Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal

They were stationed around the State Capitol complex like a couple dozen undercover agents. The legion of lobbyists representing MGM Resorts International watched every step taken by Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown, chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan nations, on that early spring day, during their rounds pushing for a third tribal casino in East Windsor. One lobbyist thought it was like a scene from a 1970s vintage crime movie. There was a lot at stake.   Read more of  Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal

Connecticut House sends tribal compacts to state Senate

HARTFORD >> With little fanfare, the House of Representatives approved amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal-state compacts to allow for the joint operation of a gaming facility in East Windsor Monday. In about 10-minutes the House voted 118 to 32 in favor of the amendments, which were signed last week by Gov. Read More of  Connecticut House sends tribal compacts to state Senate

East Windsor Police ask residents to stop illegal dumping

Read more of  East Windsor Police ask residents to stop illegal dumping EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH)– East Windsor Police are asking residents to stop illegal dumping in their town. On Tuesday morning, the department posted a photo of a large pile of garbage, including furniture, with a sign that reads “Stop Dumping” on their Facebook page. Police say that photo of illegal dumping was taken on Route 140 by Harrington Road. Police are asking residents to keep East Windsor beautiful by not dumping and reporting those who do. Police added in the Read More …

House approves changes to casino gambling compact

Read more of  House approves changes to casino gambling compact HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The House of Representatives has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land. Lawmakers voted 118-32 on Monday in favor of amended compacts and memoranda of understanding between the state and the two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans. The revised agreements ensure that a proposed satellite casino the tribes want to build in East Windsor to compete with MGM Resorts’ casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, will not compromise the state’s Read More …

“Affordable-housing” bill to get override debate

HARTFORD — A bill that would allow a developer to create a shared thermal loop in Bridgeport failed to win enough support to force a veto override on Monday, but Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz said he would allow a debate on a controversial bill that would allow a half dozen towns to delay requirements for affordable housing. House majority leaders also expect to vote on a deal with unionized state workers aimed at saving $1.56 billion in the budget year that began July 1; and approve rewritten language Read More …

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 …