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Preston family proposes new plaza with traditional farm look

Preston — The junction of Route 2 and Mathewson Mill Road could be transformed, with a salute to Preston’s farming heritage and a look to future economic development, according to two local developers. The father-and-son partnership of Kenneth and Max Zachem hope to build a new 5,000-square-foot plaza on a...
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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.
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Journal Inquirer

Local farmers markets offer crafts, produce

The next Andover Farmers Market will take place Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 4-7 p.m. along Route 6, at the First Congregational Church, and features farmers, bakers, a food truck, and music. There will be several farmers, bakers, a food truck and music. Featured entertainment will be the Slug Nickel Band...
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Diesel lookout: Survey shows some Norwich stations charging $0.26 extra

(NORWICH, CT) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.26 in the greater Norwich area, according to a recent price survey. The title of cheapest station in the Norwich area went to Mobil at 62 Windham Tpke , according to a Tuesday survey by GasBuddy. Diesel was listed there at just $3.23 per gallon. The most expensive station in the city was $3.49, at Mobil at 568 Ct-32 , the survey found:

Local farmers weather storms

An already steep learning curve for first-time farm owner Hannah Tripp has been exacerbated this season by the related forces of rainfall, weeds and crop disease. Tripp said the excessive rain from storms Elsa, Henri and Ida, which began in July after an unusually dry spring, has since made it difficult to plant on the typical schedule and impossible to pull up weeds with the tractor at her Provider Farm in Salem. Diseases, including one that ruined the first two broccoli plantings of the year, are more prevalent in wet conditions.
East Hampton Star

New Energy at Safe in Sag Harbor

The coordinator position for the nonprofit organization Safe in Sag Harbor had been open for a few months when Randy Hansen stepped in — and stepped up. Since her arrival in July, Ms. Hansen, who has a master's degree in public health from the University of Utah, has engaged students in a "sticker shock" event: She and several youths asked stores that sell beer, liquor, or wine to put stickers on boxes and bottles urging customers not to provide alcohol to people under 21. To mark Recovery Month this month, the group has distributed purple lights to businesses, and last week held a vigil at the windmill on the wharf — also lit up in purple lights right now — to support and encourage recovery from addiction.

Survey pinpoints diesel prices around Norwich

(NORWICH, CT) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.26 if you’re buying diesel in Norwich, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Norwich area on Tuesday, found that Mobil at 62 Windham Tpke had the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $3.23 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Mobil at 568 Ct-32 , which listed a per-gallon price of $3.49.
East Hampton Star

Officials Ask Judge to Renew Legal Challenge to Sand Mine

East Hampton Town has asked a state judge for permission to re-argue its case against digging at a local sand mine, after the State Department of Environmental Conservation allowed the mine to create an artificial lake by digging deeper into groundwater. John J. Henry, who is representing the town, asserted...
Westerly Sun

With geothermal project, Christ Church invests in its future

WESTERLY — A gigantic green drilling rig rolled into Westerly one afternoon last week and planted itself on a small patch of land between Christ Church and Town Hall. The machine, from the Cheshire, Connecticut-based Sima Drilling Company, was preparing to dig deep into the earth to install boreholes for a brand-new, cutting-edge geothermal system for Christ Church, the landmark 1894 Episcopal church that sits on the corner of Elm and Broad streets, just across from Wilcox Park.
Middletown Press

Rural Killingworth, East Hampton businesses to get USDA funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower energy costs in 48 states and Puerto Rico. In Connecticut, 10 businesses, two of which are located in Middlesex County, will...
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'Stars aligned' for Ledyard Farmers Market

Ledyard — Lauriann Hary admitted she was nervous about this year's Ledyard Farmers Market. She had served on its all-volunteer committee for more than three years, and 2021 marked her first time as the person overseeing the event. It was the second year the market was being held in its...

Former State Pier tenant files appeal of decision to issue permit for wind hub work

New London — DRVN Enterprises filed an appeal in Superior Court this week in another attempt to block a portion of the construction work at State Pier in New London. The appeal, filed in New Britain Superior Court on Monday, asks the court to reverse a decision by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to issue a permit needed by the Connecticut Port Authority for some aspects of the project.

Residents Speak Out Against Charlestown Quarry’s Expanded Operation

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Frequent blasting, loud industrial trucks, and plenty of distrust were just some of the comments shared by residents during a recent Zoning Board of Review meeting about the proposed expansion of a quarry on Alton Carolina Road. During the Sept. 7 special meeting, the Zoning Board of...

Linda Gronlund, Passenger On United Airlines Flight 93, Remembered

On a crisp September morning in Amherst, New Hampshire, Elsa Gronlund Griffin awoke with the sun, determined to get her two boys off to school on time and herself out the door for a parent-teacher conference. At about 7:30 a.m., her phone rang. It was her older sister, Linda, calling...