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    John Penney
    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    DAY NEWSROOM: Day Staff Writer

    John Penney

    Day Staff Writer

    Phone: 860-701-4425

    John Penney


    By John Penney

    A $396,960 state grant will enable Mitchell College to improve trails at a 26-acre public park in New London.
    Two restaurants on Bank Street are gone. One is being transformed into an art gallery and apartment space, while another, opened just more than a year ago, now sits vacant.
    The New London Housing Authority has hired Norbert Deslauriers who will oversee the group’s four affordable housing complexes.
    A Friday voter registration session in New London will examine electors’ qualifications.
    Firefighters from Norwich, Waterford and Griswold were among 19 members of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew who were mobilized Tuesday to help fight wildfires in Redmond, Oregon.
    Petitioners are again collecting signatures hoping to further decrease the New London city budget, though the mayor said another petition won’t be considered.
    Construction of the city’s $40 million community center has moved ahead in leaps and bounds since foundations were laid just months ago. The project is within budget and expected to open in a year.
    The developer behind the Vessel apartment complex on Bank Street is seeking a zone change that would allow it to build multi-family residences on property not far from the Connecticut College campus.
    The City Council has ditched a set of tree inspection and care standards that created liability for the city and asked a long-dormant tree commission to meet and rewrite the rules.
    The sale of two Fort Trumbull parcels to a developer is expected to happen this fall with construction of two 250-unit apartment complexes expected to follow.