Daily Five: DWI Suspect Returns to Court, Cat Found and Coginchaug All-Stars Win

Five things to know for Monday, July 16, 2012.


1. What's the Weather? Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

2. DWI Suspect in Court This Week Irving Johnston, 57, of 27 Boulder View Court, Durham, is due in court on Thursday. Johnston has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence. after the pickup truck he was driving struck and killed 69 year old Joan Leighton-Smith of Durham along Route 17.

Johnston's case has been continued six times, according to court records.

He does not face any additional charges in Leighton-Smith's death, according to police.

3. Daisy Found! Five days after , Patch got word Sunday night that her family had found her. We're told she was hungry, but otherwise okay. We're glad to hear she's back home!

4. Coginchaug All-Stars Win District 9 Title Congratulations to the Coginchaug Little League 11-year-old All-Star team, which defeated Guilford 7-5 on Saturday night to win the Division 9 Little League title. With the victory, the team advances to play in the state-wide tournament. 

5. Where Have the Agendas and Minutes Gone? According to the town of Middlefield's website, a poor internet connection is preventing the town from posting the agendas and minutes of meetings: 

In the past, Agendas and Minutes have been posted to the Boards and Commissions pages, with links to Agendas from this front page, even though Connecticut Statutes Section 1-225 does not require the posting of Agendas and Minutes. However, the Town does not currently have the upload/download capacity to post these documents. We are working on upgrading our internet connection, and as soon as this is completed, the posting of Agendas and Minutes will be restored.

Mickey July 17, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Poor town hall staff more likely the cause than poor internet connection.
Brian Mendoza July 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Not enough Bandwidth? I think I hear Huey Lewis playing in my clock radio... "Gotta get back in time!" It's OK Marty. You're back home safe and sound in 1985. We can all help here fellow residents. Please search through your basements, attics and garages for any unused 10,000 Hours of AOL CD's and drop them off at Town Hall. Those 65K modems will once again be making those distinctive sounds. Many of you probably don't recall, but the town had a website that was taken off-line because the town could not meet the standards set by the state for timely posting of such materials. A new website emerged from the ashes like a fiery Phoenix rising from the ashes. The site is horrible and mired by poor page load times and a user interface that could win an award for being terribly counter-intuitive. Maybe we could get a Memorial School student to take it over. They probably have enough bandwidth to manage these upload tasks while having a video chat, angry birds and texting on their iPhones... ALL AT THE SAME TIME!


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