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    Eclipse viewers can now donate their glasses to others around the world

    Eclipse viewers can now donate their glasses to others around the world
    Those who viewed Monday’s solar eclipse can now donate eclipse glasses to organizations that will inspect them to ensure they have no defects and then donate them to people around the world who have upcoming eclipses.

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    Architectural designs and cost estimates are being sought for an expanded Emergency Operations Center at the Boughton Road fire station that was priced around $945,000 in 2017.
    Visitors had the chance to meet rabbits and other animals during the “Bunny Bonanza” at Bill Memorial Library in Groton Thursday.
    Nearly three months after the collapse of the First Congregational Church in downtown New London, city officials say there is some interest in the property from developers.
    An 88-year-old Groton woman who was struck by a car Wednesday at the New London Shopping Center has died, police said.

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    Instead of bare brick pavers and a ring of flowers, drivers navigating the downtown roundabout soon may see three galvanized steel sculptures.
    In what for months has looked like a mud pit, drivers along Rope Ferry Road are beginning to see a renovated, more accessible park starting to take shape.
    The cadets distributed answers for two separate homework assignments electronically in violation of academy policy.
    Groton and Stonington, which share Mystic, the state’s leading tourism draw, figure to be among the primary beneficiaries of the proposal, if it becomes law.
    A proposed new childcare center in Groton received a $792,681 grant as part of a $35.5 million funding package announced Wednesday by Gov. Ned Lamont to dozens of nonprofits across the state.

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    The Mayflower II left Mystic Seaport Museum Wednesday to return to it’s home in Plymouth, Mass.
    With the busy warm-weather season approaching, the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved short-term rental regulations that will go into effect May 15.
    The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for taxpayers in areas of the state that were impacted by storms, flooding and a potential dam breach in January.
    Students and faculty walk past blooming cherry trees on Connecticut College’s campus in New London on Wednesday.
    There has been an overall decline in the thefts, though, since the implementation of a 2022 state law that placed restrictions on the resale of catalytic converters.
    A workplace harassment investigation into part-time paid firefighter Chris Taylor, who also serves as volunteer chief of the Flanders Fire Department, has concluded with a directive for him to address his “anger issues”.
    Members of the town’s District 2 unanimously elected Kate MacKenzie to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of second-term representative Kevin Girard.
    The $5.3 million renovation project is now expected to cost $800,000 more than the approved amount as construction bids came in higher than anticipated and an $80,000 kitchen upgrade was added to the project.
    The two grants will support the museum’s Center for Experiential Education and historic watercraft collection.
    The museum is hosting Pirates Day on Tuesday and Wednesday with events such as a cannon ball firing drill, adventure course and pirate parade.