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New London Tube: "Two Weeks In New London"

New London Beautification Committee's take on a hectic 14 days in the city

This video is captioned, "Hurricane Sandy, Halloween, a national election, and a very big nor'easter made the past two weeks somewhat of an adventurous time in our small city." I'd say that's about accurate.

The New London Beautification Committee - a web-savvy group of volunteers working to maintain gardens, pick up litter, and otherwise keep the city looking good - is behind this short production. Other videos focus on the gardening aspects and awards the committee gives out each year to businesses and people who support their mission.

I can certainly vouch for the suggestion that Hurricane Sandy helped make the week following its Oct. 29 landfall pretty hectic. This video includes footage of the winds that accompanied the storm as well as still photos of the Emergency Operations Center, destroyed Osprey Beach pavilion, Connecticut Light & Power outage map, and other destruction left in the wake of the winds and storm surge. The nor'easter, thankfully, was milder in both damage and power outages.

New London had a more low-key Halloween, with a suggestion from the mayor's office that trick-or-treating in storm-damaged areas wouldn't be a good idea and Halloween Town taking place while Sandy was still coming up the coast. The election did bring a strong turnout, however, with New London proving itself to be solidly Democratic in the state and national races.

How busy have the past couple of weeks been for you? Let us know in the comments.

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