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    Friday, October 07, 2022

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    News: More than a year and a half after withdrawing a previous draft ordinance regulating short-term rentals, namely Airbnb and Vrbo, the Noank Fire District Zoning Commission is back with a new proposal.

    Business: Offshore wind power in southern New England is seeing an updraft, thanks in part to the Biden administration and states like Connecticut and Rhode Island. We take a look at where and how these colossal wind turbines could soon rise off our coast.

    Daybreak: The idea that gamelan, which is indigenous orchestral music written for and performed on several varieties of gongs and sets of tuned percussion, could be reconceptualized for postmodern times and Western audiences is something that fascinated American artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Employing computer algorithms and mechanical and technical innovations to the form through kinetic sculpture, he emerged with something called Gamelatron, a fascinating installation of which, "Encountering Resonance: Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron," is on display at New London's Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

    Perspective: Members of New London's Green Party make the case that it is time to shift funding from city police to positions and programs needed to support education, recreation, health needs and social services. Such priorities will boost public safety better than tough-on-crime approaches, they argue.

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