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Stonington Reporter: Joe Wojtas     j.wojtas@theday.com    (860) 701-4494

Spicer Mansion's pending $3.8 million sale would settle foreclosure suit

The Spicer Mansion on April 3, 2017, on Elm Street in Mystic. Its owners averted a public foreclosure sale scheduled for Saturday, securing a verbal agreement to sell the boutique hotel for $3,825,000, eleventh-hour court filings show.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Owners of boutique hotel in Mystic avert public auction that had been set for Saturday.

Eastern Connecticut could see a foot or two of snow Saturday

Carey Murphy, part of a volunteer crew from Grey Sail Brewing, carries crates Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, as crews take down the Stonington lobster trap tree ahead of the winter storm.

Forecasts have varied widely, and meteorologists say even a slight shift in the storm track could make a big difference for snowfall accumulation.

Stonington increases substitute teacher pay to $150 a day

Superintendent of Schools Van Riley told the Board of Education Thursday night that beginning today the school system will raise its substitute teacher pay to $150 a day, which he said is the highest in the area.

Cottrell Brewing Co. of Pawcatuck is closing

While dismantling the walk-in cooler at Cottrell Brewing Company in Stonington on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, Charlie Buffum numbers a wall panel after it was removed so the cooler can be reassembled at its new location. Buffum is closing Cottrell after 25 years in business after not being able to renew his lease at the building.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The company, started by Charlie Buffum 25 years ago, launched the craft beer industry in the region.

Storm forecast forces Stonington lobster trap tree to come down early

Visitors view and take photos, both inside and out, with the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Town Dock in Stonington Borough. The tree is the brainchild of Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, after she saw photos and videos of a similar tree in Gloucester, Mass. The tree consists of over 330 authentic lobster traps, decorated with 330 custom-painted lobster buoys. It was erected in the days before Thanksgiving and an official lighting ceremony was held the Saturday after. The tree will remain in place into the new year.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will dismantle the popular lobster trap Christmas tree at the Town Dock Thursday morning to prevent it from being damaged by the winter storm forecast for Saturday.

Not too cold to play paddle tennis at the COMO

Molly Rennie returns the ball while she and Kassy White, not shown, both of Stonington, play doubles paddle tennis against Denise, left, and Dave Crean of Weekapaug, R.I., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the Stonington Community Center paddle tennis facility.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

People dressed warmly Tuesday while gathering at the Stonington Community Center, popularly known as the COMO, to play paddle tennis.

Stonington POLICE & COURTS

Police logs - Jan. 27, 2022

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Two youths rescued after falling into pond in Old Mystic

Two young teenagers were rescued after they fell through the ice into the water of a pond off Lantern Hill Road on Tuesday evening, Stonington police said.

Police logs - Jan. 26, 2022

Arrests made by local and state police in the region.

Two Mystic restaurant workers taken to hospital as precaution for smoke inhalation

Fire Chief Anthony Manfredi Jr. said there was heavy smoke in the furnace room at Chapter One, at 32 W. Main St. in downtown Mystic.

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Of lights and lobster traps

Like a heartfelt Christmas wish, the tree is not only personal but universal.

SPORTS

Stonington girls get the little things right in 43-39 win over Montville in ECC Div. III

The game was over, a blood-sweat-and-tears-type 43-39 Stonington victory over divisional foe...