NORWALK, CONN. (AP) — A 22-YEAR-OLD CONNECTICUT MAN WHO AUTHORITIES SAY WAS INTERESTED IN COMMITTING A MASS SHOOTING HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED ON STATE WEAPONS CHARGES. BRANDON WASHOL, A NORWALK RESIDENT AND STUDENT AT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY IN NEW BRITAIN, REMAINED IN JAIL FRIDAY ON $250,000 BOND AFTER APPEARING BEFORE A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE, CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF ILLEGALLY POSSESSING LARGE-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES.

 

HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — GOV. NED LAMONT WANTS STATE LAWMAKERS TO HELP HIM REVIEW CONNECTICUT’S QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES. THE DEMOCRAT SENT A LETTER TO LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ON FRIDAY, ASKING FOR A MEETING IN SEPTEMBER. LAMONT SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO INVOLVE THE LAWMAKERS IN A PLANNED “EXPANSIVE OVERALL REVIEW,” CONSIDERING THEY APPOINT MANY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

PLYMOUTH POLICE HAVE ISSUED A SILVER ALERT FOR A MISSING WOMAN.  65 YEAR OLD CAROL CURYLO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE AUGUST 9TH, SHE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FEMALE WITH BROWN HAIR AND EYES, 5’7” WEIGHING 145 POUNDS.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF CAROL CURYLO IS ASKED TO CONTACT PLYMOUTH POLICE AT 860-589-7779.

 

WITH A NEW SCHOOL YEAR AROUND THE CORNER, CONNECTICUT RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS ARE GEARING UP FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL ‘SALES TAX-FREE WEEK’ WHICH BEGINS THIS SUNDAY & ENDS SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH. DURING THE HOLIDAY FROM THE STATE’S 6.35% SALES TAX, MOST CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR PRICED BELOW $100 AT BRICK & MORTAR, MAIL-ORDER AND ONLINE RETAILERS WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE TAX. IN PAST YEARS, THIS HAS SAVED CONNECTICUT SHOPPERS OVER $4 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES WEBSITE AT ‘CT.GOV/DRS/SALESTAXFREEWEEK.’

 

THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH, AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST FROM 11:30AM-12:30PM BOTH DAYS, ST. MICHAEL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN LITCHFIELD WILL HOST ‘LEMON-AID’ ON ITS FRONT LAWN IN SUPPORT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN BEING HELD IN DETENTION CAMPS AT THE BORDER. ONCE A CHILD IS HELD BY AUTHORITIES, IN ORDER TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES ALREADY IN THE U-S, A BOND HEARING MUST BE REQUESTED AND GRANTED BEFORE THEY’RE ELIGIBLE TO POST THE $1,500 BOND. THE PURPOSE OF THE ‘LEMON-AID’ EVENT IS TO OFFER FACTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SITUATION AND WAYS TO HELP THESE CHILDREN. 100% OF EVERY LEMON-AID DONATION WILL GO TO SUPPORT THIS WORK.

 

TORRINGTON POLICE ARE AGGRESIVELY ENFORCING DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS. CHIEF WILLIAM BALDWIN SAYS ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, NEARLY 9 PEOPLE IN THE U-S DIE EACH DAY & OVER 1,000 ARE INJURED IN CRASHES INVOLVING A DISTRACTED DRIVER. IT’S MORE THAN JUST USING YOUR CELL PHONE. IT IS DRIVING WHILE DOING ANOTHER ACTIVITY THAT TAKES YOUR ATTENTION AWAY FROM DRIVING. THE C-D-C AND NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION DESCRIBE THREE MAIN TYPES OF DISTRACTION: VISUAL: TAKING YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD, MANUAL: TAKING YOUR HANDS OFF THE WHEEL, AND COGNITIVE: TAKING YOUR MIND OFF DRIVING.