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Historic Change


hey say that visionaries are ahead of their time, always thinking creatively. You could say that a visionary can envision the path to what the future could become and thus, change the way the world works. When Richard “Skip” Hayward spearheaded the dream of building the High Stakes Bingo Hall for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation that opened in 1986, the revenue far-exceeded projections by generating $30 million per year. Following the Bingo success, Skip secured the in- That’s one great pumpkin! Alexis Ann, Editor and vestment capital to construct the first full-service ca- Publisher, The Resident, with Rick Whittle, owner of sino ever built on an Indian reservation—Foxwoods Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm sit in front of a 1,650pound pumpkin. Bring your family to take pictures in Resort Casino. If you lived here in the 90s, you probably remem- front of the humongous pumpkin. See page 11. ber the cloud of economic doom and gloom hanging over our region with the shrinking of our defense industry. The Bingo Hall and Foxwoods Resort Casino resulted in hundreds of construction jobs and more than 10,000 new employment positions. Throughout much of the 90s, Foxwoods remained the largest and most profitable casino in the western hemisphere. Today, it’s North America’s largest—reaching a 25th Anniversary milestone this upcoming February. In honor of Skip’s vision, hard work and achievement, he was recently inducted into the prestigious American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame as an Industry Pioneer. Congrats on page 7. An historic upturn in local defense industry investment was celebrated at General Dynamics Electric Boat when U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney toured the submarine shipyard and thanked workers for their contribution to building Naval strength. Mabus congratulated EB leaders and workers on fulfilling an increase in submarine orders Alexis Ann during the past eight years. More on page 6. editor & publisher, Until next issue, please remember to patronize our advertisers for The Resident they’re making the Good News happen!

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WWII Chief Torpedoman’s Mate Honored at Sub Museum

THE Best Place to Purchase Pre-Owned Vehicles Todd Blonder of TJ Motors in New London, offers a wide variety of pre-owned cars and trucks, quality and value, with a personal touch that makes a huge difference. For 35 years, TJ Motors has been a trusted, locally-owned business. “Fifty percent of our business is repeat or customer referrals,” Todd says, and credits the personal care he and his employees provide. Buyers will find vehicles in all price ranges, including economy, midTodd Blonder size, luxury, trucks, sport utilities Owner, TJ Motors and vans. “From economy to luxury, TJ Motors has it all.” “I personally hand-pick all the cars,” Todd says. “I look for the highest quality at the best prices so we can pass the savings on to our customers.” TJ Motors’ service department then performs a 139-point bumper to bumper service and inspection of each vehicle. TJ Motors is the only pre-owned Carfax Advantage dealership in Eastern Connecticut. It is an A+ Rated Better Business Bureau Business. Financing is personalized. “TJ Motors works with 35 banks and credit unions to find the best rates and terms possible. “We make it so easy.” Doing business in the community means giving back. For six years, Todd and local businessman Scott Gladstone have cochaired “Bring your Mojo” golf tournament, benefitting Waterford Country School. Working with a dedicated committee, they raised $320,000 over the years, with a record-breaking $71,000 raised this year. That is just one of many causes Todd supports. Test drive their website at

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(l-r) Fred Davis, his father Tudor Davis, Ethyl Davis, Ron Davis, Retired Captain Arne Johnson, Scott Davis and Suzy Davis, pause after the flag presentation ceremony on the Nautilus.


by Karen Koerner udor F. Davis enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17, just months before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. He spent his 20-year Navy career serving on submarines, and remains a proud submariner today at 92. On Oct. 3, near the Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN571), the U.S. Navy honored the retired Chief Torpedoman’s Mate for his decades of supporting the U.S. Navy Submarine

Force Library and Museum. Over the years, Tudor donated money and keepsakes to the museum so future generations could see how submariners served. “We don’t want anyone to forget the sub service,” he asserted. Tudor certainly hasn’t forgotten. He sharply recalls crewmembers of the subs in which he served during and after World War II, especially his wartime service on the USS Halibut. One Halibut “sailor” was never

residentOn the Street Patrick Caron asks area residents: “Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?”

Justin Bennett New Bedford, MA Yes, because I’ve seen some.

Morgan Staehle SCSU Yes, because I believe there is an afterlife.

Maria Kewer Montville Yes, because I think the good spirits come back to guide us through life decisions.

Andrew Petherick Uncasville I don’t believe in ghosts because I have never encountered any ghosts and I feel like if there were ghosts I would have encountered one by now.

Amanda Kewer College of Holy Cross Yes, because I’ve seen one before.

Mike Laffin Hopewell Junction, NY Yes, because I’ve seen multiple.

Jake Callaghan FPU Yes, because the human brain and soul are too powerful to go nowhere when we die so we come back as paranormal.

Michael Lopez University of NH Well I believe that there are angels and if someone you love dies that they still watch over you and keep you safe. I’m skeptical about ghosts.

sworn in by the Navy, but nevertheless helped save the ship: a dog named “Skeeter.” “Norm Thomas, one of the cooks, brought this dog on board,” Tudor said. In November 1944 while Skeeter was in the front torpedo room, “He started barking toward the port after corner,” Davis recalled. Crew members asked the sonar crew to check. At first they found nothing, but shortly an enemy ship came into sonar range. A Japanese ship had discovered the sub. Captain I.G. Galantin ordered the sub deeper. The ship above started dropping depth charges. Without Skeeter’s warning, the sub would have been sunk with all hands. Tudor said the ship, rated to 230 feet, dove to 500 feet, causing severe damage. The Halibut returned to port but never returned to action. On Tudor’s recent visit, the Navy presented him with a flag that had flown on the Nautilus and a printed acknowledgement of his service and his support of the Museum. The ceremony was attended by family members, Retired Captain Arne Johnson, by current sailors and officers and Curator Steve Finnegan. The risks of serving on a submarine, especially during wartime, were high. Tudor credits God for preserving him. “No matter what you plan, I still think everything in our life is planned before we were in our mother’s womb,” he says. “God has a plan.”

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CBP Retires Beagle After 5 Years of Service U. S. Customs and Border Protection Announce Retirement of Agriculture K-9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport


.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees at John F. Kennedy International Airport said goodbye CBP Agriculture K-9 Jasper, an eight-year-old beagle, who spent almost six years with CBP at JFK. “We grew accustomed to watching Jasper enthusiastically work to prevent prohibited animal and plant products from entering into the United States,” said Robert E. Perez, Director, Field Operations New York. “We are going to miss seeing him in action.” Jasper began his service in 2011 when he was donated from the Columbia County Humane Society in Georgia. He attended the U.S. Department of Agriculture Canine Academy in Orlando, Florida. After ten weeks of training, he was assigned to the John F. Kennedy International Airport where he has spent his entire career. Jasper had 17,167 total seizures intercepting 23,485 prohibited plant and animal products resulting in the issuance of 78 civil penalties. Among Jasper’s most memorable discoveries are rhinoceros skin, bear meat, whale meat, a goat’s head, live turtles, and a plant seizure that changed the regulation regarding the importation of citrus

fruit from the Dominican Republic. Amanda Tripple, CBP Agriculture K-9 Specialist and Jasper’s handler, adopted him. At the end of the day, she turned in Jasper’s collar, badge and vest, and completed transfer ownership forms. “At the end of their shift, Amanda took Jasper around CBP’s area within the airport. Since Jasper officially became a pet, he was led around the workplace without his CBP vest and employees were allowed to pet him,” Deputy Chief (Canine) Gary Walck said. “Jasper loves interacting with people. He enthusiastically enjoyed all of the extra attention that he received on his last work day before heading into retirement. Jasper was a great detector dog and will be missed by all.” Jasper is adjusting well to retirement with the exception of digging through the garbage and expecting a treat when he positively alerts.

CBP & JFK employees said goodbye to Jasper, an eight-year-old beagle, who spent almost six years with CBP at JFK.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Thanks Electric Boat During Visit


by Karen Koerner ecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with shipyard employees of General Dynamics Electric Boat Oct. 13, thanking them for their efforts and briefing them on current and future matters relating to Electric Boat and the submarine service. Secretary Mabus was accompanied by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT 2nd District) and Electric Boat President Jeff Geiger. The Secretary and Congressman started their visit with a tour of the facilities. President Jeff then introduced them to more than 200 enthusiastic sailors and civilian staff. They addressed the crowd in the main construction hall in front of the aft section of the Submarine South Dakota, one of the subs being constructed. “You build the best submarines in the world,” Sec. Mabus told those assembled. Nobody is even close to you.” He added that because of their efficiency, the Navy has been able

to contract for 10 submarines for the price of nine, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. The Secretary reminded the group that at the beginning of this century, the number of Naval ships was dropping, and that under his leadership for the past seven-anda-half years, and with the support of Congress members like Rep. Courtney, ship construction doubled from the previous eight years. “We are growing a fleet,” he said. “We’ve got to have those grey hulls. We’ve got to have those grey hulls on the horizon and under the sea.” Asked by one worker about his vision for continued fleet growth, Sec. Mabus noted that fleet size depends on decisions made 10 years previous, so today’s decisions will affect future growth. “We can’t slide back,” he warned. “This is a long game.” He added that if Congress fails to pass timely funding, that would be detrimental. He reminded the workers that in 2021, they

will begin building the Columbia Class of subs, which will replace the Ohio class. “We build the best submarines in the world, and the other thing we’ve

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (2nd from left) and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (far right) visit with workers from General Dynamics Electric Boat following remarks by Mabus to assembled workers. He thanked Electric Boat workers for their great effort in the production of “the best submarines in the world.”

got is the best submariners,” he said, what crews could do, Sec. Mabus speaking about recent Navy efforts responded, “We’re in this together. to fight suicide and alcohol abuse When you see a shipmate in trouble, with its related problems. Asked intervene,” he advised.

Asked what Electric Boat could do to help the Navy achieve its mission, the Secretary replied, “You’re doing it.”


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Volunteer Firefighter Seminar Announced n a special seminar on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1181 Barnes Road in Wallingford, Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) will share volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention “lessons learned” from Phase II of its FEMA SAFER grant. The seminar will highlight success stories that Connecticut departme nt s have experienced as well as provide recruitment and retention tools for all levels of the fire service. Fire personnel of all ranks from all departments in Connecticut are invited to attend. Fire departments are encouraged to invite their elected officials, town managers, and others to contribute to the dialogue.

Seminar topics include: Social Media and Public Relations, Recruitment and Retention, Successes of the VWS Program. Register online by October 14, 2016 at www.randr2016ct. Contact Abena Bonso-Bruce at 703-896-4836 or or Chief Fred Dudek at 860- 304-3206 or dudekaf@ w it h a ny questions. Bonus: At t he end of the seminar, VWS will award $1,500 each to two attendees for their d e p a r t m e n t s’ recruitment and retention programs. Must be present to win. In addition, VWS is offering a limited number of canopy tents and air dancers to any volunteer/combination department in Connecticut.

Old Mystic Fire Department Asks: How Old Are Your Smoke Alarms?

Chief Kenneth W. Richards, Jr., Old Mystic Fire Department


ctober 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week. This year the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA)’s theme is “Don’t Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one smoke alarm. However, most people don’t know how old their alarms are or how often they need to be replaced. The Old Mystic Fire Department (OMFD) wants to be sure everyone in the community knows every smoke alarm has an expiration date as well as how

to find that date. “Smoke alarms do not last forever,” says OMFD Chief Kenneth W. Richards, Jr. “About 60 percent of home fire deaths happen in homes with either no working smoke alarms or no smoke alarms at all. One reason an alarm might not work is because it’s too old.” The NFPA requires smoke alarms be replaced at least every 10 years, but because the public is generally unaware of this requirement, many homes have smoke alarms past their expiration date, putting people at increased risk. To find out how old a smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). The OMFD also says smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and that batteries should be replaced once a year or when they begin to chirp, signaling that they’re running low. According to the NFPA website, Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago

Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. Volunteers Needed: The Old Mystic Fire Department is currently participating in Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state. Eighty percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon. “The skills and experience gained as a volunteer firefighter are invaluable and have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others,” says Chief Fred Dudek, Everyday Hero CT program manager. “Those who join their local fire departments sign up for one of the most rewarding opportunities they’ll ever have.”

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Richard A. “Skip” Hayward

Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Visionary Inducted Into Gaming Hall of Fame Indian Gaming Pioneer to Join Gaming Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 at Ceremony in Las Vegas


former Mashantucket business options to help secure Pe quot Cha i r man the Tribe’s economic stability, and visionary behind Hayward championed the conFoxwoods High-Stakes Bingo struction of a High Stakes Bingo and Foxwoods Resort Casino, Hall, which opened in 1986 and Richard A. “Skip” Hayward, far exceeded revenue projecwas inducted into the tions by generating nearAmerican Gaming ly $30 million per A s s o c i a t i o n’s year. Following Hall of Fame the Bingo sucas an Industry cess, Hayward Pioneer — a secured the d ist i nc t ion i nve s t m e nt considered capital to to be one construct of the gamt he f i r st ing indusfull-service try’s highcasino ever est honors. built on an H a y w a r d’s Indian reservision and devation--Foxtermination piwoods Resort oneered the way Casino. for today’s Indian During the late Gaming industry— eighties’ economic with over 480 recession, the Richard A. “Skip” Hayward tribal gaming op- “For me it has always been, and Mashantucket erations generat- always will be, about my Tribe.” Pequot High ing nearly $30 Stakes Bingo billion each year. Hall and Foxwoods Resort Casino Hayward served as the resulted in hundreds of construcMashantucket Pequot Tribal tion jobs and more than ten thouNation’s Chairman for 23 sand new employment positions. years (1975 – 1998), and then Throughout much of the nineties, Vice Chairman for an addi- Foxwoods remained the largest tional six years. He led the ef- and most profitable casino in the fort to gain state recognition for western hemisphere. Today, it is the Mashantucket Pequots in North America’s largest--reach1974, followed by federal rec- ing a 25th Anniversary milestone ognition in 1983, which was en- in February, 2017. acted by Congress and signed To date, the Mashantucket by President Ronald Reagan. Pequot Tribal Nation has contribHayward’s efforts paved the way uted nearly $4 billion to the State for community development plan- of Connecticut through a firstning on the reservation. of-its-kind slot revenue sharing “Skip Hayward is the type of agreement, which became an exvisionary that most people nev- ample for similar agreements naer encounter, and he’s incredibly tionwide. The Tribe also provided deserving of this award,” says millions of dollars to non-profit Rodney Butler, Chairman of charities and social service orthe Mashantucket Pequot Tribal ganizations throughout the local Nation. “With tenacious zeal, Skip area since 1992. And it all began led the effort to develop a thriv- with Skip. ing community through a vision Richard A. Skip Hayward’s focused on preserving Pequot history and culture for many gen- Acceptance Speech: erations. That vision was realTonight I wish to thank this ized through the development of year’s Board of the American Foxwoods Resort Casino. On be- Gaming Association and all its half of the Mashantucket Pequot members for the privilege of being Tribal Council, we send Skip our inducted into the AGA Gaming heartfelt congratulations and grat- Hall of Fame. This is an award itude for his leadership, dedica- that I never expected, and an hontion, and determination.” or I could never have imagined After pursuing several when I started down the path to

preserve my Grandmother’s home and our ancestral land and to bring Mashantucket Pequots home to build a successful and stable community -- one that is founded on our shared history, culture and unity. That path has led me to this evening, and the privilege of being chosen to stand with past inductees to recognize and honor our industry. While for me it has always been, and always will be, about my Tribe, Foxwoods Resort Casino has been the engine which has driven our prosperity and our economic development. When you pioneer a vision to do something no one has done before, it is impossible to predict how things will turn out. This journey has been long and challenging — with many extraordinary rewards and unexpected outcomes. But, as I reflect back on everything, I am deeply honored to have experienced it all, and to have experienced it with you as part of this industry. Thank you again for this honor, and may God bless you all. For more information, contact us at MPTNCommunications@


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USS Houston Class Joins the Fleet


ighty-nine Sailors of “Class 16460” USS Houston (SSN 713), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Friday, October 14. Seaman An Nguyen was Class Honor Graduate and will continue in Basic Mechanical Skills (BMS) training. Seaman Melvin Venema received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a United States Navy Sailor. Venema continues in Apprentice Team Training (ATT). Seaman Ryan O’Callaghan was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award. O’Callaghan also continues training in BMS. Seaman Jacob Davidson, Seaman Stephen Bayer, Seaman Edward Hidalgo, Seaman

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Well-groomed nails give a woman a finished appearance, and for residents in and around Mystic, a popular place to get that highly polished look is at Nails at Shabam, where Annie Mitchell offers manicures and pedicures for any occasion. Located at 7 Roosevelt Avenue in Mystic, Annie offers gel manicures and pedicures, nail art (including appliques), standard Annie Mitchell manis and pedis, and acrylics. She Owner, Nails at Shabam also provides waxing services. She has served clients at this location for the past two years, and her customers praise the experience as being friendly, with high-quality results in a clean atmosphere. She describes her salon as a place, “where beauty meets serenity.” “Gel manicures are very popular because they dry instantly and will stay shiny longer, two to three weeks,” Annie says. Gel manicures also strengthen nails. Annie creates nail art that can match holiday or seasonal themes, or that can enhance a look for a special occasion. (How about spiders for Halloween? Or matching nail art for your wedding party?) Examples of her nail art creations are on her website, They run the range from French Tips to cute themes like watermelons, to seasonal, and bejeweled nails for special occasions. Annie accepts appointments and walk-ins Monday through Saturday. “I have very reasonable prices and hours,” she says. Annie does recommend that people make an appointment either by phone or text to 860.857.7803, or online at www.NailsAtShabam. com so they can guarantee their most convenient time.

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(l-r) Retiring Commander Michael J. Burianek, guest speaker Rear Admiral (Ret.) Kenneth M. Perry, and Commander Brian J. Nowak, at the ceremony in which Cmdr. Burianek was relieved by Cmdr. Nowak as Commander of the NSSC, New London.


by Karen Koerner uring a traditional change of command ceremony Oct. 7, Commander Brian Nowak officially relieved Commander Michael Burianek as Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Support Center, New London (NSSC NLON). Family and friends, as well as members of the NSSC crew, witnessed the ceremony at the Submarine Force Library and Museum, aboard the historic ship Nautilus. Flags fluttered above officers and sailors in dress blues as the Navy Band of the Northeast played. During the ceremony the outgoing and incoming commanders thanked their families for unwavering support. Mothers, wives and one daughter of the commanders were presented with flowers. Cmdr. Burianek has been NSSC NLON’s commanding officer since Sept. 26, 2014. He will retire next year after a distinguished military career. During the ceremony, he

received a presidential Meritorious Service Award, was congratulated in a message sent by Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Vice Admiral Joseph Tofalo, and was praised by Rear Admiral (Retired) Kenneth M. Perry. Among his many successes, “Groton subs deployed with 99% medical readiness,” Rear Adml. Perry said. NSSC NLON provides centralized coordination for administrative, medical, operational, logistical, legal and personnel management for Submarine Squadrons Four and Twelve and 22 submarines including operational units, new constructions and units in a shipyard maintenance availability. The Admiral noted that doesn’t sound like a catchy mission, but that NSSC is a key player in Naval operations. “They are the ‘service’ in the silent service,” he said of the submarine support command. “We welcome with confidence the man who relieves him today,” Rear Admiral Kenneth said, presenting Brian Nowak.

Before assuming command of NSSC NLON, Cmdr. Nowak served as Commander, Submarine Squadron Four’s Deputy for Readiness. He earned his commission from the US Naval Academy in 1996 and has successfully served in a number of assignments, earning a number of medals and ship awards. He congratulated his predecessor on his success. “Thank you for turning over the command in such fine order,” he said. He also addressed his new command, “I am in awe of your professionalism and dedication to our mission. Let’s go forth and do great things together.” After the ceremony, he reflected that he appreciated the opportunity to thank friends and family for their support, and the opportunity to look over and see members of the NSSC crew in formation. “It reminded me of the military professionalism and dedication the sailors here have to our national security and to supporting each other,” Cmdr. Nowak said.


Mystic Church Bazaar & Elegant Tea


he Mystic Congregational Church Bazaar & Elegant Tea will kick off the holiday season on Wednesday, Nov. 2 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for the bazaar and punch party) and Thursday, Nov. 3 (11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the tea and bazaar). Entry to the events is via the Broadway entrance (at the corner of Main Street,

Mystic). The Bazaar Punch Party is free of charge. Tickets for the Elegant Tea are $7 each or four for $25, available at the door or ahead of time by calling the church office at 860.536.4259. Where else can you enjoy little sandwiches and tasty desserts in the company of family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers and sneak in

a little shopping for holiday gifts and hostess treats (all crafted by members of the Women’s Fellowship)? Featured tables include: Art Auction, Attic Treasures (including jewelry), Baskets & Holiday Decorations, Crafts, Children’s, Floral, Food, SERRV (women-made items from emerging nations), and Silent Auction. Proceeds from this annual event are distributed primarily to regional non-profits who support families in need.

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residentOn the Street Katie Walvatne asks area residents: “Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?”

Dawn Clark, East Lyme Yes, because I used to live in an old haunted Victorian home.

Tiffani Lucas, Norwich Yes, because I’ve experienced the paranormal.

Shari Randall, Groton Long Point There are many unknown things in the world.

Nicole Evans, Gales Ferry Yes, because why not.

Katelyn McCarthy, Oakdale Yes, because I’ve experienced it.

Michelle Beale, Groton Yes, because I’ve had visits from family members that passed over.

David Funke, Niantic I believe in telepathy but not sure about ghosts.

Ashlyn Salafia, East Lyme Absolutely!


Ghost Hampton Ready For Halloween


t was the roadwork on Montauk Highway that made Lyle Hall get the electric chair.” So begins Ken McGorry’s gripping second novel, Ghost Hampton, recently released on Amazon and quickly attracting a swarm of five-star reader reviews. Inspired by a “haunted” We s t h a m p t o n brothel, the netherworld invades New York’s toniest summer haunt – Bridgehampton, NY – and takes readers on a supernatural thrill ride that also provides unexpected comic relief. ‘Lyle Hall,’ Ghost Hampton’s central character, is a Scroogelike Bridgehampton lawyer caught up in a swirl of mounting issues. Having made a fortune but very few friends over his career in real estate development, Lyle is best known for his greed, his drinking and his women trouble. All that ended abruptly with a car crash that took the life of the town’s much revered ‘Elsie’ on her way to her son’s 50th birthday party. And that crash set in motion a paranormal roller coaster for Lyle and his associates, just after the summer people desert the Hamptons – and Halloween and All Souls Day approach. Lyle’s own injuries now have him in an electric wheelchair, yet many locals, stung by Lyle’s greedy deal-making, choose to have fun at his expense. But Lyle’s

near-death trauma has given him something – a strange ability to feel others’ pain. Including the pain of a mysterious girl who once lived in the town’s long-abandoned brothel one hundred years ago. Lyle believes that ‘Jewel’, the apparition, does not want her old house torn down. And Jewel reveals a shocking premonition on a gravestone. Its inscription says his daughter ‘Georgie,’ a local police detective, has only four days left to live. G h o s t Hampton has recently been optioned by a Los Angeles based production company to be made into a feature film.

Learn more about Ken McGorry and watch the Ghost Hampton trailer at: and https://www. Ken McGorry is available for interviews, book signings, readings and other author events. Connect with Ken on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Ghost Hampton is available on and Review copies of Ghost Hampton available upon request. Ken McGorry worked for over 23 years for Post Magazine as Editor, Editorial Director, Associate Publisher. His first novel, Smashed, follows a former Wall Street hero who confronts a cast of ne’er-do-wells in a substance-abuse rehab. Smashed will be available in 2017. Ken is also a songwriter and 45 or so of his songs, recorded with the Achievements, can be heard on https:// so u n d clo u d .c o m / ken-mcgorry. He and his wife have t wo strapping sons and a summer house in We stha mpton Beach, NY – where there’s a certain very old house.

Chelsea Groton Bank Presents Area Teachers with Grants


helsea Groton Bank re- were trained to teach the FDIC cently presented finanMoney Smart Program to cial literacy edutheir class. They adminiscation grants to three tered pre- and post-proarea teachers, for gram testing, taught use in a Special six age-appropriEducation classate Money Smart room at Norwich Prog ram lesFree Academy, sons in class, and in a Personal brought students Finance class at to a bank branch Montville High as part of an edSchool, and a ucational f ield Consumer Math trip. Following the class at Waterford completion of these Country Day School. requirements, teachers All teachers were awarded Michael Rauh receiving grants President, Chelsea Groton Bank the grants to use

for financial educational programming with their classes. “Since Chelsea Groton launched our Community Education program 12 years ago, we’ve spent a lot of time in the classrooms of area schools, educating students on budgeting, credit and other financial lessons,” said Pam Days-Luketich, AVP, Community Outreach Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. “We developed the teacher grant program since we realized many teachers had great ideas for additional hands-on programming for students, but didn’t have a budget to make those plans a reality. We’re

thrilled to be able to support the hardworking teachers in our community, and excited to provide students with hands-on learning experiences.” Grants have been used for a range of activities, including the opening of a juice bar at one of the schools, where students learned to run a business, including the planning of the finances. Another grant was used to provide students with a set amount of money. The students had to plan a budget in order to make purchases with the allocated funds. Christopher Zyrlis, a teacher at Montville High School and

recipient of one of the grants said, “This grant gives our students an invaluable perspective by meeting banking professionals and engaging in hands-on learning experiences. Students have been able to learn first-hand the intricacies of the world of finance and the importance of how their own finances, even at a young age, impact the rest of their lives.” To learn more about these grants, and how to apply, contact Pam Days-Luketich at or 860-572-4024. Decisions are made and grants are awarded on a rolling basis.


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Community Events • October 19: Budget Basics

5:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton, CT

• October 20: First-time Home Buying Seminar 6:00 p.m., Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School 49 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

• October 22: Money Smart for Older Adults

9:00 a.m., New London Adult Ed, 3 Shaws Cove, New London, CT

• October 27: Credit Do’s and Don’ts

The Draken, docked on the south end of Bulazel Wharf, near the Charles W. Morgan.

5:30 p.m., Chelsea Groton Bank Lending Center, 273 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT

• October 29: Reverse Mortgage Seminar

9:00 a.m., New London Adult Ed, 3 Shaws Cove, New London, CT

Our Community Education Program, led by Pam Days-Luketich, was founded 12 years ago. Classes and supporting events are held throughout the region to educate the community on various topics related to finances and personal security. Classes are free and open to the public. To sign up to attend, or for more information, contact Pam. Pam Days-Luketich Assistant Vice President CRA Coordinator Community Outreach Officer 860-448-4236 All dates and/or times are subject to change. Please check for the most up-to-date event calendar.


raken Harald Hårfagre is a clinker-built Viking longship, a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a “Great Ship.” On April 26, 2016, Draken left her home port Haugesund in Norway to begin her expedition to sail to America. The aim of this expedition is to explore and relive one of the most mythological sea voyages – the first transatlantic crossing and the Viking discovery of the New World, more than 1,000 years ago. So far the ship has crossed the Atlantic, sailed throughout the Great Lakes, down the Erie Canal to New York City. The Draken arrived at Mystic Seaport 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 2. They docked on the south end of Bulazel Wharf near the Charles W. Morgan. After a US Coast Guard inspection, they were open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 4 to Monday, October 10. Captain Björn Ahlander recounted their adventures as the first speaker in the

2016-2017 Adventure Series, Thursday, October 13. Draken will stay here for the winter, but the crew will cover the boat in November and she will not be open to the public.

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Cross Sound Ferry to Repower the Jessica W


he U.S. EPA, under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), is pleased to announce the completion of a project in partnership with Cross Sound Ferry (CSF) and the Connecticut Maritime Foundation to purchase and install four new diesel marine engines in the high-speed passenger ferry, JESSICA W, operating out of New London. The vessel provides year-round service to Orient Point, Long Island, NY and seasonal service to Block Island, RI. The project was partially-funded by an EPA DERA grant of $800,000 to purchase and install two new stateof-the-art EPA Tier-3 certified marine engines replacing older diesel marine engines that were operating in the vessel. CSF contributed more than $1.6 million to purchase two additional engines and perform the work to remove

the old engines and install the newer ones. The JESSICA W now operates on four American made Caterpillar 3512 CHD high-speed diesel engines. Diesel engines contribute significantly to air pollution, especially in areas such as New London County, a county identified by EPA as having high levels of emissions from diesel engines. The fine particles in diesel exhaust pose serious health risks, including aggravated asthma and other respiratory symptoms. Children are especially vulnerable to these effects. The Northeast has some of the highest asthma rates in the nation, including a childhood asthma rate above 10 percent in all six New England states. The project is anticipated to reduce annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 35.2 tons and particulate matter (PM) emissions by 0.36 tons. The grant covered approxi-

mately one-third of the cost to convert the vessel. “We value the opportunity to work with EPA on this project of repowering the JESSICA W high-speed passenger ferry. This project advances the environmental improvement goals for our fleet of vessels, an effort which began almost ten years ago by deploying new and efficient, low emission engines to improve air quality locally and throughout the region.” said John P. Wronowski, owner and president of Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc. CSF has undertaken a green initiative towards reducing emissions and pollutants from its ferry fleet since 2010. Including the JESSICA W, the company has repowered four of its vessels and performed an engine rebuild in one to cleaner-burning, lower emission engines. There are plans to repower two additional vessels under

The high-speed passenger ferry, the JESSICA W, provides year-round service to Orient Point, Long Island and seasonal service to Block Island, RI.

EPA’s DERA program. The environmental initiative is focused on helping the local community, while reducing hazardous air pollutants from the area. The JESSICA W is one of the largest passenger-only, high-speed ferries operating on the east coast of the United States. The 49 meter (160 foot)

wave-piercing catamaran primarily serves on the company’s New London to Block Island route for Block Island Express. The JESSICA W can travel at speeds up to 35 knots, more than 40mph, and makes the trip between New London and Old Harbor Block Island in just over one hour.


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11th Annual Roundtable BrewFest


he Sun BrewFest, hosted by Chef Brian Duffy, returned to Mohegan Sun on Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th and featured a variety of finely crafted brews including Yuengling, Two Roads, Wachusett Brewing and more! Beer enthusiasts treated themselves to a weekend of trivia, cornhole and beer tasting capped off by an exceptional Sunday BrewBrunch.

2 This year’s Native American-Archaeology Round Table Discussion will be held on Saturday, October 29th 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.)


lease join us for another rousing Native AmericanArchaeology Round Table with outstanding presentations and panel discussions by Northeastern professional researchers and Native American leadership on Saturday, October 29th 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.) A little known fact is that Connecticut was once part of Dutch New Netherland, which originally extended from Cape Cod to the Delaware River. This was also news to its Native American residents who had been calling these lands “home” for thousands of years prior to European settlement of the area. This year’s round table will explore the varied early relationships between these indigenous nations and their European counterparts, as mutual sovereignties and as individuals.

Scheduled speakers and panelists include Paul Gorgen (Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community); Bonney Hartley (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribal Historic Preservation Office); Dr. Marshall Becker (West Chester University of Pennsylvania); Dr. Anne-Marie Cantwell (Rutgers University); Dr. Diana deZerega Wall (The City College of New York/The CUNY Graduate Center); Dr. Charles Gehring (New Netherland Research Center); Richard Manack (New Netherland Nauticals); and Dr. Kevin McBride (Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center). Moderator: Dr. Lucianne Lavin (IAIS). FREE ($5 suggested donation) and open to the public. Light refreshments to be served.


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U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Presentation


tephen Leal Jackson, PhD, the author of three books and several articles on the subject of twentieth century submarine warfare, will present an overview of the history and experiences of the enlisted submariner at the Submarine Force Museum auditorium on October 28th at 11:00 a.m. Stephen, a former submariner himself, is the author of The Men: American Enlisted Submariners in World War II,

Jonesy: For God, Country, and Something to Eat, and Trial and Triumph: The Accounts of Ernie Plantz as WWII S ubm a r i n e r and Japanese P O W . Accompanying Stephen at the presentation will be several WWII submarine veterans including Jewe l de e n “Deen” Brown, participant in the Doolittle Road and the Battle of Midway, and Warren Wildes who served on the USS

Flying Fish during the Hellcat Raid in the Sea of Japan. The stories of both of these men are featured in The Men. Several other submarine sailors, from the WWII era and the time just after, will also be participating. Stephen and the submarine veterans will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to answer questions prior to the presentation. A book signing featuring all three of Stephen’s published works will commence immediately following the presentation at about Noon. The WWII veterans will be available until at least 1:00 p.m. to sign books and answer questions. Please direct questions about this exciting event to Heather Savageaux, Store Manager at the Submarine Force Museum at 860.694.3290.

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our mind is a magnet that draws to you what you focus on. There’s a significant difference, however, between concentrating on what you want to attract vs. thinking about what you don’t want. Your mind identifies concepts and ignores qualifiers. So a strategy of avoidance winds up drawing to you the very things you don’t want. If you tell yourself you don’t want to get sick, your mind focuses on sick. When you say to yourself that you don’t want to be sad, your mind focuses on sad. Tell yourself you don’t want to have financial problems and your mind focuses on financial problems. With this approach your mind actually works to attract that very thing you are trying to avoid. Of course there are situations you want to avoid. However, in order to avoid them, you must put concepts into the affirmative. You avoid things by concentrating on what you want instead. So rather than utilizing the avoidance strategies in the preceding paragraph, tell yourself that you will be healthy, happy, and financially successful. Your mind is a powerful tool that works non-stop on the thoughts you feed it. You never want to put things you don’t want into self-talk. Statements such as, “I always get sick over the holidays,” “I’m just clumsy,” “I’m not that smart,” “These things are always difficult for me,” or “I’m always disorganized,” invariably attract each undesirable concept to you. It’s easy to fall into the trap of stating negatives in positive terms and putting positives in negative terms. By so doing, you attract what you don’t want and repel what you do want. For example, you tell yourself you are probably

going to catch a cold since everyone around you is sick. When combined with the statement, “I don’t know how long I’ll be able to stay healthy,” you have created a powerful magnet to attract negatives. Pay close attention to your subconscious self-talk. It can be attracting more negatives than you realize. A surprising amount of what people say to themselves is negative. Then they get frustrated with all of the adverse issues materializing in their life. Sometimes a person doesn’t have a clear idea of what they want to attract. This results in random thoughts which attracts the unwanted, dilutes the effectiveness of the mind to attract desirable outcomes, or both. Your mind is too powerful to allow it to wander with no positive direction. Without specific direction, the mind has a tendency to drift towards the negative. This happens subconsciously. When you attract negative circumstances and people, you create a downward spiral. Additionally, negative thoughts inhibit problem solving, making it difficult to extricate yourself from adverse situations. Here are the guidelines for attracting what you want. Concentrate only on what you want. Your desires must be positive and constructive and not harmful to anyone else. Your objectives have to be benevolent. Malicious intentions are harmful to you. Monitor your thoughts and self-talk to ensure that you are attracting what you want. Adjust efforts to avoid things you don’t want. Keep vigilant. Even the most positive people occasionally have their thoughts slip into avoidance mode. Attracting what you want, although effective, is only the first step. It must be followed by action and combined with persistence. There are those who will try to discourage you, claiming you can’t attract things. They will offer as an example, their own failed efforts. Don’t be dissuaded. Successful people throughout history are testament to the power of attracting what you want. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at or write him c/o this paper.

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Groton Fall Fest a Huge Success


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roton’s annual Fall Festival attracted visitors from the area to come to the park and browse vendor booths staffed by local businesses, artists, crafters, service organizations and more. The event also featured entertainment, local restaurants serving delicious menu items, and this year, the Silver Dolphins precision drill team, an ensemble from the Navy Band, the Submarine Base Fire Department, from the Subase all helped make the event even more exciting.


Festival goers were a happy bunch this past Saturday with over 100 vendors to chat with and buy from in Poquonnock Plains Park, Groton. (above) CT State Representative, Joe De La Cruz, joins a festival goer and (left) the Navy Federal Credit Union booth.

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ear Neil: I was in a loveless marriage for years. My wife had sex with me less than once a year for 13 years, although we did make three children together. At one point, there was five years with no sexual intimacy at all. After years of me requesting that we get therapy, which she refused, I reached a breaking point and decided that I wanted out. Since then my wife has been more willing to have sex. But I feel the damage is so deep that I will never again feel she finds me attractive. Your thoughts? —Beauty with her Beast , Virginia

her sexual rejection has been about? It would of course be appropriate to tell her how badly this has hurt you, but before you do so, I would be inclined to advise you to ask her about how she feels about this issue, and what she says about her motives through the years. Perhaps there are some ancient wounds that need to be tended to before she can reopen to you. Is she aware how badly this hurt you? Whatever it is, a very open discussion between the two of you about this subject is long overdue. Address the issue directly about whether she is attracted to you, and is there anything you could do that would increase her sexual interest in you. If she gives you suggestions about things that would help her to be more attracted to you, do them. Perhaps this can still be changed after all. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder. He is the author of the bestselling book Love, Sex, and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship. Contact him at 303-758-8777 or visit neilrosenthal. com.

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In 2016, Felix Hernandez became the winningest pitcher in Seattle Mariners history. Who had held the mark? Twice in the 1980s, a Milwaukee Brewers player led the A.L. in RBIs for a season. Who was that player?

What is the record for the biggest jump in rankings in one week that a team has made in The Associated Press college football poll? Name the last Warriors player before Stephen Curry in the 2014-15 season to be named the regular-season NBA Most Valuable Player.

When was the last time before the 2016 NHL playoffs that no Canadian team took part?

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Dear Beast: If sex is not forced or given unwillingly, one power every person has is to say no. But there’s a price to be paid for anyone who says “no” too often, because it is so painful to be rejected over and over again by someone you care about. After a while—sometimes a long while—the rejectee often becomes the rejector, in essence saying “Fine. I can reject you too. Look at this big wall I’ve constructed to keep you out.” Why does this happen? Perhaps your wife resents you for something you’ve said or done in the past. Could it be that she has felt that you were distant, cold, rude, insensitive or non-communicative? Perhaps she felt you were a selfish lover, looking out for your pleasure only. Or maybe she is one of those women who simply don’t like sex. And then again, perhaps she has been withholding sex as a punishment or as a weapon to get you to do what she wants you to do. Whatever it is, it may not have anything to do with how physically attractive your wife finds you. Something else may be at the heart of her rejection. So why don’t you ask her what


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aeve is a spayed American Bull Dog /Labrador Retriever mix. Her true sweetness radiates from her eyes and body as you approach her. She longs to be loved. She gets so excited to see her people but she does a very good sit even though she’d love to jump. She’s doing very well as long as she’s kept on a schedule. She is crate trained. Right now we would say she needs to be the only dog. She is good with children but it depends on dog savviness of the children. She appears to have a prey drive. We keep cats separate from the dog. She has been through so much. From being on the put to sleep list on New Year’s Eve 2014 when we pulled her ....pregnant! To giving birth to 12 puppies and having only one live. She almost died herself from a horrible infection and couldn’t even nurse her pup who was bottle fed. AND she had heartworm that was treated as well. So many times this girl was destined to die...but with our wings wrapped tightly around her we did what was needed to help her fight through it all. She just wants love and attention. She will make a wonderful dog for a family with no other pets. Maeve’s adoption fee is $400. Wings of Freedom Animal Rescue is a 501(3) charitable organization made up completely of volunteers based in Griswold. All of our animals are in private foster homes and come spayed/neutered, microchipped (registered in the adopter’s name when adoption is finalized), up to date on vaccinations, fecal tested, tested for heartworm/tick illnesses, on heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention. For more information about this or another rescue animal or to request an adoption application please email or call 860.428.0807. To see all our animals for adoption go to

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I have inherited a teapot that is marked “Shorter & Son LTD/Stoke-On-Trent/Made in Great Britain.” It is very colorful and in excellent condition. What can you tell me about the Shorter Company, and how much do you think my teapot is worth?  —Audrey, Grand Junction, Colorado  Arthur Shorter opened his ceramic workshop in Hanley in about 1874. Several years later he established a partnership with James Bolton and together they began producing majolica. During the 1930s, the company made novelty pieces that used bright, vivid colors and interesting designs. Mabel Leigh was one of the artists, and her work has become quite collectible. Your teapot is probably slip-cast and an example of earthenware. According to “Bergesen’s Price Guide of British Ceramics,” teapots such yours are valued in the $75 to $150 range depending, of course, on the design and condition.


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While cats can generally do well know about on their own for a couple of days, the visitors, I too wonder if I could leave a cat even those that with strangers who are renting a have good reviews property I own. on a room rental website? I expect that if both sides are I’d love to hear from cat ownclear about the arrangement -- the ers who rent out their homes or rental comes with a cat, and there’s apartments for weekends or longer. an expectation to make sure food Are your pets part of the deal? Do and water are available -- then it’s you worry about it? What if a not a problem. But, what if the cat visitor doesn’t want to have a cat gets ill or injured? Are instructions around? Email ask@pawscorner. available to the visitor such as the com and let us know. contact number of an emergency Send your questions or pet vet? And how much do I really care tips to



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DEAR PAW’S: Last weekend we took a trip to the Northeast to leaf-peep. We rented a private house through Airbnb, and it was a really nice place. It even came with a cat! While caring for the owners’ cat wasn’t a problem -- they left food and water, and the cat did his business outside -- it left me wondering. Would I be so comfortable leaving my pets with strangers for several days at a time? What do you think? —Sara in Boston DEAR SARA: I’m personally a little bit torn about this topic.

by Tony Rizzo air date as yet. ane Fonda has been trying to “Star Trek,” celebrated its 50th make a fourth film with Robert anniversary Sept. 6, the date the Redford for some time. In 1966, series actually aired on Canadian Jane and Robert made “The Chase,” television (it didn’t air in the U.S. with Marlon Brando. In 1967’s until Oct. 15). The 2009 reboot, “Barefoot in the Park,” they played with Chris Pine and an all-new honeymooners, and sparks went flycast, was made, as well as two ing. I was on the Central Park set more films. The cost of the entire when they filmed the horse-drawn franchise was $720 million, and carriage scene, and I observed their to date it has returned $2.3 billion chemistry first-hand. They reunitto Paramount. It’s surprising that ed in 1979’s “Electric Horseman.” since Lucille Ball was the first feNow, thanks to Jane’s relationmale studio executive, she didn’t Jane Fonda ship with Netflix and “Grace and amend the opening narration to say, Frankie,” she’s convinced them to Schoenaerts (of “The Danish Girl”) “Space, the final frontier, where reunite her with Robert in “Our and Judy Greer. They’re currently no man OR WOMAN has ever Souls at Night,” with Matthias filming in Colorado Springs; no gone before!

residentHoroscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re moving from a relatively stable situation to one that appears to be laced with perplexity. Be patient. You’ll eventually get answers to help clear up the confusion around you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A vexing situation tempts you to rush to set it all straight. But it’s best to let things sort themselves out so that you can get a better picture of the challenge you’re facing. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Financial matters could create some confusion, especially with a torrent of advice pouring in from several sources. Resist acting on emotion and wait for the facts to emerge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That goal you’ve set is still in sight and is still in reach. Stay with the course that you’re on. Making too many shifts in direction now could create another set of problems. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It might be time to confront

a trouble-making associate and demand some answers. But be prepared for some surprises that could lead you to make a change in some long-standing plans. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Congratulations. You’re making great progress in sorting out all that confusion that kept you from making those important decisions. You’re on your way now. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A difficult experience begins to ease. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is a possible complication that could prolong the problem awhile longer. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your self-confidence gets a much-needed big boost as you start to unsnarl that knotty financial problem. Expect some help from a surprising source. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Congratulations. Any lingering negative aftereffects from that

not-so-pleasant workplace situation are all but gone. It’s time now to focus on the positive. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your self-confidence grows stronger as you continue to take more control of your life. Arrange for some wellearned fun and relaxation with someone special. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) As usual, you’ve been concerned more about the needs of others than your own. You need to take time for yourself so that you can replenish all that spent energy. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stronger planetary influences indicate a growing presence of people eager to help you navigate through the rough seas that might mark your career course. BORN THIS WEEK: You can balance emotion and logic, which gives you the ability to make choices that are more likely than not to prove successful.

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USS Lincoln Joins Fleet


ixty-four Sailors of “Class 16440” USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN 602), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Friday, 30 September. Seaman Ramir Belialba was Class Honor Graduate. Seaman Aminata Toure received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a United States Navy Sailor. Petty Officer 3rd Class John Burns was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award. Seaman Raymond Markle, Seaman Kenneth Kingsbury, Seaman Keith Baldiga, Seaman Shane Myers, Seaman Nathanael Dyjak, Seaman Keaton Dye, Seaman Arthur Lopez, Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Marien, and Seaman Alexis Cepedaalcaide joined Burns as Graduates with Distinction.


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residentAcross The Area Across the Area is a comprehensive list of timely events for the Resident’s 200,000 readers across Southeastern Connecticut & Southern Rhode Island . If you are a non-profit organization, send items to Across the Area, The Resident, P.O Box 269, Stonington, CT 06378 or Enclose a photo for possible publication. Space is limited. There is a $20 fee for guaranteed placement. Items must be received three weeks in advance. Please explain what the event is,who is sponsoring it, and where and when it will be held.

October 19

Flicks @ Six: Me Before You, 6pm, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, 860.537.5752 Old-Fashioned Popcorn on the Hearth and tours, 12-3pm, Huntington Homestead Museum, Scotland, Budgeting Basics workshop, 5:30pm, Groton Public Library, Groton, 860.441.6750

October 22

Parade of Beds and Bed Race, 2:00pm, Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, 203.245.7394 Creepy Carnival and Corn Maze 6-9pm, Bill Memorial Library, Groton, 860.445.0392

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October 20

Harry Potter Book Club, 6:30pm, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, 860.537.5752 UCFS’ Year in Review and Palmer Davies Leadership Award, 5pm, Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre, Uncasville, 860.822.4146 Stonington Resiliency Plan Forum, 6-7:30pm, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, 860.535.5095 Tequity: Using Technology to Address Equity Gaps in Education w/ Richard Culatta, 7pm, Mitchell College Weller Center, New London, 860.701.5092

October 21

Friends of Otis Library Book Sale, thru Oct. 23, Otis Library, Norwich, Our Shoreline Community Association Annual Meeting, 5pm, Ram Island Yacht Club, Noank, 860.271.1681 A Skull in Connemara, thru Oct. 23, & 28-30, Norwich Arts Center/Donald Oat Theater, Norwich, 860.887.2789 Cemetery Spooky Tour, thru Oct. 23, Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, 860.537.5596 Downtown Birding: Coogan Farm, Elm Grove Cemetary, 8-9am, Coogan Farm, Mystic, 860.536.1216 Haunted Tales at the Manor, 5pm, Denison Homestead, Mystic, 860.536.9248 Halloween Town, Trick or Trunk, Dance Party, Jack O’ Lanterns Garden, 5-10pm, Downtown New London, 860.443.3786

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Sunday, October 23rd 10:30 am registration Rocky Neck State Park Book Signing w/ Revolutionary War Ghosts of CT author Courtney McInvale, 1-3pm, BAM, Waterford, Poetry reading w/ Jeffrey Harrison and Live Blues and Jazz w/ Chez Lorenze, 7:30pm, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 401.596.2221 October Merrill Fellow Catherine Pond Reads from her Work, 5pm, Stonington Free Library, Stonington, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, part one, 8am-12:30pm, Westerly Hospital Nardone Conference Center, Westerly, 401.316.4134 Downtown Mic, and Food Pantry Drive, 7-9m, Christ Episcopal Church, Norwich, 860.887.4249 Turtles, Turtles Everywhere! 1pm, Westbrook Library, Wesbrook, 860.399.0136 Harvest Craft Bazaar, 9am-2pm, United Church of Stonington, Stonington, 860.599.1701

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Spooktopia, Trunk or Treat event, 11am-9pm, Veterans Memorial Park, Jewett City, Barktober Fall Festival Dog Agility and Obedience events, 9am-5pm, thru Oct. 23, Dodd Stadium, Norwich, 860.919.5053

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Scavenger Hunt, 10-11am, Lebanon Green, Lebanon, 860.642.6579 Healthy Living Festival, 11am-3pm, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, 860.887.1647 More CT Lore w/ author Zachary Lamothe, Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center, Norwich, 860.886.1776

October 23

Pumpkin Chunkin’, 12-2pm, COMO Owens Field, Stonington, 860.535.2476 Old Lyme Historical Society Fall Dinner, 5pm, Fox Hopyard, East Haddam, 860.434.0684 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of NL County 5K Fundraising Walk, Registration 10:30am, Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, 203.379.4810 Young Marines Open House, 5-7:30pm, American Legion Post #4, Norwich, 860.222.5024 In the Shoes of the Seeing Impaired w/ Norwich Lions Club, 3-4pm, Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich, 860.886.0762

October 24

Demonolgy in the Civil War w/ Matthew Bartlett, 7pm, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, 860.669.2342

October 25

Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America w/ Jeffrey Anderson of MASH, 7pm, Groton Public Librrary, Groton, 860.441.6750

October 26

Flicks @ Six: Ghostbusters, 6pm, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, 860.537.5752

October 27

Friends of Fort Trumbull mtg. w/ Dr. Tanya Porht, 7pm, Fort Trumbull Conference Center, New London, Discover the World: Cuba Today w/ Cindy Barry, 7pm, Groton Public Library, Groton, 860.441.6750 Spooktacular Tales at teenscape ‘campfire,’ 2pm, Groton Public Library, Groton, 860.441.6750 CT Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy w/ Martin Podskoch, 6:30, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, 860.537.5752

October 28

Quilting Club, 9am, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, 860.669.2342 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Seminar, 9am-3pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Wallingford, 860.304.3206 Silent Movie featuring Phantom of the Opera, 7-9pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Norwich, 860.887.4249 Ancient Ghosts of Norwich Tours, 6:30pm, Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors Center, Norwich, 860.886.1776 Stargazing Nights at Frosty Drew Observatory, 6pm-11:30pm, Charlestown, 401.364.9508 Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation Art Auction & Wine Tasting, 5-8pm, Holiday Inn, Norwich, 860.367.1812

October 29

Secure Residential Electronics Recycling Event, 9am-1pm, Waterford Congregational UCC, Waterford, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Event, 6:30pm, Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, 860.537.5752 Congregational Church of Salem Apple Festival, begins 9am, Salem Green, Salem, 860.859.1925 All-You-Can-Sample SOUPer Supper, 6:30pm, Central Baptist Church, Norwich, 860.889.8313 Halloween Kayak, 12-2pm, Bradford Boat Launch, Bradford, events Panera Bread Spook-a-Thon, 10am-1pm, Dodd Stadium, Norwich A Clarinet Technique Intensive w/ Ken Lagace, 10am-4pm, Community Music School, Centerbrook, 860.767.0026 Family Halloween Festival, 10am-4pm, Mitchell College, New London, 860.701.7719 Old Town Mill Harvest Festival, 11am-3pm, Old Town Mill, New London, 860.447.5243 Norwich NAACP 53rd Annual Freedom Fund Gala, 6pm, NFA Atrium, Norwich, 860.822.8413

October 30

Chorus of Westerly Presents Cantus, 4pm, George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly, 401.596.8663

Farmers’ Markets

Colchester Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 9a.m. - 1p.m, Colchester Town Green, 98 Hayward Ave., Colchester, thru Oct. 25 Groton Town Market, Wed., 10am-6pm, Groton Shopping Plaza, thru Oct. 26 Groton City Field of Greens, Tue., 3-6pm, Washington Park, thru Oct. Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9a.m. - 12p.m., Town Hall Green, Lebanon, thru Oct. 29 Lisbon Farmers’ Market, Thur., 3:30-6:30pm, Lisbon Meadow Park, thru Oct. Denison Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 12 Noon - 3 p.m., 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, thru Oct. New London Field of Greens, Wed., 3-6pm, L&M Hospital, thru Oct. New London Field of Greens, Fri., 3-6pm, Williams Park, thru Oct. Downtown Norwich Farmers’ Market, Wed., 10am-2pm, Howard Brown Park, thru Oct. 26 Norwich @ Uncas on Thames, Mon. & Fri., 10am-1pm, thru Oct. 31 Preston Farmers Market, Sat., 11a.m.—3p.m., 164 Preston City Rd., thru Oct. 29 Stonington Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9a.m. - 12Noon, Stonington Town Dock, Stonington, thru Oct. 29 Westminster Youth String Ensemble Halloween Afternoon of Music & Fun, 1pm, Westerly Armory, Westerly, 401.596.5225

October 31

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Granite Theater of Westerly: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, numerous performances, Westerly, 401.348.0555 Wee Faerie Village presents A Flutter in Time, thru Oct. 30, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, 860.434.5542

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Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc. Named 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit away 7 tractors from Maine to Florida, 4 adaptive farm ATVs to vets too injured to use a tractor on their farms in Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky and Kansas, lots of farm equipment, and over $30,000 in tool sets, including aviation mechanics’ tools. We have supported veteran training farms with beekeeping equipment in West Virginia, and farm implements in Florida, Tennessee and Kansas. We gave a 24 foot moving van to an enterprising vet in Massachusetts, and a refrigerator truck to an organic farmer in Wisconsin. This year is drawing to a close with the donation of an adaptive golf cart to an injured vet studying marine science and assistance to a double amputee is also in the works.” The Top-Rated Nonprofit

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ork Vessels for Veterans, Inc. announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc. equips returning veteran-entrepreneurs who are starting their own civilian businesses. “We are excited to be named a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Kathleen Burns, President of the Board. “Achieving this prestigious award three years in a row is a testament to the dedication of our volunteers and donors. We started 2016 with the donation of a car to a paralyzed vet who is starting a driving school for others like him. The year continued by giving

(l-r) Rick Crolius, Board Member, Work Vessels for Vets, and John Niekrash, Chairman & Co-Founder, WVFV, look on as Cathy Cook Executive Director, WVFV, addresses the Groton Elks Lodge in August, 2016.

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Veteran Submarine Sailor Paul Nelson photo & story by Indi Cohen t was 1968 and Paul Nelson had just finished school at New London Business College. He was happily dating his girlfriend, Gloria Sawchuk, when he received his draft notice from the Army. Paul had a close friend, 80-year-old retired Coast Guard Master Chief Jim Taylor, who encouraged him to join the Coast Guard. Jim went with Paul to the Coast Guard recruiting office but unfortunately they had filled their quota and were not taking anymore recruits. They tried the nearby Navy recruiter and got the same response. The Navy recruiter suggested they try a new Navy recruiting office in Bridgeport. Paul was accepted and he reported for his physical. He was sworn into the Navy and on a train to basic training at the Naval Training Station Great Lakes in IL when Army, officers showed up at his parents’ house looking for him. Paul volunteered for submarine duty and after basic training he attended basic electricity school,


then torpedo training school in Key West, FL. At this point, Paul returned to New London for submarine school, where he was hoping to become a Torpedoman. He was told that there was more of a demand for submarine sailors trained in missile launch, so he attended the Naval Guided Missile School in Dam Neck, VA. After his extensive training, Paul was assigned to the U.S.S. George Bancroft, a New London submarine, stationed in Charleston, SC. Every six months, Paul and the rest of the crew would fly down to Charleston, spend a month on upkeep and maintenance, then submerge for two months, come back to port and repeat the process. This was the era of the Cold War and the U.S.S. George Bancroft was part of a deterrent force. “The Russians had subs out patrolling, so of course we did. If they went to launch, we would’ve had to launch our missiles” says Paul “but we didn’t really think about that. It was just everyday life on board. We had nickle slots and a whole stack of 16mm movies and

Veteran Submarine Sailor Paul Nelson credits his Navy education for his successful post-service career as an automobile technician “They taught me so much; mechanical, electric, hydraulics and even early computers.”

a projector on board for movie nights.” By the end of his second patrol, Paul had passed a walkthrough exam on the mechanics of the submarine and received his Silver Dolphins insignia. During the last year of his service, Paul and Gloria were

engaged. He sent all of the money he made home to Gloria, while she busied herself with setting up house and wedding gown fittings. Paul finished his four-year enlistment and headed home to begin married life with Gloria and start a family. He credits his

education in the Navy with his successful post-service career as an automobile technician “They taught me so much; mechanical, electric, hydraulics and even early computers.” Paul and Gloria live in Oakdale. They have three children and four grandchildren.



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State Rep. and Rotary member John Scott hands out dictionaries to third graders at the Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School in Groton. Every year, the Groton Rotary Club delivers dictionaries to each student to assist them on their educational journey.


he Groton Rotary Club brought big smiles to hundreds of third graders in the Groton School system when it distributed some 375 dictionaries to this group of future young scholars. For several years, the club has purchased the dictionaries to present to third graders in Groton’s elementary schools

as part of a national educational and literacy project started by Rotary International. Dictionaries were presented to students at the Dr. Charles Barnum, Mary Morrisson, Northeast Academy, Pleasant Valley, Claude Chester, and S. B. Butler Elementary Schools plus the Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School. The students were especially

pleased with having their own dictionary to enhance their pursuit of an education. Groton Rotary Club members helping distribute the dictionaries were Club President John Silsby, who chaired the Dictionary Project; Lea Doran, Frank Winkler, R.B. Kent, Bill Anhalt, John Scott and Gary Weale. Jim Mitchell joined fellow Rotarians Silsby, Doran, Weale, and Winkler a week earlier to label the dictionaries. The Groton Rotary Club is a community service organization dedicated to the theme, “Service Above Self”, and welcomes new members. Persons, who are interested in joining the club, should visit the club’s web site at or contact a local Rotarian. You may also contact Club President John Silsby by e-mailing him at johnpsilsby@ The Groton Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon. The luncheon meetings are held in the Octagon Restaurant at the Mystic Marriott Hotel on Route 117.


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n August 4, 2015 the United States Coast Guard celebrated its 225th birthday and New London Mayor Daryl Finizio proudly welcomed ALL to the Port City, a designated Coast Guard City. It was a perfect Coast Guard Summer Day, while ships passing over sparkling waters of the Thames River made for a surreal backdrop.



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(l-r) Chairman Rodney Butler, MPTN, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Congressman Joe Courtney, and Chef Franck Iglesias cut the US Coast Guard birthday cake as the United States Coast Guard celebrated its 225th birthday, August 4, 2015.



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