GREENWICH, CONN. (AP) — DEMOCRATIC CONNECTICUT GOV. NED LAMONT SAYS HE’S EXPECTING A LARGE TURNOUT FOR HIS PLANNED FUNDRAISER FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN. THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO APPEAR SUNDAY AT THE GREENWICH HOME OF LAMONT AND HIS WIFE ANNIE. LAMONT SAYS HE HOPES TO RAISE “AS MUCH AS I CAN” FOR BIDEN, WHO CAMPAIGNED FOR LAMONT LAST YEAR. THE SUGGESTED DONATION IS $2,800, THE MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION UNDER FEDERAL LAW FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

 

 

STAMFORD, CONN. (AP) — A CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY ACCUSED OF FAILING TO REPORT SIX STOLEN HANDGUNS, INCLUDING ONE USED TO SHOOT AT POLICE, HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. RIDGELY BROWN, OF STAMFORD, WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE LEARNED HIS STOLEN GUN WAS ALLEGEDLY USED BY A MAN TO SHOOT AT AN OFFICER IN JULY. POLICE LEARNED THE OTHER GUNS HAD BEEN STOLEN AND TOLD BROWN TO REPORT THEM IN MAY BUT SAY HE DIDN’T UNTIL A DAY BEFORE OFFICER BRYAN COOPER WAS SHOT AT. HIS LAWYER DECLINED COMMENT.

 

 

EAST HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — A FORMER PROFESSOR AT A COLLEGE IN CONNECTICUT SAYS IN A LAWSUIT SHE WAS FIRED FOR REFUSING TO DISCLOSE THE NAME OF A STUDENT WHO TOLD HER A MALE PROFESSOR WAS OFFERING BETTER GRADES IN EXCHANGE FOR SEX. LAURA JEAN CHAMPAGNE’S FEDERAL SUIT AGAINST GOODWIN COLLEGE SEEKS UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION AND RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. GOODWIN SAID THE SUIT IS WITHOUT MERIT.

 

 

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S LITCHFIELD COUNTY ‘MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER’ WALK IS SIGNING UP PARTICIPANTS FOR TODAY’S EVENT AT LITCHFIELD’S WHITE MEMORIAL. THE NON-COMPETITIVE EVENT WILL HONOR THOSE TOUCHED BY THE DISEASE AND RAISE AWARENESS & FUNDS TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER. REGISTER AT: ‘WWW.MAKING STRIDESWALK.ORG/LITCHFIELDCT’ OR REGISTER AT THE EVENT. CHECK-IN IS 10:30, THE SURVIVOR RECEPTION AT 11 AND THE WALK STARTS AT NOON. NO REGISTRATION FEE BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.

 

 

FIRE PREVENTION AND HALLOWEEN SAFETY WILL BE THE MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED DURING HARWINTON’S 4TH QUARTERLY SAFETY MEETING OF THE YEAR TUESDAY AT 7PM AT TOWN HALL. THE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN REPORTS RESIDENT STATE TROOPER JOEL PORTORREAL WILL LED THE DISCUSSION ON TRICK-OR-TREATING, REMAINING VIGILANT AND REPORTING ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. HE’LL ALSO TALK ABOUT HOW TO PREVENT PACKAGE THEFTS AND REPORTING SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. HARWINTON AMBULANCE CHIEF KEVIN FERRAROTTI WILL DISCUSS FIRE PREVENTION ANFD FIRE SAFETY TIPS.

 

 

HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOUR FLU SHOT? IF NOT, THE TORRINGTON AREA HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS LUNCH-TIME FLU SHOTS THE NEXT SEVERAL TUESDAYS. THEY’LL OPEN THE DOORS AT 350 MAIN STREET IN TORRINGTON TUESDAYS FROM 12-NOON TO 1PM FROM OCTOBER 22ND THROUGH NOVEMBER 19TH. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECCOMENDS EVERYONE OVER AGE 6 MONTHS GET A FLU SHOT EACH YEAR. THE DISTRICT ACCEPTS MEDICARE PART-B, CONNECTICARE, ANTHEM-BLUE-CROSS/BLUE-SHIELD & AETNA. FOR PAYERS, THE FLU VACCINE COSTS $25. THE HIGH-DOSE, FOR THOSE 65 AND OLDER ONLY, IS $60.