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Local Trooper Promoted to Master SGT and Takes New Assignment

The Connecticut State Police promoted nine Sergeants to Master Sergeant and one Trooper to Sergeant during a ceremony today at State Police Headquarters. James C. Rovella, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and Colonel Stavros Mellekas, Commanding Officer of the Connecticut State Police, formally promoted the Troopers in a socially distanced manner. One Trooper that was promoted is very familiar with Eastern Ct including Jewett City, […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 65


CT Dept. Of Labor: Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop; September Posts 9th Consecutive Month Of Job Increases

WETHERSFIELD, October 21, 2021 – Connecticut employment gains were estimated at 4,700 (0.3%) for September 2021 (seasonally adjusted). Connecticut nonfarm jobs are now 40,500 (2.6%) positions higher than the September 2020 job levels at 1,609,700. This is the ninth consecutive monthly gain in 2021. Connecticut has now recovered 70.4% (205,800) of the 292,400 positions lost in the March and April 2020 COVID lockdown period. August 2021 job gains were revised […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 25


Higganum Man Turns Himself In Almost 3 Months After Fatal Accident

On July 29, 2021 at approximately 10:38 PM Connecticut State Police Troop patrol personnel as well as detectives from the central district major crime squad and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad, investigated the tragic death of a 14 year old girl in Higganum. The girl was riding her bicycle south on Rt 81 in Higganum where she was hit by a car that was moving in the same direction. The […]

todayOctober 19, 2021 145


Governor Lamont Announces Online Sports Wagering, iCasino Opens Tuesday to All Adults 21 and Older in Connecticut

Opening Follows the Completion of a Successful Seven-Day Soft Launch (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has authorized the full launch of online sports wagering and iCasino in Connecticut to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the Mohegan Tribe, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe may begin offering online wagering to all adults of legal […]

todayOctober 18, 2021 12


Voluntown Man Arrested After Sexual Assault Investigation

On October 18, 2021, the Plainfield Police Department arrested 20 year old Gavin Armstrong of Voluntown, who had an active Arrest Warrant for Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree. Armstrong was located at his residence and taken into custody without incident. The arrest stems from a disclosure on June 12, 2021, from a female who reported the sexual assault. After a lengthy investigation an arrest warrant was obtained for Armstrong. […]

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Griswold Youth Football – Why We Love It, and Why You Should

Yes, Wally, you are absolutely correct. However, I want to go 2 steps further and ask the question, who is 21-0 so far this football season? Did you say the entire Griswold Youth Football League as a whole? Why, you are also correct!! All 3 divisions, (micros, juniors, and seniors) are undefeated 7 weeks into the season. Griswold has scored definitive wins against towns that have been successful and consistent […]

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Cars Towed With Disabling Damage After 2 Car Crash in Plainfield

On Sunday, October 17, just before 7 PM Plainfield Police responded to a 2 car crash at the intersection of Academy Hill Rd and Rt 12. 47 year old Jean Lorient of Norwich was driving their black Toyota Highlander southbound on Rt 12 in Plainfield and then tried to make a left hand turn on Academy Hill, according to Police. During the turn, Lorient struck the front drivers side of […]

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