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    ROADS OPENED AGAIN Vauxhall Street Extension and Cross Road in Waterford are re-opened to traffic this evening, after today’s windy weather caused downed trees and power lines. Vauxhall Street Extension between Hunts Brook Road and the Montville town line was closed as of 8 AM, while police also shut down a portion of Cross Road about a couple of hours later. Traffic signals on Parkway North and South, as well as Route 85 were out.  More »

    SOMERS CALLS OUT UCONN UConn officials are saying the recently approved state budget could mean the closure of regional campuses. Asked if UConn Avery Point is at risk of closing, university spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said it was too early to speculate on specific locations. Sen. Heather Somers, whose district includes UConn Avery Point, says talk of closing campuses is “fear-mongering”. SUBS GOING WITH XBOX CONTROLLER After two years of extensive testing,  More »

    PLEA DEAL FOR DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF The deputy chief of the Dayville Volunteer Fire Department will serve no prison time, after agreeing to a plea deal involving two separate cases. Todd Wakefield was sentenced Tuesday in Danielson Superior Court to an 18-month suspended sentence, and 18 months probation. Wakefield was charged back in April with assaulting a woman at a Killingly residence. Assistant State’s Attorney Marissa Goldberg says Wakefield threatened to dig a hole with a backhoe,  More »

    DEMUZZIO RESIGNS Groton Utilities Commissioner Edward DeMuzzio resigned on Monday and the Groton City Council voted to accept the recommendations of the Board of Ethics critical of DeMuzzio and two other Groton Utilities officials for attending a 2016 trip to the Kentucky Derby. DeMuzzio defended himself and his colleagues, General Manager of Utility Finance David Collard and Director Ronald Gaudet saying they made an error in judgment but were unfairly classified as unethical.  More »

    JOSE TO BRUSH US A tropical storm warning has been issued for a stretch of New England as Hurricane Jose approaches the coast of the U.S. Northeast. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the warning was in effect for an area stretching from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, Massachusetts. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for New London and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut. The storm is expected to remain offshore, although coastal flooding is possible from Delaware to southern New England over the next few days.  More »


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