Temporary Closure of I-95 SB Ramps in East Lyme

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be temporarily closing the I-95 Southbound ramps at Exit 74 in East Lyme between Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – starting at 6:30 p.m. – and October 20, 2019 – ending at 6:00 a.m. – to facilitate construction activity associated with the realignment of the ramps.

Detour signage will direct I-95 southbound traffic to Exit 73, to East Society Road, to Society Road, to Flanders Road.

Detour signage will direct Flanders Road traffic trying to access

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In Light of EEE Deaths, Coalition of Senators and Representatives Ask Governor to Study Spraying Pesticides in Heavily Impacted Areas

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today, in light of continuing concerns over the spread of the virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a coalition of legislators led by State Senators Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and  Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) addressed a letter to Governor Ned Lamont, requesting for his administration to review and consider selective use of mosquito pesticides in areas with high EEE activity. This week, a second Shoreline resident passed away after contracting EEE; the elected officials believe more could be done to protect the public before the threat fully subsides.

Legislators who signed the letter include State Senators Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and Heather Somers (R-Groton) and State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-Coventry), Devin Carney (R-Old Saybrook), Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell),  Holly Cheeseman (R-Niantic), Christine Conley (D-Groton), Joe de la Cruz (D-Groton), Mike France (R-Ledyard), Robin Green (R-Marlborough),  Irene Haines (R-East Hampton), Jesse MacLachlan (R-Westbrook), Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), Anthony Nolan (D-New London),  Linda Orange (D-Colchester), Emmett Riley (D-Norwich), Kate Rotella (D-North Stonington) and Kevin Ryan (D-Montville).

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What to Expect on October 1st: New Tax Increases

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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October 1st marks the onset of millions of dollars in new tax and fee increases on some of our most-commonly consumed goods and services. These taxes, along with those that went into effect in July, were included in the Democrats’ state budget plan that passed in June, and will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the families, seniors, and businesses in our community.

You will notice increased costs on:

Digital Goods – The current tax on digital goods of 1% will increase to 6.35%. This increase applies to a myriad of online services, including – but not limited to – streaming (e.g. Netflix, Hulu), music (e.g. Spotify, Apple Music), eBooks, software downloads, and in-app purchases made on smartphones.​​​

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