Stonington athletic field troubles to be aired

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 4/2/2012 Stonington – The task force charged with recommending how the town should improve and expand the overused athletic field complex behind the high school will hold a public forum tonight to get input from residents before making a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen. The forum comes as some […]

Community service alive and well in Mystic

By Paul C. Watts Harbormaster, Mystic River MysticThe New London Day • 1/21/2012 A major cleanup of the Mystic River was performed in October 2011. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time that this has happened. With the coordination of many groups, tons of debris and pollution were removed from both […]

Mystic River gets a ‘major cleanup’

By Judy Benson The New London Day • 10/27/2011 Stonington – Mystic River Harbormaster Paul Watts knows the tidal waterway perhaps better than anyone else, so he’s quick to recognize when something significant happens there. The river cleanup that took place over the past two months, thanks to three organizations and more than two dozen volunteers, is just […]

Long Island Sound environmental projects receive $1.6 million in grants

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 10/14/2011 Thirty-nine grants totaling $1.6 million were awarded to state and local government and to community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Friday. When leveraged by $1.7 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $3.3 […]

CUSH to clean up Mystic River

The New London Day • 8/22/2011 Clean Up Sound and Harbors is organizing a community cleanup of debris in the Mystic River from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 27, Volunteers and pleasure boaters are asked to meet at Gwenmor Marina, 12 Roseleah Drive, Mystic. Clean The Bay’s barge, with crew and winch, will […]

Author and advocate Gracelyn Guyol turns the tide on mental illness

By Faye TraffordThe New London Day • 8/17/2011 Author and activist Gracelyn Guyol founded Clean Up Sound and Harbors in the fall of 2006 because she wanted to show her gratitude to fish. “You could say I felt a personal obligation to do something for fish,” she says, laughing. Then her smile fades a little. […]

Love is not a cure-all, but it helps

By Faye ParenteauThe New London Day • 8/14/2011 The August/September issue of Grace will be inserted into The Day this Wednesday, Aug. 17. It was a privilege to talk at length with our cover story subject, Gracelyn Guyol of Stonington. The founder of Clean Up Sound and Harbor, she has also published two books on healing […]

Local clean water group wins state Environmental Champion award

The New London Day • 6/8/2011 Clean Up Sound and Harbors of Stonington was among the winners of the Connecticut Environmental Champion Awards, sponsored by Aquarion Water Co. CUSH was selected Environmental Champion in the nonprofit category and given a $2,500 grant that can be awarded to the environmental nonprofit of its choice, Aquarion said […]

Officials Pumped About Project

BY Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/2/2011 Getting rid of sewage has just got a lot easier for boaters in and around Stonington Harbor. Last Sunday, a demonstration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new sewage pump out facility behind the borough treatment plant at the Town Dock. The $55,000 project, which also […]