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Local briefs for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Police say 2 women tried falsely obtaining substance

RICHMOND — Two Westerly women were arrested last week on charges of false representation to obtain a controlled substance and conspiracy.

Candice Pacheco, 36, of 1 Nichols Lane, was charged Oct. 22 after Walgreens Pharmacy in Wyoming reported that she dropped off a fraudulent prescription request with a forged doctor’s signature for Adderall. Police arrested Pacheco when she returned to pick up the prescription. She was also charged with operating with a suspended license at that time.

Pacheco was processed at the station and arraigned. She was sent to the Women’s Intake Center at the Adult Correctional Institute after being unable to post the requisite bail of $10,000 with surety.

An investigation revealed that Pacheco used the medical insurance card of Joy Forand, 36, of 7 River St. Forand also accompanied Pacheco to Walgreens to drop off the prescription.

She turned herself in to Richmond police on Oct. 23, and was arrested on the same charges. After processing and arraignment, Forand was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.

Personal property tax declaration deadline is Friday

STONINGTON — Tax Assessor Marsha Standish reminds all owners of taxable personal property that declarations must either be delivered to the assessor’s office or post-marked by Friday. Failure to file will result in a 25 percent assessment penalty.

Personal property consists of non-registered and out-of-state motor vehicles, trailers, horses, ponies, construction equipment, machinery, commercial furniture, fixtures and equipment, electronic data processing equipment, leasehold improvements, farm and mechanic’s machinery and tools, consumable supplies and all other taxable property not mentioned.

Declaration forms have been mailed to all parties appearing on the 2012 grand list.

Forms for new businesses are available from the assessor’s office upon request.

Supplemental forms are available for a graduated tax exemption of IRS classified five/seven year property of manufacturing or biotechnology facilities. Such property must be acquired, installed and predominately used for the manufacturing or biotechnology process.

The assessor’s office, 152 Elm St., is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Maritime Society holding 30th anniversary meeting

NEW LONDON — New London Maritime Society will hold its 30th anniversary annual meeting at Port ‘N Starboard, Ocean Beach Park, on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be a discussion of the Society’s organization and plans for the future.

The featured speaker will be historian and conservationist Tom Andersen of Save the Sound, who will tell the story of Adriaen Block and his fellow Dutch sailors. It is the 400th anniversary of Block’s chart of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. Tickets are $35. Call 860-447-2501 for reservations.

Stonington High School to honor veterans

STONINGTON — The Stonington High School Student Government will host the annual Fall Feast for Veterans dinner in the Stonington High School Café Commons, 176 South Broad St., on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m.

All current and past members of the armed services are welcome to attend at no charge, and each may bring a guest.

The students organize the meal and food will be prepared by the high school kitchen staff. Student-donated desserts and drinks will be provided.

Other student organizations will decorate the café commons. There will be entertainment and a guest speaker.


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