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    V.P. AT COAST GUARD COMMENCEMENT NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 2018 graduating class is needed more than ever, given the threats the U.S. faces from drugs and terrorism. Pence delivered the keynote address at Wednesday’s ceremony at the campus in New London. He credits President Donald Trump with investing in the modern technology needed by the Coast Guard and other military branches. He promises that “this commander in chief will always have your back.â€� Pence also praises the Coast Guard for its lifesaving efforts during last year’s string of devastating hurricanes. …More »

    VP COMING TO NL Vice President Mike Pence is due in Connecticut today for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement.  Pence is scheduled to deliver the keynote address to the graduating class of Coast Guard cadets.  Last year, President Trump delivered his first address to a service academy to Coast Guard cadets in New London.  This year, Trump is addressing the U.S. Naval Academy commencement. LIGHTNING STRIKE BLAMED FOR HOUSE FIRE A home in Old Lyme caught fire this morning.   The post WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    NPU BUDGET PASSES, WITH REDUCED RATE HIKES Responding to public complaints about proposed new rate hikes, Norwich’s Board of Public Utilities Commissioners Tuesday night adopts a budget for the new fiscal year that reduces the  rate increases.  The 92-point-6 million dollar plan is more than 3-million dollars less than what was first presented two months ago. Rate hikes range from 1-point-89 percent for electric service to 3-point-5 percent for water–between 51 and 63-percent lower than what was first proposed.   The post TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    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 »


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