WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE

PROPERTY REVAL TO START IN NORWICH

Property revaluations start Friday in Norwich. Inspectors from Vision Government Solutions will start visiting all private properties in the city to conduct interior inspections and ensure exterior measurements are accurate. Norwich is required by state statute to conduct a property revaluation every five years. The updated survey will apply to the October 1, 2018 grand list, and be reflected in July, 2019 tax bills. Inspections will start first in the northern half of the city, with all inspectors showing proper identification.

SOLAR AGREEMENT IN SPRAGUE

An agreement is in place for a 150-kilowatt solar power array at Sprague’s wastewater treatment plant. Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy will construct the system, which will produce 131 megawatt hours annually—enough to offset most of the treatment plant’s energy needs. The 20-year purchase agreement will have Greenskies design, build, and operate the solar array at no cost to Sprague, with the company selling the power back to the town at a reduced rate. The array should be operational in about a year.

$$ FOR DOGGIE CARE NOT LIKELY

Paul Sweet

Don’t expect the state to come through with any money to reimburse the town of Plainfield for the room and board it had to provide two Rottweilers that were at the center of a mauling case. First Selectman Paul Sweet says the state has told him they don’t have the money to cover the 11-thousand dollar cost to take care of the dogs belonging to Jenna Allen, who was sentenced this month to 60-days in jail, after the dogs severely attacked a home health aide working at Allen’s father’s home. The dogs were euthanized, after Allen unsuccessfully appealed their death to the state. Allen is due in court Tuesday to decide whether she’ll appeal her prison term. Town officials say a letter sent to her seeking reimbursement has gone unanswered.

WEST NILE IN GROTON

West Nile-infected mosquitoes have been detected in Groton. Ledge Light Health District officials say the insects were trapped Sunday. They’re reminding residents to minimize their time outdoors during dawn and dusk, to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants, and wear insect repellent with DEET. They also recommend that holes and gaps in door and window screens be covered.

FATAL STABBING IN HARTFORD PARK

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Hartford police say a man was found stabbed to death at a popular park. Deputy Chief Brian Foley says the man was found next to a pond in the lower section of Keney Park on Wednesday morning with multiple stab wounds. Foley says police believe the man was killed sometime after midnight. The victim has not been identified. An autopsy is planned for Thursday. The death marks the city’s 19th homicide of the year.

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