By Robert D. Utter
NORTH STONINGTON – The town’s three recreational lakes - Wyassup Lake, Billings Lake, and Blue Lake - are infested with a few species of invasive weeds.
They have been for years, and that makes them the same as almost every lake in the Northeast. The two worst culprits are variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) and fanwort, (Cabomba caroliniana).
Each year, the town spends $15,000 to help suppress these weeds, although it’s a drop in the bucket compared to what it would take to eradicate the weeds from the lakes.
by Margaret Leonard
NORTH STONINGTON - The pride of Mount Vernon made his appearance to promote the rededication of the Marcia Thompson school house. The venerated Virginian veteran posed for photo ops and was there to bear witness to the official citation from the State of Connecticut in recognition of Alicia Smith and Marlisa McLaughlin for opening the Marcia Thompson Schoolhouse to the public. The citation was introduced by Senator Heather Somers, 18th district, and Representative Kate Rotella, 43rd district. It was presented February 17, 2020 by Senator Heather Somers.