Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Town Manager Karl Kilduff and Town Council Chair Chris Aniskovich finalize the sale of the old Morgan School property to Greylock Property Group at town Hall on Oct. 5.

Photo by Mary Schettino

A Deal Years in the Making: Clinton Closes on Old Morgan Sale

Published Oct. 13, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Officially coming in fall 2022: Indian River Landing.

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In advance of a closing that occurred today, Oct. 5, heavy equipment has been allowed to stage on the site of the old Morgan School. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Closes on Old Morgan School Sale

Published Oct. 05, 2020 02:41 p.m.

The property will be tuned into Indian River Landing, a mixed-use development consisting of retail, restaurants, open space, a Big Y, a Starbucks and a hotel. Phase one of the project, which will include the demolition of the school and the construction of the Big Y and Starbucks is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

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Old Clinton CVS Site May Have New Activity in Early 2021

Published Sep. 29, 2020 11:36 a.m.

Clinton may soon have another development opportunity downtown. The lease between CVS and its landlord for its former store at 14 East Main Street is expiring in early 2021, freeing the property for a new tenant.

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Clinton Mini Golf Project Isn’t Over, Owner Says

Published Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 a.m.

At a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on Sept. 14, a town official mentioned that a popular proposal for a mini golf course and ice cream café on the Madison town line may be in doubt.

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Clinton Seeks Grant for Downtown Improvements

Published Sep. 01, 2020 09:47 p.m.

Clinton has applied for a Small Town Economic Assistance Program STEAP Grant that, if awarded, would facilitate façade improvements for commercial properties in the downtown area.

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Indian River Landing at Old Morgan Still On Track

Published Aug. 04, 2020 02:55 p.m.

Despite some delays, the Indian River Landing development to be built at the old Morgan School site is still on track to begin the demolition phase shortly, according to the developer.

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Clinton Officials Prepare for Retail, Restaurant Reopenings

Published May 19, 2020 03:30 p.m.

On May 20, the state is set to start reopening some businesses under new guidelines designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To help businesses comply with the new orders, Clinton’s land use officials will be instituting a number of new policies.

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Big Y Discusses New Clinton Site Selection

Published May 19, 2020 04:16 p.m.

On May 7, the Harbor News/Zip06.com reported that Big Y is the first confirmed tenant of the Indian River Landing development to be built at the old Morgan School.

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Clinton Council Offers Landing Project $1.5+ Million Abatement

Published May 12, 2020 02:00 p.m.

In order to help the developer of the Indian River Landing project with its startup costs, the Town Council approved a tax abatement anticipated to be worth approximately $1.8 million for the project on May 6.

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Big Y Confirmed as First Tenant for Indian River Landing in Clinton

Published May 07, 2020 02:27 p.m.

The Indian River Landing project was given the go ahead in March from Clinton’s land use boards which excited the public. Still, no official tenants on the site were named. Rumors swirled about two potential tenants: Big Y and Starbucks.

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Clinton Plans to Lower Fees on Indian River Landing Project

Published May 06, 2020 08:30 a.m.

In order to provide some relief to the developer of the Indian River Landing project, the Town Council voted to reduce the land-use fees incurred by the application for the project.

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This trolley had a successful debut in Clinton last summer. Plans to have it return in summer 2020 are on hold. File photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Planned Return of Clinton Trolley on Hold

Published May 05, 2020 11:56 a.m.

The Clinton trolley that debuted in summer 2019 was slated to return this summer, but now that seasonal tourism and shopping are uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans are now up in the air.

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Lee Co. Gifts Employees with Local Restaurant Gift Cards

Published March 27, 2020 04:06 p.m.

Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

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At the March 2 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, the Station’s Landing developer pulled one of two applications before the commission. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Brewery Plan Off the Table—for Now

Published March 05, 2020 03:40 p.m.

A separate application for apartments on the property has been continued to another public hearing on Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall

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Unilever HQ Redevelopment Proposals Go to Public Hearing

Published Jan. 28, 2020 03:00 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 3 the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) will hold a public hearing at which the public can weigh in on two applications concerning the future of former Unilever headquarters.

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Old Morgan Site Plans to Get Public Scrutiny at IWC, PZC

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:37 p.m.

The proposed Indian River Landing development to be built on the old Morgan School property is another step closer to becoming a reality

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Mini Golf Proposal Sparks Spirited Discussion

Published Jan. 14, 2020 03:11 p.m.

The Planning & Zoning Commission will continue its public hearing of a proposed mini golf course and ice cream café application on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

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Clinton Considers Tax Abatement for Unilever Redevelopment

Published Jan. 14, 2020 02:12 p.m.

In an effort to support the budding redevelopment at the former Unilever headquarters, the town is considering in offering a tax abatement to the owner of the property.

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A proposal for a brewery, Kinsmen II, at the former Unilever HQ redevelopment goes before the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Formal Proposals for Former Unilever HQ Come Before Clinton PZC

Published Jan. 10, 2020 02:27 p.m.

Two separate applications - one for condominiums and another for a brewery - will be on the agenda of a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

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Brewery Plans Firming Up for Unilever Redevelopment in Clinton

Published Jan. 09, 2020 11:05 a.m.

The land use office is expecting a formal application in the coming days, though there is no official application on record as of press time.

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An application for this mini golf course on Route One along the Hammonasset River, to be followed by an ice cream café, goes to public hearing on Monday, Jan. 7.

Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Mini Golf and Ice Cream on the PZC Agenda for Jan. 6

Published Dec. 18, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Residents and visitors may have some new entertainment options next summer pending results on an application for an ice cream café and mini golf course off Route One at the Madison border.

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First of Many Old Morgan School Redevelopment Applications Received

Published Dec. 17, 2019 01:57 p.m.

The new year will bring fresh beginnings to one of Clinton’s most high-profile developments.

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Clinton Manufacturing Coalition Enters Second Year

Published Dec. 04, 2019 08:00 a.m.

In an effort to bolster the future economic development of Clinton, officials have turned their focus to strengthening the bonds between the town’s current manufacturing industries.

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Clinton Adopts Tax Incentive Policy

Published Sep. 24, 2019 03:15 p.m.

Stating a desire to remain competitive in attracting new businesses as well as helping expanding businesses in Clinton, the town has adopted a new tax incentive policy.

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The Unilever lot, occupying roughly 20 acres at the intersection of Hull and John streets, has been vacant for seven years. A proposal for a special exception before the Planning & Zoning Commission may soon see that change. File photo by Jessica Smith/Harbor News

Indoor Rec Use First Proposal for Former Unilever Site

Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:15 p.m.

Residents can learn more—and express support of and concerns about—a proposed zoning exception to allow commercial indoor recreation use of the long-shuttered Unilever property at a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing on Monday Aug. 26.

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Proposal for Clinton Unilever Site May Include Sports and Brewery Uses

Published Aug. 09, 2019 03:23 p.m.

Though news is scant, more details are emerging about the future of the recently sold Unilever headquarters.

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Business in Brief

Published June 27, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Clinton Harbor Grill to Open May 24 at Former Sal D’s Spot

Published May 23, 2019 05:00 p.m.

Starting on Friday, May 24, the concession stand at the Clinton Town Dock will be open under new management.

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Photo by Meglin Bodner/Harbor News

Talking Shop at the Clinton Chamber Business Expo

Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

the annual Clinton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Andrew Memorial Town Hall. People got the chance to check out local organizations, local businesses and their products or services, sample food, enter raffles, meet costumed characters, and more at the March 30 event.

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Clinton Chamber Business Expo Offers Something for Everyone on March 30

Published March 19, 2019 04:30 p.m.

For nearly three decades, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual Business Expo at Andrews Memorial Town Hall.

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