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Week In Review: 67th Ledyard Fair, VOAG Pig Pen, Ocean State Job Lot’s Tax Break

The week’s top stories on the Ledyard Patch

 

The 67th annual Ledyard Fair started Friday and ends today. Here are some pictures from the fair taken so far...

We launched a The contest asked for any and all pictures from past fairs and it was great watching all the photos come in. People were photographed on rides or petting animals or showing off prizes won and eating fair food. and I hope you check it out. Five images were randomly selected as the winners, .

. The group built a pigpen for the two piglets who will be handled and cared for by the class for the next couple of months. The outdoor classroom allows the students to borrow the pigs much longer than the normal 2- to 3-week period but more importantly; it lets pigs act like pigs! Previously the pigs were housed inside and were unable to really root around and use their noses the way a pig normally would.

"You can tell they're happy, they're wagging their tails," said Craig Floyd of in Stonington. Floyd is the only certified humane farm in the state and he is letting the VOAG program raise his pigs. “I don’t let just anyone borrow his pigs.

"With this pen, the school has made such a huge step in the welfare and happiness of these animals," he said.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal member Lori Potter wrote an intriguing blog about the Tribe’s current time of transition. She defined transition as, “an agonizing process that precedes better things.” 

Sprigs & Twigs was on the grounds near the administrative office and surrounding the transitional housing units

 

"To have that healing and nurturing environment extend beyond the walls is wonderful," said Emma Palzere-Rae, the Director of Development at the Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut. And Catherine Zeiner, the executive director, said the gardens make the offices and the residence more welcoming and provide a bonding opportunity for families recovering from domestic violence.

The Finance Committee voted to relieve Ocean State Job Lot from the additional tax burden on forthcoming repairs after receiving a list of scheduled improvements to take place over the next two years.

If approved, OSJL will receive a tax abatement (on the value of the improvements only) while they are being implemented and for two years afterward. If any of the planned improvements are not made, all the taxes will become due and payable. The town estimated that it’ll lose out on about $3,000 dollars over the course of the project, since most of the “improvements” are not much more than general maintenance.

Silvio Qualich September 10, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Ledyard Fair was a disappointment. My wife and I were looking forward to vender booths ... Hats, t-shirts, crafts, etc. Why weren't there any?

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