Archive for September, 2010

Preston Officials Surprise Thieves

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Two men attempting to steal bundles of copper piping from the laundry building at Norwich were interrupted Wednesday when the redevelopment agency chairwoman and members of the town’s public works department surprised them but they jumped from a window and down toward the railroad tracks but were not found.

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Coalition Urges Perdue Not to Close Dix

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

A coalition of groups hand-delivered a letter to the office of Gov. Bev Perdue Wednesday urging her not to close Dorothea Dix Hospital.

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Site Prepped For Development

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Nearly fifteen years after the last patient left Norwich, a deal was signed Tuesday to begin demolition. Within a week, a mile-long chain fence will be built around the perimeter of the campus.

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Patient Remains From Foxboro State Hospital to be Moved

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

The century-old remains of a former Foxboro State Hospital patient in a solitary grave behind the hospital will soon be moved to the State Hospital Cemetery on Cross Street. A committal service for the unknown deceased will take place October 2nd at 11 a.m. – the public is invited to attend.

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Developer Announces Essex Co. Demo

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

A townhouse developer is set today to announce the demolition of buildings on the site of the old Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Joe Riggs, group president of K. Hovnanian Homes, will announce the removal of buildings at an event in front of an abandoned firehouse near the vacant Overbrook Hospital. Reporters will attend the event but it is not open to the public.

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Pennhurst Haunt Hearing Friday

September 23, 2010 Comments off

A hearing will be held Friday morning in a lawsuit aimed at stopping Friday night’s scheduled opening of the haunted house. Promoters of the attraction say its simply a way to celebrate Halloween. But opponents say it disrespects the memories of former Pennhurst patients and would have a negative impact on the community. It’s an issue that has split the Spring City, Chester County area.

Rivkin’s lawsuit contends East Vincent township officials should have required permits for the event. A memo from township zoning officer to township manager Mary Flagg show the Halloween attraction was to be a one-time event. However, Randy Bates told Action News he considers this year the beginning of a long run.

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Rep. Fitzpatrick Remarks on Haunted Asylum Attraction

September 23, 2010 Comments off

“We don’t do entertainment projects like that for cancer or heart disease,” Fitzpatrick said. “This whole sort of trend to have haunted asylums is both discouraging and very, very inappropriate.”

-Rep Mike Fitzpatrick

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