Farmers ask for state support in allowing hemp production

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Stonington to consider revoking $60K blight fines on Pawcatuck building

The Board of Selectmen Wednesday night will consider taking the first step toward revoking $60,000 in blight fines that it has imposed on a long dilapidated property at the corner of West Broad and Mechanic streets in downtown Pawcatuck.

Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

In this May 11, 2018, photo, Danielle Schumacher, CEO and co-founder of THC Staffing Group, a recruitment firm that encourages a more diverse cannabis industry workforce, sorts through some cannabis flowers at Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, Calif. Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business. But they still face a so-called grass ceiling as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business, but they face a "grass ceiling" as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream.

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Homeward Bound Treasures store manager Suzanne Saporita, right, and assistant manager Nicole Thomas pose outside the store at 35 Golden St. in New London with Allie the store dog. Lee Howard/The Day

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