RESIDENTS SOUND OFF
New London residents offer their thoughts on Mayor Mike Passero’s 90-point-8 million dollar budget proposal. During a public hearing last night, Dennis Downing spoke out against the spending plan, which would raise the city’s tax rate by over four mills. He says high taxes have been driving people out of New London for years and the rich will eventually be forced out. Resident Megan Perrit supports the 42-million dollar school budget, saying it’s important for the city to properly invest in education. Last night’s public hearing was held at the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut.