Former Mystic armory building could become light manufacturing center

The former Mystic armory building, seen Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, on Summit Street is being proposed to be renovated into a technology and light manufacturing center. (Joe Wojtas/The Day)

A local business owner has purchased the abandoned armory building on Summit Street, cleaned up the overgrown site and is now seeking zoning approval to turn it into a technology, business and light manufacturing center.

Students need lessons to identify fake news, journalism dean says

One journalism dean says lessons in “news literacy” — the ability to distinguish fake news from the real thing — should be offered in classrooms throughout New York as a matter of public urgency.

WestRock plans repairs for Oxoboxo Lake dam in Montville

View of Oxoboxo Dam from Oxoboxo Dam Road in Montville Thursday, May 5, 2016.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

WestRock, which owns the former cardboard packaging plant and other properties in Montville, is planning a host of repairs to the leaking Oxoboxo Lake dam.

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Mystic 'prettiest small town' in America, website says

FILE - People enjoy some ice cream as they watch the schooner Mystic approach the Mystic River Drawbridge during a busy day in downtown Mystic Saturday Aug. 3, 2013.     (Tim Cook/The Day)

A website that bills itself as “the world’s #1 site for vacation rentals” has Mystic at the top of its list of the “15 Prettiest Small Towns in the U.S.”

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way

Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

APNewsBreak: CEO says Michigan-based Consumers Energy will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040

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