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    NON-PROFITS COACHED UP ON TAX EXEMPTIONS A new task force is being formed to look into questions after several local non profits were notified by Norwich assessor Donna Ralston, they were being denied tax-exempt status. She said nearly three-dozen nonprofits were not exempt from property taxes. A training forum was held last night at the Otis Library with about 50 local residents.  Gian-Carl Casa of The Alliance: Voice of Community Nonprofits says they will talk to candidates for office this year to get laws changed.    The post TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    HERSBT STEPPING DOWN UConn President Susan Herbst has announced she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.  Herbst, who has led the state’s flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university community, only saying she felt it was the “right time for a change.”  The 55-year-old Herbst, UConn’s 15th president, is the first woman to hold the job since the school was founded in 1881.    The post MONDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    TWO BUILDINGS BOUGHT Two five-story buildings in Norwich, that front both Main and Water streets and appraised for a total value of $288,000 in late April, were sold at auction on Saturday. The winning bid went to Bedford, N.Y., real estate developer Mirash Dedvukaj for $500,000. Dedvukaj said he would renovate the buildings for housing and commercial development. He said he would welcome negotiating new leases with the three current business tenants. Attorney James Young,   The post MONDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    SUSPECT IN OFFICER-STABBING ARRAIGNED HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A woman accused of critically injuring a veteran Hartford police officer by stabbing her in the neck several times has been ordered held on $2 million bail on attempted murder and other charges. Chevoughn Augustin was arraigned Friday in Hartford Superior Court, where dozens of officers gathered outside to show their support for Officer Jill Kidik. Kidik is a 12-year veteran of the force who was once honored for saving a baby’s life.   The post FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    NIGERIAN NAILED IN PHISHING SCHEME A federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment yesterday charging a Nigerian national with fraud and identity theft in connection with the email phishing scheme where he accessed the W-2 forms of Groton school employees. Thirty-five-year-old OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL was arrested last week at his home in Smyrna, Georgia. He allegedly sent an employee of the Groton Public Schools an email that appeared to be sent by another Groton school system employee.   The post FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »


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