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On November 8, Senator Richard Blumenthal won against Lenora Levy for the U.S. Senate race from Connecticut. He won for the third consecutive time. Now Connecticutans are wondering what new task he will take on. What new challenges are we facing as a community? Oluwatoyin Gbadeboh Connecticut faces a new obstacle: our growing poverty crisis. …

Appalling. Unacceptable. Heartbreaking. These are some of the words US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently used to describe the alarming results of the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The country’s first report card since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an unprecedented decline in student performance in math and reading, …

As Connecticut votes this Election Day, we may want to look to Stratford. The big city just east of Bridgeport is kind of a mini-version of the whole state when it comes to politics, economics, neighborhoods and a mix of people. Stratford has chosen the winner of each of the past six gubernatorial elections. His …

On the weekends, we feature a week-long review of major stories and headlines from all over Connecticut. Here’s a roundup of some of the most read stories across the state. You can also find your local Patch and follow these stories by clicking here. Residents and local authorities are reeling from the loss of a …

Last June, police and animal control said they removed nearly 200 cats from a Winchester home. On Wednesday, three people who lived in this house faced a judge for cruelty to animals and risk of injury to a minor. James and Laura Thomen, along with Marissa O’Brien, face 106 counts of animal cruelty and two …

History links Next game: state of virginia 07/11/2022 | 7 p.m. Nov. 07 (Monday) / 7 p.m. state of virginia WASHINGTON- If the unofficial start of the Chris Caputo era for GW men’s basketball is any indication, the Buff and Blue can pack …

Looking for something spooky to do? From races to haunted trails, there’s plenty to explore with the whole family! CONNECTICUT, USA — It’s Halloween weekend! Technically, Halloween is Monday, however, that won’t stop various Halloween events from happening across the state this weekend. Looking for something spooky to do? From races to haunted trails, there’s …

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that he would not run for Conservative Party leader, ending a short-lived bid to return to the post of Prime Minister from which he was ousted a short time ago more than three months. His withdrawal leaves former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak the clear favorite to …

BRISTOL, Conn. (WPRI) – Up to 50,000 people from across the country are heading to Bristol, Connecticut, on Friday morning to say goodbye to two police officers who died in the line of duty. sergeant. Dustin DeMonte, 35, and Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, were shot and killed last week while responding to a 911 call …

Two Bristol police officers have been posthumously promoted after they were killed in an ambush attack last Wednesday. The Bristol Police Department said Dustin DeMonte was promoted to lieutenant and Alex Hamzy was promoted to sergeant posthumously, respectively. It comes a week after the two died in a senseless tragedy that devastated the community. Calling …

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – In agony from a gunshot wound from an ambush that had just killed two comrades, a Connecticut police officer’s body camera shows him backing up behind a police cruiser and to fire a single bullet at the suspect. Investigators say the shot was fatal. “Shots, shots, more cars, send everyone out,” …

The man who Connecticut police say murdered two patrol officers and seriously injured a third in a ‘deliberate act’ in Bristol earlier this week was a high school football teammate of the former player of the Patriots and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez. Bristol Central High School’s 2004 football roster, first reported by the New York …

Deliberations continue in Waterbury on Tuesday in the ongoing libel trial of Infowars host Alex Jones. For a decade, parents and siblings of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were tormented and harassed by people who believed the mass shooting was a hoax. How to put a price on their suffering? It’s …

See farm-to-table in action at this country culinary retreat outside Norfolk. From left to right: Lisa Vollmer; Samantha Falewée Left to right: At Seed & Spoon, a culinary retreat at Husky Meadows Farm, family-style meals are served at an old French farmhouse table; Farm manager Adam Buggy shows off freshly picked harukei turnips. On a …

Hartford police arrested a suspect in the murder of an innocent bystander in May. Guillermo Gonzalez, 59, had gone to a local bodega on Tuesday May 10 for a hot dog when he was shot and killed in broad daylight, according to his family. Gonzalez barely survived COVID-19, two strokes and other medical issues, but …

WINDSOR LOCKS – Four men, including the late Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead, were commemorated last Sunday afternoon in a brief but poignant ceremony at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Halstead was among those remembered on Sept. 25, when his name was among those read at the 20th annual Connecticut State Fire …

MONROE, CT – Fresh produce from local growers, live entertainment and fun programs for kids and families have all helped make Monroe Farmers’ Market the #1 market in Connecticut for the second year in a row. Monroe Market was chosen by members of the public in an online vote conducted by American Farmland Trust. The …

Editor’s Note: This story is part of an occasional series about infrastructure in Connecticut. Every dam in the state, about 4,000, must be registered with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and about 3,000 of them are DEEP-regulated, which means that owners should inspect and repair them periodically. Here’s what you need to …

By DAVE COLLINS and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – Lawyers in Alex Jones’ libel trial agreed Friday not to take him to the stand until next week after a contentious day of testimony Thursday about his promotion of the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Jones’ attorney, Norm …

WATERBURY, Conn. — The judge overseeing the trial of Alex Jones in Connecticut said Wednesday she was prepared to handle any inflammatory testimony from the Infowars host when he is called to the stand this week in a trial in libel brought by people who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook school massacre. Last …

Floodwaters were receding in parts of western Alaska battered by the worst storm in half a century, leaving behind debris tossed by powerful Bering Sea waves onto beaches and seaside communities. The remnants of Typhoon Merbok were weakening on Sunday as the storm system moved north from the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea on …

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A woman is in critical condition and a man was slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle in Stamford on Wednesday morning. Police said they were called to the intersection of Bedford and Broad streets at 11:17 a.m. and officers found a man and a woman lying on the ground with injuries. The woman, …

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) in a group of rabbits at a home in Hartford County. The highly contagious disease can be fatal to wild and domestic rabbits, according to the Department of Agriculture. It cannot be transmitted from animals to humans. The agency …

History links STORRS, Conn. –The UConn women’s tennis team kicked off the fall season this weekend in the Quinnipiac Invitational, which takes place on the Huskies courts on the Storrs campus. UConn faced state rivals Fairfield and Quinnipaic with Army in double-blind matches and posted a combined 23-6 singles and doubles …

Next game: against Utah 09/10/2022 | 1:00 p.m. September 10 (Saturday) / 1 p.m. versus. Utah Story San Diego, California – UConn women’s volleyball falls to No. 12 San Diego in the San Diego Invitational opener. San Diego started the game firing on all cylinders as their offensive and defensive …

A series of knife attacks in two communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has left 10 people dead and 15 injured, authorities said on Sunday. The police are looking for two suspects. The stabbings took place at several locations in James Smith’s Cree Nation and in the village of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon, police …

As summer draws to a close, the number of lifeguards at Connecticut state park swimming areas is reduced, warns the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as we heading into Labor Day weekend. They urge swimmers to be careful. DEEP said it has hired 90 lifeguards to outfit eight of the most popular swimming …

Sergiño Dest is on his way to Italy. The 21-year-old USMNT right-back has moved from FC Barcelona in La Liga to AC Milan in Serie A on a loan with an option to buy, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano: Sergiño Dest at AC Milan, it’s gone and confirmed! Total agreement, loan with purchase option of …

Punched in the cockpit, leaving a leaking engine running during a cruise over Africa – Air France pilots are under surveillance after recent incidents which prompted French investigators to ask for protocols of stricter security. Two Air France pilots have been suspended after physically fighting in the cockpit of a Geneva-Paris flight in June, an …

Marcy MacDonald had already swum across the English Channel for 26 hours, where the Strait of Dover converges with the North Sea. She was on her way from England to Belgium when she got stuck in a tide that tried to push her back, along the French coast near Dunkirk. MacDonald, who has swum the …

A Connecticut dad is facing sickening child abuse charges for allegedly forcing his child to eat his own feces, according to a report. A two-year investigation of Kevin Grant, 33, also determined that the father allegedly forced his children to hit each other with a spiked baseball bat, according to an affidavit obtained by the …

Advocates for keeping the Windham Hospital Maternity Unit made a bold statement to Hartford Healthcare executives on Monday. Advocates hope the hospital will continue to be able to provide essential labor and delivery services in eastern Connecticut. In a final push, on the steps of Hartford Hospital, advocates from the Windham United to Save Our …

Not too long ago, a trip to the Connecticut coast began with a marathon in the family station wagon. You remember that rusty, belching juggernaut that smelled of wet dog, sweaty sneakers, cheap cigars and 3-day-old provolone, green tree air freshener hanging under the dash, offering little relief. Its vinyl seats stuck to our backs …

Backus Hospital is preparing to open a new behavioral health crisis unit in its emergency department. The ten-bedroom unit is designed to meet a growing need in the community, according to members of the hospital’s care team. “Mental health needs have absolutely exploded since COVID. I think it’s definitely become a bigger need,” said Melissa …

Back to school is in the brain. While the children are getting ready for school, there is also homework for the parents. “Going back to school can be so chaotic,” said Caitlin Houston, lifestyle blogger, mom of three girls and former elementary school teacher. Wallingford resident Houston has some advice for parents preparing for the …

With the first bite of my lunch salad, I let out an involuntary “ahh” of pleasure. I only realized this after seeing the others at the table giving me weird looks. “First tomato of the season,” I say. They all nodded knowingly and returned to their meals. Tomato season always seems a long way off, …

(WFSB) – It’s back to school time and Tax Free Week is one of the best ways to save money doing it. Eyewitness News has some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your shopping. It’s the time of year to get those pencils and notebooks for back-to-school shopping, but as …

Center staff will include at least five school safety consultants who have the expertise to review school safety and crisis plans and provide feedback to strengthen those plans. Many of the Center’s services are free to Connecticut public school districts, and it will also provide a variety of low-cost student safety training, including student mental …

The smoky, coifed and rarefied realm of Steampunk – a magical world that connects the early machine age of the late 19th century and the Victorian fads of the time to future technological advancements – continues to roll along like a steam locomotive. steam in Connecticut, with monthly festivals, fairs and events for enthusiasts. Alongside …

Percentages: FG 0.462, FT 0.933. 3-point goals: 5-13, .385 (J.Jones 1-1, Williams 1-1, Carrington 1-2, Sims 1-2, Bonner 1-4, A.Thomas 0-1, Clouden 0-1, Hiedeman 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Team changes: None. Blocked shots: 0 Turnovers: 13 (Bonner 3, J.Jones 3, Clouden 2, Williams 2, A.Thomas, B.Jones, Sims). Flights: 7 (A.Thomas, B.Jones, Carrington, Hiedeman, J.Jones, Sims, …

At Dog Star Rescue, Clear the Shelters takes on more than one meaning. Volunteers not only work tirelessly to find the dogs already in their loving home in Bloomfield, but they also take long road trips to southern states, get dogs out of crowded shelters and bring them to Connecticut. It’s thanks to the Bark …

East Haddam, Connecticut | $2.875 million A 1732 four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home on nine acres This home sits on a wooded road not far from Gillette Castle State Park, where the main attraction is a medieval-style home built in the early 20th century by actor William Gillette, surrounded by walking paths and parks. picnic areas. The …

Phoenix Mercury (12-17, 6-10 Western Conference) at Connecticut Sun (20-10, 11-6 Eastern Conference) Uncasville, Connecticut; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Connecticut takes on the Phoenix Mercury after DeWanna Bonner scored 23 points in the Connecticut Sun’s 95-92 overtime loss to the Chicago Sky. The Sun went 10-5 at home. Connecticut is third in the …

Published: 07/30/2022 14:38:48 HOLYOKE — Police have arrested a 37-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Connecticut mother of four. On Saturday, July 23, officers were dispatched to 35 North Summer St. in Holyoke at 12:05 a.m. for a possible domestic altercation, according to Holyoke Police. When the police arrived, they …

Connecticut State Police on Monday identified two people who were killed in an oncoming traffic accident on Highway 8 in Bridgeport on Sunday. Monica Wilson, 41, of Westport, was killed when the car she was driving southbound on Route 8 near Exit 3 just after 8.30pm on Sunday was hit head-on by a car traveling …

7 p.m. c. Connecticut • BSN Connecticut update: The Sun are 17-9 in the first meeting of the season with the Lynx. The teams will play again Sunday at Target Center. … The Sun beat New York 82-63 on Tuesday at home. Brionna Jones scored 21 points and Alyssa Thomas had 18 points and 13 …

GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan and local Workforce Development leaders yesterday celebrated the opening of the company’s brand new manufacturing facility in Stamford, Connecticut . As part of the celebration, the first device rolled off the production line at the new micro-factory, dubbed CoCREATE Stamford. “Today we are delivering on our promise made …

Three people were fatally shot and two were injured at an Indiana mall on Sunday night after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian fired at him shot and killed, police said. The man entered the Greenwood Park mall with a rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition …

A year ago, a Plainville teenager and his friend died from a dangerous dam after jumping into the Farmington River. Despite a bad actor defacing the Lucas Brewer memorial, Friday night loved ones gathered to remember him. “I’m glad we’re all here to remember him,” Lola Molloy said. She said Brewer was “definitely a light …

Dominic Rapini, a Republican with a history of feuding with the state’s Election Compliance Commission, became the first candidate to benefit from its generous public funding package in the tight race to succeed the incumbent secretary of state. Denise Merrill. Rapini received nearly half a million dollars in public funding for his primary campaign on …

After four films, Thor continues to hit hard at the box office. “Thor: Love and Thunder” grossed $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It’s an ideal franchise for the God of Thunder and another hit of the summer 2022 box office season. The second Thor movie …

A Connecticut restaurant owner said he was facing a harsh reality after closing three restaurants in the past few years. Sherman’s Taphouse in Southington was the last in Sean Sherman’s chain of restaurants to close for various reasons. “‘There’s a lot of disappointment because as a small business owner you put a lot of heart …

NORWALK, Conn., July 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC announced today that it has posted a guide on its website that will help owners identify any signs of bat problems or infestations in a home. The guide is called: How do I know if I have bats in my home? 9 signs …

For 30 years, the Great American Boom fireworks display has been a big hit in the New Britain town. Last year, just over 700 people pre-registered for the event at Willow Brook Park and celebrated in the new normal. Tony Wilson, who goes there every year, said: “You can get out of your car, but …

Travis Barker is on the mend after his recent medical scare. On June 28, the Blink-182 musician was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with his wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side. Following his medical emergency, Barker shared an update with fans on his health on July 2. “I went for …

Jul 01, 2022, 11:21 a.m.Updated 1 min ago By: News 12 Staff WHAT’S UP: A toast on tap at the July opening. Friday will be a summer day! Foggy, hot and humid conditions with highs near 90 degrees do not preclude a one-time late evening shower. An air quality alert in effect until 11 p.m. …

Residents of several Litchfield hill towns appear to have approved a plan to create a new school district. Region 20 would merge Litchfield and the communities that make up Region 6: Goshen, Morris and Warren. According to school superintendent Chris Leone, the results of Tuesday’s referendum are: Morris YES – 283 (55%) No – 228 …

Press Releases 06/27/2022 Governor Lamont reminds residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to increase on Friday (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont reminds Connecticut residents that the state’s minimum wage will drop from the current rate of $13.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour effective Friday, May 1 July 2022. Change is the result …

BRIDGEPORT — Two years after launching a campaign to end the criminalization of young people, the Connecticut Justice Alliance is once again urging state and local authorities to address the root causes of crime by funding social services. A new report released earlier this week by the alliance also calls on leaders to eliminate racial …

By December, several dates have been set for the implementation of the restrictions. New Delhi: Member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are bracing for heightened tension after a Russian warning to Lithuania for applying European Union restrictions on specific products destined for the Kaliningrad enclave – a part of Russia wedged between Poland …

Recently emerged video shows a 6-year-old Connecticut boy kicking a flaming soccer ball before he was badly burned – contradicting his family’s claims that he was deliberately set on fire. Cops confirmed there was no evidence of foul play. Dominick Krankall, 6, suffered second and third degree burns in late April after an incident in …

INDIANAPOLIS — Even before Sunday’s game against the Indiana Fever was over, Sky’s ticket to the Commissioner’s Cup championship on July 26 was punched. They needed a Connecticut Sun win or loss and got the latter. Their 89-87 loss to Fever will only have potential implications for the venue of the league game. “It was …

Stewart scores 19 as Bird adds 14 in tough road loss UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Despite a big third quarter of Breanna Stewartthe Seattle Storm couldn’t resist the combined strength of Connecticut Sun forwards, losing 82-71 at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday night. Stewart had 19 points, five assists and seven rebounds for the Storm (9-6), …

Seattle Storm (9-5, 5-4 Western Conference) at Connecticut Sun (11-4, 6-2 Eastern Conference) Uncasville, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Seattle is looking to maintain its four-game winning streak when the Storm take on Connecticut. The Sun went 6-2 at home. Connecticut is fourth in the Eastern Conference in limiting opposition points, giving up …

A bear that broke into a Canton home has been euthanized and one of four cubs with the bear died after being tranquilized, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. . DEEP said they believe the bear that was euthanized is the same one that broke into several homes in Canton. DEEP …

Authorities are continuing to investigate a possible drowning that occurred on Saturday. Police were called to an area along the Hudson River near Davern Drive, located west of Route 9N in Lake Luzerne, New York around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Davern Drive in Lake Luzerne, New York via Google Maps (June 2022)Davern …

Police are investigating the vandalism of a veterans memorial in a park in Wallingford. The Dutton Park memorial has been vandalized twice in recent days, according to police chief John Ventura. Photos posted on Facebook showed a swastika and profanities spray-painted on the memorial. A second photo showed the word “Die” written on the memorial …

A white supremacist group is actively trying to recruit people from many communities in the state. This week residents of Bristol and Newington found paper solicitations from the New England Nationalist Social Club strewn on the streets and personal property in various neighborhoods. In Bristol on Monday, Ohio Street landlords faced a flurry of unsolicited …

Indiana Fever (3-10, 1-9 Eastern Conference) at Connecticut Sun (9-3, 4-1 Eastern Conference) Uncasville, Connecticut; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Connecticut takes on the Indiana Fever after Jonquel Jones scored 25 points in the Connecticut Sun’s 93-86 win over the Seattle Storm. The Sun went 4-1 against Eastern opponents. Connecticut is the top team …

Connecticut State Police have arrested a man for driving under the influence after investigators say he was involved in multiple wrong-way crashes on Route 8 in Beacon Falls and Seymour on Saturday night. Troopers received multiple 911 calls about a contraflow driver going south on Route 8 in the northbound lanes of the freeway out …

MESA — Gun violence doesn’t need to make national headlines to have an impact. For one family, a shooting in Mesa changes the lives of dozens of friends and family members in Connecticut. Three weeks since Aaron Fawcett was shot and killed outside an apartment complex in Mesa, his family is still waiting. They are …

Bands of rain and gusty winds battered the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season made slow progress toward a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing villages. Ominous gray skies and blowing sand beaches cleaned up the popular destinations of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco. National emergency …

Connecticut State Police received 1,970 calls for service, assisted 156 motorists, responded to 109 accidents Friday, considered the start of the Memorial Day long weekend. [ Memorial Day parades return: Details on more than 30 events in central Connecticut for 2022 ] State police said there were seven reported injuries, but no reported deaths. Troopers made 10 …

As part of Connecticut budget implementation bill (Act) Enacted earlier this month, the state made significant revisions to its laws regarding collaborative drug therapy management agreements between pharmacists and certain prescribing practitioners to expand (1) the types of arrangements permitted; (2) prescribers eligible to participate in collaborative agreements with pharmacists; and (3) the scope of …

The Mohegan Tribe is partnering with Yale University to fund a new initiative to combat problem gambling. Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine will begin developing an app to provide cognitive-behavioral therapy. “Which is evidence-based treatment for substance use as well as other behavioral addictions, including gambling,” said Dr. Brian Kiluk, associate professor of …

Texas authorities have been searching for a woman accused of fatally shooting an elite cyclist after discovering the athlete had been romantically involved with her cycling partner. The US Marshals Service said it was looking for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, in the May 11 murder of Anna Moriah Wilson, 25. Armstrong was last heard from …

May 20, 2022Updated: May 20, 2022 10:09 p.m. Gianfranco Alvarez celebrates after graduating during Southern Connecticut State University’s opening night at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport on May 20, 2022. Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven hosted the undergraduate start Friday at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, with …

This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of3 The Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus will perform in “The British Are Coming!” Sunday at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus / Photo AddedShow moreShow less 2of3 A member of the Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus performs …

Repeated attacks by moth moth larvae can weaken a tree’s ability to ward off secondary stressors. CONNECTICUT, USA – Gypsy moth caterpillars are beginning to hatch and a heavy infestation of the invasive stink bug is expected this year, and it could be even worse if we see dry weather in Connecticut this spring. Gypsy …

NBA Playoffs: Game 7 history, stats and more originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea These are the two best words in sport: Game 7. The win-or-go-home nature of a Game 7 is unmatched, especially in the NBA playoffs. After six home-and-away clashes, many series come down to the deciding contest with the season – and …

There is a brush fire on the Middletown and Higganum town limit and firefighters are calling it suspicious. The fire is where River Road in Middletown meets Dublin Hill Road in Higganum. Authorities said the blaze spanned about five acres, but did not say what may have started it. “And at the time of night, …

Families find special ways to honor these important women in their lives. And after years of COVID, more people are going out and that means a big boost for businesses. “Family. Unity. That’s it,” said Deborah Malta, from Waterbury. “We did this a few years ago and it was phenomenal. And then we had the …

For the third year in a row, an effort to ban flavored vaping products in Connecticut failed to garner enough support. “We’re incredibly frustrated that the legislature can’t seem to get its priorities straight in a way that would protect children, like every Connecticut neighbor has already done,” said Kevin O’Flaherty, director Northeast Advocacy for …

A white Connecticut state trooper who fatally shot a 19-year-old black man following a high-speed chase in 2020 has been charged with manslaughter By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press May 3, 2022, 2:57 p.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MILFORD, Conn. — A white Connecticut state trooper who fatally shot …

This weekend we were lucky enough to meet Ukrainian refugees who arrived here at Bradley Airport two weeks ago. They were among four refugee families who met with Senator Richard Blumenthal on Sunday afternoon in New Haven. Simon Bobrovskii and his wife left their home as their only option after missiles started landing near their …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate gave final legislative approval shortly before midnight Friday to a bill that says abortion rights advocates are needed to protect the state’s medical providers from lawsuits arising from out-of-state laws; and patients who travel to Connecticut to terminate a pregnancy and those assisting them. Senate Pro Tempore Speaker …

1of3 Aroma Joe’s opened its first location in Bristol in early April. Courtesy of Aroma Joe’sShow moreShow less 2of3 Aroma Joe’s, a New England coffeehouse chain, will have both drive-thru and box office at its Bristol, CT location. Marc MacGregorShow moreShow less 3of3 Maine-based beverage chain Aroma Joe’s is now open in Bristol, offering an …

The state Department of Public Health is warning school administrators to expect more cases of COVID-19 affecting students and staff in the coming weeks amid growing transmission. In a message to school leaders, the Department of Public Health said the increased rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Connecticut and surrounding states may be partly due …

According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, the Denver Broncos are among the teams that hosted Travis Jones from the University of Connecticut. Jones is a 6’4”, 325-pound defensive lineman who is expected to be selected in one of the first two rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft. According to the consensus drafting boards, …

History links STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s soccer team has announced its three captains for the 2022 season. Jessica Mazo and Emma Zaccagnini and junior Lucy Cappadone will lead the Huskies next season. “Mazo, Emma and Lucy have established themselves not only as influential players on our field, but also …

To combat food insecurity and the lack of an on-campus dining center, UConn Stamford students can now pick up snacks, cereals, and stock their own pantry throughout the day. It’s a first for the university trying to take something off the plate of students. Or really — add to their plates. “The ramen – take …

History links UConn Athletic Communications / April 17, 2022 PORTSMOUTH, Va. – UConn senior Tyrese Martin was named to the Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping lead his side to the championship game at the prestigious tournament. In three games over a four-day span, Martin averaged 19.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and …

During recent remarks in Danbury, Governor Lamont pointed to the high cost of housing as the main problem stifling the influx of industries and young families settling in Connecticut. The high cost of housing not only hinders our ability to increase our tax base by increasing our state’s population, but it also puts a strain …

A federal district court in Connecticut refused to fire claims filed by the CFPB against a mortgage company and three of its officers for alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Mortgage Law and Practice (MAP), and Protection Act consumer finance (CFPA). The CFPB lawsuit names as defendants 1st Alliance Lending LLC and …

Activists trying to open Connecticut’s municipal beaches to nonresidents have been caught up in a game of rock-paper-scissors for years. Every time they employ a new strategy, the opposition retaliates. And while the latest effort – tied to a study of parking rates and local budgets for beaches – appears to have stalled, reformers are …

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Connecticut is jumping into the electric bus lane. The state spends about $100 million a year to buy diesel buses. The average age of the state’s bus fleet is nine years, and a typical fleet is expected to last 12 years. Connecticut has one of the worst air quality in the …

The expanded child tax credit, which was in place for the second half of 2021, disappeared at the end of the year when Congress failed to extend it, and the prospects of the federal version returning in any way seem unencouraging. In the meantime, several states are considering adopting their own versions of the credit. …

Her hope is to spread the word about autism and invite others to share their experiences. WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — April is Autism Acceptance Month and a West Hartford mom is on a mission to spread the word. Jamie Kaminski is an artist by trade who painted this “Let’s Talk About Autism” mural. Her hope …

Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has $7.5 million in campaign money and enviable name recognition after decades in public office, but Republicans in the Democratic-leaning state still see an opportunity to win a seat in the United States Senate after a drought of about 30 years. The state’s top Republicans are touting Themis Klarides, the …

Everyone in state government seems to like these tax cuts — first the temporary suspension of Connecticut’s 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax, then a week of sales tax waiving. on most clothing purchases. The public will appreciate it too. But how happy will everyone be on July 1, as campaigns for Governor and General Assembly heat up, …

Kyle was a “sandwich artist” at a fast food joint in Hartford. You may have never met him before, but I’m sure some of you were blown away by his mastery of Teriyaki Chicken Feet with Sweet Onions. In 2019, he and the other 160,000 workers made up Connecticut’s restaurant industry, which made up about …

WESTBROOK — Connecticut State Police graduated 53 new state troopers late last week, all of whom were members of the 131st Training Troop. Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety commissioner James C. Rovella and state police commander Col. Stavros Mellekas congratulated the class during a ceremony at the Hartford Armory, according to a statement …

A Romanian citizen admitted his role in an ATM skimming scheme on Friday, according to federal prosecutors. Nicolae Marius Barbu, 50, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in federal court on Friday. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and is expected to be sentenced on June 16. The U.S. Attorney’s …

I was a relatively new parent when Trayvon Martin was shot and killed 10 years ago. Although his death initially escaped the media radar, news of his shooting made national headlines a month later and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Join the work of CT Mirror …

The Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut wants people to be wary of a text you might receive from the wrong number. “It’s almost like they met you at the bar the night before.” They send this text and you’re like, ‘Do I know this person? I feel like I know this person,” said Kristen Johnson, …

Jackson State entered the game with a tie for the longest active winning streak in Division I women’s basketball. The team faced Baylor, then also coached by Kim Mulkey, at last year’s tournament – an explanation possible of the effectiveness of their game plan. Jackson State’s 3-point shooting, particularly four timely 3-pointers from junior Miya …

The name Amistad and the historic slave ship itself are familiar to many people here in Connecticut. Kai Perry is a board member of Discovering Amistad. “I like to call the Amistad Incident of 1839 the first human rights case in the United States, because it was the first time people of color were tried …

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials ordered the immediate transfer of all 94 residents of a Wallingford nursing home to other care centers after discovering dangerous safety breaches during a investigation prompted by the deaths of two residents, according to the state Department of Public Service. Health. Department Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani issued the …

After a nearly seven-month deployment, the service members were welcomed back to Naval Submarine Base New London. The USS Colorado, known as SSN 788, was operated by Submarine Squadron 4, headquartered in Groton. “The shared sacrifice of the sailor and his family is a good reminder of the meaning that comes from service. These sailors …

For the editor: RE “When discussing torture and punishment, remember the victims of crime”, February 9: Robert Curt responded to my letter regarding solitary confinement in Connecticut. Yes, Mr. Curt, regardless of the definition of torture, including the one used by the UN Human Rights Committee Against Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur has twice cited …

HARTFORD, Connecticut – A blue banner flies high and proud, resisting the unwelcoming wind blowing from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico as it is carried along the coast of Ship Island, Mississippi. Below a mighty bald eagle is a golden harp adorned with an emerald green field, followed by the words “Erin go …

Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the state stands ready to help refugees fleeing Ukraine, while Connecticut’s two largest hospital networks said they plan to donate $1 million in medical supplies to help the country in the midst of the Russian invasion. Lamont said he would use the same approach for Ukrainian refugees as for people …

The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games are underway, and there are plenty of people in Connecticut supporting a man from our state who is taking his curling skills to the world stage. Things were heating up in the Connecticut cooler as people gathered at the Norfolk Curling Club to cheer on one of their own competing …

With warm weather approaching, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding boaters of the dangers of cold water in the spring. As part of their “Cold Water Safety Campaign,” DEEP will be raising awareness of the dangers of cold water immersion over the coming months on their social media, at special events …

COVID-19 has caused many problems. Among them: local agencies that work with children report an increase in substance abuse by parents since the start of the pandemic. They work to help children cope with the fallout and to prevent moms and dads from overdosing and leaving some children orphaned. “The pandemic has taken a toll …

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Federal Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court last week prompted expressions of optimism from the two US senators from Connecticut, both Democrats, ahead of a confirmation battle which will take place in the coming weeks. In statements posted online and on social media, the senses. Richard …

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Governor Lamont, Senator Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro held a press conference on the assault on Ukraine on February 27. The three politicians expressed their support for Ukraine and denounced Russia’s actions. Blumenthal had traveled to Ukraine in January for a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other national leaders. He …

The students said they were doing what they could to help from afar, raising funds and standing up for the Ukrainian people. HARTFORD, Connecticut – As part of the Ukrainian Global Scholars program, students can learn here in Connecticut, attending some of the most prestigious schools in the state. “The main goal of this organization …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law across the country as Russian forces began military operations early Thursday, NBC News reports. Zelenskyy also spoke directly by phone with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday evening. Biden said in a statement shortly after the call that he told the Ukrainian president that he “condemns this unprovoked …