ALLEGED DRUG TRAFFICKERS NOT PROSECUTED
Two Providence men stopped on I 95 back in July 2016, in Groton, in a car loaded with $3 million dollars worth of cocaine will not be prosecuted. The judge dismissed the charges at the request of the men’s lawyers, after New London Superior Court prosecutor Paul J. Narducci announced he would not be prosecuting the case. It was unclear whether they’ll be prosecuted in another jurisdiction or why the locals are not proceeding with the case.
TOWN WORKER HURT IN FALL
Waterford firefighters responded to the Great Neck Elementary School around 1 o’clock Monday afternoon after the ladder a town worker was using collapsed and fell on him. Firefighters arriving say the man was conscious and alert but complaining of leg and hip pain. Goshen Fire Chief Todd Patton said the unidentified man was working from a lower section of the building’s roof when the mishap occurred. The victim was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, his name or his condition was not released.
BROWN STILL CHAIRMAN
Mohegan Tribal Council members have re-elected Kevin Brown, chairman to a second four-year term on the nine-member council. Brown, a retired Army colonel, was first elected chairman following his 2013 election to the council. During his tenure, the tribe’s gaming and non-gaming business ventures have grown dramatically.
VEGAS TRIP STILL ON
Southeastern Connecticut casino executives will attend a gaming conference in Las Vegas this week. The American Gaming Association, hosting the event, announced it was “closely monitoring the horrific events” of Sunday night and was going ahead with plans to open the four day conference Monday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The conference typically draws some 26,000 visitors.
CANDIDATES PARTIALLY PAY
Norwich mayoral candidates William Russell and Joseph Radecki, and Board of Education candidate James Maloney appear to all owe back taxes but intend to pay them off. Radecki recently paid a tax bill on a motor vehicle but still owes taxes on two personal properties of two businesses he owns. Russell owes on a property where he lives and according to town officials has come in to set up a payment plan that would have him all paid up by June. Maloney has a tax bill on a motor vehicle, but said he has paperwork indicating he no longer owns the car and turned in the license plates. He plans to bring that paperwork to City Hall. Russell and Radecki are part of Norwich’s wide field of mayoral candidates, which includes petitioning candidate Jon Oldfield, Democrat Derell Wilson and Republican Peter Nystrom.