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  • TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE

     BILDA TO RETIRE The head of  Norwich Public Utilities is retiring.  General manager John Bilda says he’ll be stepping down next year, helping with the transition to his successor.  Bilda has been with NPU since 1988, having served as its GM since 2006.   He’s credited with growing NPU’s operation, with a strong emphasis on customer service.  He’s also been the target of controversy, including taking part in trips to the Kentucky Derby fully paid for by the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative.    The post TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »
  • TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

    FORMICA V MARX Martha Marx, a registered nurse and former president of her nursing union and two-term Republican State Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme met in a debate last night at the Charter Oak Federal  Credit Union Headquarters in Waterford. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski wants to eliminate the state income tax. State Sen. Formica agrees, saying it could be phased out over time and is a lofty goal to purse.  Marx called the idea,   The post TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »
  • MONDAY EVENING UPDATE

    OIL SPILL UNDER INVESTIGATION State environmental officials are investigating whether to levy any penalties against the owner of a van and trailer which spilled three 55-gallon drums of heating oil Monday in Norwich.   Town officials say the oil began spilling on the Eighth Street Bridge shortly before noon.  The trail of oil continued along Smith Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, and Roosevelt Avenue Extension in Norwich and Long Society Road and Brickyard Road in Preston.   The post MONDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »
  • MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

    BUNNELL RETIRES Montville Po­lice Lt. Leonard Bun­nell is retiring after 42 years of service.   Bun­nell said he fo­cused on bring­ing train­ing, stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures, man­power and up­graded fa­cil­i­ties to Montville over the years. When asked about what many de­scribe as his ma­jor ac­com­plish­ments, Bun­nell cred­its oth­ers. Bun­nell said “the old cliché: to pro­tect and serve” was why he wanted to be a cop to be­gin with. SCHOOL SUPER FIRED A vet­eran Water­ford Coun­try School su­per­vi­sor is being charged with pro­vid­ing al­co­hol to a 15-year-old boy who was in a pro­gram at the school and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing him at her home. …More »
  • FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE

    CAR THEFT ARREST A Hartford man is accused of breaking-into a  motor vehicle in Montville in July, and also breaking-into the home of the vehicle’s owner.   25-year old Christofer Cruz-Morales is being held on 50-thousand dollars bond.  Police say Cruz-Morales allegedly burglarized the vehicle on July 26th, the same day that police reported other cars in town, including one belonging to former Montville Emergency Management Director Ray Occhalini being burglarized or stolen.  His car was later found in Hartford.   The post FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

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