Malloy signs law letting Connecticut tribes build East Windsor casino

HARTFORD >> Bookended by the two tribal chairmen, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially signed legislation that allows the tribes to move forward with plans for an East Windsor casino. Malloy had actually signed the legislation into law three weeks ago, but he did take a new step on Thursday when he signed documents amending the memorandums of understanding the state has with the two tribes. Read More of  Malloy signs law letting Connecticut tribes build East Windsor casino

Tribes, governor sign changes to compact allowing new casino

Read more of  Tribes, governor sign changes to compact allowing new casino HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It’s now up to the General Assembly and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve an agreement that could lead to a new satellite tribal casino in Connecticut. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal leaders on Thursday signed amended compacts and memoranda of understanding between the state and the two federally recognized tribes. The revised agreements ensure the proposed, jointly owned casino the tribes want to build in East Read More …

Enfield, EWindsor residents see mixed results after bringing Scantic River misuse to attention of local officials

It’s been a month since residents in Enfield and East Windsor sounded the alarm on recurring abuse affecting a natural resource both towns share — the Scantic River. Read more of  Enfield, EWindsor residents see mixed results after bringing Scantic River misuse to attention of local officials

Governor Malloy to hold signing ceremony Thursday clearing way for third CT casino

Read more of  Governor Malloy to hold signing ceremony Thursday clearing way for third CT casino HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy is holding a bill signing ceremony on Thursday to mark the final passage of a new casino bill. It allows a third casino to be built in East Windsor. Related Content: Gov. Malloy signs legislation to authorize casino in East Windsor The new casino will be run by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes. MGM, which is putting up a casino in Springfield, Mass., is vowing to fight the move Read More …

Community News For The Enfield Edition

Ice Cream Social EAST WINDSOR — On Saturday August 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., the East Windsor Historical Society will celebrate the bicentennial of the East Windsor Academy and the grand opening of the newly restored Osborn House. The event is free and open to the public. Located at 115 Scantic Road,… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Enfield-CourantCommunity/~3/ECx5FnrN5z0/hc-en-0720-enfield-20170717-story.html” target=”_new”>Community News For The Enfield Edition</a></span></strong>

East Windsor Police searching for stolen truck

Read more of  East Windsor Police searching for stolen truck EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in East Windsor are asking the public for help in trying to track down a stolen truck. A red, 1970 Ford truck was sitting on display on Thursday when a suspect stole it. (Photo Courtesy: East Windsor Police Department) In images released from a surveillance video, a suspect can be seen stopping in front of the truck and getting out of his own vehicle before taking the classic truck. Police are asking anyone with information to Read More …

Ceremonial fire to cleanse land for Mohegans

PRESTON, Conn. (WTNH) – An important fire is burning in Preston right now. This fire is supposed to be burning, however. Elders of the Mohegan tribe are using it to soothe some spirits. You are going to have to take it on faith that there is a ceremonial fire burning right now on the property of the old Norwich state hospital. That is because the Mohegan tribe’s faith says you cannot take any pictures of the sacred flames. The small campfire is on the edge of the old hospital property Read More …

Crews Searching Connecticut River In East Windsor

Crews from multiple agencies were searching the Connecticut River for a person who went missing in East Windsor. The search was underway early evening on Sunday. It was not immediately clear how long the person had been missing. It was reported that an individual had jumped from a bridge there. … Read more of  Crews Searching Connecticut River In East Windsor

Police search for man who jumped off bridge in East Windsor, never resurfaced

Read more of  Police search for man who jumped off bridge in East Windsor, never resurfaced EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are searching for a man who jumped into the Connecticut River in East Windsor and never resurfaced on Sunday night. According to police, they received a call around 4:00 p.m. that a man had jumped off of the Route 140 bridge into the Connecticut River and had not resurfaced. Officials have not released the identity of the man they are searching for. News 8 will update this story as details Read More …

East Windsor Casino Bill Includes $4.5 Million Annually To Nearby Towns – But Not Windsor

The two tribes planning to build a casino in East Windsor are to set aside some gaming revenue to help six municipalities that will bear costs of increased traffic in the region. One town, however, was left out of the law, and leaders there are miffed. The bill signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy…

Malloy signs bill creating East Windsor casino; opponents promise court fight

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday signed controversial legislation that will allow the tribal operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun to open the state’s third casino in East Windsor.”Over the years, our state has maintained a long-standing partnership and compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations, who employ thousands of Connecticut residents at their casinos,” Malloy said. “Make no mistake about it — the legislation that I signed today is about jobs for the […] Read more of  Malloy signs bill creating East Windsor casino; opponents promise court fight

Malloy Signs Casino Bill Allowing East Windsor Project To Move Forward

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday signed controversial legislation that will allow the tribal operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun to open the state’s third casino in East Windsor. “Over the years, our state has maintained a longstanding partnership and compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot…

Gov. Malloy signs legislation to authorize casino in East Windsor

Read more of  Gov. Malloy signs legislation to authorize casino in East Windsor HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Malloy signed legislation on Tuesday afternoon that will allow a casino and entertainment facility to be built in East Windsor. According a press release from Governor Malloy’s office, the legislation, Public Act 17-89 is an act concerning the regulation of gaming and the authorization of a casino gaming facility in the state. They say it was adopted by both chambers of the state legislature with bipartisan support. The owner and operator of the casino Read More …

Malloy Sides With Tribes In Debate Over One-Time Fee For East Windsor Casino

When it comes to one big potential source of cash for the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opposes some top Democrats. Democrats including Senate President pro-tem Martin Looney of New Haven and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter of Hartford want to at least consider forcing the Mashantucket Pequot…