Good Thursday morning Connecticut,
It’s a cool start to Veterans Day, but it will get warm into the upper 50s. On Friday, rain of one centimeter is possible and there can even be thunderstorms on Friday afternoon. Temperatures are getting warm and will last until the mid-1960s.
Winds can blow up to 30 miles per hour. Saturday looks good with more sun and temperatures around 60 degrees, and on Sunday temperatures will drop by 50 degrees with highs.
The big story
On Wednesday, Governor Ned Lamont caused a stir when he said he was considering reducing property tax. Beyond that, he said nothing, but any type of property tax would be welcome as residents pay much more at the gas pumps and grocery stores as the prices of everything skyrocket.
How would this be possible? Wasn’t it predicted that CT would suffer from a significant budget shortage not so long ago? Since the pandemic began, Connecticut, like other states, has received billions of dollars from the federal government, which has greatly helped the state’s near-term economic prospects.
The Republican-American newspaper said the property tax breaks could target low- and middle-income taxpayers, which Lamont discussed earlier in the campaign. (Read more on the Rep-Am).
The Connecticut Mirror is investigating the issue in depth and said Connecticut’s sales tax revenue increased another $ 800 million, which helped talk about possible tax breaks.
Connecticut is projected to have a budget surplus of $ 3 billion over the next two years, the CT Mirror reports. (Read her full story here).
The safety assessments by the nonprofit health monitoring group Leapfrog show how hospitals in Connecticut have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. >>> Read more.
The coach is accused of hitting the boy from behind with a hockey stick in the “upper back, shoulder, head and neck area”, according to media reports >>> Read more.
A 13-year-old police department veteran died unexpectedly on November 8th at the age of 39. >>> Read more. . >>> Read more.
Review nursing home inspection reports, rankings for all facilities in the state
The Connecticut Health Investigative Team has just updated its extensive database of evaluations and inspection reports for nursing homes across the state. (Click here and you can search their database.)
C-HIT has updated its nursing home inspection database with the latest reviews from @CMSGov. Thanks to @opalstack, we have made it easier for readers to navigate the database. Check out the searchable database here: https://t.co/ruUvR7T7PS @ConnHealthITeam pic.twitter.com/p40JjdtD9D
– CT Health Investigative Team (@ConnHealthITeam) November 11, 2021
A puzzle develops at a CT school
WTNH News 8 reports that three educators, including an administrator, have been on leave in the Plymouth School District and the police are now investigating. No details of the subject matter of the investigation were disclosed and no timetable for the duration of the investigation was published. (Read more about this story under News 8).
Veteran’s Day giveaways
Here is a list of #FREEBIES #vets offered today! #VeteranenTag #ThankYouForYourService https://t.co/7qtbU34nTS
– NICOLE NALEPA (@NicoleNalepaTV) November 11, 2021
TURKEY PRICES: 🍗 Analysts say prices for birds, and turkeys in particular, are skyrocketing. #Thanksgiving – https://t.co/PgQpTjziQp pic.twitter.com/4gUruxEkMa
– News12CT (@ News12CT) November 11, 2021
A good reason
Next weekend is our annual food drive hosted by the South Windsor Rotary, the SW Volunteer Fire Department and the Manchester Ambulance! This event is always a huge success and this year will be no different. Please consider donating if you can! pic.twitter.com/XjX42GXzAc
– South Windsor Police Department PIO (@SWPD_PIO) November 11, 2021
Here are the traffic conditions on Connecticut’s major roads:
THOMPSON – Road work on I-395 northbound between exits 49 and 53 (4.4 miles) until 4:26 p.m. today. The right lane is blocked. Reported Thursday, November 11th at 8:26 am.
STONINGTON – Roadworks north on I-95 between exits 92 and 93 (3.6 miles) until 3:00 p.m. today. The left lane is blocked. Reported Thursday, November 11th at 6:13 am.
STAMFORD – delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between exits 8 and 5 (3.1 miles). Reported on Thursday, November 11 at 7:39 am.
NORWALK – delays. RT15 Southbound is congested between exits 38 and 35 (2.1 miles). Reported Thursday, November 11th at 7:20 am.
NAUGATUCK – Roadworks on RT8 northbound between exits 29 and 30 (1.9 miles) today through Thursday, November 11 at 3:03 pm. The left lane is blocked. Reported Wednesday, November 10th at 8:03 pm.
NEW UK – Road works on the RT9 northbound between exits 25 and 26 (0.5 miles) are valid until 4:11 pm today. The right shoulder is closed. Reported Thursday, November 11th at 8:11 am.