Stonington appoints members to plastic bags, straws committee

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day 8/22/2018 Stonington — The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday appointed most of the members of a task force that will look into banning plastic bags used by retail stores, and straws and takeout containers used by restaurants. First Selectman Rob Simmons told the members that he will convene their first meeting […]

CUSH to hold annual meeting on Saturday

The New London Day 6/3/2018 Stonington — Clean Up Sounds and Harbors will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, June 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Latitude 41 restaurant in Mystic. At the meeting the organization is scheduled to present its Sea Star award to Thaler Hefel and Trash Talk CT volunteers.  Holly […]

Projects to advance knowledge of LIS water quality, marine life

Sea Grant Connecticut 4/6/2018 Long Island Sound’s marine life and water quality will be the focus of five two-year research projects Connecticut Sea Grant will support in 2018. Proposals by four research teams from the University of Connecticut and one from Yale University School were chosen for the awards, announced on April 6. The projects […]

Stonington woman’s new nonprofit’s mission is holistic health care

By Brooke ConstanceThe Westerly Sun 10/30/2017 STONINGTON — In 1993, when Gracelyn Guyol received a diagnosis of bipolar II disorder, she started taking an antidepressant and immediately developed rapid-growth breast cysts and tumors. At first, Guyol, a Stonington resident, didn’t see a connection between the medication and the benign tumors, but after having two surgeries […]

Aquarium to lead Mystic cleanup on Monday

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day 8/26/2017 Mystic — Volunteers from local schools and businesses led by Mystic Aquarium will once again spend eight hours cleaning debris from a 10-mile stretch of Mystic River shorefront and surrounding areas on Monday. The Mystic Wide Cleanup and its after party will conclude the aquarium’s Summer Night for 2017, which […]