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Martha Stewart sold Hamptons mansion for $16.5M — nearly double its ask

As it turns out, Martha Stewart cooked up quite a deal for her longtime oceanfront hideaway on East Hampton’s Lily Pond Lane. Stewart sold the property in mid-August to media executive Kenneth Lerer, co-founder of The Huffington Post and former longtime chairman of Buzzfeed, and his wife, interior designer Katherine Sailer. At the time the terms of the sale were not revealed. The property was reportedly asking $8.4 million, but it turns out Lerer and Sailer paid Stewart nearly twice that — $16.5 million.
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Take a look at these homes on the market in Norwich

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: CALLING ALL MID CENTURY MODERN LOVERS! Rarely found contemporary ranch (one of only a few thousand built in the Northeast) designed by world renowned
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Sculpture Artist Robert Hooke Lists His Waterfront Noyac Home for Nearly $10 Million

Get In-Depth Insights and Exclusive Content Delivered Direct to You. The Sag Harbor area home of international sculpture artist Robert Hooke was added to the market earlier this month. The property, totaling four acres, presents an opportunity for a waterfront compound on one of the last remaining buildable parcels of its kind in the area. It was listed at $9.5 million with the Atlantic Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
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Norwich Bulletin

Stores get ready for medical marijuana patients to start growing their own

With the legalization of marijuana coming in multiple steps in Connecticut, nurseries and other stores are getting ready to supply a new clientele. “I don’t personally know much about growing it, but we’ll see an increase in business,” said Jessica Hart, a manager for Hart’s Greenhouse and Florist, which is in Canterbury, Brooklyn, Norwich and Preston.
The Day

Reject tax breaks for Campbell Grain housing project in Pawcatuck

Stonington residents have the opportunity Oct. 5 to decide the merits of a proposed property tax abatement for the Campbell Grain apartment project. This tax abatement would have the town forgo collecting property tax of $690,000 over 10 years. The abatement of $690,000 would allow: (1) the developer to earn profits of about $4 million and (2) allow the property owner to sell the former Campbell Grain property for $1 million, based on documents submitted to the town. The only winners in this upside-down proposal are the for-profit developer and the current property owner.
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Business Briefs

The Coastal Chapter of Business Network International will hold its visitors' day on Sept. 28 via Zoom. Visit for more information. Chelsea Groton Bank, in partnership with Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and Norwich Community Development Corporation, will host a Small Business Bootcamp series beginning Oct. 5. Tuesday events will be held at noon at CGB, 444 West Main St., or via Zoom. Thursday Evenings will be at 6 p.m. at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin St. or via Zoom. For more information, visit
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Ledyard needs more kinds of housing

Ledyard is poised to be the town people want to move to, but we need more houses at affordable prices to attract new residents. We need to grow our housing stock and diversify the tax base in town. Whether it is skilled tradespeople building submarines down the road, workers at the many businesses in the region, or those who are retiring after their career, Ledyard is right in the middle of all of it. More housing, and more kinds of housing, will allow parents to downsize once their kids have moved out, so they can afford to live their whole lives in town — and it will lower everyone’s tax bill.

Sculpture artist Robert Hooke’s Sag Harbor home lists for $10M

The Sag Harbor waterfront home of sculpture artist Robert Hooke hit the market for $9.5 million. Located in the Northampton Shores community, the 4-acre property at 5 Peconic Avenue consists of three lots, and is being marketed as one of the last remaining buildable parcels. The compound includes a 2,000-square-foot...

History: Photos of Historical Farms on Long Island

Enjoy these old-time pictures of Long Island farms and farm equipment. East Hampton Town Truck with Silos in Background - This image shows a truck labelled "Town of East Hampton". The front of the truck appears to be deconstructed or damaged in some way. Two silos are visible in the background. This photograph was either taken or collected by Amagansett historian and librarian Carleton Kelsey.
New York Post

Home of Hamptons’ famed ‘Tomato Lady’ lists for first time since 1800s

The home where Hamptonites flocked for the area’s best tomatoes has hit the market for the first time since the mid-1800s, asking $1,795,000, The Post has learned. Named the Holton House, the Sag Harbor property has been owned by the same family for two centuries, an occurrence that has been pegged by the realtors as “extremely rare.”
Register Citizen

Bozrah looking to buy hundreds of acres for $400,000 to protect open space

BOZRAH — The town of Bozrah is hoping to get state grant funding to help purchase hundreds of acres of land in the south side of town, officials say. First Selectman Glenn Pianka said the process was started by Avalonia Land Conservancy, but has since grown to include the towns of Bozrah and Montville, as well as Norwich Public Utilities.
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Stonington proposes to ban cannabis sales and production

Stonington _ A town meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Pawcatuck Middle School on a proposed ordinance that would ban all types of cannabis sales and production in town. No vote will be taken at the meeting as the question is on the ballot for the Oct. 5 referendum in which the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Historic Charm + 21st Century Amenities

This exceptional residence in the heart of Sag Harbor Village seamlessly blends wonderful historic details, that would be nearly impossible to replicate, with 21st century sensibility and features. Move right into this beautifully appointed home or reimagine it to your personal aesthetic. In 3,000+/- sq. ft. of living space there are 5 bedrooms, 5 and 1 half baths plus a full basement. The home was built in 1832 for Rev. Samuel King, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, the Old Whalers Church, and is replete with original features.
East Hampton Star

Housing Crisis Hits Home for Schools

The East Hampton School District has a homework assignment for local government leaders and community members: Brainstorm solutions to a teacher-and-staff shortage that's projected only to get worse because of the lack of affordable housing options here. The due date? Tuesday, Oct. 26, when the East Hampton School Board will...