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    GOLD STARS GET BREAK Norwich taxpayers whose child or spouse died while on active military service are getting some help from the city. Aldermen last night decide to offer such families a break on their property taxes.  Eligible gold star families can apply for a tax break of ten percent on the assessed value of their property, with a ten-thousand dollar limit. State statutes that passed last fall allow cities and towns to offer these tax breaks.   The post TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    CASINO NUMBERS FROM MGM, FOXWOODS, AND MOHEGAN SUN SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open. The state Gaming Commission said in a revenue report Monday the casino earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games and $7.3 million from slot machines from its Aug. 24 opening to Aug. 31. That translates to about $2.4 million in state revenues.   The post MONDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    GATEWAY UNVEILED TONIGHT The proposed design for a $500,000 gateway entrance on the Pawcatuck River bridge is scheduled to be unveiled tonight at a meeting of the Westerly Town Council. One of the original designs was described as more traditional and the other, modern. The presentation will be made by Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Konicki at the 6 p.m. meeting at Town Hall. The project was announced last fall. ROTELLA MAKING HISTORY When Democratic Selectwoman Kate Rotella takes over in an acting capacity on Sept.   The post MONDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    NPU HELPING IN MASS. Thirteen Norwich Public Utilities workers are heading to Massachusetts to help deal with a rash of natural gas explosions Thursday in three towns. One person was killed and at least 25 injured after explosions rocked 40 homes in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence that are serviced by Columbia Gas.  The N-P-U employees will help other utlility workers in going door-to-door to ensure gas meters are turned off and lines are inspected for leaks.     The post FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »

    SHOTS FIRED New London police are looking into reports of shots fired last night. They did find two spent shell casings in the area of Blackhall and Prest streets around 9:15. No victims nor perpetrators were found. 156 MILLING STARTS TODAY A planned milling and resurfacing project on more than three miles of Route 156 in East Lyme will begin  today. The second phase of the roadway milling is scheduled to take place Sunday evening until Thursday morning.   The post FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE appeared first on 98.7 WNLC.More »


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