NEVER FOUND AN AX AT THE SCENE. 3 CONNECTICUT’S áRENTERS REBATE CHECKSá…THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO GO OUT IN MID-OCTOBER…ARE STILL áON HOLDá TONIGHT.MANY CONNECTICUT SENIORS AND THE DISABLED….DEPEND ON THAT MONEY.NEWS 8’S TINA DETELJ SPOKE WITH A GROUP IN GROTON… ABOUT THE PROBLEMS THEY’RE FACING. 3 [JOAN SCOTT/GROTON] [19:27-19:34]”IT’S VERY HARD I MEAN THERE’S THINGS WE CAN’T GET THAT WE DEPEND ON THE MONEY AND IT JUST AIN’T COMING.”JOAN SCOTT AND THE OTHER RESIDENTS AT POQUONNOCK VILLAGE IN GROTON DEPEND ON THEIR RENTAL REBATE CHECKS. THEY USUALLY COME IN LATE OCTOBER BUT THAT WAS DELAYED UNTIL NOVEMBER AND NOW GOVERNOR MALLOY’S OFFICE SAYS BECAUSE OF CORRECTIONS TO THE STATE BUDGET THEY ARE NOT EXPECTED UNTIL MID DECEMBER. [DAVE WIECH/GROTON] [29:08-29:14]”THERE’S PEOPLE HERE THAT CAN BARELY AFFORD TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES THEY WANT TO GET THEIR GRAND KIDS FIVE DOLLAR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. [JOAN SCOTT/GROTON][20:24-20:28] “I USE IT TO PAY BILLS AND TO STOCK UP MY FREEZER.”[ROSE WIECH/GROTON][26:01-26:07]”I USE THE MONEY TO PAY BILLS AND I HAD TO REPAIR MY TRUCK SO NOW I HAVE TO SCRIMP THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE.”[SARAH DEIGER/GROTON][24:03-24:06]”I USE IT FOR EMERGENCIES WHAT I USE MINE FOR.”THESE RESIDENTS SAY THE CHECKS CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM $500 PER PERSON TO $700 PER COUPLE.[JOAN SCOTT/GROTON][20:51-20:54]”OH GOD IT’S GODSEND I’LL TELL YOU.”[SARAH DEIGER/GROTON] [23:26-23:33]”I’M CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY TELL US ONE THING AND DO SOMETHING ELSE. EVEN THE GOVERNOR DOES THAT.”AT THIS POINT RESIDENTS WORRY THEY MAY NEVER SEE THE REBATE CHECK AT ALL.[DAVE WIECH/GROTON][28:52-28:57] “I WONDER IS HE GOING TO REALLOCATE IT. IS HE THINKING OF PUTTING IT TOWARDS SOMETHING ELSE.”[ANN SULLIVAN/GROTON][22:30-22:36] “THE WAY THEY KEEP CANCELLING IT YOU KNOW THAT’S WHY I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO GET IT AT ALL OR ELSE GET LESS THAN WE’RE SUPPOSED TO GET.”[TINA DETELJ/@TINADETELJ] [14:08-14:22]”ONE RESIDENT TELLS ME THEY LOOK FORWARD TO THESE REBATE CHECKS LIKE SOME PEOPLE IN THE WORK FORCE LOOK FORWARD TO REFUNDS WHEN THEY FILE THEIR INCOME TAX RETURNS. IT’S SIMPLY SOMETHING THEY COUNT ON. IN