#childsafety | Missing Teen + Winter Storm Snow Totals: New London News


Welcome back, New London. Here’s all the local news, events, and community posts you need for Saturday, Nov. 8.


First, today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine, but cold. High: 29 Low: 18.


Here are the top stories today in New London:

  1. New London Teen Reported Missing; Police Ask For Help: Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the missing teen. (New London Patch)
  2. How much snow did Connecticut get Friday? Snow totals for New London and Windham counties. Snow totals were higher than initially anticipated. (Norwich Bulletin)
  3. New London Resident Wins $15k Lottery Prize (New London Patch)
  4. New London Coronavirus Infection Rate Rising (New London Patch)
  5. New London County Government: Winter Parking Restrictions (Press Release Desk)
  6. New London community center, Montville mill project receive financial boosts (theday.com)
  7. Are New London’s secret spy cameras a creep toward authoritarianism? (theday.com)

Today in New London:

  • Wine Tasting at the Lighthouse Inn, & Silent Auction (2:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “Through storm and snow… While SUBASE is closed today due to the winter storm, our mission to deploy combat ready submarines out to sea remains essential. This morning our Port Operations crew worked through the incement weather to get a …” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “Attention on Deck! ⚓ Today at #USCGA, as the cadets near the end of their Midyear Administration Processing Week (MAP Week), the rest of the Academy’s faculty and staff were getting briefed by Admiral Kelly on the upcoming Spring semeste…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: SUBASE will now be CLOSED to all but essential personnel through 4 p.m. Friday, January 7 GROTON, Conn. – Due to greater than forecasted snowfall and ongoing snow removal operations, Naval Submarine Base New London…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “#ICYMI Bravo Zulu to USS Constitution’s first female commanding officer, Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell ⚓ 🎉 https://www.facebook.com/USNavy/posts/286322776865861” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “WINTER WEATHER ALERT: SUBASE Parking Ban to begin Today; Decision on Impact to Base Operations to be made at 8 p.m. this Evening, Thursday, Jan. 6 GROTON, Conn. – Due to forecasted snow overnight and into the morning of Friday, Jan. 7, N…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “In anticipation of the snow storm, the Installation Commanding Officer has ordered a parking ban from 7 P M tonight, to 9 A M Friday, January 7th, for the following roads and parking lots: Tautog Ave, Wahoo Ave, Trout Ave, and all design…” (Facebook)
  • Naval Submarine Base New London: “WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: SUBASE will Delay Opening until 1000, Friday, January 7 GROTON, Conn. – Due to forecasted snowfall during the early morning and the morning commuting period, as well as anticipated snow removal operations, Naval Su…” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “IMPORTANT UPDATE! 🌨 Due to tomorrow’s impending snow storm, #USCGA will be CLOSED to all non-mission essential personnel TOMORROW, Jan. 7, 2022. Be safe and stay warm!” (Facebook)
  • United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE: “EAGLE on a beautiful snowy day!” (Facebook)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association: “Due to the forecasted winter storm in Connecticut, the Alumni Association office and the Academy will be closed on Friday, January 7th.” (Facebook)
  • Mitchell College: “☃️ Wherever you are, stay safe and warm, Mariners! #Snowstorm” (Facebook)
  • Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse: “THE WILL TO PREPARE TO WIN: more Paul Duddy photos from another “impromptu practice” – THANK YOU Paul! #LEGACY #GRIT #FightOn #GreaterPurpose – GO BEARS!!!” (Facebook)
  • Mitchell College: “🎓Jocelyn Weber ’22 recently completed her senior education practicum at the Children’s Learning Center at Mitchell College (CLC) and graduated in December with an early childhood teacher credential and a bachelor’s degree in early child…” (Facebook)
  • Ledge Light Health District: “LLHD COVID-19 REPORT: We continue to see a high number of new COVID cases within our jurisdiction; the number of new cases have more than doubled since the last reporting period. https://llhd.org/covid-19-data… Ledge Light Health Distric…” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “Community Art Project going on NOW until Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Visit the Children’s Room to help us place 3,996 stickers to complete our mural! Stick only a few or help us finish a whole color, YOU CHOOSE how much you’d like to par…” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “The PLNL will open at 2pm today due to the inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone!” (Facebook)
  • Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse: “BEAR SAVE LIVES (HOUSTON): just saw this great video featuring COAST GUARD ACADEMY MEN’S LACROSSE program ‘Old Bear’ LCDR Mike Freeman, CGA ’09 (Attack/Bristow, VA/Stonewall Jackson) participating in recent night hoist/rescue mission. HO…” (Facebook)
  • Bear Club: “Register now for our Year in Review conversation with U.S. Coast Guard Academy Athletics Director of Athletics, Dr. Dan Rose. Next Tuesday at noon we kickoff the 2022 Lunch & Learn series with a look back at some of the Bears highlights …” (Facebook)
  • Saint Sophia Church: “χρόνια πολλά! Happy Name Day for all those who celebrate today!!” (Facebook)
  • Custom House Maritime Museum: “What’s the weather? Keep an eye – live – on New London harbor with the NL HarborCam: https://nlmaritimesociety.org/NLHarborcam.html” (Facebook)
  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum: “Due to the weather, the Museum will be closed today. Enjoy the snow day and cozy up indoors. 🌨 • Wanda Gag, Interior, 1931, lithograph on paper. Gift of Mrs. E. P. York, 1932.28.” (Facebook)
  • Custom House Maritime Museum: “The Lighthouse Inn is looking wonderful and great progress has been made on the restoration. However, we’re reaching out because our event date for the Wine Tasting has been postponed, once again. Currently, we’re working out all the new…” (Facebook)
  • Higher Edge: “☃️Always happy to share useful 🥫🧸🧤🔋information and advice. #HigherEdge #MOREthancollegeplanning #winterstormessentials #prepared #proactive #safety #thismessagebroughttoyouby” (Facebook)
  • Spark Makerspace: “Drawing night tonight at Spark Makerspace 7 Union St. New London. Starts at 6pm. Bring a sketch book. . . . #makerspace #sparkmakerspace #newlondonct #connecticut #CT #make #create #collaborate #7union #drawing” (Facebook)
  • Public Library of New London, CT: “Our Mystery Book Club is returning for a Zoom session with local author, Faye Ringel! Faye will lead a discussion of the The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk at the Public Libr…” (Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow for your next update.

Chris Rhatigan

About me: Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor.



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