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    STATE BUDGET TALKS It looks the chances of Governor Dannel Malloy reaching an agreement with Republican legislative leaders on a new state budget before October 1st are slim to none. The Governor met with GOP lawmakers this morning to see if they could reach a consensus, but very little progress was made.  Malloy says if he signed the Republican budget approved recently by the General Assembly, the subsequence changes to state pensions would likely face a court challenge.  More »

    EB JACKPOT PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics’ Electric Boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear war. An Electric Boat official says the award keeps the program on track. The award was announced Thursday. MICHAEL’S DEMOLITION APPROVED The New London Historic District Commission says they will not impede plans by Mitchell College to tear down and rebuild its iconic former dairy barn at Michaels Dairy.  More »

    MOBILE HOME EXPLOSION A married couple with severe burns had to be pulled from the burning wreckage of a mobile home that exploded in Clinton.  Police received multiple calls about an explosion at about 12:30 this morning, followed by calls about a mobile home on fire at the Evergreen Park complex.  The victims were identified as 64-year-old Leon Hinkley and 61-year-old Candace Hinkley.  They were flown to a Bridgeport hospital where they’ve been listed in critical and serious condition respectively.    More »

    FOXWOODS’ PLANS UNDER WRAP Fox­woods Re­sort Casino is planning an announcement on Sunday that will un­veil plans for its lat­est at­trac­tion but of­fi­cials aren’t say­ing what it is un­til then. The site of the an­nounce­ment, the New Hamp­shire Mo­tor Speed­way, may provide a clue. Fox­woods’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives, joined by Richard Rawl­ings, star of the re­al­ity TV shows “Fast ‘N Loud” and “Garage Re­hab,” are sched­uled to reveal their plans be­fore rac­ing be­gins on Sun­day.  More »

    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 »


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