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Connecticut State Police: Voluntown Shooting Not Treated as a Homicide

 At approximately 12:15am, Troopers from Troop E responded to Trail 1 Road in the Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT, for a report of an injured male with a single gunshot wound to the head. Upon Troopers arrival, EMS was on scene providing emergency care to the injured male. The male sustained a single gunshot wound to the right side of his neck. A witness on scene informed Troopers that the […]

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Your Guide to the Upcoming Week in High Area School Sports

Wed., 10/27 V Boys Soccer Killingly Away - Killingly HS-Main Turf Field [Directions] 6:00 p.m. 2:30 PM; 1 Bus Wed., 10/27 V Girls Volleyball Killingly Home - Griswold HS-GHS Gym [Directions] 5:30 p.m. Wed., 10/27 Miscellaneous Events GMS QVJC BXC Championships - Owen Bell Park Home - TBA [Directions] 2:00 p.m. 12:00 PM; 1 Bus Wed., 10/27 Miscellaneous Events GMS QVJC GXC Championships - Owen Bell Park Home - TBA […]

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Structure Fire in Jewett City

Today around 8:50 this morning Jewett City Fire Department, Griswold, and Lisbon Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported microwave fire on South Main Street in the Burrough. On arrival there was heavy smoke and a fire in the kitchen. The fire was quickly put under control by the first arriving engine. At the time of the incident there were no reported injuries.  The fire is under investigation by the […]

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ECC Girls Volleyball – Bacon Sweeps Griswold

Bacon Academy scored both varsity and junior varsity wins on Monday at Griswold High School in ECC Girls Volleyball.  "There were about 4 girls out on varsity, so some had to move up, but we still gave them a run for their money" according to Girls Volleyball JV coach Angela Adams. Bacon 3 -  Griswold 0 25-19, 25-12, 25-22 Griswold 10-7 Abby Matheson – 16 Assists, 4 aces, 3 digs, […]

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Noreaster Going to Bring Lots Of Rain Tonight and Tomorrow

This is the latest weather forecast for Eastern Connecticut (11:04 AM Tuesday) This Afternoon: The rainfall and winds may slightly subside by late afternoon as the primary low pressure center near New York City weakens.  Maximum rainfall rates  to ½" inch per hour can be expected.  Winds are forecast to gust to 35 MPH at times.  Some minor flooding and power outages can be expected. This Evening and Overnight:  As the Noreaster […]

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Griswold Pride Boasts Great Success With Events From Last Weekend

Griswold Pride (The partnership to reduce the influence of drugs for everyone) ran a pair of very successful events over the weekend to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Miranda Mahoney of Pride said in an email "GMS Chalk the Walk Red Ribbon Rally was a HUGE success.  All 580 something students participated in chalking the sidewalk with positive, drug-free messages, as well as some community members and parents. The Rally was a great, […]

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A storm system currently located over Indiana at noon is forecast to move to the east this afternoon and into the Ohio Valley by this evening.  A secondary low is then forecast to develop off the North Carolina coast tonight.  This low is forecast to rapidly intensify into a fairly powerful autumn storm as it moves up the east coast tomorrow.  The level of impact from this storm to our […]

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Young Couple Arrested For Forcing Minor To Make/Sell Illicit Pictures and Videos

On January 22, 2021, the Plainfield Police Department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint from a concerned parent regarding an adult threatening her minor child in order to receive payment for illicit videos and photographs that they had encouraged the child to take of herself and distribute for money. The investigation revealed that 18 year old Stacia Sotiropoulos and 18 year old Jaden Williams of Putnam, had employed the […]

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Fatal Accident That Claimed The Lives of 2 College Students From Colchester Under Investigation

On October 22, 2021, at approximately 1:00 PM, Troop K received reports of a two car motor vehicle collision on Route 354 by Lake Hayward Road in Colchester. Investigation revealed that the operator of a black Nissan Altima had witnessed the accident and was not involved in the accident. A 2010 red Nissan Altima, which was being operated by 19 year old Jacob Chapman attempted to pass the witness vehicle […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Great Weekend For Griswold Wolverine High School Sports

If you are a Griswold sports fan, then this past weekend you had a lot to cheer about! It did start with a tough loss for the Lady Wolverines soccer team as they traveled to Ferrigno Field in Windham and took the loss, 5-0. The Griswold Boys soccer team made up for the tough loss by defeating the New London Whalers, in New London, 2-0. The boys are home to […]

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Norwich Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect

On October 15th, 2021 at approximately 6:30p.m., Officers of the Norwich Police Department were dispatched to 42 Town Street, Norwich CT, (The People’s Bank) for a reported Bank Robbery.  It was later learned that a male entered the business, approached the bank counter and demanded cash from the bank teller. No weapon was used or implied. The suspect then exited the business (with an undermined amount of cash) and fled the […]

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Plainfield High School Athletic Events 10/14 – 10/21

Here are the athletic events for Plainfield High School for the week mentioned above. Thu., 10/14 V Football Amistad Home - Plainfield HS Athletic Lower Complex-PHS Track/Football Field [Directions] 5:30 p.m. Thu., 10/14 V Girls Soccer Bacon Academy Away - Bacon Academy-Football/Soccer Field [Directions] 4:00 p.m. Fri., 10/15 V Girls Volleyball Montville Home - Plainfield HS-Gym [Directions] 5:30 p.m. Sun., 10/17 V Girls Soccer Notre Dame-Fairfield Home - Plainfield HS […]

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Griswold High School Athletic Calendar 10/14 – 10/21

Here are all of the listed athletic events for GHS for the above mentioned week Thu., 10/14 Miscellaneous Events GMS B/G Cross Country Home Thompson/Wheeler Home - Griswold MS-Griswold Middle School Cross Country Course [Directions] 3:45 p.m. Thu., 10/14 Miscellaneous Events GMS GSOC Home Plainfield Home - Griswold MS-Griswold Middle School Cross Country Course [Directions] 3:45 p.m. Thu., 10/14 Miscellaneous Events GMS BSOC @Plainfield Home - TBA [Directions] 3:45 p.m. […]

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7 Day Weather Outlook for Eastern Connecticut

7 Day Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service This Afternoon Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Tonight Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Calm wind. Friday Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around […]

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Plainfield Social Studies Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault Against Students

On May 15, 2021, the Plainfield Police Department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint from a concerned parent regarding inappropriate text messages on their child’s cell phone.  Some of the messages included inappropriate photographs and the admission of supplying the child with marijuana. The investigation revealed that the messages were sent from Plainfield Central School’s 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, 31 year old Craig N. McCue of 118 Main Street […]

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