THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE

RECALL A FALSE ALARM

The Ledge Light Health District has retracted an alert about eggs tainted with salmonella saying the alert is a false alarm. The eggs were purchased at the Wal-Marts in Groton and Waterford. Inspectors had misread the numerical codes on the side of the cartons and their determination that the eggs were part of the recall was wrong. A spokesperson for the Department of Consumer Protection said Wednesday that the Ledge Light inspectors likely had based their decision on the “universal product code” that matched the recalled products’ numbers but did not check whether the plant number matched that on the eggs listed in the recall notice.

SAILOR MISSING

Tyler Jacob (WTNH)

Groton Police say a 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor is missing from his home. Tyler Jacob was last seen leaving his house in Groton on Tuesday morning. He’s described as white with blond hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He was riding a blue 2014 Honda CBR motorcycle with the Connecticut license plate 00KSVK. Police do not have a description of what he was wearing when he left his house. They’re asking anyone with information to call the Groton Town Police Department at (860) 441-6712.

FAIR HOUSING CELEBRATED

The Eastern Con­necti­cut As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors on Wed­nes­day morn­ing held a spe­cial mem­ber­ship meet­ing to com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of the Fair Hous­ing Act. Nor­wich NAACP Pres­i­dent Dianne Daniels com­mented that zip codes mat­ter nearly as much as ge­netic code in de­ter­min­ing life ex­pectancy in the rental or sale of a dwelling. Con­necti­cut Fair Hous­ing Cen­ter Direc­tor Erin Kem­ple spoke about tests to en­sure real­tors are com­pli­ant with fair hous­ing laws. Look­ing out across the room of mostly white real es­tate agents, Nor­wich Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Direc­tor Kathy Crees commented, they need to do a bet­ter “job of mar­ket­ing a career in real estate to peo­ple of dif­fer­ent eth­nic­i­ties and col­ors.”

BOROUGH BUDGET UP FOR WEEKEND VOTE

Jeff Cal­la­han (Patch)

The pro­posed 2018-19 Ston­ing­ton borough bud­get will be voted on at the an­nual bor­ough meet­ing, which will be held at 10 a.m. Satur­day at Bor­ough Hall. Borough War­den Jeff Cal­la­han said that for a home­owner with the me­dian as­sess­ment of $460,000, the pro­posed bud­get would in­crease their bor­ough taxes by $22. Res­i­dents will also be asked to ap­prove the bor­ough’s five-year cap­i­tal im­prove­ment plan.

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