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.
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
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.