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Tue January 21, 2014
Winter Storm Warning Continues; Pothole Problems
Very cold temperatures continue for Connecticut as a winter storm blankets the state through this evening. A Winter Storm warning remains in effect until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. Three to ten inches of snow is expected to fall---with higher amounts in the eastern and southern part of the state. Gov. Dannel Malloy has activated a network of agencies to help at-risk people find shelter. Anyone in need of shelter can call – 211-- which is the state's information line. As cold weather returns to Connecticut potholes around the state are unavoidable. Jim Mahoney from the Connecticut Transportation Institute says unfortunately, every road is susceptible. Crews will continue to do cold patching for the next few weeks, until temperatures rise enough to allow for permanent road fixes in the spring.
Foxwoods Resort Casino Won't Appeal
The tribe that owns the casino said it will not appeal a ruling that prevented it from blocking collection of local and state property taxes on slot machines. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said in a statement that it believes the taxes are an affront to its sovereign authority but it's most productive approach now would be to address the tax issue directly with local government.
DEEP Announces Another Safe Hunting Season
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that with the close of 2013, sportsmen in Connecticut had another year of safe and productive deer hunting. There were no hunting related injuries involving the discharge of a firearm or bow for a third consecutive year. There was only one such incident since 2007. There was one hunting related injury reported in 2013 – involving a fall from a tree by a hunter who was not wearing a safety harness.