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Norwich school board backs proposed budget with 5.48% increase
Armed with statistics showing cuts to school budget requests over the past 15 years, the Board of Education Tuesday approved a 2014-15 school budget that would total $74.4 million, a $3.3 million, or 5.48 percent, increase over this year's total.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Norwich July 4 fireworks committee seeks volunteers
The snow is still on the ground in most places, but a group of Norwich volunteers already is thinking about July 4. "It's that time of year again," July Fourth Fireworks Festival Committee organizer Michael Franklin started his message seeking volunteers and donors for the 2014 festival tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 4 at Norwich Harbor.
Norwich teen incarcerated on home invasion charges
A 17-year-old from Taftville was taken into custody during his court appearance today in New London Superior Court in connection with an armed home invasion/robbery in Norwich on Feb. 17. Shyhaim Chisholm of 24 South Fifth Ave, Taftville and two others allegedly forced their way into an apartment at 7 Broad St. on Feb. 17 and robbed the occupants.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Career fair workshop is today
Connecticut veterans who plan to attend the upcoming 10th annual Heroes 4 Hire Career Fair are invited to the Connecticut Department of Labor's American Job Centers at 1 p.m. today for a workshop on how to prepare for a career fair and follow-up with potential employers.
Police logs for March 10, 2014
Ernest O. Tautkus, 41, of 51 Jerome Road, Uncasville was charged Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and a stop sign violation.
First St. Pat's parade in Norwich is green scene
Calvin Dayton of Norwich, a member of the Mystic Highland Pipe Band, walks along Main Street on Sunday after participating in the inaugural Norwich St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Police logs - March 9, 2014
Eric Anderson, 28, of Chicopee, Mass., was charged Saturday at Mohegan Sun with breach of peace and third-degree assault.
Norwich opposition growing over issue of fire tax
Several of the city's volunteer chiefs say there is mounting opposition to a proposal to spread the cost of the paid fire department to the entire city.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Probable cause ruling sought in homicide
The investigation into the beating death of renowned physicist Eugene Mallove has taken innumerable twists and turns in the decade since the 56-year-old was found dead in the driveway of his childhood home on Salem Turnpike in Norwich.
Two arrested on drug charges in Norwich
Norwich Norwich police arrested two men on heroin possession charges Friday following the discovery of 30 bags of heroin in a vehicle, police said.
NCDC request tops list of Norwich block grant seekers
The community development office Friday received a mixture of new applications and annual repeat requests for funding for housing, human services, employment and building upgrade projects for the city's federal Community Development Block Grant starting in September.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
History of Civil War commemoration ceremony to be discussed in Norwich
The New London County Civil War Roundtable will host a program Monday on the history of "Battle Flag Day" in Connecticut, recalling an 1879 event that marked the anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam.
Hearing scheduled in Mallove murder case
Ten years after renowned physicist Eugene Mallove was beaten to death in the driveway of his childhood home in Norwich, a judge will hear testimony to determine whether the state has enough evidence to prosecute the second man accused of Mallove's slaying.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Residents decry disruption of their Norwich neighborhood by presence of soup kitchen
City police heard stories of daily disruptions to the Cliff Street neighborhood that residents say can be directly attributed to the presence of the St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen over the past 20 months.
Week-early St. Patrick's Day parade in Norwich finds many ready to celebrate
The decision to schedule Norwich's first St. Patrick's Day parade a week early appears to have paid off, as organizers have received commitments from 52 groups, including two pipe bands, a horse-drawn float, local celebrities and even a re-enactment of a visit by President Lincoln.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
More information available on idea to make Norwich parks tobacco free
In the wake of his presentation to the Norwich City Council Monday on a proposal to make Norwich parks tobacco free, Uncas Health District Director Patrick McCormack invited city residents to contact the district for detailed information or to join a committee working on the issue.
Salem schedules March 19 hearing on joining Uncas Health Care District
District membership will bring more services to town for approximately the same cost, and residents deserve a stronger public health system, First Selectman Kevin Lyden said on Tuesday.
Norwich meeting tonight on neighborhood soup kitchen problems
Residents and business owners in the Cliff Street neighborhood are invited to a meeting tonight hosted by the Norwich community policing unit to discuss concerns about their neighborhood, home to the St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen since July 2012.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Norwich man pleads guilty to drive-by shooting
A 24-year-Norwich man has pleaded guilty in New London Superior Court to a drive-by shooting in July 2011 that left the victim, 19-year-old Keshon Elliott, paralyzed from the waist down.
Woman who took over Norwich house can't get permit for electricity
But Gorman's frustration could lead to a change in a city ordinance that would give city planning, zoning and building officials more flexibility in deciding whether to issue permits if a property owner has a payment plan to erase back tax bills.