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05/28/2020

CMEEC receives credit rating upgrade

NORWICH – The Norwich-based energy cooperative recovering from a corruption scandal that left five ex-members facing jail time is optimistic it has “turned a page in its history” with new leadership, a renewed sense of purpose and, now, a credit rating upgrade.Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) this week received an upgrade from A+ to READ MORE.
05/28/2020

Vocatura promoted to lead NFA guidance department

NORWICH – Jessica Vocatura will become the director of guidance at Norwich Free Academy, effective July 1. Vocatura, who is currently the department head, will replace Jeanne Elliott, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.“Jessica is the obvious choice for this role,” Head of School David Klein said. “For more than 20 READ MORE.
05/26/2020

NFA to hold Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday

NORWICH — Norwich Free Academy pottery teacher Alyssia Pendleton said it’s important to continue to help the community, even though students aren’t on the NFA campus now.”Any money that can be raised toward this cause is phenomenal,” she said.NFA will be holding the fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. The event offers READ MORE.
05/26/2020

Red Cross aiding Norwich family after fire

NORWICH – The American Red Cross is helping one family, including three adults and two children, after a Monday fire on Hedge Avenue in Norwich.The agency provided a recovery envelope to the family with information on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more. Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers READ MORE.
05/26/2020

Busy Memorial Day weekend for Norwich first reponders

Connecticut state police have responded to more than 6,000 calls for service since Thursday night, including 147 crashes – one serious on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn.Troopers as of Monday morning arrested 27 drivers for impaired driving, with eight of those arrests stemming from motor vehicle collisions. State police issued 725 speeding tickets, 31 seat belt READ MORE.

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