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    CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED Police have identified the two people killed in that I-95 crash in Old Lyme yesterday. Eleanor McCarthy of Guilford and Iris Cooper of Pennsylvania died when a dump truck slammed into their car in the northbound lane. The two 71-year-old women where stopped in traffic when the truck driven by a man from Bristol couldn’t stop in time and crashed into the Ford Mustang’s rear-end. The accident happened just before two yesterday afternoon and the highway was closed until nearly 9:30 last night.  More »

    COUNCIL HOPEFULS SPAR Several topics are discussed during a public forum for the city council candidates in New London. The event took place last night at the New London Public Library. Republican candidate Katherine Goulart says the city should establish a unique historical district designed to attract visitors.  Incumbent Democratic city councilor Don Venditto says New London should take a page out of the playbook of Mystic and Stonington and use history to present themselves as a destination.   More »

    TENTATIVE BUDGET DEAL Connecticut legislative leaders say they’ve reached a tentative agreement on most of the major parts of a new, bipartisan state budget agreement.  If Governor DannelMalloy doesn’t like the proposal, the lawmakers are not ruling out the possibility of having to override a possible veto.  The leaders did not release many details of the plan, saying they first need to inform their fellow lawmakers. Connecticut has been without a budget since July 1.  More »

    MAYORAL HOPEFULS DEBATE Several topics are discussed during a debate between the five candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Norwich. It happened last night at Kelly Middle School. The men had a passionate discussion about the future of the central city district tax, which requires residents and businesses in the CCD to pay an additional eight-mills in taxes. Petitioning candidate Joe Radecki says the time has come to eliminate the CCD tax.   More »

    TEEN OVERDOSE A Groton woman who pleaded guilty to her role in the overdose death of a 17-year-old girl in a motel room is headed to prison.  The U.S. attorney’s office says 43-year-old Adele Bouthillier was sentenced Tuesday in Hartford federal court to four years behind bars for charges of sex trafficking and heroin distribution.  Police say Olivia Roark had been found unresponsive of a suspected heroin overdose at a Groton motel on May 29,  More »


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