CASINO PLANS UNVEILED
The Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan partnership planning to build an East Windsor casino announced that it expects to begin construction in the fall. It anticipates opening the nearly 200,000-square-foot facility with roughly 2,000 slot machines and 60 table games in the spring of 2020. A Springield, Massachusetts facility is scheduled to open in less than three months. MGM Springfield is expected to take business from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun and the idea is the East Windsor casino would blunt that competition.
WOMAN TURNS HERSELF IN
A North Stonington woman has turned herself in to face charges that she was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she struck and killed a pedestrian on Cossoduck Hill Road on July 18, 2017. Janet Henderson was charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, failure to drive in the proper lane and driving under the influence.Â She was released on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear June 27th in New London Superior Court.
FIRE CHIEF RETIRING
NorÂwich Fire Chief KenÂneth Scandariato, who leads the city’s paid fire departÂment and also serves as city emerÂgency manÂageÂment diÂrecÂtor, has filed papers to reÂtire Sept. 6th. He came to Norwich in 2005 from North ProvÂiÂdence where he had been fire marÂshal.
The Rite-Aid locations in New London and Waterford are closing and prescription records for both locations have been transferred to the Walgreens at 698 Bank St. in New London. Walgreen spokesperson Phil Caruso said the closure was part of an effort “to help ensure the right stores are in the right locations to create a more focused network of stores that can deliver the greatest value for their customers.” He added most employees affected in the two stores closing would have positions at other locations.
LAWMAKERS WANT ANSWERS FROM CGA
ConÂnectiÂcut lawÂmakÂers want to know how the Coast Guard plans to adÂdress “racial disÂparÂiÂties” at the Coast Guard Academy. Lawmakers said they were “deeply trouÂbled” by the reÂsults of a reÂport that exÂamÂined edÂuÂcaÂtional outÂcomes at the academy. They’ve reÂquested to reÂview all docÂuÂments reÂlatÂing to alÂleÂgaÂtions of haÂrassÂment or bulÂlyÂing at the academy in New London durÂing the past three years, the reÂsults of any inÂvesÂtiÂgaÂtions and the terms of any setÂtleÂments reached. They also asked for a briefÂing by July 20th on what steps are beÂing taken to reÂspond to reÂsults of the EqÂuity ScoreÂcard. The Coast Guard service is the first federal academy to utilize the “scorecard” process.
MAN WAS REAL DRUNK
State police say a Lyme man was found to be more than four times over the legal alcohol limit when he blew past a stop sign in his Volvo S60 and crashed into a pickup truck back in September. Police say they found “containers of alcoholic beverages strewn about” inside the car. The driver of the pickup was extricated and transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Sean McManus was charged with driving under the influence.Â He was released on a $5,000 bond, and is due in court June 21st.