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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, […]

todayOctober 25, 2021 1

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POWERFUL AUTUMN STORM EXPECTED TO BRING SOME IMPACTS TO OUR AREA STARTING TONIGHT AND LASTING UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING…FLOOD WATCHES ISSUED FOR ALL OF CT

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 […]

todayOctober 25, 2021 1

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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 […]

todayOctober 25, 2021 121

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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 […]

todayOctober 25, 2021 248

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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 67

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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 […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 27

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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 […]

todayOctober 19, 2021 145

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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 […]

todayOctober 18, 2021 12

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