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    David Collins
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    David Collins
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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    COLUMNS BY DAVID COLLINS

    The Merrill House building on Water Street is being deeded to the organization that has been running a writer-in-residence program in the late poet’s apartment, since he died in 1995.
    Noankers might be welcoming the kind of explosive growth that has engulfed Mystic, if they allow a big new restaurant with a liquor license on the former Ford’s Lobster site.
    A challenger for Sen. Heather Somers, in her re-election bid for the 18th District, has yet to emerge.
    Connecticut Republicans don’t even want a study council to look at a transition to sooner electric vehicle mandates.
    Proposed legislation that would create a study on ways to grow Mystic tourism is at least acknowledgment in Hartford of how important the tourism in this region is to the state’s economy.
    Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the effects of power-hungry data centers on electric rates and the stability of the power grid be studied.
    Mike France, the Republican launching a new challenge against U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, has hired a Trump lawyer who unsuccessfully challenged the 2020 election results in court.
    Lawmakers will take up the governor’s plan to merge the port authority with the airport authority in a public hearing Friday.
    The state already collects a 15% tax on short-term rentals, and his proposal would allow the Department of Revenues Service to remit some of that back to cities and towns where the rentals are located.
    There is no demolition waiting period in Groton, and a building can be knocked down as soon as a permit application is filed and approved.
    An outpouring of train riders, public officials and legislators plead for a return to pre-pandemic train service
    I wish I could have registered my own voting salute to the determined Nikki Haley, trying to rescue the normalcy of her party, and, by extension, our treasured democracy.
    As recently as 2020, the Lamont administration, even as it was spending millions on State Pier, admitted it had no strategy for developing a wind industry in Connecticut.
    I was certainly startled this week when someone sent me a picture of Groton City Mayor Keith Hedrick, a Democrat, attending a Sunday fundraiser for Republican Sen. Heather Somers.
    It should be an interesting election year in the 18th Senate District.
    The USS Florida recently fired Tomahawks cruise missiles against the Houthis, and the USS Wyoming is featured in a ridealong for Vanity Fair.
    A proposal for charter reform would make town clerk and tax collector appointed rather than elected positions.
    The city extended a contract for new sidewalks each year for ten years without new bidding.
    It’s hard to imagine there’s much support for Trump’s attack on NATO here in the Submarine Capital of World.
    The 1997 Steven Spielberg movie, chronicling the horrors of the slave trade, is a standout among films that include eastern Connecticut.
    The legacy of whaling mogul Sebastian Lawrence still enriches New London and surrounding communities.
    Our former Republican Congressman Rob Simmons of Stonington has now devolved into a cartoon character on local right-wing radio, arguing not long ago that the Trump-inspired Jan. 6 insurrection was an “FBI operation.”
    The school says anything faculty posts on newspaper web sites is protected free speech.
    With this month’s flooding in Mystic, which left some of the Seaport Marine property ― now cleared of the demolished remains of buildings and storage sheds ― under water, columnist David Collins got curious about what’s happened with the investigation into the cause of the November 2022 fire.
    The Engaging Heaven Church and the Congregationalists, who hold a mortgage on the property that requires insurance, don’t want to talk about details of the coverage.
    The engineering firm that OK’d the structure in 2010 has a 173-year-old letter from the original church architect saying the steeple tower needed to be rebuilt.
    The city lost more than an architectural landmark with the collapse of the First Congregational Church on Thursday.
    Columnist David Collins made a pilgrimage to New Hampshire over the weekend for an up-close look at Nikki Haley the campaigner.
    I should say up front that New London Mayor Michael Passero and I have some different viewpoints about a spread of concrete and stone waste that is sprawled out across a ...
    The ghosts on Eugene O’Neill Drive will have a lot to say when The Day moves out.
    The year has begun with heavy flooding that shows how vulnerable Mystic has become to the threats of climate change.
    The governor has a new look as prominent Democrats wait in the wings for him to decide if he will run for a third term.
    Rhode Island’s congressional delegation failed the town in its attempt to take ownership of the amazing lighthouse property, which was given instead to a nonprofit controlled by influential and rich neighbors.
    My electric Chevrolet Volt has been in the shop waiting for parts for more than eight months.
    Traditional Connecticut Republicans should welcome a Nikki Haley primary win, since she seems to do better in polls than Donald Trump, or any other Republican, against Biden in a general election.
    Injunction sought to stop work on wind farms being assembled at State Pier in New London.