Week In Review: Taxes, Mystic Drawbridge, Music

A recap of the week’s stories on Stonington-Mystic Patch

The 54-hour closure of the . The bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The closure was to allow the installation of a vehicle barrier gate system that will span Route 1 on the Stonington side of the bridge. Businesses in downtown Mystic will remain open during the closure.

Governor Dannel Malloy wants to save Connecticut taxpayers money by eliminating the car tax on vehicles appraised at less than $28,000, as proposed in his 2014-2015 budget. But not all Connecticut taxpayers want the relief. According to a Yankee Institute survey, 52 percent of voters polled were against removing the tax after being told that it could impact municipalities. See how the car tax removal will affect Stonington and nearby towns with our searchable database.

Patch caught up with Jesse Gardner, Jackson Lindy, Jake Lindy, Josh Paquete and Richard Westhaver of the Mystic band "The Feels." They shared what music inspires them and they gave us their 5-word pitch to a record label.

Catch up on some of the blog posts we had this week: Five Ways to Get Interested in a Boring Subject, by Kyle S. Reyes, RN Wednesday -- Melissa Parker by L+M Hospital, New 2013 Mystic & Noank Library Fair Logo Contest! and Get Me Out of My Head! By Jason T. Cerro

Everyday in 2013 we will share at least one photograph of a . It’s our way of making sure we take at least a moment each day to stop, look and appreciate what we have around us. We encourage you to share your tranquility photos by tweeting them to @StoningtonPatch, tagging Stonington on Facebook, and adding them to this gallery.

Thanks to Zest Fresh Pastry, ABC PhotoLab, Pequot Plant Farm, Mystic Funeral Home and FitNutrition for recently claiming their directory listings on Patch. If you have a business in Stonington, Mystic or Pawcatuck that you want listed on Patch for free or want to claim email Editor Bree Shirvell.

We covered lots more this week and throughout the weekend, so search the site for other stories, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and check out our calendar to see what's happening next week in town.


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