Old Lyme, CTPosted by
The Day

Is Old Lyme using gates to funnel cars to its municipal lot?

Old Lyme — The increasingly frequent closure of gates at the top of Portland and Swan avenues that effectively turn them into one-way streets has local parking lot operators complaining the town is costing them business. The gates are part of a system that funnels all incoming Sound View beach...
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East Hampton, NYtherealdeal.com

Calvin Klein sells 1800s estate in East Hampton for $85M

Calvin Klein — the person, not his eponymous brand — has sold an 8.5-acre estate in East Hampton for about $85 million, according to Dirt. Klein bought the property in 1987 for $3.6 million from the son of Pan American World Airways founder Juan Trippe. His now-ex-wife Kelly Klein lived there after they split in the mid-1990s.
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Narragansett, RIricentral.com

No going around the block for tuna in the Gully

The fluke bite has been slow and based on the last few years, getting slower. Most reports from pressured points in Narragansett Bay, like the bridges, Austin Hollow, Bailey’s Beach and other southern reaches have been yielding only consistent shorts with the occasional keeper caught on a Gulp! strip. Of course, the obvious exception is the 15.24 pound beast caught by Greg Vespe while fishing with BJ Silvia. At 31.5” long, it was a fish of a lifetime. The rest of the state is picking away along South County beaches and in shallow water around Block Island. Islander Martha Ball once corrected me, and it only took one time, that you can’t go around the block. Sage counsel to a guy who earns at least a partial living with words and should know better. Most people are switching to black sea bass or stripers.
Bozrah, CTThe Day

There’s a lot more than vegetables at the Bozrah Farmers Market

In late morning on Friday, July 16, the tents began to pop up in Maples Farm Park, and the vans and the trucks full of produce and crafts pulled into their assigned spaces. The food trucks were parked and ready to serve by 4 p.m. as the Bozrah Farmers Market was finally open for its long-awaited 13th season.
New London, CTWestport News

Police: Shell casings recovered after gunfire in New London

NEW LONDON — Multiple shell casings were recovered by officers responding to calls about gunfire late Friday, according to police. Several 911 calls came in to the New London Communications Center around 11:40 p.m. Friday, with people reporting multiple gunshots near the intersection of Colman Street and Center Grove Avenue, police said.
Old Saybrook, CTNBC Connecticut

Olympic Skateboarder From Old Saybrook Places 4th

Alexis Sablone, an Olympic athlete from Old Saybrook, came in fourth place at the first-ever Women’s Street Skateboarding Competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “It was a pinnacle of achievement, just to see her there in Tokyo,” Fran Sablone, Alexis’ father, said. Fran said Alexis started skateboarding around age 10...
New Shoreham, RIprovidencejournal.com

After bump in COVID cases, Block Island may mandate masks indoors

Block Island officials moved toward a mask mandate for indoor activity Monday evening, directing a solicitor to draft an emergency ordinance that would mandate the wearing of masks indoors. The panel took that preliminary action, in anticipation of potentially voting for a mandate on Thursday night, after receiving medical guidance...
East Hampton, NYPosted by

A tour of Ina Garten's garden (naturally, it's thriving)

If you've ever watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa, you've caught a glimpse of Ina Garten's beautiful barn in East Hampton, New York, as it's where she films every episode. The internet-famous chef also has a stunning farmhouse-style home on the property, where she's lived since the '90s. Well, it turns out that Garten's outdoor living space is every bit as dreamy as her interiors, and somehow we're not surprised.
Westerly, RIWesterly Sun

Downtown Westerly parking to be restricted for paving project

WESTERLY — Parking will be restricted on Canal and High streets on Wednesday due to road paving and placement of paint markings. Parking on High Street will also be restricted between Broad Street and Railroad Avenue. The dates may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, the police said....
Middlesex County, CTnewmilfordspectrum.com

Cromwell youth campers enjoy ice cream social courtesy of grant

CROMWELL — The Cromwell Recreation Department recently received a $1,000 grant from The M. Jones Fund at The Community Foundation of Middlesex County for its summer youth camp. The gift was used toward a special treat for the Little Camp Cromwell and Camp Cromwell programs. Blue Chip Creamery visited both...
Chester, CTRegister Citizen

Chester firm wins national fishway engineering award

CHESTER — A local consulting engineering firm has been selected by the American Council of Engineering Companies to receive a National Engineering Excellence Award. Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, a civil and environmental engineering firm located in Chester, was selected in 2021 by ACEC National for their work on the Pages Mill Pond Dam Fishway on the Farm River in North Branford, according to a press release.
Middlesex County, CTEyewitness News

Technical Discussion: Frequent changes in the weather during July's final days...

An Air Quality Alert is in effect for all of Northern Connecticut and Northern Middlesex County until 11:00 this evening. This is due to ground level smoke from distant wildfires out west. The smoke is causing poor air quality, and it is reducing the visibility. The smoke and haze will also cause an unusual sunset this evening. Otherwise, it’ll be a pleasant night. Most of the state is getting a break from the high humidity thanks to a northwesterly flow. Temperatures will drop back through the 80s then into 70s this evening. Overnight lows will be in the 60s.