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Blue lights show support for police in Norwich
13 Dec 2018 at 1:56am
The Norwich Police Volunteer Chaplain Unit is making single blue light bulbs available free to the public during the 2018 Christmas season. The purpose of this program is to offer nondenomination spiritual and community support to Norwich police officers and Connecticut state troopers.

Who is Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford's first poet laureate?
12 Dec 2018 at 5:13pm
Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, has been named the first poet laureate of Hartford . Knowles is 45 and lives in the Parkville section of Hartford with his wife, Valerie.

Driver of motorized scooter sustains minor injuries following collision in No...
12 Dec 2018 at 8:20am
To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Norwich - City police said the driver of a motorized scooter sustained minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle pulling out of Rosewood Manor collided with him.

Norwich Superintendent Abby Dolliver to retire in June
12 Dec 2018 at 8:20am
Norwich Public School Superintendent Abby Dolliver, left, presents the annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award to Huntington School 5th-grader Elijah Ramsey, 10, with his mother Melissa Cheslog, right, at his side, in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Norwich - Superintendent Abby Dolliver announced plans to retire June 30 after nearly nine years as the head of the city school system and earlier tenures as director of student services and as a social worker.

Essex chemical engineering firm expanding to Norwich
12 Dec 2018 at 8:20am
Norwich - An Essex-based chemical engineering research and development firm has purchased a vacant 76,000-square-foot building in the business park for $1.9 million and plans to launch an advanced manufacturing arm of the business there once renovations are completed. Nalas Engineering Services Inc. of the Centerbrook section of Essex purchased the building formerly occupied by Gunther International LTD, at 1 Winnenden Road at the corner of New Park Avenue in the Stanley Israelite Norwich Business Park.

Chelsea Groton Foundation Pledge To Coast Guard Museum
11 Dec 2018 at 11:28pm
Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank and President of the Chelsea Groton Foundation presents a $100,000 check to Richard J. Grahn, President and CEO of the National Coast Guard Museum Association during a ceremony on November 20. The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc . gratefully announces a generous pledge of $100,000 from the Chelsea Groton Foundation .

Diocese of Norwich Bishop Cote addresses flock on sexual assault scandal
11 Dec 2018 at 7:02pm
Twenty-four men, claiming they were sexually assaulted as teenage boys by the late Brother K. Paul McGlade and others, have filed lawsuits against the Diocese of Norwich and former Bishop Daniel Reilly. The Day reported on the lawsuit in a Nov. 29 article.

Preston school board will seek 'stronger voice' in NFA operations because of ...
11 Dec 2018 at 7:49am
To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Preston – The Board of Education will ask for "a stronger voice at the table" at the Norwich Free Academy in the future in the wake of a police investigation into NFA's response to allegations of sexual relations between a coach and two students in 2017 and 2018.

Church Plans to Open in Vacant, Historic Building in Downtown Norwich
11 Dec 2018 at 3:37am
A building in downtown Norwich that has stood vacant for years, will now house a non-denominational church. A church is opening up in a vacant, historic building in Norwich and looking to be much more than a place of worship.

Garbage fire causes minor damage to Norwich building
10 Dec 2018 at 6:54pm
To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Norwich - City fire marshals are investigating the cause of a garbage fire inside 16 Franklin St. early Sunday, firefighters said.

Travis Grillo holds Grilloa s Pickles
9 Dec 2018 at 8:03am
Norwich native Travis Grillo studied art at Norwich Free Academy and Central Connecticut State University, and he was dreaming of getting a job designing sneakers for Nike - but then the company turned him down. Disappointed? You bet.

Grant to help Opioid Action Team expand services to Norwich
9 Dec 2018 at 3:48am
New London - Armed with a new $262,500 federal grant, the Opioid Action Team of Southeastern Connecticut is expanding its recovery navigator program to Norwich. The team used a $135,000 grant from the same source - the University of Baltimore - to employ two part-time navigators in New London in April.

Trooper accused of DUI in Norwich applies for alcohol diversion program
6 Dec 2018 at 9:13pm
Connecticut State Police Trooper Sarah Starkey is on the scene of a crash on Interstate 95 in East Lyme in this Thursday, August 25, 2016 Day file photo. Starkey, 34, of Waterford, was charged Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Norwich with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and appeared in Norwich Superior Court Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

Norwich school board seeks documents, meeting with NFA on sexual assault charges
6 Dec 2018 at 6:02am
Norwich - The Board of Education on Wednesday sent a 10-point Freedom of Information Act request to Norwich Free Academy for extensive documentation pertaining to sexual assault charges filed against a former assistant coach and the ongoing investigation into the school's response to the allegations. In a strongly worded letter to NFA Head of School David Klein and board of trustees Chairwoman Sarette Williams, the Norwich school board also requested that the Norwich board meet with NFA trustees to discuss their concerns and the information requested.

Norwich utilities commission gives acting GM a raise, contract terms pending
6 Dec 2018 at 6:02am
Norwich - The utilities commission Wednesday approved a contract offer to Norwich Public Utilities acting General Manager Chris LaRose to lead the utility during an internal investigation into a federal indictment of current General Manager John Bilda. The offer includes an 8.5 percent raise, which would bring LaRose's salary to $204,917, and a vehicle allowance.

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