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Senate confirms Connecticut VA commissioner to federal position
When the White House called with a job offer, Linda Spoonster Schwartz said it was as if she was being recalled to active duty. Schwartz, of Pawcatuck, spent nearly 20 years in the Air Force and has served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs since 2003.
New Stonington middle school plans advance as board agrees to educational specifications
The idea of building a new middle school and closing the town's three aging elementary school continues to gain momentum as the school board last week agreed on a set of educational specifications for the new school. For two decades, school officials have discussed the idea of renovating and expanding West Vine Street School, renovating Deans Mill School and closing West Broad Street School.
Germany's Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compounding
Performance is based in Pawcatuck, Conn., where Hamburg-based L&V has its U.S. office. Performance makes compounds based on engineering resins and fluoropolymers for both custom and contract markets.
Westerly detective explains criticism of Stonington police
Veteran Westerly Police Detective Steven Johnson appeared before the Board of Police Commissioners on Thursday to clarify his criticism of the Stonington Police Department's drug enforcement efforts in a March email to First Selectman Edward Haberek. Johnson, a Pawcatuck resident, said he has "the utmost respect for the men and women of the Stonington Police Department" but wants to ensure that they have the proper resources to address the problem of illegal drugs.
Aquarium chief earns top chamber honor
Stephen M. Coan, president and CEO of the Sea Research Foundation, which operates Mystic Aquarium, speaks Tuesday with Tony Sheridan, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, prior to the announcement that Coan is the 2014 recipient of the chamber's William Crawford Distinguished Service Award. Stephen M. Coan of Pawcatuck, president and chief executive of the organization that operates Mystic Aquarium, was named Tuesday as the 2014 winner of the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
Police logs - Sept. 10
Samuel Arder, 35, of 91 Baker Ave., Groton, was charged Monday with driving with a suspended license and failure to drive right. Michelle Dorantes, 30, of 44 Lauren Lane, Norwich, was charged Tuesday in Ledyard with disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order.
Stonington police warn drivers about car thefts
Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight following a rash of thefts from cars in Pawcatuck Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
'Beatlemania' fundraiser coming to Stonington High
The national touring production "Beatlemania the Stage Show" will perform in the Stonington High School auditorium on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to help raise money to support the school's music program.
Stonington police efforts to make drug arrests criticized
A veteran Westerly Police Department detective who lives in Pawcatuck has criticized the Stonington police department's drug enforcement efforts in an email to First Selectman Ed Haberek.
Local VNA announces flu shot clinics
The Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut has announced its schedule of public flu shot clinics for September and October.
Police logs - Aug. 24
Ronald A. Whitfield, 22, of 48 Oak St., Norwich, was charged Friday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to drive right and improper signaling.
Demand for help sign of economic ills
Those who run the region's food pantries are seeing more local residents than ever regularly coming in for free food.