Local News

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE

    CONTRACT FOR NEW NL POLICE CHIEF A four-year contract has been approved for New London police chief Peter Reichard. The contract was passed this week by the City Council, and runs through the end of June, 2021. He’ll be paid a base salary of $124,500 in the first year of the agreement, retroactive to July 12th. He’ll be required to live in the city, and will have yearly performance reviews. Reichard was named chief by mayor Mike Passero last Friday.  More »
  • TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE

    NORWICH HAS REC DIRECTOR AGAIN For the first time in four years, the city of Norwich has a recreation director. Cheryl Preston will begin her new job on Monday. Preston is a Norwich native who has served as recreation director in Colchester for the past six years. She’ll be working part-time in Norwich until July 1st, when the city’s rec director officially becomes a full-time position. Preston is a University of Hartford graduate who has a master’s degree in recreation and sports management from Florida International University.  More »
  • MONDAY EVENING UPDATE

    MALLOY MAY STEP-IN ON BUDGET HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Revised estimates show Connecticut’s current budget deficit has grown large enough to potentially trigger a mid-year, budget-cutting plan from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. In a letter sent Monday to State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Malloy’s budget director says the current fiscal year is now projected to be $202.8 million in deficit. Ben Barnes says that’s slightly more than one percent of net appropriations in the state’s main spending account,  More »
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE

    HEARING ON STORM RESPONSE HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Representatives from Connecticut’s two major electric utilities say trees continue to wreak havoc on power lines, despite years of tree-trimming and tree-removal efforts. Eversource Energy and United Illuminating Co. officials appeared Wednesday before the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee for a hearing on the utilities’ response to last month’s damaging rain and windstorm. The hearing was requested by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk and Sen.  More »
  • WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE

    FULL STEAM AHEAD Plans are moving ahead for Norwich’s two newest magnet schools. Prinicipals from the Kelly Middle School and the Teachers Memorial Sixth Grade Academy updated the city’s school board last night on the plan to have both schools convert to magnet school curiculums by next September. Budgets have been finalized for both facilities, and now numerous meetings are planned regarding curiculum, staffing, and student recruitment. Superintendent Abby Dolliver says existing staff are now determining where they’ll fit in in the new arrangement.   More »

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