TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE

TRAFFICKING RING ALLEGEDLY INVOLVING SPEEDBOWL OWNER TARGETED

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Democratic and Republican lawmakers say they want to pass legislation this session that addresses a Danbury-based human trafficking ring police say exploited young men with mental health issues. Authorities say the men were plied with drugs and money and delivered to wealthy clients to have sex for money after they had built up substantial drug debts. Three men have been arrested so far in connection with the case,

 

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

School Budget Slashed

  In a vote last night, the Groton Town Council cut $5.2 million from the Board of Education’s proposed budget for the fiscal year.  The board had requested $77.7 million. Superintendent Michael Graner anticipates that closing one of the seven elementary schools will save $1.5 million, but has no current plan to come up with the remaining funds.  There will also need to be numerous layoffs. Graner says the governor’s education cuts have left municipalities to suffer the consequences.

 

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

School Budget Slashed

In a vote last night, the Groton Town Council cut $5.2 million from the Board of Education’s proposed budget for the fiscal year.  The board had requested $77.7 million. Superintendent Michael Graner anticipates that closing one of the seven elementary schools will save $1.5 million, but has no current plan to come up with the remaining funds.  There will also need to be numerous layoffs. Graner says the governor’s education cuts have left municipalities to suffer the consequences.