Those involved in the so-called Derbygate scandal should make full restitution for their costs associated with last May’s all-expense paid lavish trip to the Kentucky Derby.  The Norwich City Council, by a 5 to 1 vote, makes that recommendation Monday night to the five city officials who went on the trip paid for by the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative.  Despite the vote, Corporation Counsel Michael Driscoll tells the council its decision may not have much weight. 



Overhauls Planned For Gold Star

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – A $30 million overhaul of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on Interstate 95 between New London and Groton is set to begin later this month.
“The Day” reports  that construction crews are scheduled to begin renovations to the southbound bridge on April 17. The project is slated to be finished by the fall of 2018.  A more extensive, $200 million improvement project to the northbound bridge is expected to begin in the spring of 2018.