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    Claire Bessette
    Friday, December 08, 2023

    DAY NEWSROOM: Day Staff Writer

    Claire Bessette

    Day Staff Writer

    Phone: (860) 701-4272

    Claire Bessette


    By Claire Bessette

    President residents overwhelmingly agreed to raise First Selectwoman Sandra Allyn-Gauthier’s salary by 10%, praising her for work and acknowledging the pay still falls short of competitive rates for the town’s CEO.
    Three men, two from Norwich and one from New London, who were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, were honored Thursday in a ceremony at Norwich City Hall.
    The new Democratically-controlled City Council and Board of Education were sworn in Tuesday night, followed by new appointments to council committees reversing the previous Republican control of those bodies.
    Norwich will ask the state for $11.7 million in grant money to revitalize the city’s waterfront, from Norwich Harbor up the Yantic River to the new Uncas Leap Heritage Park.
    Preston residents will be asked to vote on several items at a town meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Preston Plains Middle School.
    Tenants at the renovated Ponemah Mill in the Taftville section of Norwich are creating a neighborhood and cultural center for themselves and invited guests.
    Ponemah Mill’s transformation into 313 affordable and market rate apartments provides a solution to the region’s affordable housing crisis and ensures the mill’s continued status as a dominant landmark in Norwich’s Taftville village.
    Norwich Public Utilities is considering building a solar array on the former Hollyhock Island landfill near Norwich Harbor once the new $200 million sewage treatment plant nears completion in five years.
    An American citizen with family in Waterford was released Wednesday after having been held hostage by Hamas in Gaza since Oct. 7.
    The Preston Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals, which will take effect Dec. 15.