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Two New England CT Lottery players are feeling lucky after cashing in $50,000 worth of scratch tickets that were sold at area convenience and package stores. Lottery officials announced that in New London County on Monday, May 16, Amede Leclair, a resident of Westerly, Rhode Island, cashed in a “$50,000 50th Anniversary” ticket which was …

A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot in West Hartford led to a police chase on Interstate 84 and resulted in the arrest of three people, officials said. Police said they were called to the store around 9 a.m. to an active shoplifting incident report. Home Depot Loss Prevention employees attempted to arrest the two …

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and developer Menard “Tex” Sampson outside 103 Earle Street, Hartford, Connecticut after renovations funded by the Hartford Land Bank. Credit: Facebook post / Hartford Land Bank HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Land Bank on Friday unveiled its first revitalized property, the start of a project that organization officials say will help …

The state of Connecticut has released new data showing weekly COVID-19 cases at every school in the state. According to the data, some schools are even seeing more than a dozen new COVID-19 cases per week. Others see almost nothing. The following data shows new cases reported between Thursday and Wednesday. You can search for …

It’s National Nurses Week and the frontline workers at Hartford HealthCare received a heartfelt thank you on Wednesday afternoon. The health system treated them to a special concert by country singer Jordan Oaks just outside the hospital in downtown Hartford. For many of the first responders, this recognition of their hard work means a lot. …

Community development corporations have long been active in Connecticut, and the state will begin officially certifying them as a step to funneling more money to support their work in strengthening struggling neighborhoods. Governor Ned Lamont on Monday signed a budget adjustment for fiscal year 2023 that would allow the state to borrow up to $50 …

Bray, Roger Roger Peter Bray of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2022, at the age of 90. He was born April 19, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to William Gardner and Helen Hughes Bray. Roger’s father was a former journalist and the family moved to where the work was – …

May 06, 2022 As we head into spring, it’s time for proms and graduations and all the celebrations that come with these milestones. But it’s also a dangerous time for teens and young adults, as the risk of alcohol-related car crashes increases. Although drunk driving among teens has declined 54% nationally …

May 04, 2022 Nearly 1,000 people die every day from conditions related to hypertension – but that often goes undiagnosed until it’s too late. Unlike the regular swings in blood pressure that occur between activities, hypertension occurs when blood pressure does not return to normal levels. The continually high pressure damages …

HARTFORD — The state’s workforce has fallen 10% over the past year at insurer The Hartford, one of Connecticut’s largest employers, according to new company data — a change largely due to the greatest number of employees working remotely. In response to a Hearst Connecticut Media Group survey of The Hartford’s employment levels in its …

HARTFORD — The state Department of Public Health is warning licensed professionals such as doctors and dentists of a scam seeking personal and financial information about health care providers. Vendors have received phone calls or notices that their licenses are suspended or at risk of suspension due to federal drug enforcement investigations, the department said …

HARTFORD, Conn. – The sun was setting Hartford Thursday, but that moment shone. The program, “Cops & Bobbers, Hooks & Ladders”, is something Hartford city officials have been offering since 2015, providing a different outlet for children in the capital and giving them valuable life skills to take home, including fish. This is a collaborative …

If there is someone in your life who has owned or operated a restaurant in the last few years, when was the last time you asked them how they were doing? We have had a long and arduous pandemic, a mandatory shutdown, supply chain disruption and now, the current inflation crisis. It was a time …

After a report this week showed Connecticut’s budget surplus hit all-time highs, lawmakers now agree it’s time to put money back in your pocket with tax relief. But determine how the two parties disagree. “What we’re doing is we’re taking the overcollection of sales and use tax and gross receipts tax that those funds that …

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The bear population in Connecticut is at an all-time high, with sightings increasing as they emerge from hibernation. More than 1,200 bears are waking up across the state. They see a lot of bear sightings in West Hartford. “I moved into my house and within two weeks I found a …

Health experts say people should continue to take precautions like getting vaccinated, staying aware of booster shots and wearing masks in high-risk scenarios. CONNECTICUT, USA – An increase in COVID-19 cases in Connecticut is due to a number of factors. “Herd immunity goes down, and then vaccine immunity also goes down to some degree, and …

April 18, 2022 To mask or not to mask is being debated across the country, but one thing is certain – COVID-19[feminine] cases are on the rise again. Connecticut‘s positivity rate is about 6.5%, the highest in nearly two months. There have been nearly 4,000 positive cases in the past week, …

It’s more than population of the cities of Canaan, Colebrook, Union or Warren. It is also 150 more overdose deaths than in 2020. This increase can be attributed to “prolonged isolation at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic“as well as the increase in the use of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, according to Art Mongillo, …

Hartford police are investigating a series of threats against the city’s school system. The threats come after a school nurse was placed on administrative leave for her alleged comments about LGBTQ+ students in a Facebook group. She also released private and personal details about a specific student, the school district said. Since the suspension was …

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz tested positive for COVID-19 days after her running mate, Governor Ned Lamont, announced he had been infected. Bysiewicz is “feeling fine,” said Adam Joseph, her chief of staff, and plans to self-isolate from home for the next five days. The 60-year-old was due to receive her second …

VESTAL, NY – The Hartford baseball team lost 9-2 to Binghamton in Game 2 of a three-game series this afternoon. With the result, the Hawks drop to 3-20 overall and 2-9 in the America East while the Bearcats drop to 7-18 overall and 4-7 in the conference. BINGHAMTON 9, HARTFORD 2Hartford wasted no time getting …

The Weaver High School baseball team in Hartford wanted to kick off their season and with the help of the community, they did just that. The school will be hosting its first baseball program since 2016 and they needed a little push from the baseball community to make it work. Weaver only had a handful …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Alex Jones was questioned Wednesday by attorneys for the families of victims in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where a judge had ordered the Infowars host to face escalating fines until he appear for a deposition. Relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut massacre …

WEST HARTFORD, CT — A classic home with lots of colorful history went on the market in West Hartford on Monday. Here is the Redfin listing for the house built in 1949: Address: 14 Gledhill Ln #7, West Hartford, CT Price: $429,900 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Listing Description: The original Gledhill Estates Tudor-style home at …

LOWELL, Mass. – The Hartford softball team dropped their first America East game of the season in a doubleheader against UMass Lowell. The Hawks dropped Game 1, 8-0, and lost Game 2, 9-4. Hartford drops to 11-12 on the season and 0-2 in conference, while UMass Lowell drops to 17-11 overall and 2-0 against conference …

Officials said no injuries were reported as crews fought the fire at the United Methodist Church in East Berlin BERLIN, Conn. — Fire crews are at the scene of a fire at the United Methodist Church in East Berlin. The church is located on the main street. Berlin Fire Marshal Steve Waznia said crews were …

The city of Hartford and public school leaders issued a public call on Tuesday to get more students in the city vaccinated as data shows less than a third of eligible children in the district are fully immunized. “We want everyone to be vaccinated. Efforts will therefore continue,” Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez said at a …

WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Tremayne Cobb Jr., Derek Tenney and Kyle Hawes recorded three hits apiece to beat the Hawks as the Hartford baseball team dropped Game 2 to UMBC, 16-9. The Hawks drop to 1-14 overall and 1-4 in the America East, while the Retrievers move to 10-12 overall and 3-2 in conference with …

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) ​​is warning consumers about cryptocurrency scams. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has been making waves across the country. And the BBB claims that scammers have taken advantage of its popularity. Cryptocurrency scams tripled from 2019 to 2022, making it the second riskiest scam last year. …

A Hartford woman accused of stocking and delivering fentanyl for her brother, a high-profile Los Solidos gang member, was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Janicette Reyes, 43, will also face three years of supervision at the end of her sentence, the office said in a statement. Reyes …

The concert was held at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford to benefit three grassroots organizations in Ukraine. WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Along with Ukraine, several local organizations have planned an evening of music and hope in West Hartford to show their support. “Music soothes the soul to begin with,” said Rabbi Donna Berman, executive …

The international union United Food & Commercial Workers seeks to organize the cannabis industry. Credit: Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT – There are no cannabis workers to organize yet, but the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union is looking to be able to organize these workers as soon as they walk in the door – …

Health officials investigated the complaints at the Quinnipiac Valley Center on February 10 and found several violations. HARTFORD, Conn. – A care home in Wallingford has been ordered to move nearly 100 residents out of its facility due to several health and safety issues which health officials say have yet to be addressed. On Monday, …

Cities across the state are reporting damage from high winds that downed trees and power lines. From 11:30 p.m., Eversource reported about 4,700 outages while United Illuminating had about 170 homes without power. At one point Saturday night, there were more than 12,000 power outages statewide. Electrical crews are working to clear the damage and …

Police say the truck was stolen on Route 40 just east of Exit 1. NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — A Hartford woman is facing multiple charges after state police say she stole a Department of Transportation truck and crashed it. Officials said the theft occurred around 10:15 a.m. Thursday on Route 40 East near Exit 1 …

The building is being renovated to house ‘Moxie on the Rocks’ which will offer adult drinks made in the state EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — A former paper mill, currently being transformed into a “libation library” featuring state-produced adult beverages, was added to the state’s Register of Historic Places on Monday. Officials unveiled a plaque at …

Higher costs at the gas pump are impacting everyone, including delivery companies. Since the start of the pandemic, takeout and delivery have become the go-to business model for E&D Pizza Company in Avon. But as gasoline prices continue to rise, it’s impacting the bottom line of many companies. “Gasoline prices have created an interesting challenge. …

History links Next game: Bates College (DH) 06/03/2022 | 12 p.m. March 06 (Sun) / 12 p.m. Bates College (DH) Story TROY, NY – Seniors Hudson Livesey and cole paquin combined to drive in four runs to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) …

As some universities move forward with easing COVID-related rules, others await further changes, particularly around masking. UConn announced it was relaxing mask rules starting Friday and had already changed entry requirements to a game at Gampel Pavilion and the XL Center. Earlier this week, Quinnipiac University relaxed its masking policy. Other schools in the state …

For nearly eight years, Greg Dembowski has been keeping a close eye on the first Chick-fil-A to open in Connecticut. “It’s a very successful business here in Brookfield,” said Dembowski, the city’s director of economic development. But that’s an understatement, given that the grand opening in October 2014 saw dozens of people lining up to …

HARTFORD, Connecticut – A tradition returns to the streets of Hartford on March 12. She’s been away since 2019, but Greater Hartford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back. And less than two weeks before the march, excitement is already on the minds of those behind the parade. “It’s really moving, the parade is on!” said …

After the pandemic shuttered many businesses in the city center, there is now a sense of hope and officials say it is also a time of opportunity. HARTFORD, Connecticut – A stroll through downtown Hartford reveals the grim reality of a post-COVID world. Empty storefronts where businesses once stood. “I’ve been in retail in this …

Ukrainian-Americans fear family and friends will be hurt or worse as tensions with Russia rise. We’re told there are some 20,000 Ukrainian Americans here in the state, one of the largest communities in the country. Raising their voices and sending thoughts and prayers to their loved ones in Ukraine, dozens of Ukrainian-Americans gathered for a …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Time may be running out for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. President Joe Biden has accepted an offer to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, the White House believes plans for Russia to invade Ukraine are already underway. On Sunday, Connecticut residents gathered with members of the state’s …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – As part of our Channel 3 Cares outreach, we have partnered with Hartford HealthCare and the Connecticut Science Center to offer the option of pediatric COVID vaccinations. On Saturday, the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford opened its doors to children ages 5 to 11, one of the least vaccinated age …

The general manager estimated more than 50 golfers hit the East Hartford Golf Club on Thursday. EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Weeks away from a Nor’easter that blanketed the state in snow, people are swinging again in East Hartford. The East Hartford Golf Club prides itself on making golf available whenever possible, so when temperatures reached …

A group of Connecticut citizens is sue Hartford HealthCarealleging that the large hospital system has accumulated monopoly power “to extract higher prices from insurers, employers and patients”. Why is it important: This is another class action lawsuit arguing that hospital consolidation has crushed everyone’s bank accounts and led to the rise of anti-competitive contracts that …

The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday. HARTFORD, Connecticut – With the wind chill dipping into the single digits over the next two days, Governor Ned Lamont has activated the state’s severe weather protocol. The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect …

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Youth Carmen Villalobos scored a season-high 16 points as the Hartford women’s basketball team lost 69-52 to NJIT on Saturday. Hartford drops to 2-20 overall and 2-9 in conference while the Highlanders improve to 12-11 overall and 7-5 in the America East. NJIT 69, HARTFORD 52 Hartford opened the game strong, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to extend a series of emergency powers for the governor in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. The results came in late Thursday evening. One of the extensions included ordering masks from …

It is national pizza dayand pizzerias around the state are offering deals and discounts on pies – in case you need an idea for dinner. This is where you will find cheese specialties today. Frank Pepe Pizzeria NapoletanaVarious places Pepe’s Rewards customers now get 3 times more points on their orders. Pepe’s has locations in …

February 07, 2022 It’s never too late to start taking care of your heart health. But cardiologist Dr Katharine Decena says it’s never too early either. “If you have a family history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, it’s never too early to start paying attention to your diet and lifestyle,” she …

MANCHESTER, Conn. – The restaurant and retail industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and Connecticut’s breweries and taprooms are no exception. “Everything is more expensive, consumer behavior has changed, the whole nature of how we operate has changed,” said Adam Delaura, owner of Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester. Connecticut has lost seven …

BlueTriton Brands, whose portfolio includes spring water from Poland, has leased a warehouse near Bradley International Airport to expand its distribution capacity. The company will occupy approximately 279,000 square feet at 18 Craftsman Road in East Windsor, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, which represented BlueTriton and the landlord in the transaction. “Demand for …

CANTON, CT (WFSB) – Making things happen is what the Little Oak Café in Canton is all about. Chef David Borselle had to close a restaurant, Park & ​​Oak in West Hartford, because of the pandemic, but he always knew his return was coming. “I was sure of what I could do as a chef,” …

In a place that feels like a home for workers and customers, there’s a shock that someone breaks into Peter’s Unisex Hairstyling in Hartford and rips out the very things that have helped keep it buzzing for decades. “It’s like having a knife and stabbing yourself in the heart,” said Peter Tsakiris, owner of Peter’s …

Will we have no-excuse mail-in voting or police cameras in every town in Connecticut? What about paying for HVAC system upgrades at your son’s or daughter’s school? All of these things could be up for debate in the next legislative session, in a few days. And that’s just part of the list that leaders from …

When lawmakers return to the state capitol on February 9, they will debate strategies to curb the rise in overdoses and deaths linked to fentanyl – which recently included a 13-year-old in Hartford. “Fentanyl is a deadly poison and should be treated as such. Illicit fentanyl is bad,” said Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly. Kelly …

The first case of the COVID-19 omicron BA.2 subvariant also known as the “stealth variant” has been detected in Connecticut. Infectious disease experts tell NBC Connecticut the name comes from the fact that sometimes the variant can be difficult to detect in testing. The BA.2 variant is potentially more infectious than the Omicron BA.1, according …

RICHMOND, Va., January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $1.5 million in environmental stewardship grants to support 115 community organizations in 10 states that work to create a cleaner, greener world and teach citizens young and old how to take better care of the outdoors. “Acting as good stewards of …

McGee, a Democrat, represented the 5th District which includes Hartford and Windsor. HARTFORD, Conn. — Brandon McGee has decided to leave office to help Governor Lamont in his re-election efforts. McGee talks to Real Story host Jenn Bernstein about why he left office, his career and his future. McGee, a Democrat who represented the 5th …

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) – Families await the return of troops after a year of being deployed to the Horn of Africa. A total of more than 100 soldiers from the 102nd Infantry are expected around 7 p.m. on January 21. They are returning from their mission in Djibouti and Kenya where they protected critical …

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for uploading more than 50,000 child sexual abuse images and videos onto the internet. New Haven County resident Michael Schmeer, 52, of Waterbury, was sentenced on Tuesday, January 18, followed by five years of supervised release, said Leonard C Boyle, U.S. District Attorney for …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A school community in Hartford continues to mourn the death of a 13-year-old teenager who died of a fentanyl overdose. The unidentified student died over the weekend after ingesting fentanyl on Thursday. It happened at the Academy of Sports Science and Medicine. On Monday, social workers and psychologists provided support to …

The city-owned building would also be converted into subsidized housing for low-income veterans. HARTFORD, Conn. – A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring Connecticut’s Black Civil War regiment. An Army veteran is leading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry, the first Union …

Public works crews will be ready to pre-treat the roads on Sunday evening, but are advising people to stay home if they can. TORRINGTON, Connecticut – The winter storm from Sunday evening to Monday morning will impact the entire state, but all eyes are on Litchfield County where it can receive up to six inches …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor of Connecticut may request an extension of his emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont raised this possibility during a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “We are preparing for legislative leaders and the legislature a list of executive orders that we believe should be prosecuted, but I …

Dozens of schools have delayed the start time on Tuesday due to cold temperatures with wind chill factors appearing below zero. The temperatures felt will be between 0 and minus 20. The high temperatures will only vary from around 7 degrees in the hills to 13 in Hartford and 17 in New Haven, but the …

Sunday will feature a winter mix for much of the morning and early afternoon. Areas along the immediate shoreline are generally clear, as air temperatures have climbed to between 30 and 30 degrees. Although just inland, the air and surface temperatures are well below freezing. Sleet and freezing drizzle will continue throughout the afternoon, particularly …

Although executives say they see less severe illness in this wave of COVID-19, compared to the previous two waves. HARTFORD, Connecticut – The high number of COVID cases in Connecticut is putting additional pressure on hospitals in the state. Right now, executives at Hartford HealthCare say they are treating 485 people with COVID-19 across their …

The governor also said they are set to distribute nearly a million test kits statewide and are expected to pass that milestone on Thursday. HARTFORD, Connecticut – As hundreds of thousands of people across Connecticut get their hands on the COVID-19 rapid home test kits, state health officials want to make it easier for residents …

There was a lot of news across Connecticut on Monday. If you missed one on your local Patch, here’s a rundown of some of the most read stories. Amid the application drops; misconduct has become widespread in schools. >>> Read more. The Liquor Control Commission of the state’s Department of Consumer Protection has temporarily suspended …

A Fairfield County school district has announced a change to the start time for the first day of school in the new calendar year amid an increase in cases as the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron strain becomes more prevalent. Darien Public Schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced a two-hour delayed opening time on Monday, January 3 …

There was a lot of news across Connecticut on Thursday. If you missed one on your local Patch, here’s a recap of some of the best stories. A Facebook post alerted people the store would close “temporarily” at 2 p.m. for “cleaning, sanitize” and reopen on Friday. >>> Read more. The Connecticut resident founded the …

HARTFORD – A Hartford man has been charged after using a false positive COVID-19 test to avoid appearing in a bail hearing late last month, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division. Police indicted Junior Jumpp, 31, on Tuesday with one count of second-degree forgery and fabricating physical evidence. The arrest warrant says Jumpp was …

Connecticut residents looking for a COVID-19 test on the Monday after Christmas tended to queue or were out of luck. At walk-in sites in Willimantic, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain and Hartford, queues of people waited for hours outside or in their idling cars. The Willimantic site closed two and a half hours earlier after …

Southington spoils the party with a win at West Hartford on Thursday night. The 50th anniversary of Conard women’s basketball was celebrated at halftime. Conard vs. Southington Girls Basketball. December 23, 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer By Paul Palmer Thursday night was to celebrate the start of women’s sports in West Hartford, and in particular …

West Hartford public school students, teachers and administrators donated to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and in return were able to wear their pajamas for the day. PJ Day at Hall High School. Courtesy photo By Ronni Newton Students and teachers at West Hartford Public Schools spent a day of school in their pajamas – and …

(WFSB) – More COVID infections could put a strain on Connecticut emergency rooms. Eyewitness News has heard that patients have to wait longer for a room Officials at St. Mary’s Hospital say patients may have to wait longer than usual for a bed to become available in a hospital unit. This is due to the …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Republican leaders have asked about the governor’s vaccination passport plan. MGN Republican House Leader Rep. Vincent Candelora held a press conference to address the digital vaccine passport program launched by Governor Ned Lamont. It happened at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol. Their main concern was that while Governor Ned Lamont …

December 15, 2021 A file photo of a police car in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Police / Photo provided HARTFORD – A clinical social worker in Hartford was indicted on Tuesday after falsely billing more than $ 146,000 for Meidcaid program services, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division. Alicia Thompkins, 39, of Hartford, has been …

There was a lot of news across Connecticut on Monday. If you missed one on your local Patch, here’s a recap of some of the best stories. A 14-year-old student is being held on criminal charges in connection with reports that a gun was brought to campus earlier this month, police said. >>> Read more. …

The wind combined with the rain affected a few businesses who were hoping to see a few more customers walk through their doors before the Christmas holidays. Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor is working to meet customer demand, but their struggles to do so date back to the summer. “It’s been an emotional roller …

Hello Avon! It’s Thursday, so let’s start with everything you need to know in town today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Sun mixing with clouds. High: 39 Low: 28. Here are the best Avon stories today: The former Avon bakery could become the first self-service craft brewery in central Connecticut (Hartford …

Press Releases 07/12/2021 Governor Lamont announces Aquinas Consulting expansion in Connecticut (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Aquinas Consulting, a company that provides businesses with specialized staffing solutions, is expanding in Connecticut. The company, which had 57 employees in the state last year, has hired an additional 30 people so far in …

Southington, Connecticut | 1 day Many local Christmas tree farms are taking COVID-19 precautions to ensure you and your family have a happy vacation. (Shutterstock) SOUTHINGTON, CT – As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and looks back on the hardships of last year’s holiday season – which involved a lot of social distancing …

Donations benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Nutmeg, of whom Vinny DiNatale has been a mentor for over a decade. GLASTONBURY, Connecticut – Vinny DiNatale dedicates his life to helping the youth of the Greater Hartford area. A West Hartford resident, he is a Bus Driver for Glastonbury Public Schools and a Big Brother Mentor for …

The city of Hartford on Thursday announced a new program designed to bring businesses back to vacant storefronts in the capital. The program, called “Hart Lift,” comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic when a number of businesses have closed due to financial concerns. Hart Lift will use $ 6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to just under 6%, according to state statistics released Tuesday. Nations around the world are rushing to identify the number of cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears about the new restraining force g… The number came as health experts around the …

The defense of a Connecticut man accused of sexually assaulting teenage members of a basketball program founded by his fiancé – a former WNBA player – will depend on whether he was officially considered to be a coach who had “power” over them, his lawyer said. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, is accused by federal …

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Today is Small Business Saturday and many local stores are counting on you for the much needed economic boost. MGN Many businesses here in West Hartford will be open today. From clothing stores to pottery to dining outlets, today it’s all about local shopping and keeping the money in Connecticut. …

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – As soon as the turkey is cold, many families turn to shopping from Black Friday to Thanksgiving, but there weren’t as many stores open as in the past. Cabela’s in East Hartford keeps the Thanksgiving tradition alive by opening its doors early. Not only did they have business and flights, …

HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – The coronavirus has not only affected the physical health of people across Connecticut, but for many, the virus and the stress around it have also affected spirits. Unfortunately, children are not immune to the effects. News 8’s Samaia Hernandez examined how the Hartford School District is helping students cope. COVID-19 caught …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Governor Ned Lamont is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the latest COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. It comes as COVID cases have increased in the state over the past week. COVID cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in Connecticut. However, doctors say it …

MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) – A driver walked through a group of protesters in Manchester this evening, The group was partially blocking part of Center Street in Manchester when everything was filmed on a cell phone. Unfortunately, police have no comment at this time as this is an open investigation. Earlier today, the BLM 860 held …

Press Releases 11/19/2021 Governor Lamont appoints Shannon Jacovino as Ombudsman for Ministry of Development Services (HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced he is appointing Shannon Jacovino of West Hartford as ombudsperson for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Jacovino will succeed Edward Mambruno, who recently retired. In this role, Jacovino will work with …

There’s been a bit of Hollywood in Hartford lately. An independent film company shot a feature film there based on the life of boxing icon Willie Pep in Hartford. Actor James Madio is the star. He worked with Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman – Hollywood royalty. This month he portrayed a Hartford legend. “Well, this …

This year’s winners and honorable mentions are: NON-FICTIONThe alchemy of us | Aïnissa Ramirez | New Havre In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions – clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic films, light bulbs, hard drives, science lab equipment, and silicon chips – and reveals how they …

November 11, 2021 A small number of people exposed to COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic have naturally resisted infection, according to a new British study, potentially offering new perspectives for developing even more effective vaccines. Researchers at University College London have identified proteins in the virus that have been recognized by protective T …

There was a lot of news in Connecticut on Tuesday. If you missed one on your local Patch, here’s a recap of some of the best stories. Two children sustained facial lacerations and were taken to hospital, as did the driver, who was also injured, police said. >>> Read more. The accused admitted in an …

State official plans to reintroduce bill calling for Connecticut to adopt Atlantic Standard Time HARTFORD, Connecticut – Spring ahead, retreat. Year after year, the people of Connecticut change their clocks with the seasons. However, a state official wants to change that. For years, State Representative Kurt Vail, a Republican representing Somers and Stafford, has proposed …

Twenty-six Connecticut hospitals will lose some of their Medicare reimbursement payments over the next year as a penalty for having too many readmitted patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nationally, Medicare is cutting payments to 2,499 hospitals, or about 47% of all facilities, with the average penalty being …

Last year’s presidential election resulted in historic turnout in Connecticut. As a much lower turnout is expected for tonight’s election, the Secretary of State reminds everyone that your vote carries even more weight at home. Polling stations closed at 8 p.m. in Connecticut, and then the wait for the results begins. We’re watching key races …

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Several major local election races will end on election day this Tuesday. Hartford Courant Capitol Bureau Chief Chris Keating and Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari join Real Story host Jenn Bernstein to discuss local elections. The Serve American Movement is traveling here in Connecticut. The party says it offers a different …

It’s not just Democrats and Republicans on the ballot in West Hartford this election. Voters will soon see the A Connecticut Party return to the polls for the first time since the 1990s. The party was formed by Lowell Weicker, who was later elected governor as a third candidate. Weicker is known to have enacted …

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Two new federal judges for Connecticut have been confirmed by the United States Senate, including Prosecutor Sarala Nagala, who will become the first person of South Asian descent to serve on the state’s federal bench. Nagala, a Connecticut assistant U.S. attorney who has focused on hate crimes, human trafficking and child …

Officers arrested a man who is accused of shooting a police officer in Norwich and hitting a police vehicle with multiple bullets on Tuesday evening. Dispatchers received a report of gunfire near Westwood Park shortly before 10 p.m. The first officer to arrive said a man, later identified as Andrew Olone, 28, of Norwich, was …

The day focused on cleaning the debris collection basins, but the work didn’t stop there. HARTFORD, Conn – Towns and villages in Connecticut spent Monday morning and afternoon preparing for a Nor’easter. The day focused on cleaning the debris collection basins, but the work didn’t stop there. Cities and towns are also closely monitoring the …

EAST HARTFORD – In 1997, students in two sixth grade classes at Joseph O. Goodwin Elementary School buried a time capsule outside the school. Twenty-four years later, some of those former classmates returned on Sunday to find and unearth him. The idea came from a Facebook group the class of 97 created to keep in …

COLCHESTER – Two students at Western Connecticut State University were killed in an accident in Colchester on Friday afternoon, state police said. Police then identified the students as residents of Colchester, Jacob Chapman, 18, and Tyler Graham, 18. A third student, later identified as Trey Massaro, 19, of Dalton, Mass., Was airlifted to Hartford hospital …

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – At midnight on Friday, West Hartford repealed its mandate as a mask. West Hartford is in the COVID-19 yellow zone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a low level of community transmission. The news was welcome to members of gyms and fitness companies, who showed …

Buying a house last summer felt like part of a game show. From one-upmanship to quick action, it was a struggle for buyers and a great victory for sellers. But now buying a home can get even more difficult, the home inventory in the greater Hartford area is actually down almost 30%. Dan Corcoran of …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A Hartford man, a former AAU basketball coach, faces sexual assault and drug charges. Danny Lawhorn, 30, was arrested on state charges on October 5. He now faces federal charges. It is alleged that Lawhorn, who was the coach of a basketball program registered with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) from …

Shawn Lang, who was a steadfast voice for LGBTQ rights in Connecticut and a longtime AIDS activist, died suddenly Sunday after decades of advocating for vulnerable people. Described by her friends as both a tireless and relentless advocate, Lang has also fought for the homeless, domestic violence and those struggling with opioid addiction. From 1991 …

At “Keep Kids Safe” events, people dropped unwanted usable firearms in exchange for gift cards. Safes and locks have also been distributed. HARTFORD, Connecticut – Several Connecticut police departments and violence prevention organizations teamed up on Saturday for the first annual statewide gun buyback initiative, dubbed “Keep Kids Safe.” Inside Hartford‘s public works department, the …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – President Joe Biden is making a few stops in Connecticut on Friday. According to the White House, Biden will promote his Build Back Better program and “highlight the importance of investing in child care to reduce costs for working families” before going to a dedication ceremony at the University of Connecticut. …

Hey, West Hartford … Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start this Friday. Here is everything that is happening in the city today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Partly sunny, hot and humid. High: 78 Low: 63. Here are the best stories in West Hartford today: West …

October 13, 2021 Everyone knows when the winter season begins in Connecticut. It’s around germ season, when viruses, bacteria, fungi, and the rest of the germ family gang up on humans, these infamous indoor creatures. Since the arrival of COVID-19 last year, Americans have been super vigilant to avoid a specific germ, SARS-CoV-2, the virus …

President Joe Biden is coming to Connecticut on Friday and he will visit Hartford and Storrs. He will be in Hartford to promote his Build Back Better program, according to a White House statement. “Really happy Presiden Biden is coming back to Connecticut. I think he loves Connecticut,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday morning. Details …

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Hartford Police are investigating two shootings that took place overnight. Police were first called to the Frog Hollow neighborhood around 11 p.m. Friday night for a ShotSpotter activation in the 227 Lawrence Street area. Officers found a man in his 30s with non-fatal gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local …