Category Archives: In The News

Stonington PZC comments on proposed zone to help historical farms survive

William R. Sweeney

Planning and Zoning Commission members offered some suggestions Tuesday night to a local group that would like to allow an expanded list of agricultural-related uses in certain zones in an effort to preserve working farms. The commission’s comments came during an informal workshop with representatives of Stone Acres LLC, a group of about a dozen […]

Group that owns historical Stonington farm proposes floating zone to protect farmland

William R. Sweeney

A group of about a dozen residents who have purchased the historic Stone Acres Farm on North Main Street would like the town to create a floating zone that would allow an expanded list of agricultural-related uses in an effort to preserve working farms. Stone Acres LLC, whose members include Jane Meiser, the daughter of […]

Norwich will ask for ticket tax exemption for Dodd Stadium

Connecticut Tigers

When the new state legislature convenes in January, the Norwich City Council will have a “to do” item for its delegation – treat the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium fairly when it comes to handing out ticket sales tax exemptions to other baseball stadiums. Norwich attorney Glenn Carberry, the man who led the effort to […]

Carberry says Norwich should ‘forcefully seek equal treatment’ on stadium tax issue

Glenn T. Carberry

Attorney Glenn Carberry led the city’s effort to build a minor league baseball stadium in 1994, and still proudly boasts that Norwich, with some help from the state, built the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium “on time, on budget for $9.8 million.” In a presentation to the City Council Monday, Carberry repeated that statement, credited […]

Construction cleared to begin on first phase of Ponemah Mill renovation

Ponemah Mills

The historic 1870 Ponemah Mill in Taftville stood in silence on Thursday, with broken and missing windows, peeling roof shingles and rotted wooden framework giving stark signs that the giant, sprawling landmark needs immediate attention. In about two weeks, the mill that once employed thousands of French Canadian textile workers and roared with five floors […]

Thames River Heritage Park group moves forward with organization, plans forum

Joseph J. Selinger

The group working to create the Thames River Heritage Park took action Wednesday to formalize the organizational structure of the proposed park and advanced plans for a March forum to enlist the support of key partners in the project. The transition team for the park, which is shepherding plans for the multi-site attraction of existing […]