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Local briefs for Oct. 23, 2013


Worker injured at Henny Penny

NORTH STONINGTON — A Henny Penny convenience store worker was taken to The Westerly Hospital after being injured when she said something in a trash can she was taking outside exploded, causing injury.

Hazardous material teams from the U.S. Navy Subase and a Connecticut State Police bomb squad were on the scene at 324 Clark’s Falls Road at about 6:35 Tuesday night as were North Stonington firefighters and ambulance crews.

North Stonington Deputy Fire Chief Mark Perkins said when arriving on the scene they found the worker suffering from facial injuries caused by the explosion. The woman’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening, he said.

The bomb squad and haz-mat team left after determining there were no explosives or hazardous chemicals in the area, Perkins said.

Fire Marshal George Brennan was on the scene to determine what was in the trash can that exploded. Emergency personnel were at the scene for more than an hour at which time the area road was closed to traffic.

— A.J. Algier

Stonington residents can request absentee ballots

STONINGTON — Absentee ballots are now available for Stonington residents for the Nov. 5 municipal election. Anyone who is ill, disabled or expects to be out of town may request to have an absentee ballot application sent to them. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and can be picked up in person, requested by phone, or downloaded at stonington-ct.gov/clerk.

Anyone who is not registered to vote may do so in the town clerk’s office Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day to register to vote in person for the election is Tuesday Oct. 29. For more information, call 860-535-5060.

NESS gala to support STEM programs

STONINGTON — New England Science & Sailing Foundation, 70 Water St., will host its fifth annual gala Opening Doors on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. The benefit will raise funds to support the foundation’s efforts to provide science, technology, engineering and math education in its community outreach programs. There will be a live auction and a “Let’s Make a Deal” game with audience participation. Cocktails, a raw bar and gourmet dinner will be served, as well as music and dancing with Rock and Soul Revue.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $125 each. For tickets and additional information, call 860-245-4472, or email llyons@nessf.org. Tickets can also be purchased at nessf.org.

Phones restored at HealthSource RI call center

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Phone service at the customer call center for Rhode Island’s new health insurance marketplace has been restored after being down for several hours.

HealthSource RI spokeswoman Dara Chadwick said service went out sometime early Tuesday morning. The phone lines normally open at 8 a.m. They were restored at about 3 p.m.

 


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