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  • MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

    HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut may not have a deal on a new state budget, but one key senator says there’s agreement on creating a fund to help thousands of homeowners whose concrete foundations are crumbling.  Democratic Sen. Cathy Osten of Sprague, a co-chair of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, says she’s hoping about $60 million will be set aside, enough to help homeowners with the most immediate problems.  She says a number of ideas for financing that account are still being considered,  More »
  • FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE

    CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Eastern and central Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling are asking the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate how much various officials and entities knew about the problem and whether there was any wrongdoing. The formal citizen’s request for a federal investigation was filed Friday by members of Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements. It’s unclear whether the office will take up the homeowners’ request. Thirty-six communities have been identified as potentially having homes with failing foundations because of the presence of a mineral that naturally reacted over the years with oxygen and water,  More »
  • FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE

    CONN COLLEGE FATALITY A man who killed a Conn College student while driving home drunk has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison. 27-year-old James Sposito will also serve five years probation. Sposito pleaded guilty to hitting a 20-year-old Pakistani student who was walking back to his dorm along Route 32 in December of 2015. Police say Sposito had spent the night drinking at several bars. COMPUTER THIEF SURRENDERS A New Haven man accused of stealing a computer from the Waterford Wal-Mart,  More »

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