LOCAL NEWS

Effort underway to restore Gov. Buckingham home in Norwich

The Norwich Historical Society led the effort to obtain $118,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credit contributions to replace the leaking roof on the 1847 home of Civil War era Gov. William A. Buckingham.

Norwich promotes one firefighter to lieutenant, adds new member

Matthew Manke, 9, struggles to pin the new lieutenant’s badge on his father, Jacob Manke, while the boy’s sister, Leah, 13, looks on during Manke’s promotion ceremony Friday, May 25, 2018, at Norwich Fire Department. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Jacob Manke, 41, an 11-year veteran, was promoted to lieutenant to head the training and safety department, and new firefighter Joseph Muscarella, 22, was welcomed to the city’s paid fire department.