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Local News for Norwich, Connecticut


School bus services in holding pattern

NORWICH – While Connecticut schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on a district’s contract with their transportation services.“Our contract is designed a little differently than everybody else in the state,” said Athena Nagel, who is the business administrator for Norwich Public Schools. “Our contract is paying for READ MORE.

Norwich community supports each other in tough times

The Coronavirus pandemic has offered plenty of trying circumstances, and media coverage of it. It can get depressing for those living it, reading about it, and even writing it.But this week, Jason Vincent, the senior vice president of The Norwich Community Development Corporation, was eager to share the good news on Norwich’s response to the READ MORE.
Otis Library: Though we had very ...03/27/2020

Otis Library: Though we had very …

Though we had very much hoped to reopen our doors to you on April 1st as planned, out of growing concern for the health and well-being of our community and staff, Otis Library will be closed until further notice. • Library books should be returned to… Read the article on READ MORE.

Norwich opts for remote building inspections

NORWICH - Even though City Hall is closed to the public, Deanna Rhodes, city planner for Norwich, said it’s important to keep city government duties going.“You want people to be able to complete their projects, and continue working,” she said.In order to keep conducting building inspections Dan Coley, building official for Norwich, said residents and contractors READ MORE.

Archeological survey begins at future Burger King site

NORWICH – Before the Whopper, there is the big dig.An archaeological study is underway on Town Street before construction of a Burger King restaurant next to the Bank of America in Norwichtown can begin.”If there is something found on the property, we’ll have to analyze it and do additional investigation as appropriate,” said William Sweeney, READ MORE.

Arrests down in Norwich, Plainfield and Putnam as residents hunker down to avoid infection

One side-effect of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent shelter-in-place recommendations is a decline in the number of arrests by Eastern Connecticut police departments, according to police officials and a check of department arrest logs.In the last two weeks, as public health and government officials push stay-at-home measures, the number of arrests logged by Norwich, Plainfield and Putnam police READ MORE.

Nystrom: Norwich school 5.5% budget hike is ‘too high’

Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom understands the economic challenges boards of education face each year due to state and federal mandates. Combined with the town’s high special education population and the impact of a world-wide pandemic, it makes things even more difficult.Still, Nystrom deemed the Norwich Board of Education’s proposed 5.5 percent, or $4.5 million, budget READ MORE.

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