Travelers’ Championship taking place this week; West Hartford pays homage to MLK with mural


Connecticut‘s biggest sporting event will take place next week, and while the Travelers’ Championship is open to the public, it won’t be back to normal just yet.

We take you to TPC River Highlands for a preview of what to expect as the tournament allows fans for the first time since 2019.

A great moment for the country; President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers announced freedom to enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas, two months after Confederacy surrendered.

Most federal government employees have observed the new holiday on Friday, as June 19 falls on Saturday this year.

This is the first new federal holiday since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was enacted in 1983.

West Hartford honors Martin Luther King Jr. with new mural. Nationally renowned artist and own Corey Pane of West Hartford painted an extensive piece of art along the south side of the Noah Webster Library in Blue Back Square.

The mural was officially dedicated on Saturday during the June 17 celebration in the city and is part of a statewide initiative to paint 39 MLK murals in Connecticut. It is to mark each year that he lived. There are already over 30 murals in the state to date.

For this week’s Flashback, a landmark decision was made by the State Supreme Court regarding a prominent domain battle in New London.

Susette Kelo bought her first house; a cottage in the Fort Trumbull district of the city, only to lose it to a prominent estate.

New London took him and over a dozen other properties to build a development for Pfizer that was never built Kelo took his fight to the Supreme Court, but lost.

For this week’s # positivevibes8, we take a look at the Joseph Melillo Middle School yearbook in East Haven, where you’ll find a furry faculty member: Fiona the therapy dog.

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