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North Franklin man seriously hurt after Friday crash

FRANKLIN – An 18-year-old North Franklin man suffered serious injuries Friday night after he was thrown from his vehicle, state police said.At approximately 10:02 p.m., Connor Pearo, of Route 32, was driving north on Route 32 near Mansfield City Road when he passed another vehicle on the wrong side, according to a state police accident report. READ MORE.

Franklin Square roundabout plan presented to public

NORWICH – The plan to install a roundabout in Franklin Square was presented in an informational session at City Hall on Tuesday night as the continuation of efforts going back over a decade to improve the traffic situation downtown.Public Works Director Patrick McLaughlin described the “connectivity” project as a way to make the streets more READ MORE.

Applause: HBO takes on anti-Semitism in new series

“When Philip Roth wrote his novel, ‘The Plot Against America,’ its fears of an anti-Semitic fervor in the United States seemed outlandish and unnecessarily alarmist to many, including me,” said Rabbi Michael Friedman, of Westport’s Temple Israel. That fear is now more real, so much so that the 2004 novel has been adapted as a READ MORE.

Towns follow own road maps when it comes to paving

Jean-Paul Laguerre, a civil engineer for Norwich, said he gets calls all the time about road conditions, but he said things are generally fine.“Sometimes you get there and say, ‘Man, I can’t believe this person is complaining about the condition when there is only one crack,’” he said.For towns and cities in the area, there READ MORE.

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