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horsehoeConnecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative officials are on the grid for a trip to the Kentucky Derby for employees at a cost of more than $340,000. Officials in Bozrah and the city of Groton have been demanding information about the annual trip and expense. The corporate “retreat” hosted forty four employees and guests.

Coop management said the costs for the trip are paid from revenues generated by services to the Mohegan tribe, management of hydro systems for Hartford Metropolitan District Commission, and some towns in Massachusetts. The cooperative is owned by six municipally owned utilities including Groton, Norwich and Jewett City.