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Housing permits took a bit of a breather in June.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development released figures Thursday showing a slight decline in housing units authorized in Connecticut last month compared with the same period a year ago. The 389 permits issued in June were down from 405 in the same month last year.
June's lower permit figures follow three straight months of year-over-year increases. February was the only other month this year that showed a slower pace of building than last year.
So far this year, 1,887 permits have been issued. That's a nearly 10 percent increase from a year ago.
Locally, the four permits issued in East Lyme and Groton led the way in June. Three permits were approved in Old Saybrook and Stonington.
East Lyme has issued the most housing permits among all local municipalities this year, with 23. Other leading towns were Colchester, 22; New London, 20; Ledyard, 19; Stonington, 16, and Old Saybrook, 11.