as SEAT alternative

Stonington First Selectman told the Southeast Area Transit District board Wednesday that the town is "no longer pursuing an arrangement with Uber," given that draconian state aid cuts to SEAT now appear unlikely in next year's budget.

School maintenance funds a concern for New London officials

The city’s school maintenance budget is depleted and with three months left in the fiscal year public works officials are hoping nothing major breaks down in one of the city’s six school buildings.

Waterford finance board makes no changes to tentative school board budget

After three weeks of budget hearings during which the Board of Finance left departmental budget proposals mostly intact, the board's six members did the same to the proposed school budget Wednesday night.

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