A person has been struck by a vehicle in Norwich. According to police, it happened at the intersection of North Main and 8th streets this morning. Eyewitnesses tell “The Bulletin,” the victim is the owner of the B&M Service Station, which is located at the intersection. The victim was reportedly taken to Backus Hospital with what eyewitnesses believe is a hip injury. No confirmation of that from police or hospital authorities.
TRUCK IN FATAL CRASH RECENTLY CITED
Federal records show that the dump truck involved in Wednesday’s double-fatal crash on a notorious stretch of Interstate 95 was cited for a brake-related violation less than two months ago. The crash happened when a dump truck driver slammed on his brakes but still crashed into the back of a stopped mustang, sending it spinning into the back of a stopped tractor trailer. The mustang burst into flames killing its two female occupants.
FUEL CELL AT SUB BASE
Navy and energy officials say a deal has been reached to site a 7.4 megawatt fuel cell park on the Groton Naval Submarine Base. The multi-million dollar fuel cell project, which has been years in the works, will supply electric power to the base and the local power grid and strengthen its energy security and reliability.
OYSTER FARM OPPOSED
More than 100 Quiambaug Cove residents and their attorneys packed the tiny Stonington Town Hall meeting room and the hallway outside it Thursday night to again let the Shellfish Commission know they oppose an application for a commercial oyster farming operation in a small section of the cove. The commission spent about 30 minutes answering questions and concerns about the process for evaluating and making a decision on the application. Cove residents say allowing commercial activity in the cove for the first time would lead to more commercial operations and decrease property values.
PW DIRECTOR SEEKS REHAB
A former public works director in Thompson, accused of using town money to buy a forklift for his own use, could learn next month whether he’s eligible for a pretrial diversionary program. If successfully completed, it could leave him without a criminal record. Leo Adams submitted an application on Wednesday and if granted, he would have to abide by whatever conditions the court places on him including treatment, restitution or community service.
BANK STREET CHANGES MAY BE FOR GOOD
Many in New London agree making Bank Street a one-lane road has created a much safer area to park and shop. Others have complained about the bottlenecks, especially in the area where Bank Street meets Ocean and Jefferson avenues, created by Electric Boat employees seeking other ways out of the city. The Planning and Zoning Commission was just as conflicted Thursday, when members voted 4-3 to provide a positive referral to the City Council on making the change permanent. The city eventually plans to convert Eugene O’Neill Drive and Masonic Street to two-way traffic, among other changes designed to ease the flow of traffic in and out of the city.
Norwich Police have arrested one man and four women in connection with an FBI-led, nationwide effort aimed at finding underage victims who have been forced into prostitution. Police said undercover officers, detectives and members of the FBI worked together in the Oct. 13th operation, which included answering ads for prostitution posted on various websites. Police charged one of the suspects Jerome Taylor with promoting prostitution and interfering with an officer. The four women were all charged with prostitution. All five were released on $5,000 non-surety bonds, and are due in Court Oct. 26th.