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April 2016

Friday, April 29  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Gretchen Swanson, Neil Tolhurst, and Mike Merli.)

In tonight’s news: the University of Connecticut closes its Torrington campus; the Connecticut state Senate tables a bill raising the state minimum wage; tick-borne diseases on Suffolk County are most prevalent on the East End; and, critics oppose EPA dumping in Long Island Sound.

The Register Citizen reports:
Despite area officials and students pleading with the UConn Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning for the Torrington campus to stay open, the board voted to close the campus. The vote was nearly unanimous.

Former Mayor Michael Conway and petitioner Brian Ohler urged further investment in the Torrington campus. Ohler said his online petition to keep the UConn-Torrington campus open had garnered 1,250 signatures.  Members of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments recently signaled their collective support for UConn-Torrington and voted unanimous…