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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

October 30, 2013 Business, Feature, Local News Comments Off
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding.

The program was launched following recent storms to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings (police stations, emergency operation centers, shelters, etc.) and commercial centers powered during electric grid outages.

A pilot microgrid program, administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, was created under Public Act 12-148 to increase the safety and quality of life for Connecticut residents during electric grid outage situations.

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Police ask your help nabbing would-be burglar

October 30, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

The Coventry Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary at the landmark Bidwell Tavern at 1260 Main St.

Police say a would-be burglar attempted to rob the tavern just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The man was not successful in gaining entry, but his image was captured by a security camera, police say.

Also, police in East Lyme and Groton are investigating similar break-ins in their towns.

East Lyme Police are investigating a break-in at the Lyme Tavern at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Police say many of the suspect’s actions were similar to those recorded at the Bidwell.

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In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

October 30, 2013 Business, Feature Comments Off
Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

Press Release

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

The store is known for its educational and interactive, and one-of-a-kind toys, books and other children’s items. … Continue Reading

Gov. Malloy responds to controversy over UConn sexual assault complaints

October 25, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 25 made the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding complaints filed by UConn students claiming the university failed to responsibly handle their reports of being sexually assaulted.

Legislators are now calling for public hearings on the complaints.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said.

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View a rebroadcast of Mansfield Candidates Night

October 24, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Screen shot from taping of  Oct. 22 2013 Mansfield Candidates Night online rebroadcast.

Screen shot from taping of Oct. 22 2013 Mansfield Candidates Night organized by the League of Women Voters of  Northeast Connecticut.

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If you missed Candidates Night on Oct. 22, here’s some good news – you can watch it online and/or on the local Charter Cable Channel 13.

To watch it via Town Hall Streams online, click on the following link –

 

 

http://townhallstreams.com/locations/mansfield-ct/events/16847/mansfield_ct

You can also catch it when it is rebroadcast on Channel 13 between now and Election Day at the following times:

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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

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Press Release Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding. The …

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

UConn President Susan Hebst. File photo.

There are circumstances under which the university should notify a student that another student who may have been suspended or expelled from campus will be returning, if they are returning. It is my understanding that this notification did not take place in a case that occurred three years ago and it should have. This process was corrected. – UConn President Susan Herbst

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