Sports betting vote eyed

Waterbury Republicans endorse city alderman for open 73rd District seat

WATERBURY – As Republicans met Wednesday to pick candidates for four State House seats representing the city, it was quickly clear the 73rd District would see the most interest. The district represents the Bunker Hill, Robinwood, Overlook and Waterville neighborhood…

Veteran educator named Torrington Middle School principal

TORRINGTON – Bryan Olkowski was appointed principal of Torrington Middle School by the city’s Board of Education on Wednesday evening. Olkowski comes to Torrington from the vice principal job at a magnet school in Newark, N.J., but he previously spent…

Democrats tap Cook for sixth term in the 65th District

TORRINGTON – Democrats on Wednesday nominated five-term incumbent state Rep. Michelle L. Cook for a sixth term in the 65th House District and said they are prepared for an expensive battle similar to 2016. In that campaign against Republican candidate…

Thomaston finance board cuts mill rate thanks to additional state funding

THOMASTON – The Board of Finance on Wednesday night voted to lower the originally proposed tax rate of 36.23 mills to 35.79 mills after hearing that the town may receive an additional $636,654 in state funding for 2018-19. Board of…

Woodbury, Bethlehem voters approve Region 14 budget

Budget Watch: Region 14 2017-18 approved: $33,345,780 2018-19 approved: $33,988,629 Increase: $642,849 or 1.9 percent WOODBURY – Voter turnout was lower this time around, but the $33.9 million Region 14 education budget passed by 137 votes on the second try…

Canaan zoning chairman is now interim enforcement officer

CANAAN – Though there were some concerns and confusion, the Planning and Zoning Commission ultimately agreed to have Chairman Steven Allyn serve as the town’s temporary zoning enforcement officer. During a special meeting Tuesday, Allyn said former zoning officer Ruth…

Memorial Day events go forward despite tornado cleanup in Oxford

OXFORD – Oxford is still cleaning up the mess from the tornado that touched down last week, but power is restored to over 99 percent of its homes and businesses, school is back in session and the Oxford Freedom Run…

Sports betting vote eyed

Malloy wants a special legislative session this summer

HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to recall the legislature for a special session on legalizing sports betting before the end of summer. Malloy on Tuesday said Connecticut needs to move quickly after the U.S. Supreme Court last week…

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