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June 4, 2018

HUD Secretary Gets Look At Crumbling Foundation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 1:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing

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WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.

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June 1, 2018

HUD Secretary to Visit ‘Crumbling Foundation’ Home

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Safety | White House | Willington | Real Estate

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson plans to visit a Willington home on Monday to inspect severe cracks in the foundation caused by pyrrhotite, a mineral that expands with moisture.

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March 2, 2018

State Still Looking To Griswold For New Police Firing Range

by Jack Kramer | Mar 2, 2018 11:24am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | East Haven | East Windsor | Griswold | Willington

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HARTFORD, CT — It may be a new session of the General Assembly, but some of the issues are not new. The state is still looking to build a 55,000-square-foot police firearms training facility in Griswold.

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October 21, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome To Connecticut . . . Now Hold Your Nose

by Terry Cowgill | Oct 21, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Willington

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“Connecticut sucks.” We’re used to hearing that sort of sentiment from a business community weary of high taxes and excessive regulation or from young people who think the state is boring.

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February 2, 2016

Some Towns May Want Controversial State Police Firing Range

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 2, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | East Windsor | Willington | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS PHOTO Though officials from Willington and East Windsor are trying to gun down a proposed state police firing range that might be built in one of their towns, municipal leaders elsewhere are trying to snag the proposed $7 million project.

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July 28, 2015

Willington Residents Tell Malloy, Lawmakers They Don’t Want A Shooting Range

by Christine Stuart | Jul 28, 2015 2:04pm
Posted to: Environment | Law Enforcement | East Windsor | Willington

Christine Stuart photo Willington residents traveled to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Tuesday to make sure that lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were aware they didn’t want the state to relocate the state police shooting range to their town.

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July 27, 2015

Residents To Rally Against Potential Plans For Shooting Range

by Christine Stuart | Jul 27, 2015 1:52pm
Posted to: Town News | East Windsor | Willington | Labor | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of the State Police Two years after Glastonbury residents fended off a proposal to build a state police shooting range in their town, two other communities are working to make sure it doesn’t come to theirs.

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June 28, 2013

Connecticut Loses Zombie 5K to NIMBYism, Massachusetts

by Jacqueline Wattles | Jun 28, 2013 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Town News | Willington | Local Politics | Public Safety

Screen grab from runforyourlives.com WILLINGTON — Plans for a “zombie-featured” 5K expected to attract nearly 5,000 runners to Willington were foiled when the event’s parent company withdrew its permit requests Thursday after getting pushback from local officials.

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June 14, 2013

ANALYSIS | Do Special Elections Predict General Elections?

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 14, 2013 9:54am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Opinion | Ashford | Tolland | Willington

Republican Sam Belsito cruised to victory in Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of Rep. Bryan Hurlburt, D-Tolland, who had resigned to take a job with the USDA. Republican state chairman Jerry Labriola was thrilled, crowing that there is “no doubt that tonight’s commanding GOP victory is referendum on Dan Malloy’s mishandling of the Connecticut economy,” in an email message to supporters, adding that the election was “a harbinger of things to come.”

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