City Spending Plan + Pandemic Eating Habits: New London News

City Spending Plan + Pandemic Eating Habits: New London News

Welcome back, New London. Here’s all the local news, events, and community posts you need for Wednesday, Oct. 6.

First, today’s weather:

Sun and areas of low clouds. High: 68 Low: 53.

Here are the top stories today in New London:

  1. Residents criticize New London’s plan to spend $26.2 million in federal pandemic aid: Residents have two weeks to review how the city plans to spend the money. Some have expressed their dissatisfaction, saying that leaders are out of touch with the community’s needs. (
  2. How COVID-19 Changed The Eating Habits Of New London County: A new poll found nearly 1 in 5 parents are too stressed to cook, resulting in more and more drive-thru dinner trips. (New London Patch)
  3. Eagle leaves New London (
  4. Mosquitoes with EEE found in southeastern Connecticut (Norwich Bulletin)
  5. New London County’s COVID cases up 4.2%; Connecticut cases holding steady (Norwich Bulletin)

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Today in New London:

  • Custom House Soiree with Lisa Marien (6:30 PM)
  • New London Job Club – Public Library of New London (4:00 PM)

New London Patch Notebook

  • US Coast Guard Academy Swimming & Diving: “These cadets are amazing! Giving back to the community with a day of Service at YMCA Camp Woodstock!” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Offshore Sailing & Summer Ocean Racing: “Bears clinch 2nd place in the 2021 J44 North American aboard Glory at American Yacht Club. Next stop Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.” (Facebook)
  • Coast Guard Academy Sailing: “Another great weekend for the Bears! The team traveled to five events this weekend. The team sailed very well! Highlights include a 2nd place at the American YC Fall Series Weekend 2, a 3rd place at the Kings Point Open, the women qualif…” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Athletics: “Weekly awards are in πŸ’ͺ Robbie Fugett is the CGASPORTS.COM athlete of the week @cgavolleyball sweeps 🧹 NEWMAC awards with Amanda Dake as offensive and Kaela France as defensive athletes of the week 🏐 #gocgabears” (Facebook)
  • Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse: “BEARS ON THE RIVER: good looking shot of the CGA ’24 crew on the Roland Hall deck (?) overlooking the scenic Thames River and featuring Cadet 3/c Jack Bragaw (Defense/Arnold, MD/Broadneck); Cadet 3/c Josh France (Midfield/Apex, NC/Middle…” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “Have a #USCGA story? We’re all ears!We’re looking for Academy stories that affect YOU. If you’re willing to share, please send us an email ( or shoot us a DM. #SemperParatus πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ” (Facebook)
  • Connecticut College Athletics: “No surprise here . Mya Johnson and Sam Maidenberg have been named NESCAC Players of the Week. Mya scored 3 goals for women’s soccer, and Sam recorded back-to-back shutouts for men’s soccer, leading their teams to a combined 4-0 record …” (Facebook)
  • Higher Edge: “Donations from past employees really pull at our heartstrings!! Thank you Luisanna Cabrera and Makeup by Luisanna for sponsoring our golf tournament. We appreciate you more than you know … and can’t wait to see you on the green!! #Hig…” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “October 5th is National Be Nice Day! Stop by the Children’s Room and check out the new display on all things kind! ” (Facebook)
  • Mitchell College Integrative Career Development: “The State of CT is looking to hire its next class of State Police Trooper Trainees, with Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), located at all 11 troops in the state of Connecticut. All interested parties must ap…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “#SinkCovid” (Facebook)
  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum: “It is not too late to join our Fall Homeschool Workshops! The museum’s hands-on workshops, designed specifically for aspiring homeschool artists ages 5-15, provide a wonderful opportunity for students to explore the museum’s collect…” (Facebook)
  • Flock Theatre: “This Friday and Saturday. Call for tickets today! Info in post below” (Facebook)
  • The Salvation Army – New London, CT: “Become a Salvation Army bell ringer!… This Christmas, the need for Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers is even greater. Once again, we are implementing protocols to ensure the health and safety of …” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “Join us for a free, virtual event that will teach you the credit basics! Discover what makes up a credit score, how to pull your credit report, and much more! Presented by TVCCA and Liberty Bank. Once you sign up, you will be eligible to…” (Facebook)
  • Cultural Coalition- Culturesect: “Art at the Airport virtual gallery tour and talk today at 6pm! Event will be streamed on YouTube at @ArtreachHeals. Here’s the direct YouTube link:

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  • Cultural Coalition- Culturesect: “Information sessions for CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “Congratulations to all the new Chiefs! Did anyone in your command make Chief this cycle?” (Facebook)
  • Connecticut College, Hale Center for Career Development: “Try not to let your job totally define you!” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “We want to know what YOU want to cook during our next Cook-Along with Snap4CT on October 27th! To vote for our next recipe, just reply/comment on this post with the dish that you’d like to make, and we’ll announce the selection next week…” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “The Public Library of New London is partnering with United Way to celebrate Live United, Read Excited. Join us at the library this Thursday, October 7th, for a storytime with special guests, snacks, activities, a book giveaway, and more!” (Facebook)
  • Charles E. Shain Library: “For anyone looking for the livestream link to the One Book One Region event tonight at 7pm with Interior Chinatown author Charles Yu and Professor Ayako Takamori at Garde Arts Center, here it is:” (Facebook)
  • Connecticut College Student Engagement Office: “Looking for ways to get involved around campus? Check out Conn’s 7 A Capella groups and practice with Club Rugby!” (Facebook)
  • Custom House Maritime Museum: “The Power of Music and Memory The Legacies of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Underground Railroad Group of 9 people of African Descent. They are of all ages and genders. They all sit or stand stoicly in a half circle. Image Description…” (Facebook)
  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum: “The celebration of #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth continues with October’s #BookOfTheMonth. What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on a tr…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “#ICYMI The 2021 Fall Fitness Schedule is out!” (Facebook)

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β€” Chris Rhatigan

About me: Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor. He has previously worked for publications such as The New Haven Register and The Iowa City Press-Citizen.

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