Time to bomb the stinking algae off Stonington

The New London Day • 6/11/2012 Judging from the online comments posted about the nauseating stench emanating from rotting algae off tony Stonington Borough, less-privileged readers seem somewhat unsympathetic about the plight of waterfront property owners who have been forced to retreat to their rear parlors in hopes that canapés washed down by Veuve Clicquot […]

Group begins cleanup of Mystic, Pawcatuck rivers

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/9/2012 Mystic – The Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers and the shoreline from Noank to Westerly should get cleaner this summer. On Thursday morning, Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced at Mystic River Park that it has […]

Grant will help remove debris from Stonington, Mystic waters

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/7/2012 Mystic — The Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers and the shoreline from Noank to Westerly should get cleaner this summer. This morning Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced at Mystic River Park that it […]

Odor raises a stink in Stonington

By Joe WojtasThe New London Day • 6/7/2012 Stonington – The stink has returned. Diving Street resident Geoffrey Little said that for the past several weeks he and his borough neighbors have suffered from irritated throats and eyes and have been awakened by severe headaches, which they attribute to the hydrogen sulfide smell emanating from nearby rotting […]

Grant to go to cleanup of rivers

The New London Day • 6/6/2012 Mystic – Clean the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that works to remove large debris from waterways and shoreline areas, announced Monday that it will use a $69,700 federal grant to work with Save the Bay to begin removing debris from the Mystic and Pawcatuck rivers. The grant, which […]

Sound Friendly Yards green in more ways than one

By Judy BensonThe New London Day • 4/30/2012 Liz White describes the landscaping surrounding her year-old waterfront home on Masons Island as “a work in progress,” from the wooded edge to the rock garden, from the native grasses and shrubs buffering the shoreline to the organically treated lawn and pesticide-free ornamental trees. Specifically, the task she’s […]

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 […]