NEWS

Preston residents to consider new elementary school bleachers

A special town meeting will be held Thursday to seek residents’ approval to use up to $35,000 in capital bond funds remaining from the replacement of the gym floor at Preston Veterans’ Memorial School to replace the bleachers in the...

Competition underway to design banners at Sound View

The town and The Sound View Commission are holding a competition to solicit designs for the display banners for Sound View Beach.

Preston budgets to go to public hearing unchanged

The Board of Finance will present the proposed 2018-19 town government and school budgets unchanged to residents at a May 17 public hearing and also will explain how the recent property revaluation will make it seem that taxes could go up higher...

LOCAL

Groton Town Council approves 2.75 percent tax rate increase

The Town Council on Tuesday approved a tentative tax rate of 24.28 mills to fund the budget for the coming fiscal year, a mill rate increase of 2.75 percent.

Ledyard withdrawing from SEAT

Late last month, Town Council voted unanimously in favor of withdrawing from the Southeast Area Transit District, as the town faced at least a $2,000 fee increase from the mass transit provider. Currently there are no plans in place to pursue an...

Stonington schedules May 8 budget referendum

The town has slated a May 8 budget referendum vote on the 2018-19 proposed $70.25 million budget.

Death of 17-year-old New London man remains under investigation

New London High School observed a moment of silence on Wednesday morning and has counselors available to students grieving the death of 17-year-old Luis Roman, a former student at the school.

Police logs - April 26, 2018

Recurring police logs

Missing Groton sailor found safe

A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor, who had been missing for about a week, has been found safe and unharmed in another state, according to police.