Marijuana Dispensary + Charges In I-91 Crash – Patch.com

Welcome back, Meriden. Here’s all the local news, events, and community posts you need for Friday, Sept. 17.


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First, today’s weather:

Overcast throughout the day. High: 74 Low: 64.


Here are the top stories today in Meriden:

  1. Meriden BOE mulls response to proposed dispensary: The proposed marijuana dispensary is nearby to a building housing programs for teens and disabled adults. (Meriden Record-Journal)
  2. Reckless driving caused Wednesday’s tractor trailer rollover crash that shut down I-91 in Meriden, state police say: A Colchester man has been charged with reckless driving that resulted in injuries and the shut down of the highway for five hours. (Hartford Courant)
  3. Man Charged In Meriden Gas Station Break-In: Report: A man is facing charges following a break-in at a local business. (Meriden Patch)
  4. Meriden brings back COVID testing for residents (WFSB)
  5. Meriden Events Calendar: See What’s Happening This Weekend (Meriden Patch)

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Today in Meriden:

  • Cut-Off Date for Zoning Board of Appeals (9:00 AM)

Meriden Patch Notebook

  • Meriden Humane Society: “Seeing double? Hello, Socks and Milo!!!” (Facebook)
  • Meriden Humane Society: “Our beautiful senior boy Phantom was adopted today. So happy that you will be loved and spoiled for the rest of your life. Congratulations to Phantom and his new family! Happy life sweet boy” (Facebook)
  • Meriden Animal Control-Saving Paws: “**ADOPTED** We have some great news! Both Simon and Porter have been adopted! They are loving being out of the shelter and living it up in their new homes. ” (Facebook)
  • United Rhythms Dance Studio: “United Rhythms -Wednesday Night drop in class with Fernando! #sweating #handclap #dance #dancers #feelgood #dowhatyoulove #dancelove #choreography #danceclasses #adults #meriden #meridenct #ctdance #dancestudio #ctdancestudio #unitedrhythms” (Facebook)
  • Meriden Humane Society: “Come join us on 10/3 for an uplifting fundraiser! Messages from above with Vanessa Lynn. Seating under the pavilion at he North Italian Club in Meriden. Click on the link for more information and to purchase tickets https://www.facebook….” (Facebook)
  • Meriden Hills Baptist: “Pastor Russ is on a spiritual retreat with the 9th-12th grade students from MidState Christian Academy. No Bible Study tonight. We will continue our study in Revelation next week. We hope to see you Sunday!” (Facebook)
  • United Rhythms Dance Studio: “Relay For Life of Meriden – Wallingford this Saturday on the Meriden Green. For more info click the link below! Stop by the music booth to say hi!” (Facebook)
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce: “The MidState Arc will be holding their annual Arc Race on Saturday, October 2 and invite you to join the run! Whether you are a runner or interested in being a volunteer for this event, visit www.midstatearc.org for more information!” (Facebook)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Meriden: “See you out on the course!” (Facebook)
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children: “If you are going through the grieving process of a loved one and are seeking out resources, be sure to check out our programs on our website. We have a new young adult virtual program (ages 18-25) that just started this month! Copy and p…” (Facebook)
  • Meriden YMCA: “Let’s kick up some fun! Join us for Fall Soccer. The Y coaches have partnered with soccer staff from Vale Soccer to bring your player the best soccer experience. Our team of coaches is excited to share their knowledge of and passion for …” (Facebook)
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels, Meriden CT: “On September 24th the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Blood Drive at our Holy Angels Campus from 9:30am to 5 pm. The blood supply is very low, please consider donating. To Register go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-dr…” (Facebook)
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children: “If you are going through the grieving process of a loved one and are seeking out resources, be sure to check out our programs on our website. We have a new young adult virtual program (ages 18-25) that just started this month! Click the …” (Facebook)
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce: “The MidState Arc will be holding their annual Arc Race on Saturday, October 2 and invite you to join the run! Whether you are a runner or interested in being a volunteer for this event, visit www.midstatearc.org for more information!” (Facebook)
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce: “The Midstate Arc will be holding their annual Arc Race on Saturday, October 2 and we invite you to join the run! Whether you are a runner or interested in being a volunteer for this event, visit www.midstatearc.org for more information!” (Facebook)
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels, Meriden CT: “Join us for a fun, family event! Trunks are needed! Get into the spirit and hand out candy from your decorated car trunk! Food trucks: Bebo’s Bbq Wise Guys Pizza & Deli Meriden, CT Season de Pasta – Spanish Food Ice Cream Truck DJ Bob! P…” (Facebook)
  • Meriden YMCA: “Be ready. Be there for your team. Defend your goal. Good lessons for soccer, and for life. Join us for YMCA Fall Soccer. Our team of coaches is excited to teach our players. Let’s play some soccer! Call 203.235.6386. #meridenymca #nbbymc…” (Facebook)
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce: “Check out this video showcase from Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc. and visit https://www.kuhngroup.org/ for more information!” (Facebook)
  • Meriden Public Library: “Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth, a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the important contributions to our country’s history, culture, and heritage from the Hispanic community. Meriden Public Library would like to k…” (Facebook)
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children: “Happy Thursday! We love what we do here at The Cove and we LOVE hearing feedback from our members. We have several programs that help all members of your family overcome grief and expose you to others who are going through similar fee…” (Facebook)
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children: “We are almost one month away from our 24th Annual Run for The Cove! Sign up today as an individual or create a team in honor or memory of a loved one. We’ll see you there MADISON: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/… …” (Facebook)

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