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Mystic Reporter: Joe Wojtas     j.wojtas@theday.com    (860) 701-4494

Mystic Seaport's 70th annual Community Carol Sing spreads holiday cheer

Jamie Spillane, right, directs the Mystic Seaport Carolers, foreground, and the crowd gathered on the McGraw Quadrangle during the Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Hundreds of people flocked to Mystic Seaport Sunday for the 70th annual Community Carol Sing, an event that has become a tradition for families near and far.

Mystic Aquarium offers free admission to families receiving SNAP benefits

Mystic Aquarium and the Institute for Exploration are seen in this Apr. 29, 2004, aerial photo. (Sean D. Elliot/photo)

Connecticut families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive free admission to Mystic Aquarium for the next 12 months.

Mystic Aquarium collects more than 4 1/2 tons of food for Moran center

During last Friday’s annual Festival of Lights at Olde Mistick Village, Mystic Aquarium collected more than 4 ½ tons of non-perishable food for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London.

Groton Town working with Mystic business on noise complaints

The complaints highlight the difficulty of striking a balance between maintaining neighborhood tranquility and a growing business area with restaurants and nightlife.

Out and About: Contra dancing the night away at the German Club

The Mystic Contra Dance is held monthly at Frohsinn’s Hall (The German Club) on Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic. (Photo by Sue Menhart)

I had heard there was some sort of square dancing going on in a building in Mystic across from the Seaport, so I, a transplant from the Midwest who had do-si-do’d a time or two in my youth, felt compelled to check it out.

Ocean Community YMCA to honor three at Dec. 15 leadership breakfast

The Ocean Community YMCA will host its annual Leadership Recognition Breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Ocean House, at which time it will honor three people who embody the organization’s key areas of focus: youth development,...

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DOT work causing major delays on I-95 south in Groton

Traffic was backed up for miles on Interstate 95 south on Friday as the state Department of Transportation prepared the Gold Star Memorial Bridge for a new traffic pattern.

Police: Mystic man was 'driving on rims' during police chase

A pursuit that led officers through various parts of town Wednesday night ended when the driver struck a police cruiser and spun out, according to police.

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