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The Day – Man fatally struck by vehicle outside Electric Boat in Groton


Groton — A man was fatally struck by a vehicle outside of Electric Boat about 10 p.m. Tuesday, officials and a family member said.

The man, an employee of the Reactor Plant Contracting Organization based in Groton, was leaving EB at the end of his shift, walking east in a crosswalk from the South Gate when he was struck by a vehicle going south on Eastern Point Road, according to EB President Kevin Graney and the City of Groton Police Department.

He died at the scene, police said.

The driver did not sustain any injuries, police said.

The man’s name was not yet being released by police or the family.

Last month, two EB employees were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle in the roundabout near the EB facility in New London. A man and woman both sustained injuries in the one-car accident, which happened on Pequot

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Car Free Day Vancouver

Car Free Day Vancouver

To our Car Free Day festival attendees, supporters, and partners…

The Car Free Vancouver Society has been reclaiming streets for 16 years, working with the local community to reimagine what’s possible when we take away the cars. We’ve seen that when we remove them, so much beauty and wonder has space to flourish. 

2020 has been a strange journey so far, and it’s an unprecedented time for everyone in the world as we deal with the new COVID-19 pandemic. The Car Free Day team is watching closely as the situation develops, and from day one of the pandemic we’ve strategized how to best keep our community safe and healthy. We produce a festival series with over 300,000 attendees, and everyone’s safety has always been our number one priority. 

With safety and health in mind, we have come to the unfortunate decision that we must restructure our

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This Bicycle Day, Celebrate LSD’s Inward Trips

On the afternoon of April 19th, 1943, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann dropped acid, and rode his bike home. Hofmann, who worked in the pharmaceutical department of Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, had first synthesized LSD in 1938 while trying to create a stimulant to treat respiratory and circulatory problems. He had no idea the compound had psychedelic effects, and it yielded no visible results when tested on sedated animals, so he set it aside. 

Five years later, Hofmann decided to revisit his creation. On April 16th, 1943, he synthesized another batch of LSD. This time, he accidentally absorbed a tiny amount into his skin, and sank into “a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination.” He decided to experiment on himself with an intentional dose to confirm the compound’s effects, and at 4:20pm on April 19th, he ingested 250 micrograms of the chemical. He soon realized

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Bicycle Day (19th April) | Days Of The Year

Bicycle Day is fast approaching. And while we don’t think it’ll ever take off like Thanksgiving, the popularity of the event is growing by the year. However, it remains a day that’s lost on a lot of people while many others have the completely wrong idea of what the celebration is all about. (Hint: it’s not the obvious answer)

The event has grown at a rapid rate and is set to be bigger than ever in 2020 before enjoying continued development over the years to come. While some people may deem it a strange thing to commemorate, especially when they discover it’s not what they thought, there is no question that it’s here to stay. In truth, it has every right to too.

Just don’t try saying that tongue twister on Bicycle Day.

Learn about Bicycle Day

Given its name, you’d be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that Bicycle

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