STONINGTON — Residents had an overwhelmingly positive response to plans to beautify the Velvet Mill district of Mystic at a meeting held by the Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee and the Board of Selectmen Saturday morning at Stonington High School.

MYSTIC — Dignitaries from several First Nations, Canada, Great Britain and the United States will gather at the Mystic Seaport Museum Saturday morning for the opening of an extraordinary arctic exhibit that will be on display in only two American museums.