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Springs School District Unveils New Building Expansion Proposal

Springs School officials unveiled the latest iteration of a building expansion proposal-which most notably includes the addition of seven classrooms, a new gymnasium, a new technology room, a new science room and a more expansive parking lot-during Monday's Board of Education meeting. The proposal

27EAST.COM - 2017-09-22 22:53:00

Stolen de Kooning Found: Was It for Money or Did Thief Just Want a Look?

East Hampton became the center of the art world for about 30 years after World War II when huge numbers of artists resettled in town and produced Abstract Expressionist paintings here. Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning were the most well known of them. Most lived hand-to-mouth, even swapping the

DANSPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Pond House On Briar Patch Road Sells For $25.9 Million

It took some patience and persistence on the part of the owners and their Compass representatives, but after years on the market and with an original ask of $39.5 million, the so-called Pond House at 81 Briar Patch Road in East Hampton has sold. The $25,920,000 purchase price would make it the bigge

27EAST.COM - 2017-09-21 19:10:00

East Hampton Supervisor Presents $77.7 Million Budget Proposal For 2018

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell presented his final budget on Friday, calling for hikes in spending for police, public safety and directing $2 million toward affordable housing, while keeping the town within the state mandated tax cap. The $77.7 million operating budget for 2018 would i

27EAST.COM - 2017-09-22 22:36:00

Steven Slosberg: Case study in pavement disintegration

Carol Kimball, the late, fabled matriarch of local historians, knew the landscape of greater Mystic and Stonington as intimately as she knew the people, the places and the legends. Reading a 2005 collection of her recollections of the Mystic River Valley entitled "Historic Glimpses," I came across h

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-24 06:27:00

Help veterans affected by string of natural disasters

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is accepting donations to help veterans, service members and military families impacted by the recent string of natural disasters. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, along with the wildfires raging across the West, have left many in desperate need of a

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-24 06:19:00

Youth Group on a mission

COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Youth Group leader Bryan Knipfing, Abigail Kotula, Emma Gallagher, Lindsey Gallagher, Willie Gallant, Taylor McNemar, Amelia Reiter, Francesca Frasco, Isabella Sherman and leader Kate Davidson. Kneeling: Robert Harper. Members of the Shelter Island All-Faith Youth Group r

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-22 12:00:43

Cleaning up the coast: A local look at a problem that unites the world

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve. "Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species." These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confi

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 20:30:46

Bates re-elected to chair state port authority board

The Connecticut Port Authority unanimously voted to re-elect Scott Bates of Stonington as chairman of its 15-member board of directors. "I am proud of the work we have done together, excited about where we are now, and know there is much more to accomplish in the days ahead," Bates said in a stateme

THEDAY - 2017-09-23 00:35:00

3 Things To Do Today: Fun with Jesters, poetry at LaGrua or a roast pork for dinner

Looking for an activity for the evening? Here are 3 fun ideas: The Chorus of Westerly will host "Surely You Jest: Three Generations of Twelfth Night Jesters" featuring jesters from previous Twelfth Night productions. For more information, click here. Merrill Fellow Claudia Rankine will read from h

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Winds damage National Grid electrical system, hundreds without power; repairs underway

Strong winds have been wreaking havoc on National Grid's electrical system this morning, causing outages from Westerly through Richmond as wind gusts caused damage to numerous poles and lines in the region. Between 10 and 11:15 a.m., officials reported multiple issues in the area including reports

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-22 18:42:00

Retired banking executive named to statewide minority advisory board

George Mathanool of Groton has been named a member to the newly constituted Minority Business Initiative Advisory Board. Mathanool, also a member of the CTNext board, former chairman of the town Economic Development Commission and a retired international banking industry executive, is one of nine me

THEDAY - 2017-09-23 03:30:00

Two years of loss, frustration, anger

It's been two years since Peggy Krupinski's life changed in a horrible way. Officers from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management knocked on her door on Sept. 22, 2015, and told her that her husband of 55 years, Wally, was the victim of a boating collision earlier that morning. Wally was 81

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-22 06:45:00

Crouse proposes $6,000 campaign cap for local election

STONINGTON - First Selectman Democratic candidate George Crouse challenged First Selectman Rob Simmons Thursday to cap campaign spending at $6,000 during this fall's local election. "It's time to reclaim our democracy from the grip of big money," Crouse said in a press release. "That includes refus

WESTERLY SUN - 2017-09-22 06:39:00

Todd's retail building approved

The Historic District Commissioners made an easy decision and moved forward on a tougher one at their meeting Monday. "I want it to look like it's always been there." That's what Carrie Todd said regarding the 16-foot by 24-foot retail building she is planning on constructing in the historic distric

BLOCK ISLAND TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:45:00

Scientists tracking bird and bat activity

Deepwater Wind, the developer that constructed the Block Island Wind Farm three miles off of the coast of Block Island, is partnering with researchers on a new pilot study aimed at helping scientists track bird and bat activity and their migration patterns off the Atlantic Coast using a tracking sta

BLOCK ISLAND TIMES - 2017-09-22 15:45:00

Ferry cancelled (for now), planes on hold

Interstate Navigation has cancelled its Traditional ferry service this morning and all other boats are in question for today, Friday, Sept. 22. The high-speed ferry will not be operating today. New England Airlines flights are on a hold, but the airline said it will reassess around noon time whether

BLOCK ISLAND TIMES - 2017-09-22 15:15:00

What's this mole?

Ed. Note: The following was sent to The Block Island Times by the Block Island Medical Center as part of its Community Health and Wellness Series: Author: Allegra M. Parrillo, Brown Medical Student. Medical content edited by: Dr. Mark Clark, Medical Director, BIMC. For such a tiny island, Block Isl

BLOCK ISLAND TIMES - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Quiambaug Cove residents fighting proposed oyster operation

Stonington - A group of Quiambaug Cove homeowners are opposing an application by a part-time Lord's Point resident to start a commercial oyster farming operation in a small section of the cove. Dana Lewis, also of Milford, has applied for a permit from the Shellfish Commission and a decision is pend

THEDAY - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Housing issue burdens Rec Dept.

Before engaging in a discussion concerning the department's housing woes, New Shoreham Recreation Director Dave Sniffen informed the members of the Recreation Board at its meeting on Tuesday that the rainy, inclement weather on Block Island this summer might have played a role in dampening revenue a

BLOCK ISLAND TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:30:00